Top English teaching jobs in Ireland

Public Schools in Ireland

Public school teaching jobs in Ireland fall into two main categories: Primary and Secondary school teachers. Primary school teachers teach children between the ages of 4-13 and Secondary school teachers teach students 13 and up.
While Primary school teachers must be able to speak Irish in order to teach, the demand for qualified secondary school teachers who specialize in STEM subjects is quite high.
Teachers should have a good chance of finding work in schools that specifically focus on science and math, as long as they fulfill the job requirements which include a Bachelor’s degree and teaching license. Teachers with foreign teaching qualifications must apply for recognition of their qualifications to the Teaching Council, which is the statutory body that sets the standards of academic achievement and professional training required of teachers.
historic buildings and architecture on ireland's coast that teachers living in ireland can visit

Private Schools in Ireland

Private language schools are common in Dublin and other major cities, where schools cover general English and Business English. Requirements typically include a Bachelor’s degree and some form of ESL teaching qualification such as a TEFL certificate, and ESL schools typically cater to non-fluent English-speaking foreigners living in the country.
To teach in a commercial language school, applicants must have a minimum of a Level 7 qualification on the National Qualification Framework. Many language institutions will provide teacher training courses, more commonly known as TEFL, which are fully accredited by the Irish Department of Education.
Members of the EU union are not required to obtain a work visa, however, non-EU citizens will need to obtain a work visa before applying for teaching jobs in Ireland, as schools do not sponsor visas.
sunrise along ireland's green rolling hills

Teaching in Ireland – Salary and Benefits

Basic Benefits Public School Jobs in Ireland Private School Jobs in Ireland
Salary $31,000 – $46,000 USD $20 per hour
Teaching Hours 27.5 hours per week 25 hours per week
Vacation 13 – 17 weeks Varies by school
Class Size 25 Varies by school
Accommodation Cost Paid for by the teacher Paid for by the teacher
Airfare Paid for by the teacher Paid for by the teacher
Bonuses Varies by school Varies by school
Locations Locations all over the country High demand for English teachers in major cities
Start Dates September Start dates occur throughout the year

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Ireland at a glance

Country information

Capital: Dublin

Language: Irish, English

Population: 4.595 million

Currency: Euro

Government: Parliamentary democracy

Major religion: Christianity

Climate: Temperate oceanic

Quick facts

Ireland is a single island but it is made up of two countries: The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s official national holiday

Irish, or Irish Gaelic is the country's first official language, however the second official language English is more commonly spoken.

The Irish consume in average 131.1 liters of beer per year - the 2nd highest per-capita consumption after the Czech Republic.

Many Irish last names begin with “O” or “Mac”, which means “son of” and “grandson of” in Gaelic