Caherciveen is located at the tip of the Iveragh peninsula in the Skellig Coastal Region in the south-west of Ireland. Few would disagree that this area, situated between the Kerry Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, is home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in Ireland.

With a population of only 2,000, Caherciveen is an ideal, safe place for language-learners young and old to mix with local people in a safe and relaxed environment. For the over-18s more than twelve pubs offer plenty by way of live entertainment, traditional Irish music and dancing, and the Caherciveen Celtic Music Festival is a focal point for many in the summer.

The area immediately surrounding Caherciveen is full of archaeological remains from Celtic and prehistoric times. Many picturesque villages such as Waterville and Portmagee are within easy reach of Caherciveen, and the larger towns of Killarney and Tralee are just one hour away. Our excursion programme ensures that students benefit from the variety of landscape, both urban and rural, for which Kerry is famous.


How do I book a place on a course?

Send us an email with your name, date of birth, proposed dates and we will get back to you within twenty four hours with details of availability and instructions on how to book.

How soon will I receive details of my host family/accommodation?

Asana will provide full details of your accommodation a minimum of three weeks before your trip

How do I avail of free airport transfers?

Asana arrange free transfers from Cork and Kerry airport at any time on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact us if you need mid-week transfers.

Will there be other nationalities studying at Asana?

Yes! In recent years Asana has welcomed students from Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan and Laos. You will be sharing accommodation with a student from a different nationality, and will be in a multi-national class.

Can I share host family accommodation with my friend of the same nationality?

Asana recommends that you share host family with a student of similar age but different nationality. This will encourage integration with your host family and other students and be of maximum benefit to your English. However Asana can also arrange for you and your friend to share accommodation.

My course starts on a Monday morning – when should I arrive?

You should avail of your free transfer on the preceding Saturday or Sunday. If you have a choice Sunday is the best day to arrive as you will begin your course and meet other students the very next morning

Can I drink alcohol in Ireland?

By law you may only drink alcohol in Ireland if you are eighteen years or over. Asana cannot assume responsibility for any junior students under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substances and may have recourse to immediate repatriation if this occurs.

May I socialize with my friends after dinner?

Junior students (under 18 years ) Asana organizes social events on two evenings each week. On evenings when you are free you may go out with the permission of your host family, but must be at home again by 10pm at the latest.

We ask our adult students to respect the rules of the host family at all times.

What happens on Sundays

Your host family is asked to include you in whatever they are doing as a family every Sunday. Typically families might attend a regatta or Gaelic football match, visit relatives, go for a drive or a walk, or meet up with other families hosting students. You should speak to your family in advance so that you know the plan for each Sunday.

Cancellation policy

A non-refundable booking deposit of 200 euro is required upon booking. The balance will be due six weeks before your arrival in Ireland.
If you cancel more than six weeks before your arrival we will refund any moneys paid less original deposit of 200 euro. If you cancel after this six-week deadline an administration fee of a further 300 euro will be retained by Asana, all other moneys to be refunded immediately upon cancellation.
In the event that you are denied a visa Asana will refund all moneys less original 200 euro deposit.