Why Derry?

Peace Bridge Derry

Derry is the 4th biggest city in Ireland and is nestled in the north west of the island, very near the Atlantic Coast. Derry is one of the oldest cities in Ireland and is steeped in culture and history. In 2013 it was the UK City of Culture and in 2014 it was chosen to host the all Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. Lonely planet named Derry as the fourth best city in the world to visit in 2013.

Derry is the only completely walled city in Ireland and is a perfect location to study English. It is a very musical and creative city which is famous for its “Legenderry” welcome. Being near the Atlantic provides a cool breeze as well as some of the best scenery in the world.

We are also close to the Causeway Coast where the very popular HBO programme “Game of Thrones” is filmed. Students who come to Derry never want to leave as the quality of life is extremely satisfying. Derry has a rich cultural history in terms of music and arts and there is always something going on.

The “craic” is always good here. In Derry you get the best of both worlds: you get a city experience but you also have the wild Atlantic scenery and beaches less than 10 km away. Derry is a perfect location to learn. It is strategically placed near 4 airports and our biggest asset is the friendliness of the people.

All our homestay families are native speakers and based within the city. Our school is based within the city centre so students don’t waste time on trams or buses.

In summary, Derry is a perfect location for learning English. It is ideally located and very safe and friendly. The pace of life is slower than in Dublin so people have more time and patience which is essential for language learners. It has a large University of Ulster campus within the city so it is a vibrant place to be, with a young population.

Derry is alive and not being a capital city means that your money really does go a lot further. Costs of transport, food etc. are considerably lower than in Dublin.

Make Derry your choice and who knows… maybe you too can be “Legenderry!”