Location & Director

Location & Director

IRELAND is a land famous for its natural scenic beauty, green fields and clean environment. It has a special quality that continues to attract and fascinate all who visit it. The warmth and friendliness of the Irish people is renowned, which is ideal for students wishing to improve their English speaking.

County Clare in the west of Ireland

COUNTY CLARE is famous for its friendly people, its traditional music, the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. It is a wonderful experience to walk along Clare’s rocky coast-line with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean pounding on the shore, looking out to the Aran Islands eight miles off-shore and, with luck, a beautiful sunset to finish the day. For some visitors to Clare it is the wonderful landscape that is so extraordinary; for others it is meeting people who love to enjoy life. Everyone agrees there is something special about County Clare!

Clare English Language School is spectacularly situated amongst rolling green hills on the western shore of Lough Derg , the largest lake of the River Shannon. See map. Please note that CELS uses Raheen Wood Steiner School premises for its 3-Week Summer Course for Teenagers. It is located on the R463 near Tuamgraney.

View of Lough Derg
Hill-walking near Lough Derg

Raheen Wood Steiner School

Clare English Language School has a close connection to Raheen Wood Steiner School. Its premises are used for the 3-Week Summer Courses and money from the courses directly benefits Raheen Wood. Its location is on the edge of the ancient oak forest of Raheen Wood.


The Director

Alan Williamson B.A., M.A., TEFL has been a Waldorf teacher since 1985 and has taught English as a foreign language since 1991.

Raheen Wood Steiner School
Break-time at Raheen Wood School