Experience the richness of studying English in Ireland at our picturesque Georgian building located in the heart of Cork city. CES acquired ACET that was established in 1975 in 2024. CES will continue on the courses and programmes offered in this fantastic city. One of the leading English Language Schools in Cork, ACET now CES Cork will offer you a guarantee of top-tier academics, accommodation of the highest standard, and unmatched support service in the ‘real capital’ of Ireland.

Cobh - Cork

Courses in Cork


Our prestigious boutique school, located in the heart of Cork city, boasts a chic Georgian interior with excellent facilities to enhance the English learning experience

  • 11 Classrooms
  • Outdoor Garden
  • Extensive Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Vending Machine
  • Study Room
  • Cinema/TV room 
  • Student Common Room


  • Bright & well-equipped teaching rooms
  • Study room with an extensive library of books, supplementary materials at all levels and listening stations with study space
  • Cinema/TV room with a collection of DVDs / Access to television programmes
  • Breakout and relaxation areas for students
  • Innovative training and executive learning spaces
  • Language Counselling available from the Academic Manager
  • Break room with  cold drinks facility and vending machine with tasty snacks
  • Attractive back garden to relax in and enjoy a coffee
  • Recreational activities information board and what’s on in Cork
  • Noticeboards showing jobs on offer in Cork
  • WiFi access throughout the school
  • Gym facilities and swimming pool located 2 minutes walk from campus



Homestays in Cork

Many ACET International students stay with carefully selected families while studying at one of our schools. Staying with a host family gives our students a fantastic opportunity to immerse themselves into a new culture and the English language.

Residential in Cork

Our residential accommodation offers you comfort and security away from home and gives you the opportunity to be part of an international student community

Our Addresses

CES Cork

Wellington House, 16 St Patrick's Pl, Wellington Rd, Cork, T23 AK82


[email protected]

+353 21 4551661


By Train

You can go from Dublin to Cork by train, there is a direct train departing from Dublin Heuston and arriving at Cork. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 33m.

If you want to put your feet up and do some window gazing at Cork’s lush green countryside, travelling by rail is the way to go. Cork’s rail network in the east runs from the Titanic’s last port of call in Cobh to Midleton (home of the famous Jameson Distillery). In the west it runs from Cork City to Mallow (Mallow Castle).

You can purchase a TFI Leap Card, which is up to 30% cheaper than cash single fares and can be used on Cork City bus services (operated by Bus Éireann) as well as Cork commuter rail services on the Cork-Cobh and Cork-Midleton lines.

Irish Rail

By Bus

Buses are a great way to travel especially on longer journeys.

Bus Éireann operate a huge number of routes from Cork city centre to all parts of Cork including towns and villages on the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. Cork’s main bus station is located at Parnell Place in the city centre, all intercity services to the county leave from here. West Cork Connect also provides bus links from West Cork to the city centre. Cobh Connect buses serve the Cobh-Cork City route while the Local Link minibus network spans the entire county.

You can purchase a TFI Leap Card, which is up to 30% cheaper than cash single fares and can be used on Cork City bus services (operated by Bus Éireann) as well as Cork commuter rail services on the Cork-Cobh and Cork-Midleton lines.

By Bike

Cycling is a great way to save money and keep fit. It’s good for the environment and is often the fastest way to get around. TFI Bike Share allows you to rent bikes so you can easily and quickly get around the Cork City. There are over 30 bike dock locations in the city making this is the ideal way to get around and see all the sights.

Bikes are available from 6am to midnight. Journeys of 30 minutes or less are free and visitors can sign up for a 3-day pass using a credit card. The TFI Bikes App is perfect for cycle adventures in the city on the TFI Bikes, with help on station locations, bike and stand availability & route planning.

Bike Share - Cork City

By Airplane

Cork Airport

Routes 225 and 226 provide a frequent service linking Cork Airport to Cork City Centre, Cork Bus Station and Kent Railway Station. These routes operate every 30 minutes weekdays and every 60 minutes on Sundays and Public Holidays. Route 225 operates every 30 minutes throughout the day from Haulbowline – Ringaskiddy – Carrigaline, Ballygarvan and Cork Airport. Route 226 also provides an hourly service to/from Kinsale Co. Cork.

Customers can connect to local and long distance bus services at Parnell Place Bus Station and can also connect to local and Intercity Rail services at Kent Railway Station.

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Social Programmes

At CES, we want you to learn about the culture and people you are living with while improving your English at the same time. Our team of 'Yellow Shirts' organise a whole range of activities, events, and excursions for you during your time here.

  • A FREE orientation tour on your first day
  • Visit museums and art galleries that are close to your learning centre
  • Visits to areas of historic or natural scenic beauty
  • Movie afternoons
  • History and nature walks
  • Quizzes and games
  • Enjoy sports afternoons, whether football, bowling, baseball or more.
  • Afternoon dance and singing lessons
  • Saturday or full weekend tours to the most popular historic or tourist sites in Ireland 

Please note:

Some social activities are free, such as tennis every Monday, movie nights / afternoons and trips to museums. Other activities may incur small expenses. For example, students should buy their own drinks during the pub nights. Most weekend excursions are not free and are not included in course fees (unless otherwise stipulated in group packages). and are pay-as-you-go.

Hear from our Students
Alen Alfaro - Chile

"I have been here for almost 5 months already, not only for the school but because of the city.The things that I like here are definetly the classes, the teachers and the ambient.The school also helped me finding accommodation, which it was very helpful."

Alen Alfaro, Chile

Francis de Souza

"Cork is a milk and honey place to live, work and study. I would recommend the Cliffs of Moher, Rings of Kerry & Glanmire. My teachers Kevin and Patrick are great. Cork is very safe and it has amaizing places to visit."

Francis de Souza, Brazil

Delia Bezzuri

"I have only just arrived to Cork, but from what I have seen, I can say it is a beautiful city! The ACET teachers are very gentle. If you need help, they are here to help you if you want to know something about the city or Ireland in general."

Delia Bezzuri, Turkey

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