Who We Are

The Woman Behind IH Galway…

IH Galway is a newly affiliated addition to the International House World Organisation family. The founder and director, Mary Grennan, has been part of IH for many years and has great experience in designing and running English language and teacher training programmes.

Mary is a CELTA and DELTA tutor and assessor, as well as an inspector of language centres for IH, Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services (EAQUALS) and Quality Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the national Irish quality and qualifications awarding body.

Mary Grennan

Founder

OUR SCHOOL

In the heart of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

The vibrant university city of Galway is on the spectacular Atlantic coast of Ireland. Galway city has about 75,000 inhabitants and this small size means that the city has a friendly atmosphere and is also very safe for students. Galway is famous for its cultural events, such as the Arts Festival, the Film Festival, Race Week (the largest horse racing event in Europe),  and Oyster Festival! Traditional Irish music can be heard all over the city centre at all times and the atmosphere in Galway is what our students love most about this fabulous city. The views on the Atlantic coast are breathtaking and visitors regularly describe it as The Real Ireland. Come and see for yourself!

Communities IH Galway Supports

Ladies Volleyball Team

International House Galway strives to back up and support local communities in Galway.  As of last year IH Galway has been and is one of the supporters of the Galway Volleyball Club’s Women Team.

Martina and Katie, who work with International House Galway are also team members of the Ladies Volleyball team.

OUR TEAM

Mary Grennan

Mary Grennan

Founder and Director

Mary Grennan founded International House Galway in 2015. She is a Cambridge CELTA and Delta tutor and assessor and an inspector of language and teacher training centres for IH World Organisation, Equals and QQI. Her interests are teacher training and course design.

Martina Chiappin

Martina Chiappin

Administration

Martina is Italian and first came to Galway for her Erasmus Year at NUI Galway. She returned to Italy but couldn’t forget Galway and returned here to work with us at IH Galway. She is responsible for enrolments, groups, enquiries and generally most things so she’s the woman to know here!  

Katerina Axaopoulou

Katerina Axaopoulou

Teacher

Katie is both Greek and English and first came to Galway to complete a  degree in English and Italian at NUI Galway. Having fallen in love with Galway, Katie decided to take a CELTA at IH Galway and has been teaching with us ever since. She loves sport and she’s addicted to the gym!

Jennie Murray

Jennie Murray

Teacher

A local from Salthill, Galway, Jennie qualified in Nursing from NUI Galway before deciding to  change career and move to English Language Teaching.  She recently completed a Master’s in Primary Education and has been teaching and designing course materials with IH Galway since 2015.  

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