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English and Surf in Ireland

What's included in this trip?

Suitable for all language levels
Good for all surf levels
Avg. 20-30 years old. Min. 16
Avg. 10 students per class

Shared stay or host family
Own transport or airport pick up
Course starts every Monday
This school is accredited

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Highlights

  • Beautiful nature: Bundoran is located on the north-western coast of Ireland, surrounded by beautiful nature. There are endless outdoor activities here. How about kayaking, mountain biking or hiking?
  • Fantastic surfing: Bundoran is located on the open Atlantic Ocean and is served by great waves. Because of the excellent waves, which are suitable for surfers of all levels, Bundoran is considered one of the best surf spots in Europe.
  • Nice and warm people: Your experience will be complete because of Ireland's wonderful people. You will be welcomed with open arms and never want to leave!

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A message from your host

Gina, Owner

We invite you with open arms to come and discover the beauty of Ireland. The accommodation, fun activities and lodging are all arranged so you really only have to come and enjoy. Our partner that offers the surf lessons has developed a teaching programme with a very personal touch, which makes learning English here with us even more fun.
We have designed the programme so that you learn English in the morning and go surfing or do other fun activities in the afternoon. Are you ready for the most special experience of your life?

About English and Surf in Ireland

Below you will read everything you would want to know about this surf + language program in Bundoran, Ireland. In case anything is unclear to you, feel free to reach out to us.

About Bundoran, Ireland

  • Bundoran: this seaside resort has been a very popular coastal town for centuries. For example, since 1777 tourism has been the main driver of the city’s economy. The green coast of Bundoran is also suitable for a large number of sporting activities. For example, you can play golf, horseback riding, kayaking, abseiling, bowling and go-karting at various places along the beautiful coast. In addition, this place is also known as a real surfing spot.
  • Ireland: a fantastic country with a very friendly population. In addition, the country has a beautiful, robust nature and fantastic cities. What is not known to many people is that the Atlantic coast of Ireland has numerous excellent surf spots. By far the most famous surfing spot in Ireland is Bundoran, located in the Donegal region in the far north of Ireland.

About the language school

This small-scale language school offers English language lessons at a high level. They have more than 30 years of experience offering an experience; they go much further than just English lessons. The students are really absorbed in the beautiful culture that this part of Ireland has to offer. Learning English and surfing has never been so special.

About the language lessons

  • English lessons: the lessons are arranged in such a way that students are prepared to improve on the different language elements. As soon as a student feels at home, care is taken that the student improves on all levels, so that integration into the real ‘English’ life is facilitated. You will quickly feel familiar with reading, writing, listening and speaking the English language. You will take 20 English lessons, which will be given during the morning. Language lessons are offered at all levels (only the real beginners will receive private lessons) and during your stay there will be actively looked at your level, to let you learn as optimally as possible.
  • English + Surf:  when you choose the English + surf package, the 20 English lessons are supplemented with private surfing lessons in the afternoon. Part of the surf lessons is the transport to some beautiful beaches, as well as all the surf equipment. In addition to surfing lessons, you will also receive lunch daily.
  • Starting dates: you can start the English lessons every Monday.

About the students

  • The students: you will improve your English in a very international environment. This way you will not only learn about a lot about Ireland, but you will also learn about a lot about the countries and cultures of your fellow students during your stay.
  • Our student Lynn had a great time in Bundoran. Read her experience report and get excited yourself!

About the surf lessons

  • Surfing: as soon as the English lessons are finished, the surfing program starts. So you will spend the afternoons surfing on one of the best surf spots in Europe (if you book the surfing). Surfers of all levels can go here. The lessons are also offered at the different surf levels. All material is included in the lessons and the surf school also has an ISA license (International Surfing Association).
  • Surfing material: apart from the surf lessons you will be able to rent a surfboard, but it is also possible to purchase a (second-hand) board. Both in and outside the school there will be plenty of opportunities to get a surfboard.

About the surf conditions

  • The surfing lessons are given at different levels. The surf instructors will ensure that you get lessons at your level, even if you have never surfed you will learn this quickly.
  • If you are an experienced surfer, we recommend that you purchase a second-hand surfboard on location.
  • Read more about surfing in Ireland ?

Accommodation

  • Host family:  you stay in a host family that is experienced with hosting foreign students. All families have been specially selected by the school. You get your own room and with the family you will get breakfast and dinner. There is also WiFi in the host family.
  • Zephyr Lodge:  this beautiful lodge is a 5-minute walk from the school and the center. You will be served a delicious continental breakfast every day. The house is spacious, with a living room, dining room and a good kitchen. All rooms have a private bathroom and you can choose a shared room or a private room. There is wifi in the lodge. The lodge is run by local surfers who can tell you everything about the local surfing conditions. Check-in on Sunday from 4:00 pm and check-out is on Sunday before 11:00 am.
  • Casa del Mar: this lodge is also a 5-minute walk from the school and the center. You can choose a shared or private room and most bathrooms are also shared (with a few other students). Check-in on Sunday from 4:00 pm and check-out is on Sunday before 11:00 am. There is a kitchen with everything you need for cooking and there is also a living room and dining room.

What is there to do?

