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Accommodation in Ireland

The other option for students is to stay at accommodation designed especially for students. The tenants usually share a kitchen and comfortable sitting room in the residence. This type of accommodation is self-catering meaning here, students are required to prepare their meals, clean and take care of the house themselves. As there is a high demand for these types of accommodations in summer, early registrations are strongly

Before your arrival in Ireland...

the irish poet William Butler Yeats once said about Ireland:
“There are no strangers here, only friends that have not yet met.”

For anyone who will come to Ireland, we would like to remind you of a couple of things so that you can enjoy a good time in Ireland.

Climate of Ireland

Irish weather can be unpredictable, so we like to discuss it. A lot.
Ireland's climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, it doesn’t have the extreme temperatures that other countries at similar latitude would have. The average temperature is a mild 50°F.
A major warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift keeps sea temperatures mild too. Hills and mountains, mainly around the coast, shelter the rest of the island from strong winds coming off the ocean.
So while the weather can be changeable – it's rarely extreme.
The seasons: spring and summer
In spring (February to April), the average highest temperatures range from 8 to 12°C, with April considered particularly pleasant. In summer (May to July), the averages for highest temperatures are between 18 and 20°C.
The warmest months, July and August, get about 18 hours of daylight and it gets dark only after 11pm. Hence the well-worn phrase in Ireland; "sure there's a grand stretch in the evenings".
The seasons: autumn and winter
In autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 18 and 14°C. September is considered a mild, temperate month.
Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 8°C, while the coldest months are January and February. The temperature drops below freezing intermittently, and apart from a few freak cold snaps, snow is scarce.
When to visit Ireland
There's no such thing as a perfect time to visit Ireland. The summer months are considered high season for visitors. They come for the long sunny evenings, parks in full bloom and eating al fresco in cafés. And of course in summer, there are festivals around every corner.
Autumn and spring are mid-seasons for travelers. You'll enjoy kicking bronze-burnished leaves about in autumn, while spring sees nature kick into gear and flowers blossom. As for winter, a walk through a national park on a clear, crisp winter's day can mean seeing nature at its most impressive.


The plugs and sockets in Ireland are different involving a three-pronged formation, the same as those used in the United Kingdom.
A plug adaptor does not change the electricity supplied to the appliance, only allows it to be plugged into a different type of wall socket.
Converters can be purchased at travel stores, some discount stores, office supply stores, and electronics stores. Make sure that you select a converter that will accommodate the wattage of the appliances you wish to operate.

Irish culture, Manners, Etiquette and Politeness

Irish people have the reputation of being very friendly and easy-going. Small talk is an important part of everyday life even among strangers. Being polite is also very important: people use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ often and they use indirect ways to ask for something. E.g.: ‘I was wondering if you could open the window, please?’ instead of ‘Open the window’.

If you make eye contact with a stranger on the street it is considered polite to acknowledge them in some way, for example by saying hello, nodding your head or smiling, look away quickly of the person may think you are flirting. If you are driving in the countryside it is normal to wave or salute at a passing pedestrian or driver. While walking in the countryside it is common to greet someone you encounter.

When Irish people meet they shake hands. Friends will hug or just say hello and ask how you are. Sometimes people will kiss on the cheek if they know each other well. Otherwise people don’t have much body contact and many may feel uncomfortable if you don’t give them enough personal space. If you accidentally touch someone, you should say ‘sorry’ or ‘excuse me’. It is impolite to stare at someone. However, people, both men and women alike, keep eye contact when they talk to each other and it is a sign of trust and that you are interested in what they are saying. If someone avoids eye contact it is generally interpreted negatively; for example they might think the person who avoids eye contact is lying, has something to hide or is not interested. To get someone’s attention it is more common for people to say ‘sorry’ instead of excuse me or pardon. It is polite to hold a door open for someone rather than let it close in their
face. If someone holds a door for you, you should always say ‘thank you’.

traffic in Ireland

Driving in Ireland can be a bit of the challenge for those not accustom to driving on the left. Not to mention, narrow winding roads, rain, mist and fog, sheep and cows, roundabouts, and the dreaded loose chippings. However, if you take it easy you should do fine.

