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Irish Colleges (Gaeltacht Summer Courses)

Irish colleges offer a great opportunity to children from 12 upwards to immerse themselves in the Irish language. It’s a great way for young people to learn Irish and see the language as it thrives in the Gaeltacht. There is a wide variety of Gaeltacht summer courses, which cover a range of different activities from sport to music to adventure outings. Each course also focuses on the language itself though fun and interactive Irish language classes.

Every Gaeltacht summer course and Irish college is different. There is an Irish college to satisfy every child’s interests, whether they prefer football, surfing or music, among other interests. Gaeltacht summer courses are also a fantastic way of making friends and meeting new people.

Participation in these courses can also provide employment later in life, with regular summer positions for young adults as camp leaders available. 

Teenagers who attend these courses often report a larger interest in the language on their return. These courses represent their first experience of Irish outside the classroom. Using Irish in a more natural way can often turn negative feelings towards the language around. 

Gaeltacht summer courses also offer a safe environment for teenagers to experience being away from home for the first time. 

Below is a list of various Irish summer colleges and Gaeltacht courses around the country.

Find a College…

Leinster

Col√°iste na bhFiann (lonnaithe sa Ghaeltacht),
Ráth Chairn, Co na Mí.
Eolas 01 8259342 | R.phost eolas@cnb.ie www.colaistenabhfiann.ie

Coláiste na bhFiann (lonnaithe i gColáiste Cónaithe),
Droim Rí, Co na Mí.
Eolas 01 8259342 | R.phost eolas@cnb.ie www.colaistenabhfiann.ie


Connacht

Col√°iste Aod√°in
An Tuair√≠n An Cheathr√ļ Rua Co. na Gaillimhe
044-934 9102 Caoimh√≠n √ď hEagra eolas@colaisteaodain.com www.colaisteaodain.com

Col√°iste Chamuis
Ros a Mhil, Camus agus An Tulach Co. na Gaillimhe
091-593162 087 785 3363 M√°ire Denvir eolas@colaistechamuis.ie www.colaistechamuis.ie

Col√°iste Chiar√°in
An Cheathr√ļ Rua Co. na Gaillimhe
091-595167 091-595186 Se√°n de Paor C√≥il√≠n √ď Domhnaill eolas@colaistechiar√°in.ie www.colaistechiarain.ie

Col√°iste Cholumba
An Cheathr√ļ Rua Co. na Gaillimhe
091-595 184 Caoimh√≠n √ď hEagra colaistecholumba@gmail.com www.colaistecholumba.ie

Col√°iste Chonnacht
An Spidéal Co. na Gaillimhe 091-553146 Cris Ní Neachtain eolas@colaistechonnacht.com www.colaistechonnacht.com

Col√°iste na bhFiann
Ros Muc, Co. na Gaillimhe Drom Rí nó Ráth Cairn, Co. na Mí
01-825 9342 eolas@colaistenabhfiann.ie www.colaistenabhfiann.ie

Col√°iste Gharumna
Tír an Fhia Leitir Móir Co. na Gaillimhe
091-551922 Eilís Ní Lochnáin colaistegharumna@gmail.com www.colaistegharumna.net

Col√°iste Isliom√°in
Inis Me√°in Oile√°in Ar√°nn Co. na Gaillimhe
01-6403568 087-415 6227 Deirdre Ní Chonghaile

Coláiste Laichtín
Inis Oirr Oile√°in √Ārann Co. na Gaillimhe
065-6822275 Caomh√°n √ď Conghaile info@colaistelaichtin.ie www.colaistlaichtin.com

Col√°iste Lurgan
Indreabh√°n Co. na Gaillimhe
091-593182 M√≠che√°l √ď Foighil http://lurgan.biz/

Col√°iste Naomh √Čanna
Cill Chiar√°in Conamara Co. na Gaillimhe
091-558870 087-1349929 Máire Uí Chonghaile info@colaistenaomheanna.ie www.colaistenaomheanna.ie

Col√°iste Mhuigheo
Ceathr√ļ Thaidhg B√©al an √Ātha Co. Mhaigh Eo
01-6284779 01-6271146 087-2477903 S√©amus √ď Muirithe som4@eircom.net www.colaistemhuigheo.com

Col√°iste na nOile√°n
Tír an Fhia Leitir Móir Co. na Gaillimhe
091-551933 M√≠che√°l √ď M√°ille colnanoilean@gmail.com www.colaistenanoilean.ie

Col√°iste √ď D√≠re√°in
Inis M√≥r Oile√°in √Ārann Co. na Gaillimhe
099-61264 087-6979979 Se√°n √ď Fhlaithearta info@odireain.com www.odireain.com

Col√°iste Sheosaimh
Carna agus Cill Chiar√°in Co. na Gaillimhe
087-7376981 Ciara Nic Math√ļna info@colaistesheosaimh.com www.colaistesheosaimh.com

