mary and john

Welcome . . .

Husband and wife team John and Mary O’Grady founded and run O’Grady School of English. We specialise in summer courses for teenagers, and our camps are based in small rural communities in Co. Limerick, south west Ireland. Students live with local host families, and are immersed in rural life, in the "real" Ireland of the Welcomes.

Student numbers have grown year on year, and most students come to us by word of mouth. In fact, our 95% repeat and referral rate speaks for itself. Feel free to browse our site, and please visit our Contact page for any information required, or to book one of our courses.

Download our 2021 brochure here

At O'Grady School You Will:

  • Learn and enjoy English conversation

  • Improve your spoken English

  • Meet lots of new friends from Ireland and elsewhere

  • Experience a wonderful warm welcome in one of the friendliest countries in the world

  • Experience Irish culture and Irish sports

  • Have a safe and well supervised experience in your “home away from home”

  • See some of the beautiful Irish scenery

  • Visit Dublin, the capital city of Ireland

  • Experience the real hidden Ireland, in a small rural community, where people care about each other and always have time for a friendly word and smile

Our Testimonials

  • Parent
    Una gran experiencia para mi hija, donde aprendió y educó su oido para entender y hablar mejor inglés. Un sitio donde conocer amigos de otros paises e intercambiar experiencias.
    Parent
  • Parent
    Dear Mary, Iván is at home now and he is very Happy. He talks very well of the School, the host Family, students and everything. He enjoyed a lot. Thanks for these lovely days.
    Parent
  • Parent
    Good afternoon Mary, we already have Lucia at home. We want to thank you for the experience lived by our daughter. She has come delighted. The great organization. the unbeatable family, Lucia is delighted with her Irish family. I think it has been an unforgettable experience for her. Thank you for the treatment of you and of course Lorraine. We wish you a happy summer.
    Parent
  • Parent
    Cara Mary, Vogliamo ringraziare te, tua sorella Niamh e tutta la scuola per la bellissima esperienza. Le ragazze sono arrivate ieri sera e sono entusiaste del loro soggiorno in Irlanda. Speriamo di ripetere il prossimo anno. Un grande abbraccio a tutti!
    Parent
  • Parent
    Buenas noches Somos los padres de Jaime, para él ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. El próximo verano volveremos a contactar con ustedes para organizar el viaje de su hermano. Gracias por todo.
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  • Parent
    My daughter will always remember this experience as one of the best she ever had, both for the very well organized foreign language full immersion and for the very friendly relationships she had. The hosting family was wonderful. Thank you Mary!
    Parent