Learn English in Ireland at Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure

Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a purposely small, 100% Irish, family run, accredited English Language school. Established 20 years in the beautiful and friendly town of Schull, West Cork on Ireland's famous Wild Atlantic Way. English learners aged 4 to 84, enjoy their own exclusive experience. This is thanks to 3 separate centres for adults, juniors and kiddies, just minutes on foot from eachother. So - perfect for full families too. We take care of everything - we meet you at the airport, organise a stay at a host family, holiday home or hotel. Then, to your chosen Engilsh course we add watersports, landsports, creative and cultural activiites to create an unforgettable experience. We are proudly a 'One Location Only' school, so every day you meet the owners & our skilled and caring team, who l become your 'family' here. Class sizes & overall Numbers & nationalities are strictly controlled to ensure individual attention and the best chance to really progress in English - but having wonderful fun too.Year round we are an English teacher training (including Erasmus) and Business English Skills (BULATS) Training Centre, while our Online English Programmes mean our skilled teachers can even teach you 'at home'.

Online English

The Atlantic S.E.A.L. teaching team is now offering an 'Online-English Programme' to interested students who want to continue or start to use and improve their English language when in their home country. Our Online-English Programme is tailor made for YOU , whether for your professional, academic or personal life - or all of these!

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Owner, Barbara Connelly Explains Who We Are..and more

Owner-Director Barbara Connelly explains how all ages, from 4 to 84+, can enjoy their own separate language and leisure experience…

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Full Family Programmes

Our visiting families want to learn English, have family fun, have their own separate experience, while sharing the wonderful adventure…

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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure is situated in Ireland's beautiful south-west, part of the Wild Atlantic Way’s stunning 2,500km stretch of coast.

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Latest News & Offers

Happy Birthday to us!  2019 is our 20th Anniversary
Jan01
Happy Birthday to us! 2019 is our 20th Anniversary

20 years in the breathtaking Atlantic-side location of Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland. We now welcome the children of teenagers who came to us a decade or two ago! Thousands of students aged 4 to 84 have come though the doors of our three separate but close by centres and yet numbers are always kept strictly small while the nationality variety is always very wide.

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Digital De-toxing, Micro-adventures and a licence to be silly for our Adult students of English
Jul07
Digital De-toxing, Micro-adventures and a licence to be silly for our Adult students of English

They are high flyers, top executives, busy parents, CEOs, Sales Managers, HR Managers, Teachers, University Lecturers etc in their ‘real life’ but here at Atlantic SEAL, they all want to improve their English fast and also have a really memorable authentic Irish experience in a breath taxingly beautiful environment.

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Easter Experience 2018 - the warm-up for summer was amazing
Apr04
Easter Experience 2018 - the warm-up for summer was amazing

Some say the Junior Easter Experience at Atlantic SEAL is like ‘summer only sooner’. And indeed many who enjoy it come back a few months later to do it all again, during our summer programme.

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Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a fully accredited school operating year round since 1999. Private, personal, 100% Irish & family run. The only accredited English school in Ireland also approved by Trinity College London as a Teacher training centre.