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!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lough Gur – a magical place in County Limerick!

Lough Gur is located in the scenic countryside in County Limerick, just 20km from Limerick City. Lough Gur is one of Ireland's most important archaeological and historical gems. The area has been a place of continuous habitation for at least 5,500 years since the arrival of the Neolithic people and represents in microcosm, each of the different ages. The lake side comprises of stone circles and megalith tombs, crannogs and castles. Trained guides, who are local to the area, can show you the many historical sites in Lough Gur.

In the centre of Lough Gur, just adjacent to the lake there is a small Heritage centre, built to replicate a home of the age. The centre houses a number of display cases which illustrate the story of the manufacture and use of flint and bronze material and their eventual deposition in the area as well as their recovery - whether as a result of scientific excavation or random finds.

There is a replica of the Bronze Shield and of Stone Age pottery as well as other artefacts depicting the lifestyle of the first inhabitants of Lough Gur. The original bronze Shield has been on long term loan in the Natural History Museum in Dublin. Hear about Hempenstall- the wicked hangman known as the “Walking Gallows " Learn about the Earl of Desmond one of Irelands greatest noble families, their mighty fortresses at Lough Gur, and how they fell from grace for defying the English crown.

A trip to Lough Gur is well worth while for people of all ages!  Students who come to the Limerick area to do English courses in Ireland are very welcome.  It is a great way to experience some of Ireland's ancient history and culture.  Its also a great way to learn English in Ireland.

Tours can last one to two and a half hours or we can tailor a tour suited to yours or your groups needs. For more information please check the our website:
Written by:
Roseanne Dunne

Marketing Facilitator
Lough Gur Development Society

Friday, August 12, 2011

Learn English in Ireland; One of the World's Top Tourist Destinations!

There has never been a better time to do an english course in Ireland.  To see some of the many highlights and attractions that Ireland has to offer, you can view this excellent video made by Tourism Ireland.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Flights from Paris to Shannon International Airport!

Good news for the Limerick & Shannon Region; Aer Lingus is to begin a new service of flights from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris to Shannon Airport, commencing on 17th December, 2010. The new flights will run 3 times per week. This new route is a significant boost for tourism in the West of Ireland. Paris is one of the world's busiest airports. A large population live in Paris and the surrounding region. This new direct service will greatly facilitate the many students from France who come to Ireland to learn English and attend English courses in Ireland.

LTI offer intensive, one-to-one, homestay and farmstay English courses in the Limerick and Shannon Region. They have a large network of host families who are delighted to welcome French students who want to learn English in Ireland. The Limerick & Shannon Region is also a great place to enjoy Ireland as there are many attractions; King John's Castle, spectacular Cliffs of Moher, beaches of the atlantic coastline, the Burren Region landscape, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and charming towns and villages like Adare and Killaloe.

La compagnie aérienne irlandaise Aer Lingus va opérer un vol, Paris Charles de Gaulle - Shannon trois fois par semaine à partir du 17 décembre prochain.  Entre ses centres urbains pleins de vie et ses impressionnants paysages d’une belle campagne intacte, ses plages immaculées et sa côte magnifique, la région de Limerick et Shannon est une formidable destination où venir étudier l’anglais. 

LTI offre des séjours linguistiques en Irlande chez votre professeur dans la région de Limerick et Shannon.  L’Irlande a été nommé comme étant le pays le plus accueillant au monde par le guide de voyage Lonely Planet. Vous avez donc la garantie d’un accueil chaleureux de votre famille Irlandaise ainsi qu’un environnement familial accueillant pour pratiquer votre anglais.  LTI propose également des séjours linguistiques à la ferme en Irlande.   Un séjour linguistique à la ferme en Irlande donne l’occasion unique d’être totalement plongé dans la langue et de participer aux activités de la ferme.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Farmstay Experience in Ireland!: Nicole, Italy, 31 years old

My name is Nicole and I am from Italy.  I had the opportunity to take part twice in a farmstay programmme in Ireland.  I loved the farmstay so much that I went back a second time to the same farm!

