General Information Pack
Thank you for choosing DELS, please find below information which will help you with your stay with us.
What to Bring
As much as we love our green country the weather can be unpredictable so we recommend the following items:
- Waterproof jacket
- One towel. Towels are provided but it is recommended to take an extra towel
- Warm clothes ie jumpers, jackets
- Notebook and pen
- Three pin plug adaptor
- Photocopy of your passport(please keep separately from your passport)
It is compulsory to have a European Health Insurance Card/E1 11. This is free for all European countries and will cover any doctor or hospital appointments in the case of any medical issues. For all non European Citizens please take out private medical insurance.
If opting for collection from airport
On entrance of arrivals in Terminal 1 please make your way over to the right. You will see a sign saying Meeting point. Under or around this sign will be a Donegal Language School representative waiting to meet you with a Donegal Language School Sign(see below).
If you are flying into Terminal 2 (Aer Lingus) please make your way to the right towards the Spar shop and one of our representatives will be there to meet you.
If opting for public bus from Dublin airport
There is a direct bus from Dublin airport to Ballyshannon every two hours. To arrive at the bus stop walk out of arrivals from terminal 1 and cross the road, go through the tunnel and you will see a spar shop on your left, walk outside and to the left is the bus stop. Please go to bus stop number 7.
To view the bus times please click here.
We then offer free transfers from Ballyshannon to Bundoran between 10am and 8.00 pm daily.
For transfers outside of these times we can arrange a taxi for you. The taxi fee is around €10.
If we are collecting you, please text 00353876008205 when you are on the bus and also when the bus reaches Enniskillen. This lets us know if the bus is arriving on time. The arrival destination is Ballyshannon.
If opting for collection from Knock airport
Collection: On entrance of arrivals, the terminal is small so you will see the driver waiting for you with a Donegal English Language School sign.
If opting for public bus from Knock airport
There is a direct bus from Knock airport to Bundoran 6 times a day. To view the bus times please click here. We then offer free transfers from West End bus station, Bundoran daily.
If travelling by car
Below are directions Donegal English Language School. Please phone on 00353876008205 when you arrive in Sligo (30 minutes before your arrival in Bundoran) so we can arrange for someone to meet you at the centre and
show you the accommodation.
The address of Donegal English Language School, West End, Bundoran.
You can find GPS directions here
Arrival and Departures
Arrival is anytime from 4 pm onwards. Departure is up to 12pm
Each airline has individual baggage weight restrictions. Please adhere to and leave room in your bag for presents going home. We have had experiences of students paying up to €100 for excess baggage and don’t wish to see this happening again.
If opting for residential accommodation at Zephyr lodge, a twin or triple room is offered with continental breakfast lunch. The residential accommodation is within walking distance of the language school and approximately 5 minutes walk from the town centre. There is a shared bike (s) in the house for you to use subject to availability.
A private room can also be offered at an additional fee. You can view pictures of the accommodation here.
If opting for host family, a private room, breakfast and dinner is included in your accommodation package. Lunch is not, you can have lunch in one of the cafes in the town, at your host family or bring to the school.
Course books are provided. You will receive an itinerary detailing class times and information pack on arrival. Please bring a pen and note book
Laundry facilities are available for stays over 2 weeks.
Please discuss the days at the Lodge or with your Host Family.
WIFI is available at the language school, Zephyr Lodge and is also available in most host families.