Friday, August 14, 2015


The annual Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show took place from the 5 – 9 August 2015 in the RDS complex in the heart of Dublin.  One of the top international equestrian events in the world, the Show is a wonderful day out for horse enthusiasts and families.  It has something for everyone!  From Live Music and Entertainment, award winning Crafts and Art Exhibitions, Children’s Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping Village with 300 stands, Restaurants, Bars and Snacks to the best in National and International  show jumping.

Highlights of the Show  this year included, the drama of the Land Rover Puissance featuring the famous ‘Wall’, the Longines International Grand Prix, the Aga Khan Challenge Trophy, the Longines Press Award for Elegance and over 100 national showing and show jumping classes.

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland’s biggest annual sporting and social events which attracts 100,000 visitors both domestic and foreign!

Missed out on the show but still want to come to Ireland to experience life on a real equestrian centre and do some horse riding, Language Travel Ireland offers the opportunity to do its English & Sport Programme - Horse riding.  This gives the opportunity to live and study with your own private English teacher and his\her family but it also gives the chance to do horse riding lessons in a local equestrian centre.  It's the perfect way to combine an English course in Ireland with some horse riding!

Friday, July 10, 2015


Language Travel Ireland is proud to announce that a father and son, from one of our farmstays in County Limerick, will take to the skies on July 19th! Bray is a beautiful seaside town located on the East Coast of Ireland just south of Dublin city. Gerry Humphreys and son Harry are creating a piece of air show history this month, as they both take to the skies for the annual Bray Air Display.

One of Ireland’s top aerobatic pilots, Gerry Humphreys, is a former RAF pilot-turned organic beef farmer will be taking his home-built two-seater ‘flying cow’ to the skies on July 19th!  Gerry’s son, Harry (age 21), will be making his Bray Air Display debut this year, in the titanium-built ‘Mini-Mig’ plane, having first secured his private pilot licence on his 17th birthday. Named after Harry Ferguson, the first Irishman to build and fly his own aeroplane, Harry Humphreys is currently studying for his commercial pilot licence and his grandfather, Chris, was also a pilot in the RAF.

This will be the 10th Annual Bray Air Display. The organisers have got an extra special programme lined up for families. From vintage aircraft to supersonic jets, and from smoke-filled displays to precision formation flying, they will be showing the public the very best of what Irish and international aviation has to offer.  The Bray Air Display, starts at the earlier time of 2.00pm on Sunday, 19th July, and is expected to attract over 80,000 visitors to the East Coast that day.  The good news is that it's all free and no tickets or admission charge applies.

Jets from Aer Lingus, Ryanair and CityJet will also be taking to the skies above Bray that day and spectators are strongly advised to use Dublin Bus, DART and other public transport services, as traffic restrictions will be in place. All visitor information about the free Bray Air Display is available from and

The Bray Air Display is one of the many exciting events happening in the Dublin region this summer. There is so much for students, who have come to Ireland to do an English course, to enjoy!