  • Coasteering: a sporting activity that you can undertake is the so-called ‘Coasteering’, where you discover the rugged rocky coast of Ireland in a sporting way. You climb through cracks and cracks, visit hidden caves, spot special aquatic animals, visit natural hot springs and, for the daring, you can jump from steep cliffs in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Hiking: the hilly, green surroundings or Ireland are great for hiking. You can do several hikes in the Bundoran area, varying from a few hours to multi-day hikes.
  • Other activities: besides surfing and the above mentioned activities there is still a lot to do in beautiful Ireland. For example, you can play golf, go horse riding, kayaking, abseiling, bowling and go-karting. So you will never be bored in Ireland!

Location

You can find the location of the language school on the map below. Below you will find the best way(s) to get there.

Address

  • Donegal English Language School
  • W End
  • Magheracar, Bundoran
  • Co. Donegal
  • Ireland

How to get there?

  • Bus:  Bundoran can be easily reached by bus from Dublin Airport. It is also possible to book an airport transfer, both from Dublin and from other airports in the area. You can take the bus to Ballyshannon, from where you transfer, or you can be picked up.
  • Transfer:   On Sundays it is possible to be brought to / from Dublin airport.

Practical information

  • Arrival:  ideally you arrive at the weekend. The language lessons start on Monday, so it’s nice if you arrive in Bundoran no later than Sunday.
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in the school. Wi-Fi is also available in a large part of the accommodations.
  • Take along: below a number of things that we recommend that you take with you:
    • Sunscreen
    • Swimsuit / Bikini
    • Bath towel & towel
    • Warm clothes
    • Some cash can always be useful

Basic packlist

In the welcome information you will receive more information about 'what to pack'. For now, we would like to inform you of the most important things:
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Bikini
  • Bath towel & towel
  • Warm clothes
  • Some cash can always be useful

 

Price list

Below is the price list for English and Surf in Ireland. We do our best to keep these prices as up-to-date as possible, but the actual prices may differ from the table below. Please fill in the booking form for a free and non-committal price overview for your desired surf + language trip.
Language:
Type of acco:
Room:
Engels (15)
Gastgezin
Privé
1 week € 520,-
2 weeks € 990,-
3 weeks € 1.405,-
4 weeks € 1.810,-
5 weeks € 2.205,-
6 weeks € 2.590,-
7 weeks € 2.965,-
8 weeks € 3.330,-
4.7/ 5 - 58 reviews

Reviews

English and Surf in Ireland is rated with a 4.7 /5, based on 58 reviews. You can find up to 5 reviews below:

5/ 5

Andrea Cruz

My experience at DELS was amazing from the first moment I went into the school. Honestly, it’s more than just a school: it is the perfect place to learn English, make new fr

ends from all over the world and always feel happy. The staff is great, there are a lot of activities and excursions you can do that will make your stay here just wonderful. Thank you for everything.

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5/ 5

April Pearl Kennedy

I have worked with DELS for the last 5 years and have had an absolutely wonderful experience throughout. Great work atmosphere and wonderful support given by the director. The

company treats each student that comes through its door as an individual and does its utmost to meet each person's need. The campus becomes more and more like a home and the team more and more like family with each summer season that roles around. Would 100% recommend Donegal Language School to all.

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5/ 5

Kenneth Ugalde

Improving my English level at DELS while enjoying it! Bundoran is a great place: nice sceneries, great waves and even better people. By the will of mother fortune, I've been i

Donegal during the "Aberri Eguna" (Basque Homeland day). I managed to prepare sort of a "exhibition" in my car, with a "Ikurriña" (Basque flag) and the Irish flag colours, and people walking around the seafront has been cheering me! I felt like at my own home!!

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5/ 5

RAFAEL FEIJO

The best English school in Ireland with excellent teachers, lots of different activities that makes the learning experience so much enjoyable! In a stunning place surrounded b

mountains and the Atlantic. I would recommend DELS for everyone who wants to learn or improve the English language.

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5/ 5

Romy Hoffmann

I have been to DELS for the first time when I was a teenager and I loved it a lot so now, years later I came back and once again it was an incredible experience. Bundoran is a

wonderful little seaside town but the people of DELS are even more lovely. Everyone made sure that I would feel comfortable and be able to enjoy my stay at the fullest: from the bus driver to our english teacher, the activity instructors and everyone else, I was always welcomed with a smile and some friendly words! The english classes in the morning are over so quickly since it's not like "normal school" but with a lot of talking and group projects and our teacher made sure that the tasks we were given were adapted to each ones level of english so everyone was able to improve their language skills on their individual pace. The food was really good (vegetarian talking here and they made sure that my food was just as diverse as everyone elses) and so was the accommodation. I especially liked the evening activiets which were something different everyday, from cosy movie nights to bowling and poker nights, it was always fun! I can't recommend this place enough (in fact, my two younger siblings have both been to DELS now as well because I told them so much about it and they both loved it as well) and I'll definitely go back there myself as well. I've made some wonderful friends here and can't wait to be back at this beautiful part of Ireland!

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About the partner

This surf + langugage trip takes place at Donegal English Language School in Bundoran, Ireland.

The language school is located in beautiful Bundoran (Ireland) and our partner on the spot is the place to be when it comes to learning English and surfing. The owner Gina is very involved and always available, which makes the contact very pleasant.

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