About Us

Founded in 2005, Equinox Education Services (EES) is a multi-award-winning company that promotes international education programmes and cultural experiences in Ireland.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make new friends and have a trip of a lifetime? Would you like to explore new cultures, learn new languages, and experience life through a different point of view?

All this and more is possible by participating in the wonderful world of study abroad in Ireland with Equinox Education Services. We pride ourselves on finding the right programmes . Equinox Education Services is here for YOU!

Company Profile

Equinox Education Services Limited provides client services in the Republic of Ireland to a number of overseas institutions and organisations in the form of in-bound (into Ireland) Educational and Cultural Programmes via summer and winter programmes, as well as placing EU and non-EU students into both public and private secondary schools for the academic year and longer.


Equinox’s ethos is to deliver bespoke programmes and experiences, which are tailor-made to their clients’ specific needs and requirements within a safe and secure environment.

EES unique Programmes include facilitating diverse groups such as Teen Entrepreneur Programs , High School Interaction Programs,  touring High School Choirs to Ireland, marching bands, arts and crafts students. EES also facilitates conventional summer camp Programmes in four different locations in Ireland.


Mission Statement
“Our mission is to deliver tailor-made learning and cultural experiences for groups and individuals and to promote internationalism through education and culture”


Our Team

Noel Doyle

Noel Doyle

Founder and Managing Director

Noel has been involved in international education for over 20 years, starting with various roles within the International Student Education services (ISES JAPAN). During the eight years working with ISES JAPAN he was responsible for facilitating hundreds of unique study abroad programmes for groups and individuals worldwide. The people he assisted ranged in age from 4 to 90 years old.

Upon returning to Ireland Noel set up Equinox Education Services 2005 to provide expert and impartial advice to students interested in a study abroad experience. Since then he has successfully represented many educational institutions and visited over 500 schools worldwide, with plans to visit many more. His aim for Equinox Education Services is to be a leader in expert independent advice in all areas overseas of academic programmes and cultural travel. Noel is a fully qualified TEFL teacher and is the Director of Studies of Equinox Education Services’ summer schools. He also holds an MSc in Physics and Mathematics.

To contact Noel directly please call +353 (087) 997 5625 or email info@equinox4study.com

Tomoko Doyle

Tomoko Doyle

Director of Finance

Tomoko is the company’s Director of Finance, HR, and oversees all aspects of the business finance activities, including payroll, reporting and payment to all taxing authorities, insurance recommendations and related purchases and corporate documentation. Tomoko is a fully qualified accounts technician and also holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology.

Cathy Stevenson

Cathy Stevenson

Host Family Coordinator

Cathy has the important task of liaising and managing the more than 500 host families that Equinox Education Services partner with. Cathy deals with all aspects of the host family application process, accommodation inspections, Garda Vetting and student placements.

To contact Cathy directly please call + 353 (059) 917 9340 or email cstevenson@equinox4study.com

Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan

Director of Studies and Activities Manager

Patrick has a dual role with Equinox as our Director of Studies, teaching English as a second language. He is both TEFL and CELTA qualified and holds a Director of Studies qualification with International House, Dublin. Alongside Noel, he teaches on various programmes throughout the year (including Cambridge English certificate preparation classes) and is responsible for planning and delivering a wide range of excursions, leisure activities and sports programmes as Equinox’s Activities Manager. Patrick has also worked for various organisations including TUSLA and holds various youth and social work related qualifications including an honours degree in Applied Social Care.
Caroline Newport

Caroline Newport

International Programme Manager

Caroline has over 15 years industry experience of working within the education sector having founded and operated Dolmen English Language School for a number of years. Caroline is responsible for managing the some of the operational aspects of business, as well as some of the company’s Irish contracts and partnerships.