Week-Long and Weekend Irish Language Courses

Learn Irish in the Gaeltacht with Oideas Gael.
Enjoying learning Irish in Oideas Gael!
Beginners' Irish group with their teacher, Andrew, summer 2016.
2015 course participants at Oideas Gael.

Are you learning Irish for the first time or do you already speak Irish? Oideas Gael language courses are specially designed to cater for the needs of adults at all learning stages, including those who are more advanced but in need of practice. Each course contains three or more levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced, and is usually of one week’s duration.

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Title Location Price
Friday, 28 April 2017 — Monday, 1 May 2017
Weekend Irish course Gleann Cholm Cille €100 Book now
Saturday, 3 June 2017 — Saturday, 10 June 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 10 June 2017 — Saturday, 17 June 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 17 June 2017 — Saturday, 24 June 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 24 June 2017 — Saturday, 1 July 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 1 July 2017 — Saturday, 8 July 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 8 July 2017 — Saturday, 15 July 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 15 July 2017 — Saturday, 22 July 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 22 July 2017 — Saturday, 29 July 2017
Irish Language Course (Gleann Fhinne) Gleann Fhinne €220 Book now
Saturday, 29 July 2017 — Saturday, 5 August 2017
Irish Language Course (Gleann Fhinne) Gleann Fhinne €220 Book now
Saturday, 5 August 2017 — Saturday, 12 August 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 12 August 2017 — Saturday, 19 August 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Saturday, 19 August 2017 — Saturday, 26 August 2017
Irish Language Course Gleann Cholm Cille €220 Book now
Friday, 27 October 2017 — Monday, 30 October 2017
Weekend Irish course Gleann Cholm Cille €100 Book now

Learn Irish in the Gaeltacht with our specialist teachers who use graded courses, supported by modern audiovisual resources, as well as other proven methods of language teaching. The daily schedule consists of intensive morning and afternoon tutorials with attention directed towards spoken Irish (except for some units at the highest level), aiming at correct pronunciation, proper idiom and development of vocabulary, particularly as regards contemporary life. Our aim is to foster conversational ability and fluency, with some 35 language contact hours per course. Recreational activities such as dancing, poetry, or guest lectures take place each evening, after which participants are free to practise their Irish with people from all other levels while enjoying the craic in the local pubs.

The social format of the courses ensures that people attending on their own quickly feel comfortable and at ease within the group.

It has been the experience of the Directors that beginners who complete a two-week programme succeed in achieving a marked improvement in fluency.

Courses are officially recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.