Known as “The Land of Saints and Scholars”, Ireland has a rich history of culture and education. Numerous great writers, poets and musicians have hailed from these parts, from James Joyce to W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney, or even Bono himself. Irish people are also well known for their friendliness and hospitality, making it the ideal place to study English and experience a period abroad.



Galway is a city in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht.

It is the fourth most populous urban area in the Republic of Ireland and the sixth most populous city in Ireland.

Galway is known as Ireland’s Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Every November, Galway hosts the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts as well as numerous festivals.

Near the cliffs of Moher, you must see this place if you come to Galway.

How to get there:

Go Bus – Bus Éireann – Citylink – Irish Rail ~ 2:40


Oughterard Holiday Hostel

Centre Station Road, Oughterar, Galway

Savoy Hostel

Eglington Street, Galway City, Galway

Celtic Tourist Hotel

Queen Street, Victoria Place, Galway

Woodquay Hostel

3/24 Woodquay, Galway City, Galway


Kilkenny is situated in the Nore Valley on both banks of the River Nore, at the centre of County Kilkenny in the province of Leinster in the south-east of Ireland.

Kilkenny is a well preserved medieval town and is dominated by both Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral and round tower.
Festival : Kilkenny Arts Festival – Cat Laughs Comedy festival

How to get there:

Irish Rail – JJ Kavanagh Coaches – Bus Éireann ~ 2:15


Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

35 Parliament Street,

Kilkenny, Ireland

MacGabhainns Backpackers

24 Vicar Street,

Kilkenny, Ireland


Waterford is a city in Ireland. The city has a strong maritime tradition.

It is located in the South-East Region and is also part of the province of Munster. It is the oldest and the fifth most populous city in the country.

The city hosts a number of festivals during the year including the ever-popular Spraoi.

How to get there:

Irish Rail – JJ Kavanagh Coaches – Bus Éireann ~ 3:15


Portree Hostel

10-11 Mary Street,

Waterford, Ireland

Toms Comfort Hostel

Ratkhieran, Mooncoin,

Co,Kilkenny Via Waterford,

Waterford, Ireland


Cork is a city in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and in the province of Munster. It is the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland.

The city is built on the River Lee which divides into two channels at the western end of the city. The city centre is located on the island created by the channels.

At the eastern end of the city centre where the channels re-converge, quays and docks along the river banks lead to Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, which is one of the world’s largest natural harbours.

How to get there:

Bus Éireann – Air Coach – GoBé – Irish Rail ~ 3h30


Oscars Hostel

111 Lower,

Glanmire Road, Cork,

Kinlay House Cork

Bob and Joan’s Walk,

Shandon, Cork

Sheilas Hostel

Belgrave Place,

Wellington Road, Cork


Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast,including the city centre, is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. 

Belfast is one of the most visited cities in the UK, and the second most visited on the island of Ireland. In 2008, 7.1 million tourists visited the city. Numerous popular tour bus companies and boat tours run there throughout the year.

How to get there:

Air Coaches – Bus Éireann – Irish Rail ~ 2:45


Arnies Backpackers

63 Fitzwilliam St,

Belfast, BT9 6AX, UK

Belfast Youth Hostel

22-32 Donegall Road,

Belfast, BT12 RJN, UK

Name Population Latitude/Longitude
Dublin, Leinster
53.333 / -6.249
Cork, Munster
51.898 / -8.471
Dún Laoghaire, Leinster
53.294 / -6.136
Limerick, Munster
52.665 / -8.623
Galway, Connaught
53.272 / -9.049
Tallaght, Leinster
53.286 / -6.373
Waterford, Munster
52.258 / -7.112
Swords, Leinster
53.46 / -6.218
Drogheda , Leinster
53.719 / -6.348
Dundalk, Leinster
54 / -6.417