Generally most of the  Irish people live in duplex houses with a small garden. But this does not mean that they are rich. People with less money tend to live in apartments in Ireland.

Don’t forget your ….

-School’s invitation letter you received
-Accommodation letter
-Return flight ticket
-Foreign health insurance.

you could be asked for these documents at the airport in Ireland.

...and never forget that you can reach us anytime during your stay in Ireland!

Address: 23 Marlborough Street Dublin 1.

Books of Kells
Books of Kells is one of the most important libraries in Dublin. It is Ireland’s biggest library and historically significant. A library which is 800 years old. The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. With its magnificent features the library  attracts in excess of 500,000 visitors a year.

Guinness Store House
Located in St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. It's the home of the Black Stuff. This production site has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. The Guinness Storehouse is the Home of Guinness, where you will discover what goes into the making of each and every pint, and learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar, symbolically the ‘Head of the Pint”, where visitors can enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of Dublin city.

Phoenix Park
The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres), is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city.  It was originally established as a Royal deer park in the 17th century.

Temple Bar
This place  is considered the cultural quarter of the city. The Temple Bar Pub occupies a corner property and is brightly colored on the outside. The pub was established in 1840 and has been making customers smile ever since. The pub is famous for its beer garden, music nights, craft beer, oysters, Whiskey Tuesdays knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Kilmainham Gaol
Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. Kilmainham is about 15-20 min (by bus) far from the city center.

St. Patrick Cathedral
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures.Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years and today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint between 1220 and 1260 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral offers visitors a rich and compelling cultural experience and is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. The Cathedral is 20- 25 minutes far from the centre of the city. 

Chester Beatty Library
With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor's itinerary. The library's rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.

living costs in Ireland
Tesco , Spar , Lidl and Aldi are due to their favourable prices the most preferred markets in Ireland.

Moreover, if you do not want to spend too much money on clothes and accessory, Penneys would be a good option for you.
“Is the cost of living high in Ireland?” In order to answer this question we prepared you a list of average prices in Ireland:

 Bread: 1-3 Euro
 Milk: 2-3 Euro
 Butter: 2-3 Euro
 Cola: 1-2 Euro
 Noodles: 1-2 Euro
 Meat: 5-6 Euro (kg)
 Eggs: 3-4 Euro
 Fruits: 1-3 Euro
 Doner: 6-10 Euro
 Rents (house): 1200 Euro (average; city center is more expensive)
 Rents (Single room): 500-800 (average)

Leap card costs: about 100 Euros monthly, if you take the public transport 5 days a week.

Be prepared for the international business environment.
In today’s world, English is widely recognized as the language of international business. Companies conduct business in a global marketplace and those working in this domain are required to use English both fluently and accurately in order to facilitate company operations and to network with other businesses through the common medium of English.

What will this course offer you?
Development of language competencies and communicative strategies for the purpose of facilitating exchange in professional business contexts.
Enhancing communication with colleagues, business partners and other stakeholders.
Improvement of communications skill for meetings, negotiations, advertising, marketing, presentations, business communication, decision making and many other topics.
Highly experienced and dedicated teachers.
Exposure to a variety of nationalities.

Duration: 02 weeks
Starts: March, June, July and October 2018
Levels: minimum level of Intermediate
Workload: 20 hours per week
Class times: 8.50am to 12.50pm or 13.30pm to 17.30pm
Class size: maximum 15


What else does the programme include?

-Airport Transfer
-Application (for Course & Accommodation) Fee
-SIM Card
-Leap Card
-Free Visa Consulting
-Our Support!

The programme does not include:

-Plane Ticket
-Visa Costs

Education State Summer School
Come and attend a summer school together with your children or pupils!
As Education State we prepared various optional summer camps for you!

But Why a Summer School Abroad?
With every day English is becoming more and more important than ever. Nowadays the teaching of English starts with little kids. And a summer school abroad in an english-speaking country is thus a perfect opportunity to improve your English!

