The easy expat guide to Dublin (http://www.easyexpat.com/en/dublin.htm
) offers some useful information overall, as well as in the field of language courses (http://www.easyexpat.com/en/dublin/scho ... ourses.htm
"The linguistic trip
For young people, taking advantage of the school holidays to improve their foreign language, trips abroad are organized for a few weeks period. The stay is usually with local families, boarding (pack-lunch at lunch time). Language courses with small groups occur during the day, with cultural activities and visits. It costs usually more than 600 EUR a week (and normally last for 2 weeks).
According to the school infrastructure, you can work in a language laboratory, have free access to study rooms, libraries or the Internet. In addition, extra-curicular activities can be offered, such as cultural visits or trips.
An English test is asked at registration time, in order to assess your level.
If you want more information, look on this school website :
* U learn : http://www.u-learn.ie/
* AMCD : http://www.amcd.ie/
* Annalivia : http://www.annaliviaschool.com/
A list of recognised EFL schools and organisations in Ireland : http://www.acels.ie/search.htm
For more information, have a look in Irish Council for International Students : http://www.icosirl.ie/
Best of luck!