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Dublin Homestay Summer Centre

Dublin Homestay

Courses available at this summer camp:

Why choose our Dublin Homestay summer camp?

  • 15 bright, airy purpose-built classrooms
  • Located near the Dundrum Town Centre
  • All accommodation is within walking distance to the school
  • One full-day and two half-day excursions per week

Twin's Dublin Homestay Centre is located at St Tiernan’s Community School in the safe, middle-class residential suburb of Dundrum. 

Dundrum is famous for having one of the largest and most exclusive shopping malls in Europe - The Dundrum Town Centre! 

It offers the ideal setting for a language school. All host families are within walking distance of the school so students can come and go to school on foot, in groups, each day.  

  • What's included
  • Centre details
  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Programme
  • Gallery

What's included?


Standard English - 735 € p/w

Intensive English - 820 € p/w


A typical 2 week package includes:

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Placement test
  • Standard General English course (20 lessons per week) or, 
  • Intensive English course (28 lessons per week) or, 
  • Half-day excursion to EPIC
  • Half-day excursion to Archaeology Museum
  • Half-day excursion to Howth
  • Half-day excursion to GPO Witness History Museum
  • Full-day excursion to Causey Farm
  • Full-day excursion to Ardgillan Castle & Skerries
  • Access to facilities including adedicated table tennis room and basketball court
  • Afternoon and evening social programme
  • End of course certificate


Centre details


  • 15 bright, airy classrooms
  • Table tennis room
  • Computer lab
  • Basketball court
  • Large playing fields

Twin's Dublin Homestay summer centre is located at St Tiernan's Community School in Dundrum. 


Shared Homestay*

Over the years, we have built strong relationships with our homestay hosts, many of whom have been welcoming our students for more
than 10 years. Often students return to the same host family for two
or three years in a row and form strong relationships with their “Irish
family” during the rest of the year.

All our host families are within walking distance of the school and students can walk to and from the school with their other friends who live in the same area.

Families provide full-board accommodation - breakfast, packed lunch and dinner each day. Each week, towels and bedding are changed, laundry wash is provided as well as cleaning.

What to pack
Some warm clothing (for colder days and nights) 

A waterproof jacket (for rainy days)

Comfortable shoes (for walking tours and visits to the coast)

An old pair of trousers and t-shirts (for the visit to Causey farm)

An adaptor (Europe to UK/Ireland) - for all their electronic/charging needs


*There is a very limited number of host families who have single rooms. If
a student particularly wants a single room, it is best to tell us about this as
soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate them, but spaces are very limited.

Location map

Notable cities nearby:
Galway - 2hrs 30 minutes
Kilkenny – 2hrs

Nearest airports:
Dublin Airport - 40 mins
Belfast - 2hrs
Shannon - 2hrs 30 mins

Students at our Dublin Homestay Centre (formerly Alpha Young Learners Homestay Programme) can look forward to an engaging programme of both daytime and evening activities. There will also be two half-day excursions per week to various locations. These excursions enable students to explore and experience the Irish culture on a greater scale. We encourage students to practise their English by talking to the new friends they have made on the programme as well as staff and people they meet on their travels. 











Week 1

09:00 – 12:30

Full day excursion to Waterford City


English lessons

English lessons

English lessons

English lessons

English lessons

Free time in Dublin city centre with group leaders


Campus activities

Dublin walking tour

Campus activities

Half-day excursion to GPO Museum

SnapChat Challenge


Dinner with homestay host



Ice breakers and welcome party

Fencing/Irish sports

Movie night




Week 2

09:00 – 12:30

Full-day excursion to Ardgillan Castle and Skerries Town

English lessons

English lessons

English lessons

English lessons

English lessons

Free time in Dublin city centre with group leaders

14:00 – 17:00

Campus activities

Half-day excursion to Dublina

Campus activities

 Half-day excursion to GAA Museum

Team Olympics challenge


Dinner with homestay host

19:00 – 21:00


Irish music and Irish dancing


Casino and games night





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€720  ⁄ wk

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Ages: 13 - 17

Dates: 26/06 - 31/07

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