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.

Title Location Price
Friday, 22 October 2021 — Monday, 25 October 2021
Weekend Irish Course FULL! Gleann Cholm Cille €120 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.

Our courses will proceed this year only if they can do so in line with Government of Ireland health advice. There may be some changes to the course format in light of updated health guidelines. Please see our information page on COVID-19 and Oideas Gael’s Course Programme 2021-22.