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.
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.
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.