Griffith Institute of Language Limerick campus


Griffith College Limerick (est. 1974) in Limerick city centre, in a beautiful Georgian building. The college is in close proximity to all amenities includes shopping, restaurants, parks, river walk and bars. Limerick is a vibrant, student centred city and as you explore you will be sure to meet very friendly people who will make you feel at home and welcome in the city. Limerick city is located in the Mid – West of Ireland making it very accessible to all the west of Ireland attractions like the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Kerry and many more.


Griffith College offers a broad range of courses full and part time. The Griffith Institute of Language department offers General English programmes and for academic students offers Academic English support. The English language department is accredited by ACELS (Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services) and is a member of English Language Education Ireland (ELE).


Nationality Mix (July - December 2023)



Living with a local family helps students to relax and integrate into life in Ireland and is a lovely way to start your time here. All host families and inspected and monitored by the college.  We have many families within walking distance of our college or a short bus ride away who have been hosting with us for many years.

At Griffith, we have a policy of recruiting families in safe and secure areas with high-quality houses. We inspect all of our families against a set of national standards, as well as some additional standards that we have added ourselves. Our host families are given a handbook and sign an agreement when the accommodation officer is satisfied with the inspection. All our families are re-inspected once a year or if an issue has been raised.  The family will welcome you to their home and you can speak English throughout your stay. All our families are half board which means they provide breakfast and dinner Monday – Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

In the host family your will have a comfortable room with clothes storage, access to shower / bath, adequate study and fresh home prepared meals.

If you are interested in providing host family accommodation for Griffith College students, please email: [email protected]

Griffith College can also recommend self-catering apartments which you may book if staying for a full semester i.e. 15 weeks. These apartments are a short distance away and provide a living area, kitchen and 3 / 4 private rooms. In the common areas they have a study room, TV room, Gym and laundrette.  For more information contact,



Airport Collection

Should you require an airport collection then we can organise this for you. Please notify us 2 weeks before arrival with your flight details.


Health Insurance

Non-EU students are provided with Arachas insurance on application, which activates upon registration. Students are advised to purchase travel insurance. For EU students, please carry your European Health insurance card.


Learner Protection

Griffith Institute of Language is a member school of ELE Ireland and protection or enrolled learners though this membership.


Teacher Qualification

Across all three campuses, our teachers are well qualified with at least a degree and approved teaching certificates. Many of our teachers are also qualified at Master's and PhD level.