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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Ireland

For anyone planning a move to or within Ireland we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic City.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Ireland, famous cities and towns include Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Ireland has a great choice of high quality private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Ireland is famous for its amazing landscapes - rugged, weathered and with plenty of attitude. Explore the great outdoors with breathtaking ocean views, kayaking along slow-moving waters, even ziplining through a forest. After a day outside, hop into a cosy pub and enjoy some of Ireland’s food and drink - there is more to the scene than potatoes and whiskey!" Tourism Ireland

Ireland is in Northern Europe, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is separated from Great Britain by the North Channel that runs along the eastern side of Ireland.

Game of Thrones filmed a great deal of their locations in Ireland - particularly in spots such as Murlough Bay, Tollymore Forest Park and Inch Abbey.

For more fun facts about Ireland, scroll down to our Ireland feature page! 




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Ireland?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Ireland (or you already live in Ireland but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Ireland there is a big choice of high quality Irish schools, with a number of the highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Ireland.

The private education sector in and around Ireland features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Ireland (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Ireland by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Ireland and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Ireland

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Ireland providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Ireland

The most popular cities and towns in Ireland include, with approximate population numbers:

Dublin (544,100)

>  Donegal

Letterkenny (19,300), Buncrana (6,800), Ballybofey (4,900), Dungloe (1,200), Killybegs (1,200), Cresslough (400), Ballyliffin (400)

>  Monaghan

Monaghan (7,600), Carrickmacross (5,000) Castleblayney (3,600), Clones (1,700), Ballybay (1,300)

>  Louth

Louth Drogheda (40,900),Dundalk (34,500), Blackrock (28,000), Ardee (4,900), Carlingford (1,500)

>  Sligo

Slingo (19,400), Tubbercurry (1,900), Strandhill (1,700), Collooney (1,600), Enniscrone (1,200)

>  Leitrim

Carrick-on Shannon (4,000), Manorhamilton (1,400), Kinlough (1,000) Ballinamore (900)

>  Cavan

Cavan (10,900), Cootehill (1,800)

>  Meath

Navan (30,200), Trim (9,100), Kells (6,100)

>  Mayo

Ballina (10,000), Ballinrobe (2,800), Ballyhaunis (2,400)

>  Roscommon

Roscommon (5,800), Boyle (2,600), Castlerea (1,900), Ballaghadereen (1,800)

>  Longford

Longford Town (10,000), Edgeworthstown (2,100), Ballymahon (1,800) Lanesborough (1,500), Grandard (800)

>  Westmeath

Athlone (21,300), Mullingar (20,900), Moate (2,700), Kibeggan (1,300)

>  Meath

Navan (30,100), Kells (6,100), Trim (9,100)

>  Galway

Galway (79,900), Tuam (8,700), Ballinasloe (6,600), Loughrea (5,500), Athenry (4,400)

>  Offaly

Tullamore (14,600), Birr (5,700), Clara (3,336), Kinnitty (300)

>  Laois

Portlaoise (22,000), Mountmellick (4,800), Abbeyleix (1,770), Mountrath (1,700), Rathdowney (1,300), Durrow (800)

>  Kildare

Celbridge (20,300), Leixlip (15,500), Maynooth (14,600), Athy (9,700), Kildare (8,600), Monasterevin (4,200)

>  Clare

Ennis (25,300), Shannon (9,700), Kilrush (2,700)

>  Tipperary

Clonmel (17,100), Nenagh (8,900), Thurles (7,900)

>  Kilkenny

Waterford (53,500), Kilkenny (25,500), New Ross (8,000), Callan (2,500) Thomastown (2,500)

>  Carlow

Carlow (24,300), Tullow (3,900), Bagenalstwon (2,800), Leighlinbridge (900), Rathvilly (900), Borris (600), Hacketstown (600)

>  Wicklow

Wicklow (10,500), Blessington (4,000), Delgany (3,000), Enniskerry (1,900), Aughrim (1,400), Ashford (1,400), Avoca (700), Kiltegan (700)

