History of Equinox Education Services

Equinox Education Services Ltd was founded by Managing Director Noel Doyle who has been involved in international education and cultural exchange for over 20 years, promoting both Ireland as study destination as well as arranging and assisting Irish students with overseas study programmes.

History of Equinox Education Services.


  • Equinox Education Services Established


  • Welcomed the first short term students to Ireland


  • Welcomed the first long term students to Ireland to study at Irish Secondary school


  • Welcomed first long term University students to Ireland


  • Official Partnership with ISES JAPAN


  • Started sending our first Irish students to Europe


  • Welcomed first Japanese group to Ireland
  • Choral Programmes for Japanese & Irish Choirs
  • Started promoting international High Schools, Colleges & universities in the Japanese market place.


  • First Tailor-Made Programmess in Carlow & Kilkenny to welcome Japanese students
  • Christmas Programmes in Rovaniemi (Finland) for Elementary Kids


  • Welcomed several long-term students
  • First University Exchange Programmes between Konan’s
  • Women University and DCU
  • Successfully represented 20 selected educational institutions worldwide.


  • Continued to represent top-class educational institutions
  • 5 school group exchange Programmes developed and delivered
  • Assisted Irish students’ to study overseas


  • Celebrated our 10th anniversary.
  • Art exchange Programmes for kids between 8-15 from Japan & Ireland Start of Equinox Academic Institute
  • Launched first Equinox Summer Camp
  • Changed to company status


  • 9 school group exchange Programmes developed and delivered
  • Official Partner with MyStudy in Malaysia for Secondary
  • School students
  • Welcomed over 300 students to Ireland
  • Summer camps in 3 locations
  • Launched special 4-8 week school immersion
  • Programmes in Callan and Thurles
  • Recognized as an official Educational agent by ICEF
  • Assisted Irish students travel overseas for education


  • Launched Equinox Study Abroad Directory
  • Opened second office at Carlow Gateway Business Centre
  • Increased full time staff to 5 with 20 part time seasonal workers
  • 12 school group exchange Programmes developed and delivered
  • Launched Equinox Study & Cultural Guide to Ireland
  • Facilitated the first Japanese High School & St. Brigid’s College sister-school Programmes


  • Launched 2nd Equinox Study Abroad Directory
  • Increased part-time staff to 35 seasonal workers
  • 14 school group exchange Programmes developed and delivered
  • Won 2018 “Excellence in Enterprise Award” form National Enterprise Awards
  • Successfully run 4 Summer centres
  • New partnerships with Romania
  • Won 2018 Award for Marketing from Carlow Chamber of Commerce


  • Launched new Equinox Web Site www.equinoxlearnabroad.com
  • Increased part-time staff to 55 seasonal workers
  • 17 school group exchange Programmes developed and delivered
  • Won 2019 “Best Export Business” form National Enterprise Awards
  • Successfully run 5 Summer centres
  • New Partnerships in Italy and Germany


  • Celebrating 15 Years in Business
  • Will be celebrating our 75th Tailor-Made Programme
  • 18 school group programmes in Ireland planned for 2020
  • Won 2020 the “Cathaoirleach’s Award for Contribution to Local Economy” at the National Enterprise Awards final in Carlow
  • Won “Leading Provider of Educational and Cultural Programmes 2020” from Irish Enterprise Awards 2020
  • New Partnerships globally including NACEL (USA)
  • In spite of many 2020 programmes being cancelled due to COVID-19, all Equinox staff adapt to work from home to forward-plan for the 2020/21 academic year and new programmes
  • New On-Line Programmes and ‘Equinox On-Line Community’ launched
  • New Adult Programmes Launched