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English, Irish Language and Teacher Training Courses in Galway
International House Galway is a boutique language school and examination and teacher training centre and we are based in a beautiful 18th century building on Eyre Square in Galway city centre. IH Galway is the Best English Language Company in Connacht, Ireland.*

Learning English opens countless doors for the future. Do you want to study English abroad? Do you need English to get a better job or a promotion? Push yourself beyond your limits, open your mind and broaden your horizons by studying English with us.

We offer General English, Exam preparation, CELTA courses, Junior Summer Programmes that give you the best chances to succeed – no matter your goals in life. Ready for your next steps?

Our most popular programme of study covers all the skills you need to make big progress with your English! From €155 per week

Gain the confidence necessary to get the best score in this important and challenging test. From €250 per week

Take the most recognised TEFL course in the world and get ready to work and travel using it.

Find safety, quality, fun and achievement in this value for money programme.


Take online Irish lessons at beginner or pre-intermediate level and make friends from all over the world.


Develop the language and skills you need to deal with patients and peers in an empathetic way when working in an English speaking country.

Have a memorable experience on your educational journey in Ireland and achieve your full personal and academic potential.

Acquire academic and professional experience, enhance your skills, and make connections that will last a lifetime.

We are truly an international house

Our students come from all over Europe, e.g. Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Croatia, and also from other countries around the world, e.g. Ukraine, Argentina, Mongolia, Oman, Japan, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Russia, Iran and China. Apart from our General English programmes, we are specialists in exam preparation and we really love helping our students to realise their dream of working or studying in an English speaking context.

Our teacher training participants come from many countries around the world including Italy, USA, UK, Australia, South Africa, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, and we work with new and experienced teachers from all backgrounds, e.g. primary and secondary schools, language centres and universities, both in Galway and around the world.

Our Team

Our teaching team at IH Galway is very well qualified. All our teachers have a Cambridge Assessment English CELTA, the most famous English language teaching qualification, as a minimum requirement, and many also hold the Master’s level Cambridge Assessment English Delta.

Síomha McGarry

Acting Centre Director

Linda Moran

Teacher of English and Social Programme Coordinator

Jolien Swerts

Teacher of English

Create memories for a lifetime

At IH Galway, we are passionate about helping people to learn and we are very happy and proud to offer all our students and teachers a positive and rewarding learning experience, and help them create memories which will stay with them for a lifetime. The founder of IH, John Haycraft, had two missions: the pursuit of excellence in language teaching and teacher training, and helping to promote international understanding through the learning of a language. At IH Galway, we are very proud to continue to promote these missions and to be a member of the International House family, world leaders in language teaching and teacher training.