As part of the Cork English Academy English and Work Placement Programme our work experience coordinator has shared this new and exciting work placement with us:


Company Profile

Ireland’s premier sub tropical botanical gardens situated overlooking Dingle Bay on the Ring of Kerry. The Victorian gardens are on over 40 acres. The gardens include a Walled Garden, Primeval Forest, Bamboo Glade, River Walk, Dinosaur Walk amongst over 3km of walks.


Job Title

Gardening and Plant Nursery Assistant

Botanical Gardens

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Pre-Intermediate level of English minimum
  • Keen interest in Gardening
  • Any formal Horticulture Qualification

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting the on-going restoration, maintenance and development of the gardens.
  • Specialist nursery management: Plant feeding, pruning,control of irrigation systems, weeding, pest and disease control, sales and customer service


  • Starting Immediately
  • Duration:  minimum 3 months

Please contact us at [email protected] with inquiries.

We at Cork English Academy were delighted to welcome Laia , Eva and Ferran ,a lovely family from Spain,on our Summer Family Package in 2012 and in 2013.  They love Cork and we hope to welcome them back in 2014 again!

Laia , Eva and Ferran on our Family Package


We asked the family some questions about the Family Package and this is what they had to say:


Q. Why did you choose Ireland as your holiday destination? 

We find Irish people are very friendly, polite and patient with foreign English speakers as us.

Q. What made you chose Cork city as our study destination? 

We live in Tarragona and there is a direct fly . It’s very comfortable.

Q. Do you have any comments with regards the staff at Cork English Academy and Kids Camp?

We got great support from our teachers at Cork English Academy and from Nora the manager of the kids Camp. The kids Camp leaders are very helpful also.

Q. What did you think about the distances between schools,camps and accommodation?

The distances are short so you can manage to combine the Activity Camp and Academy without problems .

Q.What is your favourite thing about Cork?

No doubt , the strongest point in Cork are the people.

Q. Would you suggest friends coming here and why?

We have suggested to our friends to take the family package because it’s a good way to learn for all the family . Not only teachers/staff in the academy are fantastic , even on the street  , going shopping is a genuine in English language experience .


Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you all again soon!