Nestled between Dublin and Belfast and home to 50,000 people, Drogheda retains a lovely small-town atmosphere yet it’s packed with things to see and do. Whether it’s the world famous Newgrange passage tomb, or Ireland’s largest theme park, Drogheda has something for everyone. Located less than an hour from Dublin in the beautiful Boyne Valley, Drogheda is the perfect destination for students of all ages.

Unique features:

  • Irish Ambassadors: international students are joined on all activities by young Irish students from the local area helping them to practice English and have an authentic Irish experience
  • Fresh lunches: students can order their fresh healthy homemade salads and sandwiches, fruit and water in the café.
  • Private bus: safety is a primary concern so we supply private bus transfers to and from school and every activity.

It is located in a beautiful old warehouse building on the waterfront just 5 minutes-walk from the main shopping and cultural areas.

ELI Drogheda is accredited by: ALTO

School facilities include:

  • 25 bright, large, comfortable classrooms
  • Computer area
  • Free WiFi
  • Café and student lounge with games area
  • Self-access library

The ELI Summer school is a unique and fun way for younger students aged 10-17 to develop their fluency in English while learning new skills, building confidence and having fun in a safe small city.

Per week:

  • 15 lessons of General English (3 hours a day every morning from 10:00 to 13:00)
  • afternoon activities with the themes of sports, culture, drama, outdoors and creativity
  • evening events
  • 1 full day tour exploring Ireland, outdoor adventure or an amusement park

English language courses: the basics:

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: maximum 15 students
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

Some of the many activities include:


  • Sports: mini-Olympics, Basketball, Football, Irish sports…
  • Culture: Historic Drogheda, Battle of the Boyne, Newgrange, Ardgillan Castle…
  • Drama: Sketch Shows, Dance Workshop, Drama Workshop, Irish dance class…
  • Outdoor: Walking tour, Kayaking, Laytown Beach, Beaulieu Woods, Nature Walk…
  • Creative: Junk Yard Challenge, Egg Drop Challenge, Savenger Hunt, Minefield Challenge…

Evening: escape room, karaoke, Irish music, talent show, movie shows, quiz, bingo, Murder Mystery, Disco…

Weekend tours: Belfast, Galway, Giant’s Causeway, Causey Farm, Tayto Park, Outdoor Adventure Park, Glendalough & Bray Airshow…

Below is a sample of timetable for 1 week:

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Host family

Shared room, shared bathroom, full board

Travel time to school: about 20 minutes on foot or by private schoolbus


Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

Arrival airport:

  • Dublin (DUB)

The airport transfer will be subject to an extra cost for arrivals between 22:00 and 7:00 and for departures between 4:00 and 9:30 (see Dates & Prices tab).


  • Some airlines, such as Ryanair, do not allow children under 16 years to travel unaccompanied by an adult and do not offer the UM service (Unaccompanied Minor). It is therefore important to check first the travel conditions with the chosen company before booking.
  • Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (around 4 days after payment has been made).

Travel documents

  • Valid ID card or passport

Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Session duration: 1 to 6 weeks

This programme is available from June 27 to August 16, arrival and departure from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday

Course dates between June 29 and August 15 2020

Prices 2020

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons, activities & Homestay accommodation - Shared room, full board
1 week 750
2 weeks 1.295
3 weeks 1.950
4 weeks 2.585
Extra week 580
Transfer supplements
Arrival between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. 25
Departure between 4 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. 25

Prices include:

  • Lessons and activities as described
  • Accommodation in a host family, shared room, full board
  • Transfers from/to Dublin airport
  • Private school bus transportation
  • Supervision from school group leaders (1 per group of 15 students)
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Dublin
  • Optional insurances