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 2024 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

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      • Thank you so much for everything! Ginevra came back home happier than ever and her English has improved as well. She already misses all the other students and her lovely host family!

      • Dear Mary as usual Filippo has come back home full of enthusiasm and satisfaction for his experience. Thank you for your (and your whole team) carefulness and kindness. Many thanks again

      • J'ai adoré la journée à Dublin avec mes amies et la cohésion avec tous les élèves. Être en famille d'accueil avec d'autres étudiants était également une très bonne expérience et m'a permis de créer des amitiés solides. Ce séjour m'a apporté une meilleure maitrise de l'anglais et des souvenirs inoubliables !!

      • It’s been a great experience for Oscar. He has not only improved his English but greatly enjoyed the O’Grady experience. Maria has been a great hostess, incredible!!

      • Dear Mary Many thanks for all: reception, hospitality, cheerfulness, attention and care that you and your staff has put towards our boys. Vittoria is very happy to have spent 18 days in Ireland at your school any with Fiona and her family. Thanks a lot! Good luck and see you next year!

      • Hi Mary, I would thank you for this amazing, beautiful and lovely experience. I am so happy to be come in Ireland. Thank you for everything.