What is the weather like in Ireland in the summer? What clothes will I bring?
It is very mixed and extremely unpredictable, so come prepared and bring a wide range of clothes from shorts and t-shirts to rain coats and at least one jumper/sweater/fleece. Always bring swimming clothes for an indoor swimming pool and a tracksuit and runners/trainers.

Do I need to bring towels?
No, the family will supply you with towels for showers and for the swimming pool.

Should I bring a present to my host family? What should I bring?
It isn’t necessary to bring a present but it is nice to bring a small gift from your home country, maybe some well-known cheese or chocolate or even a book with a description and pictures of where you come from.

What if I am allegic to something?
If you have any allergies, please let us know on booking your course. We will inform the family and they will not give you anything to eat that you are allergic to.

Gorey Language Centre What is the food like?
Every house is different. We don’t have any fixed traditional food that we eat more than others so lots of families eat a range of food from all over the world. We love Italian pasta and pizzas as well as Mexican tortillas and enchiladas, Japanese sushi, Chinese stir – fries, Indian curries and even Hungarian goulash. We also eat a lot of potatoes and you might find your host familiy might eat our dinners of meat (chicken, pork or beef), vegetables and potatoes (roast, boiled or mashed) on a regular basis. If there is anything you really don’t like, please tell your family when they ask you on your first day and try to enjoy the new experience of a different diet for your stay in Ireland.

What time are meals?
Breakfast is when you get up; usually cereal and/or toast with hot milk or tea or coffee is served on most days but some families might have a traditional Irish “fry” at weekends which is a hot breakfast and consists of sausages, rashers, a fried egg, pudding and maybe mushrooms and beans.
Lunch most days will be a pack lunch which your family will give you, usually consisting of a sandich, a drink, a bar, some fruit and maybe a packet of crisps or a yoghurt.
Dinner is usually served at 6pm and then we might have a light supper before bed which might be some toast and a drink or some biscuits.

What if I need to visit the doctor or pharmacy?
Tell Avril or your host family and they will make an appointment and accompany you. Please bring your E1 11 – the european health card which will cover any doctor’s visits and prescriptions while you are here.

Who do I talk to if I have a problem?
Depending on the nature of the problem, speak to the person you feel most comfortable with – either Avril or one of your host family members. They will do anything they can to help you.

Our Committment

We believe that the best way to learn a language is to integrate as much as possible into the local community, by taking part in activities alongside Irish people, that the student already enjoys doing in their free time - or by trying something new.

Avril Toner


Antonia Ambrosi

"Cara Avril, tutto e' andato bene come sempre. volevamo ringraziarti per la tua attenzione e precisione e per la bella opportunita' che Daria ha potuto...

Contact Details

Gorey Language Centre,
“Cottesloe”, Tomsilla,
Courtown Road,
Gorey, Co. Wexford,

Phone 00353 86 3140407
email info@goreylanguagecentre.com
web www.goreylanguagecentre.com

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