We aim to create an atmosphere of mutual learning and positive experiences for all students in our care. Our mission is to help grow and develop our students language skills so that they can achieve their own personal and professional goals.

Clare Language Centre offers students an opportunity to learn English, while enjoying an exciting mix of extracurricular activities in one of the most scenic parts of Ireland, the famous Wild Atlantic Way.

A family-run school, with 25 years of experience providing a very personal service to each student. Our activity programmes are fun and safe, while our classes focus on encouraging students to use their spoken English through games and project-based learning.

We aim to match students to the most suitable of our caring, friendly host families.

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Why Clare Language Centre?

  • All our teachers are fully qualified native speakers

  • Personalised courses to meet student’s needs

  • Friendly, caring host families offer a full immersive experience

  • Choice of extracurricular activities

  • Communicative classes, students experience the living language

  • Excursions to some of the most scenic places in Ireland, including the famous Cliffs of Moher

  • Ennis is a pretty medieval town, with plenty of shops and restaurants

About Ennis

In Irish “Inis” means island, it is the capital town of the county of Clare in the west of Ireland. It is situated on the River Fergus. Half an hour north is the city of Limerick and 45 minutes South is the city of Galway. Approximately 30,000 people live in Ennis, this makes it a very safe, relaxed place for students to study and there is always a warm welcome and friendly face!

Why study here?

Studying English in Ireland is an excellent experience. The West of Ireland has a local, inclusive feeling which makes it an easy destination to visit. The people are friendly and helpful to foreign language students. Our host families are well versed in delivering a warm welcome, as do our teachers and staff. Attending a course in Clare Language Centre gives you a truly authentic Irish experience and is the best way for students to learn English while discovering Irish culture.

Getting to our school

International students who visit Ireland arrive through either Dublin Airport, Cork Airport or Shannon Airport which are served by a number of airlines, including Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Swiss International Airlines.

Arriving at Dublin airport: There is a regular bus service every hour from Dublin Airport to Ennis with Dublin Coach. There is also a bus from Dublin City to Ennis. The Dublin Coach website is www.dublincoach.ie

Other Public Transport Options from Dublin:
There are also public buses through Bus Eireann (www.buseireann.ie) and trains through Irish Rail (www.irishrail.ie) from Dublin Heuston Station to Ennis. There is a regular bus connection between Dublin Airport and Heuston station.

There is a direct bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick and we can collect you at Limerick for a total of €70 one way. Contact [email protected] for more details or to book your transfer.

Arriving at Cork Airport: There is a bus from Cork airport to the Cork Bus Station where you can get a connection to Ennis. There are buses running from Cork City to Ennis every hour from 07.25 to 18.25 through Bus Eireann.
Arriving at Shannon Airport: Shannon Airport is only 30 minutes from Ennis and there is a regular public bus service from Shannon Airport to the Ennis bus station.

Meeting Service For Junior Students

For Junior Students there is a special meeting service available at Dublin Airport, plus a return service when leaving. Please contact us for further details.

Junior students can be collected by their host family or an approved police-vetted driver. This is available at Shannon and Cork Airports on any date at any time, provided you have included your arrival information when booking your Junior Course.

Top places of interest in County Clare:

Wild Atlantic Way – Coastline Route which was one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Destinations for 2015

Cliffs of Moher – world famous for their breath-taking scenery

Bunratty Castle and Folkpark – a medieval castle where a medieval banquet is served each evening.  The park includes many typical Irish cottages, farm animals and a reconstructed historic village with school, doctor’s surgery, shops and pub.

The Burren National Park – Step out of the rat race and experience nature in total silence in this unique landscape

Lahinch Beach and Golf Course – Lahinch beach is world famous for surfing with surfers coming from all over ther world to surf on the Wild Atlantic Way.  Lahinch Golf course is actually made up of two 18 hole golf course and is home to the South of Ireland Championships.

Kilkee Beach and Cliff Walk – Kilkee is a popular seaside resort in County Clare,  it is home also to a cliff walk, this stunning walk starts from the unmissable natural swimming pools known as the Pollock Holes and passes great places of interest, a natural amphitheatre carved into the cliff face by formed by the waves over thousands of years, a natural blow hole in the rock face known as the Puffing Hole and next arriving at Intrinsic Bay, named after a ship which sank along with all 14 people on board in 1836.

Meeting Service For Adults and Families

There is a taxi service suitable for meeting adults and families available from our school office. Please contact the office at [email protected] for details and prices for this service.