Kilkenny, Kilkenny College
Vacation Courses Ireland

Kilkenny College

The largest boarding school in the country, it is immersed in beautiful countryside and only a 10 minute walk from the centre of the medieval capital of Ireland.

Age Range

11 - 15


College, Host Family

Duration of Stay

15 Days / 14 Nights

Courses start

1, 15 July

In this Centre

Available services



Kilkenny, located on the banks of the River Nore, has more than 20,000 inhabitants and is about an hour and a half from Dublin. It is known as the medieval capital of Ireland and is one of the most visited cities in the country thanks to its impressive Castle. Famous for producing its namesake beer, Kilkenny is also known for its glass factories, ceramics, precious metals and textiles.


Functional and surrounded by nature, the college is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and it’s the largest boarding school in Ireland. Its canteen and classrooms are at a short distance from the accommodation. Large playgrounds, multi-purpose gym and several tennis courts.

Language Course

20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each (30 total hours), in homogeneous classes of max. 20 students. 1 Project Work per week to boost creative skills and initiative by making students present their work to the class.


College: rooms with 4 to 6 beds. 1:4 shared hallway bathroom;
Host Family: twin or triple room. Bathroom shared with the family members and the other hosted students.
Full board (hot meal in college from Monday to Friday also for students accommodated in host families).
Security deposit €50

Sports Equipment

Large playgrounds, multi-purpose gym and several tennis courts.

Free Time and Activities

  • 3 full day excursions:
    Dublin with Dublinia Viking Experience and walking tour
    Limerick with International Rugby Experience and walking tour
    Bray, Dun Laoghaire or Dublin
  • 4 half day excursions:
    2 walking tours to discover Kilkenny
    St. Candice’s Cathedral
    National Reptile Zoo
  • Afternoon and evening activities
    This programme may vary for organisational reason.

Where is it?

Other Activities

E-learning Platform

E-learning Platform

By accessing this platform, all students can have the material used during the vacation course and their parents can consult it for three months from the end of the stay.

Extra Class

Extra Class

(Once during the stay)

  • ABC’s of Vlogging
  • ATC Photography Workshop “Through the lens”


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