Our programmes for school groups from all over the world have been specifically designed to motivate young learners and to maximise the short time they have to study with us and for adult groups aged 16+ allows students to choose between mixed nationality classes with students from all around the world or closed group classes with their colleagues.

Combine Apollo’s Real World English including Irish culture course with friendly host family accommodation, airport transfers and choose from our range of activities, excursions and guest speakers to create your own group package to suit the needs of your students.

Key Facts

Address: 5 Lad Lane, Dublin 2
Minimum class size: 15 students
Age: School Groups aged 12-18
Adults & University Groups aged 16+

The Location

The Apollo Year-Round School for groups 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.

Award Winning Programme

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.

The School

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.


Accommodation for groups is offered in host family accommodation located in the suburbs of Dublin in single or twin rooms sharing. B&B/Hotel accommodation is available for group leaders on request.

Classroom Approach

Communicative classes.
Student-centred lesson.
Grammar ‘light’.
Vocabulary/ skills ‘heavy’.
Cambridge-trained teachers.
Strong focus on fluency.
Preparation for ‘real-life’ context.

Extra Activities

‘The Apollo Experience’ continues outside the school when you will visit the best attractions that Ireland has to offer with our fantastic Apollo Experience staff.
We offer:
Cultural activity programme
Fully immersive ‘Irish’ experience
City trips
Museum trips
Excursions outside Dublin

The Apollo Coach

Return transfers + Apollo meet & greet
Private coach transport daily to/from school

School Groups

Where: Dublin City Centre Year-round School

For who: School groups aged 12-18

When: January – May and September – December each year

How long: Minimum 1 week, no maximum

Adult and University Study Groups

Where: Dublin City Centre Year-round School

For who: University students and Adults aged 16+

When: All year-round including Summer

How long: Minimum 1 week, no maximum

Basic Package

15 hours

(1 hour = 60 minutes) Real World English tuition per week in closed group classes of minimum class sizes of 15 students.

Host Family

Twin room sharing with breakfast, packed lunch & dinner included every day.

1 Free Leader
per 15 students

In single room host family accommodation with breakfast, packed lunch & dinner included every day.


Return airport transfers and Apollo meet & greet.


Including Apollo student card.

Apollo Course

Each student will receive their own course workbook filled with interesting topics & activities to follow during their course and take back home.


Students will be met by a member of our team who will give them information about their programme and our school on their first day.

Level Test &
Apollo Certificate

Students can take a placement test before arrival or in school and at the end of the course all students receive an Apollo certificate.

Dublin City
Walking Tour

For all groups with Apollo staff.

Sample Timetable

Apollo Coach Services includes (sample time-table for afternoon course):

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
- 09:00-12:30 12:30-13:30 13:45-17:00 17:00 -
Arrival Day
Apollo Coach
Walking Tour Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Coach trip
to Howth
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Coach trip
to Malahide
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Late Night
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Coach trip
to Bray
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
For groups who have a free day and have not booked
a full-day excursion, coach included to travel to/from city centre
Departure Day
Please note that this is a sample timetable and is subject to change.
View/dowload Mini-Stay Groups brochure here.
  • All was perfect. It is a very good experience. Both of my teachers were so amazing. My host family was the best. The bus was so convenient and clean. We had great trips.
    Juan, Spain.
  • The host family gave us so much food, it was amazing! Our teachers were incredible and the class was a good size. There was really good organisation on the trips, thanks to the staff. I hope I can come back next year.
    Claudia, Austria.
  • The welcome on first day was great! I had an issue with my luggage in the airport and the Apollo staff were so helpful and fixed the situation.
    Jennifer, Italy.
  • Our Apollo guide was very friendly and funny, we all enjoyed our trips with him. My host family is a very good friend and I wish her good luck. My host family contributed in making my week beautiful.
    Ilya Kadoehnika, Russia.
  • Lessons were always fun and we were never bored with all the activities nearly every day! The organisation was really good were never had to wait for anything. Thank you Apollo!
    Merveille, France.
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