About Apollo

Apollo Language Centre is an award winning English language school in Ireland with superb centres for juniors in Dublin, Cork and Limerick and for young adults and adults in Dublin, with unique course features offering an unforgettable experience to its customers. Apollo is run by its co-founders Steven O’Dwyer and Aoife Govern.

The Apollo Year-Round School is located in Dublin city centre in (Dublin 2) within 10 minutes’ walk to Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green shopping areas. Lad Lane is a quiet street just off Baggot Street in the city’s central business district and we are located right next door to the European Headquarters of LinkedIn.  There is an abundance of coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops on our doorstep.

The school building had a full upgrade and renovation at the start of 2023 and consists of 3 floors with 15 classrooms all equipped with TV, iPad & audio-visual equipment.  There is a modern & spacious cafeteria  & outdoor area with self-service tea/coffee facilities.  There are quiet study & lounge areas with wifi throughout & a game zone with arcade games for our students to enjoy! The building is serviced by an elevator and has a stylish & welcoming reception inside the front door.


Apollo is the proud winner of eight Study Travel Star Awards!

Apollo is the first language school in Ireland to be inducted into the StudyTravel Super Star Hall of Fame after winning the ‘Star Junior Programme for under 18s’ award for five years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020/2021, 2022 and again in 2023. We also won the ‘Star New School’ Award in 2019 as well as winning in the ‘English Language School – Europe’ category twice in 2022 and 2023.

Considered one of the highlights of the global study travel marketing calendar, the ST Star Awards bring the industry together to celebrate fantastic provision and service in international education.  Read more about the Awards here.


EAQUALS: Apollo Language Centre is an Eaquals accredited language school, having achieved the highest international standards, verified by their demanding inspection scheme. To achieve this international accreditation mark is a true reflection of our amazing team and the quality of our programmes.

Read more about Eaquals here.

ILEP: Our courses have been approved and included on ILEP (Interim List of Eligible Programmes) , which is the official list of visa-eligible courses for non-EEA students and learner protection insurance is in place for students attending Apollo courses listed on ILEP.


IALCIALC (International Association of Language Centres) is an award-winning association of leading language schools worldwide and we are proud to have become members and accredited by IALC in 2023.   To ensure consistently high standards, IALC schools are accredited under the IALC Quality Scheme which consists of minimum standards in all areas of language school operation, as well as requiring continuous improvement. The IALC Quality Scheme is updated regularly to meet changing consumer expectations and current best practice in international language education.

Read more about IALC here.


Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) is the leading, and longest serving, association for a select group of English Language Schools in Ireland.

MEI partners with many groups and organisations around the world including agents and students, governments, global organisations, international education providers and associated industries. They also work closely with special interest groups to support and promote excellence in English language teaching in the Ireland.

With origins dating back to the 1960s, quality and assurance has always been central to MEI’s mission, and we are proud to be a member of MEI.

Read more about MEI here.

Apollo Team
Aoife Govern

Steven O’Dwyer

Guil Siqueira
Business Development & Operations Director

Bruna Borges
Bookings Manager

Shannon Morgan
Sales & Marketing

Kieranne Hogg
Director of Studies

Lucy Coppinger
Assistant Director of Studies

Camila de Oliveira
Assistant Director of Studies

Stefany Araujo
Front Office Manager

Ligia Fornazieri
Accomodation Manager

Endika Martinez
Office Assistant

Felipe Abdala
Operations & Mini-stay Manager

Conor Kelly
Mini-Stay Programme Assistant

Vaia Galousi
Finance Manager

Sena Zaim
Regional Sales & Marketing Manager – Turkey

Simon Murphy
Social Programme