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 an independently owned school, which is fully run by its owners Steven O’Dwyer and Aoife Govern.


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

Apollo is the only English language school in Ireland to have won in the ‘Star Junior Programme for under 18s’ category and has won this award for four years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020/2021 and again in 2022.  We also won the ‘Star New School’ Award in 2019 as well as winning in the ‘English Language School – Europe’ category for the first time in 2022, a very memorable moment for the school.

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.


We are founding members of the Independent Language Schools Group (ILSG) – an association of like-minded English language schools in Ireland, founded in 2019 and merged with MEI in 2021.

In early 2021, members of ILSG and MEI voted to merge the 2 organisations together. The merged association comprises 65 MEI schools and more than 20 English language schools from ILSG.


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 have merged ILSG and MEI to form one stronger association.

Read more about MEI here.

Apollo Team
Aoife Govern

Steven O’Dwyer

Guil Siqueira
Business Development & Operations Director

Bruna Borges
Booking Manager

David Quigley
Academic Manager

Kieranne Hogg
Academic Co-ordinator

Lucy Coppinger
Assistant Director of Studies

Jess Nayane
Front Office Manager

Ligia Fornazieri
Accomodation Manager

Felipe Abdala
Operations & Mini-stay Manager

Vaia Galousi
Finance Manager

Sena Zaim
Regional Sales & Marketing Manager – Turkey