Courses & Programmes


Shannon Academy works hard building solid relationships with Agencies both at home and abroad. Welcoming thousands of students over the years and now young professionals, we aim to give them not only an educational but an Irish cultural experience. Shannon Academy works only with Agency to provide a high level of service to individual’s in our care. Contact us to chat about future courses and programmes.

Host Family

Shannon Academy has worked with Host families in Athlone for many years and it has been a delightful experience. Becoming a Host family is a commitment but a beneficial one both economically and culturally. Many of our host families build long lasting relationships with students in their care. You provide the ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ and we provide you with 24 hour support when it comes to caring for our students in your home.

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The Irish flag

• The Irish Flag was officially accepted by the Republic of Ireland during the War of Independence with England in 1919. The Tricolour became the

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Irish Slang Words A-Z

Acting the maggot- Fooling around Banjaxed- Broken Bang on- Accurate Boyo- Male/juvenile Black stuff- Guinness Bad dose- Severe illness Brutal- Awful Bucketing down- Raining heavy

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Irish Celebrities

Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor, film producer and architect. He was born in Drogheda County Louth. However, after living in Navan County Meath for approximately

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