>  Limerick

Limerick (94,100), Adare (1,200), Newcastle West (6,600), Rathkeale (1,400), Kilmallock (1,600)

>  Wexford

Wexford (20,100), Enniscorthy (19,400), Gorey (9,900), New Ross (8,000)

>  Kerry

Tralee (24,000), Castleisland (2,500), Killorglin (2,200) Ballybunion (1,900)

>  Cork

Cork City (124,300), Ballincollig (18,600), Glanmire (8,900), Tower (3,400), Blarney (2,500)

>  Waterford

Waterford (53,500), Kilmacthomas (800), Lismore (1,300), Tallow (900), Dunmore East (1,800) 


Ireland is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Ireland are seeking a more peaceful lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the country to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous country with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music.

Ten Things To Know About Ireland

> FACT 1: Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, due to its incredible and unique shades of green. The country is famous for its rolling hills and amazing views along the Wild Atlantic way, but also for the dramatic mountains and cliffs.

> FACT 2: In Dublin, there is a pub for every 100 inhabitants… Ireland is in the top 10 countries of beer drinkers in the world, with the average Irishman drinking around 100 litres of beer per year!

> FACT 3: The recent BBC show Normal People is based in Ireland, where both the main characters attend Trinity College. However the cliffs of Benbulben, Streedagh Beach and Skellig Michael Island all feature in the show too.

> FACT 4: Ireland has an impressive literary presence. Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney are all from Ireland and their works reflect the incredible beauty and character of the country.

> FACT 5: Ireland is the only country to have a musical instrument as its national symbol! The harp is perhaps most famous for being the Guiness symbol however it is now the country’s symbol after the Irish government had to take the Guinness family to take over the trademark.

> FACT 6: Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula, was Irish! Although the novel was set in Transylvania, Stroker was born in Ireland and attended Trinity College. There is even a Bram Stoker festival every year to honour his work.

> FACT 7: Dublin was founded by Vikings. The marauding normans were the original settlers in Ireland in the ninth century. They camped in Dublin, a location they chose as their strategic settlement.

> FACT 8: Halloween is originally from Ireland! Traditionally, it was called Samhain and the Celtics used to light large bonfires on October 31st in order to ward off evil spirits.

> FACT 9: The Irish language is one of the oldest languages in the world! It is estimated to have been around for 3,000-4,000 years, making it as old as Ancient Greek and Hebrew.

> FACT 10: Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest 7 times! They took the trophy in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996.

Where To Live In Ireland

Ireland offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country or coast lifestyles, Ireland is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Dublin Ireland, Kilkenny Ireland, Cork Ireland, Galway Ireland, Waterford Ireland, Limerick Ireland, Waterford Ireland, Kinsale Ireland, Killarney Ireland, Kinsale Ireland, Dingle Ireland, Westport Ireland, Tralee Ireland, Athlone Ireland, Clifden Ireland, Sligo Ireland

Commuting To And From Dublin By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Dublin is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work. Others are happy to commute more regularly to Belfast, Bray, Drogheda, Kilkenny and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

Dublin to Belfast: Belfast is about 166 miles by road from Dublin via the M1 and driving to the centre of Belfast from Dublin normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Belfast from Dublin, with trains taking from 2 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes to get to Belfast.

Dublin to Bray: Bray is about 41 miles by road from Dublin via the M50 and driving to the centre of Bray from Dublin normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Bray from Dublin, with trains taking from 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes to get to Bray.

Dublin to Drogheda: Drogheda is about 50 miles by road from Dublin via the M1 and driving to the centre of Drogheda from Dublin normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Drogheda from Dublin, with trains taking from 50 minutes to 1 hour to get to Drogheda.



Nearest Airports To Dublin, Ireland

The nearest airport to Dublin is Dublin International Airport (DUB) which is 10 miles from Dublin. Other nearby airports include Belfast City (BHD) (under 144 miles), Belfast Aldergrove (BFS) (147 miles)




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