The first time was in winter (cold winter – it was in December, for New Year’s Eve) and the second time it was in June.  In December I really wanted to experience something new and different and I definitely succeeded! The Farmstay in Ireland was a completely new experience, out of the everyday world, out of the city traffic and daily stress. I worked with horses on a family farm in the beautiful countryside of County Tipperary.  I had to clean the stables every morning and to do some other small works at home. I would definitely suggest this kind of farmstay for all those that, like me, want to escape for a while from the frenetic city life, work, stressful situations and find themselves in contact with nature, silence, animals. 

Moreover, I had the possibility to speak English a lot, because I was alone with my host family and ever time that I didn’t know how to express a concept, I asked and they answered to me. It was an intensive English course, just not in a class, but in a farm with a real family.  It really is a great way to learn English.

The second time I came back to the same family to improve my English and I decided to take some horse riding lessons from a personal teacher, too. 1 week of English speaking and horse riding. Although my horse (which you can see in the picture) was very “stubborn” (a new term that I learned), it was really funny. The weather was also wonderful, fresh and sunny. That is why I would surely suggest this time of the year to spend some time in Ireland because of the milder weather. Moreover I had the opportunity to visit some of the local markets where typical farm products were sold. I got in contact with some local people and I can assure you that they are very, very friendly. Calmer and relaxed in some way. I also met some Italian people who decided to live in Ireland to play music and I think that this is the ideal country to express musical passion.  I visited Ennis, Cahir and Limerick. 

My host family was the best that you can ever find. They always found some time to spend with me and talk with me, they explained to me how to work in a farm (they taught me how to cut grass…which was quite funny!) and also gave to me a lot of information about the Irish culture and politics.

From Language Travel Ireland I always received all the information to my enquiries and prompt answers to all my questions. I found this agency on the Internet and now I can say that I am really satisfied with them and this experience. I would recommend Language Travel Ireland for all the people who want to visit and do an English course in Ireland, because they can give you detailed information about the country, as they are Irish, they know all about Ireland.

I would surely go back to Ireland to learn more English and to see again these wonderful places and nice people.

Nicole (Trieste, Italy)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LTI Launch Website in Italian - Vacanza studio in Irlanda!

LTI have recently launched their website in full Italian version. Full information on all our English courses in Ireland can be viewed in the Italian version of the new website. In recent years, an increasing number of our students coming to Ireland to study English are from Italy.  LTI felt it was about time that the website was available in Italian. Ireland is a very popular destination for Italian students who come to Ireland to learn English and experience Irish life and culture. The English & Farmstay programme in particular is proving very popular with Italian students. Both Irish and Italian people share a love of tradition, culture, good food and beautiful countryside.

We look forward to welcoming many more Italian students on our English courses in Ireland in the coming years! We invite you to look at the new website and please contact us with any comments about the website or stories if you have already been to Ireland to learn English.

Vivendo e studiando a casa del vostro insegnante non dovrete recarvi a scuola ogni giorno. Vi verrà offerta un’opportunità unica di apprendere la lingua Inglese. Le conversazioni durante i pasti o le gite, i programmi televisivi ed i contatti sociali saranno tutti in lingua Inglese. Il vostro insegnante si occuperà solo di voi, esaminando i vostri problemi, perché sarete l'unico studente (a meno che non preferiate la nostra formula "due per corso"). Non potrete parlare la vostra lingua, perché non avrete occasione di incontrare persone che la parlano.

Sperimentate la vita di una vera fattoria Irlandese prendendo parte alle attività quotidiane e divertendovi a cucinare piatti casalinghi. Vivete all’aria aperta, circondati dalla vista spettacolare dell’entroterra e della campagna Irlandese! Le attività tipiche di una fattoria sono molto varie: dar da mangiare agli animali, fare giardinaggio, raccogliere la frutta e le uova fresche di giornata, mungere le mucche o le capre, raccogliere il fieno... e tanto altro ancora!