We are located on Eyre Square in Galway city centre and right beside all public transport. The square has many choices of places to have a coffee or lunch, and our students love the atmosphere on the square, where some cultural events take place during the year. Our building is a famous one in Galway as it used to be a bank! It’s a beautiful 18th Century late Georgian building which has been renovated with lots of care to ensure that it’s a bright and comfortable place to study in.
We are located right in the heart of Galway City centre
Our building is very well known in Galway as it used to be a Bank of Ireland office. Many Galway people have told us stories about working at some point in their lives at 19 Eyre Square, and we love to show people around our renovated building. Although our building dates from the 18th century, the interiors have been completely renovated and we have all of the services and facilities which you would expect in an IH centre.
- 6 Bright classrooms with huge windows overlooking Eyre Square
- Air conditioned classrooms
- Excellent Wi-Fi throughout the building
- Large screens in each classroom
- Break room with microwave, fridge, dishwasher and study desks!
At IH Galway this is...
Promotion of a family atmosphere and to know our students
Promotion of International House excellence in teaching and teacher training
Realisation of the potential of each student
Enjoyment & benefit of learning a language – serious fun!
Encouragement of independent learning
Promotion of other cultures through language learning
Maintaining our students at the centre of all that we do
We have a small but very strong academic team
As we are a Cambridge CELTA teacher training centre, we train our own teachers. Our teachers are experts in preparing students for IELTS, Cambridge First and Advanced, and OET preparation. We have monthly professional development sessions for our teachers and we also collaborate with teachers and trainers from International House centres around the world in webinars and academic meetings, which help our teachers to become proficient in offering different types of lessons and develop new materials. Our teachers present at International House Education Conferences, which are held regularly.
Meet the 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.