About us

IH Galway is a boutique language and teacher training centre. It was founded in 2015 by Mary Grennan, and in 2019, International House Bristol and Mobile Testing Solutions became our partners. 

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.

We offer:

  • 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...

Our Mission

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

Mutual respect

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.

Magda Grochola

Centre Director

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Síomha Mc Garry

Acting Centre Director

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Arlene Hardiman

Academic Manager

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Leonardo Ancebú

Head of Sales and Marketing

Linda Moran

Teacher of English and Social Programme Coordinator

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Rupert Locke

Teacher of English

Fionn Harte

Teacher of English

Vincent Nealon

Teacher of English

Anna Kravtsova

Teacher of English

Leah Keane

Teacher of English and Copywriter

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Jolien Swerts

Teacher of English

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Laia Figols Oto

Teacher of English

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