Experts in Group Travel and

Homestays in Ireland


We arrange everything
so you don't have to!

Ireland Homestays are specialists in organising homestay accommodation and travel arrangements for student groups to Dublin and the rest of Ireland. We have been arranging school trips for foreign groups to Ireland and the UK for over 15 years with our partner agency, Maypole Travel.

May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.” – Irish Blessing.


Staying in a homestay allows you to really understand how an Irish family lives.


Living with native speakers is the best way to improve your English.

Carefully Vetted

We only work with the best homestay providers that meet our approved requirements and safeguarding policy.

24 Hour Support

Our experienced staff are on hand to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


“What’s the craic?” The Irish are famous for their friendliness and warm nature. You can be immersed into a new culture whilst learning English the best way, by staying with a real Irish family! Ireland has spectacular landscapes including mountains, beaches and cities to wow you. Take a look at our map of centres for inspiration. 

What we offer


We provide a range of travel services including many homestay accommodation centres throughout Ireland, budget-friendly hostels and hotels to suit, as well as arranging tours, transport, attractions, theatre tickets, guides, meals and English lessons.

About Us

All of our packages are customised

We have years of experience arranging tours for groups to Ireland and can offer advice based on our experience of similar tours. We will work closely with you from start to finish ensuring your group’s trip to Ireland is as successful as it can be.

Your contact person will remain the same throughout the process ensuring a good rapport and understanding of your needs. We offer 24 hour support so your group has peace of mind whilst in Ireland, knowing we are on hand any time of day.


Groups travelled


Students placed in


Happy clients


Homestay centres in
the UK & Ireland


What our clients say
about us

"I have found more than a friendly host family. I felt home during my stay and I met precious friends. The school environment was friendly and stimulating as well. It was an excellent occasion to improve my English"
Carolina P
Italian Student

Multi Award Winning

In recognition of our impeccable service of arranging trips for groups we have won a variety of awards together with our sister company Maypole Travel

Best School Group Tour Operator UK & Inbound Travel Specialists of the Year.

Micro Business of the Year finalist.

Kent Business of the Year (over 5 years) finalist.

Entrepreneur of the Year winner and Growth Award finalist.



Frequently asked questions

Students are placed 2-4 per room or per family and could be sleeping on bunk beds.

We can provide half board (breakfast and dinner) or full board (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).

On the first evening, the families will pick up the students from a meeting point and take them home, and vice versa on the last morning. Their local organiser will be there to assist the group. On the other days, students will walk or take public transport.

Please let your local organiser know straight away what the issue is so the problem can be looked into and resolved.

The commute time by coach or public transport is 35-45 minutes.


We have a fantastic experienced team ready to help plan your next trip

If you would like to get in touch or request a quote, contact us using the details below:

+44 (0)7555 010 010