 What does the Summer School Programme include?
-15 hourse of english classes per week
-An Activity every afternoon
-Breakfast and Dinner (buffet)
-Weekend trip including northern Ireland
-Go-cart on Sunday
-Single or double room
-Airport transfer
-10 pupils means: 1 teacher for free!!
15 hourse of English Course per week
-Five different levels (Beginner-Advanced)
-Course materials
-Certificate after having completed class
-By request, in groups
-Sports hall in the campus and Internet access
-Rooms for 2 or 4 persons
-Kitchen and laundry
-Table tennis, Billiards, PS3, Kicker
-You can rent a bike

ShanowenSquare - Student Accommodation

Shanowen Square is an 86 apartment complex comprised of 13 blocks located within its
own secure grounds amongst extensively landscaped gardens. Each apartment has been
carefully designed to provide spacious and modern accommodation and contains a
number of features, which are regarded at a premium by today’s third level students.
Shanowen Square has set a new standard in student accommodation for both Irish and
International students.
Shanowen Square is ideally located within easy reach of Dublins northside and all city
centre third level institutions. The residence is located only 3 minutes walking distance
from Dublin City University. The distance to the city center is about 25 minutes by bus.
Each apartment has 3, 4 or 5 en-suite rooms. There is a work desk, chair, bookshelf in the
rooms, so everything you need for your study is there. The kitchen and living room are
shared by students. There is a supermarket just opposite of the residence where students
can find everything.


 Single Room   145€ (per week)
 Deposit      50€
 Registration      70€

Facilities offered by the residence:
• Internet access
• 24- hour security
• Car park
• Pharmacy
• Laundry

Host Family


The most preferred accommodation type by the students, who come to Ireland especially for language education, is host family accommodation. Host families provide regular life opportunity and secure environment. The student will live as a member of an Irish family for the duration of their stay. This accommodation option allows the student to practice English outside of the classroom and immerse themselves in Irish family culture.

As Education State, we decide to work with a family after we make face-to-face interviews and examine the environment of the house.

Host Family Rates For Students
Type of Rooms  Other Terms (per week)
 Summer Terms (per week)
Double Rooms  190€  205€
Single Rooms  190€  205€
Ensuite Rooms (subject to availibility)   215€  235€
Summer Term: June, July, August

 Host Family arrangement fee is €70 per person.

What do host families offer?

• Opportunity for English practice
• Reliable families who have references
• Breakfast and dinner on weekdays
• Three meals at weekends
• Laundry
• Single or double rooms


1. How far is the school from the accommodation?

Families usually live in dublex houses in Ireland. The school you will attend will approximately be 5-10 km far from your accommodation. You can get to school by one public transport. It will take 25-60 minutes. On buses you have free Wifi, so you can make good use of the time.

2. Will I have a key?

Yes, you will. Families hand over you the keys on the day of your arrival.

3. Are there times to be home?

Most of the families have rules you should respect therefore it could be that you cannot enter the house late at night.

4. Am I allowed to use the kitchen?

This depends on the family. Some families allow students to cook for themselves, whereas some do not.

5. Will there be another student there?

If the family have another room to rent, there could be another student. However, the other student will not be from the same country.



The most preferred accommodation type by the students, who come to Ireland
especially for language education, is host family accommodation. Host families
provide regular life opportunity and secure environment. The student will live as
a member of an Irish family for the duration of their stay. This accommodation
option allows the student to practice English outside of
the classroom and immerse themselves in Irish family



The other option for students is to stay at student residences in single or twin rooms.
The students usually share kitchen and sitting room in the residence. They are
self-catering accommodations where students have to prepare their meals by
themselves. As there is a high demand for these types of accommodations in
summer, early registrations are strongly recommended.

Become a Host Family!

We are a Dublin based International Education Consultancy Agency providing advice, guidance and counseling to international students especially from Turkey as well as other European countries. 

We work with Dublin City University, Griffith College Dublin, Centre of English Studies, Oscars International and Atlas Language School. We would like to create long term partnership with our host families.

To learn our special RATES and more information about becoming a host family, fill in our HOST FAMILY FORM or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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We are looking forward to working with you soon.

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