State schools in Ireland

Ireland can welcome overseas students from the EU and EEA. Some state schools on our programme were founded by the Irish government. These are usually called Vocational Schools or Community Colleges and they are all mixed gender.

Others were founded by religious orders and may have originally been private schools, but they are now fully funded by the Irish government. These schools are called the Voluntary Sector and are more likely to be single-gender.

Ard Scoil La Salle

State School - Mixed - 189 Students - Host Family Ard Scoil La Salle is a co-educational school located on the north side of Dublin city. The school is a ...

Athlone Community College

State School - Mixed - 1147 Students - Host Family Dating back to 1893, Athlone Community College now has a brand new campus completed in 2014, with state of the ...

Cabinteely Community School

State School - Mixed - 457 Students - Host Family Cabinteely Community School has a strong ethos which centres on the needs of the child. Their motto is to provide ...

Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmallock

State School - Mixed - 397 Students - Host Family Coláiste Iósaef boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere where positive relationships between staff, students and parents are of paramount importance. The ...

Dominican College Sion Hill

State School - Female only - 444 Students - Host Family Sion Hill is a community of students, teachers, parents and Dominican sisters whose aim is to provide their students ...

Fingal Community College

State School - Mixed - 793 Students - Host Family. Fingal Community College is a caring and proud learning community committed to the pursuit of excellence. Students, teachers and parents ...

Grange Community College

State School - Mixed - 230 Students - Host Family Grange Community College is a small school located in the busy suburb of Donaghmede. The college is comprehensive in its ...

Malahide Community School

State School - Mixed - 1215 Students - Host Family. Malahide Community School is a co-educational, inclusive secondary school which welcomes students from all religious denominations. The school welcomes 1200 ...

Manor House School

State School - Female only - 712 Students - Host Family Founded in 1952, Manor House encourages each student to identify and develop her potential in a caring and disciplined ...

Marian College

State School - Male only - 355 Students - Host Family Founded in 1954 this school provides opportunities for excellence for all, irrespective of background or means, through the provision ...

Portmarnock Community School

State School - Mixed - 931 Students - Host Family Portmarnock Community School is a co-educational secondary school in north Dublin  which opened in 1979 and currently accommodates 914 students. ...

Rockford Manor

State School - Female only - 294 Students - Host Family Rockford Manor fosters a caring, intimate culture with an emphasis on building self-esteem and achieving excellence. This is a ...

St. David’s Holy Faith Secondary School

State School - Mixed - 570 Students - Host Family St. David’s is a small but vibrant school located beside the beach in the beautiful town  of Greystones. “Each student ...

St. Finian’s Community College

State School - Mixed - 608 Students - Host Family St. Finian’s is a modern co-educational, multidenominational school. The school is a wholly inclusive one and is committed to being ...

St. Fintan’s High School

State School - Male only - 706 Students - Host Family St. Fintan’s is proud of its strong academic tradition. A strong emphasis on sport has equally been a hallmark ...

St. Mary’s Secondary School

State School - Female only - 300 Students - Host Family Winner of the Greenest School in Ireland award for its environmental efforts, this high achieving girls school is further ...

St. Neasain’s Community School

State School - Mixed - 708 Students - Host Family Also know in Gaelic as "Pobalscoil Neasáin", Neasain’s is a leading community school located in Baldoyle, North Dublin, and was ...

St. Raphaela’s School

State School - Female only - 563 Students - Host Family St. Raphaela’s is a Catholic secondary school. Students study a wide curriculum and their academic achievement is valued and ...

St. Tiernan’s Community School

State School - Mixed - 543 Students - Host Family St. Tiernan’s Community School is located between the suburbs of Dundrum and Sandyford, adjoining beautiful parkland. The school aims to ...

Wilson’s Hospital School

State School - Mixed - 410 Students 7-Day boarding / Host Family Located just over one hour from Dublin, this 7-day boarding school is a place of personal development where ...