Birchwater Education, Limerick, Ireland

Birchwater Education

The language school Birchwater Education was founded in Limerick, Ireland in 2016. Birchwater Education is a family run educational enterprise situated in the heart of Limerick City, Ireland that specialise in Summer Schools and Courses for Juniors. The Summer school is the only summer school situated in the heart of Limerick City with an on-site residency and homestay option available. The second summer school option in Clare is situated in one of Ireland's top coastal destinations a stones throw from the beach and the Cliffs of Moher. BWE is strategically situated in Limerick City. As Ireland's third biggest city, Limerick offers an excellent alternative to Dublin for language and academic experiences. With close proximity to Ireland's major tourist destinations by road and rail along with flight options directly into Shannon airport.

The school address is: Villiers School, North Circular Road, - Limerick, Ireland (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Emerald Isle English and Business Training Company Ltd.| Tax registration ID: 587008

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 31 December 2020

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Birchwater Education

Covid related measures will be adhered to strictly as per government guidelines.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalInstitute of Commercial Management, NCC Education


  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:


Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses in summer: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years
  • 15 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Optional airport transfer

Shannon Airport:
100 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 17 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

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Price in € -- 1640 1599 2460 2399 3280 3198 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Families collect and drop off student.
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.


Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Horse riding 
Table Tennis 
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)


Birchwater Education Brochure (PDF)



School Presentation


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    FAQ about Birchwater Education, Limerick

  • English courses at Birchwater Education start at 764 € for Junior Summer School - Homestay course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Junior Summer School - Residential
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Shannon Airport ( €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Birchwater Education varies from 15 students (Junior Summer School - Residential) to 15 students (Junior Summer School - Residential)
  • 100% of teachers at Birchwater Education hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Birchwater Education offers courses from 12 years to 17. Average age is 30 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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