Col√°iste Spleodar
Leitir Mealláin, Leitir Mór, Corr na Móna, Ros Muc agus Camus Co. na Gaillimhe
091-388916 087-2511582 eolas@spleodar.com www.spleodar.com

Coláiste Uí Chadhain
Na Minna Indreabh√°n Co. na Gaillimhe 091-593510 (le linn an ch√ļrsa)
01 6244324 Joe MacSuibhne eolas@colaisteuichadhain.ie www.colaisteuichadhain.ie

Col√°iste Uisce
Cuan √Čil√≠ OP Clochar B√©al an √Ātha Co. Mhaigh Eo
097-82111 Béal an Mhuirthead eolas@uisce.ie www.uisce.ie

Munster

Coláiste Bhréanainn
Baile an Bhuineánaigh via Lios Tuathail Co. Chiarraí
068-27216 061-400987 Colm √ď Cathasaigh eolas@colaistebbb.ie www.colaistebbb.ie

Col√°iste Chiar√°in
Oile√°in Chl√©ire An Sciobair√≠n Co. Chorca√≠
021-4821116 Siobh√°n √ď D√ļill gaelteo@eircom.com www.gaelachas.ie

Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne
1. An Feothanach, Baile na nGall 2. An Mhin√°ird, Abhainn na Sc√°il 3. An Mhuir√≠och, Baile na nGall 4. Baile an Fh√©irte√°raigh 5. Ceann Tr√°, Baile an Fh√©irte√°raigh 6. Col√°iste √ćde, An Daingean Co. Chiarra√≠
066-9156100 Se√°n √ď Cathasaigh eolas@colaiste.ie www.colaiste.ie

Col√°iste C√ļram
Cnoc an D√ļin Baile Mhic √ďda Co. Chorca√≠
024-98115 021-4507447 (tar √©is 6.00i.n.) √Āine N√≠ Thuama antw@eircom.net Facebook

Col√°iste Eoghan
Uí Chomhraidhe Carraig a’ Chabhaltaigh Inis Co. an Chláir
065-9058014 Se√°n DePaor coleoghain@eircom.net www.coleoghain.com

Col√°iste Ghael Linn,
Baile Bh√ļirne Baile Bh√ļirne Maigh Chromtha Co. Chorca√≠
01-6751200 eolas@gael-linn.ie www.gael-linn.ie  

Col√°iste na Mumhan
Baile √Ātha an Ghaorthaoigh Co. Chorca√≠
021-47071 Caoimh√≠n √ď Drisceoill eolas@colaistenamumhan.ie www.colaistenamumhan.ie

Col√°iste Gleann Maghair
Nua-Choláiste Samhraidh Gleann Maghair, Co. Chorcaí
021-4821116 Siobh√°n √ď D√ļill gaelteo@eircom.net

Coláiste Pobail Cléire
Oileán Chléire Co. Chorcaí
028-39119 Eibhlín Uí Lionáin ccteo@iol.ie www.colaistepobailchleire.ie

Col√°iste na Rinne
Rinn √≥ gCuanach D√ļn Garbh√°n Co. Phort L√°irge
058-46128 Tara Uí Ghréasaí eolas@anrinn.com www.anrinn.com

Ulster

Col√°iste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne
An Cheapach Teileann An Charraig Co. Dh√ļn na nGall
087-2701200 Méabh Mhic Gairbheith colaisteaoidhteileann@gmail.com

Col√°iste √Ārainn Mh√≥ir
√Ārainn Mh√≥ir Co. D√ļn na nGall
01-8314454 086-3692627 M√°nas √ď Luath√°ir√≠ colaisteam@gmail.com www.colaisteam.com

Coláiste Bhríde
Rann na Feirste Leitir Ceannain Co. Dh√ļn na nGall
087-2058175 Niall √ď Slu√°in rnafeirste@gmail.com www.rnf.ie

Col√°iste Chara
Cill Chartha Co. Dh√ļn na nGall
086-1556035 Mairéad Ní Bhrádaigh colaistechara@gmail.com www.colaistechara.ie

Col√°iste Ch√ļ Chulainn
Gaoth Dobhair Co. Dh√ļn na nGall
087-1168241 087-1168250 Caoimh√≠n √ď Casaide info@cuchulainn.com www.cuchulainn.com

Col√°iste na bhFiann
Gaoth Dobhair Co. Dh√ļn na nGall
01-8259342 eolas@colaistenabhfiann.ie www.colaistenabhfiann.ie

Col√°ist√≠ Gael-Linn
Bun an Ibhir agus Machaire Rabhartaigh Co. Dh√ļn na nGall
01-6751200 eolas@gael-linn.ie www.gael-linn.ie

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