Oideas Gael Initiatives
Internet magazine for Irish speakers in Ireland and worldwide. Beo is issued by Oideas Gael monthly, with support from Foras na Gaeilge, and contains interviews and articles with glossary, learners' section, discussion forum and other interactive features.
An Siopa Gaeilge is open daily and located at Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall. There are resources for both adult and young learners of Irish, materials for teachers, books, music, DVDs, and much more!
Enjoy Irish is a new course for beginners from Dr. Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair. Illustrated role plays, easy to understand grammatical explanations, CD with native speakers. Published by Oideas Gael.
Experience the wonder of walking in Ireland: Donegal Hillwalking with Oideas Gael.
Gleann Cholm Cille
Gleann Cholm Cille is a joy to visit at any time of the year. Visit this Gleann Cholm Cille Community website for information about this beautiful area and what goes on here!
The Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum, founded by Fr. James McDyer, is a replica of a thatched cottage village in rural Ireland that offers a glimpse of daily life during the past centuries.
Discover the story of Colmcille - St Columba - the Irish saint who set sail from Derry in 563 to found his monastery on the Scottish island of Iona.
Learn more about the history and the experience of the Turas Cholm Cille on this page, and enjoy an interactive video tour of the stations.
Boat tours to the Sliabh Liag Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe standing 600m (1972 feet). Sail close to the shore to appreciate this and many other spectacular sights.
Reserve a cottage for your holiday accommodation and enjoy your time in a region of Ireland that has remained unspoilt by the hustle and bustle of modern day living.
Traditional Donegal cottage, secluded, overlooks Lougheraherk in Gleann Cholm Cille.
Looking for somewhere to stay? Slieve League View Apartments, Carrick, are an excellent choice as a base to explore the wonderful County of Donegal with its spectacular beaches, walks and history.
Hillwalking Club based in South West Donegal, Ireland.
Local artist, Conal McIntyre, explores the donegal landscape with art work in oils, pen and ink. Conal's work can be seen at the Glen Gallery (June, July, August) in Caiseal Village, Gleann Cholm Cille, County Donegal.
Lots of photographs of Gleann Cholm Cille and the surrounding area of southwest Donegal. General views, flora, archaeological sites, people... very interesting views.
A video made by student Breandán Ó Laobhais while attending the 2008 Language & Culture Summer School at Oideas Gael, and posted on his blog.
A definitive tourism guide on all that County Donegal, Ireland, has to offer the visitor.
Donegal on the Net, a comprehensive guide to Donegal web sites.
Large selection of self catering holiday homes throughout Donegal, Ireland.
Donegal Thatched Cottages offers 4-star self catering traditional Irish cottages for holiday rental. Magnificent location right on the seafront/beach at Cruit Island, County Donegal.
Local photographer based in Eadar Gabhail, Ardara.
Enjoy a visit to a life-sized fishing trawler wheelhouse and an audio visual presentation on the fishing and famous Donegal hand-knotted carpets also home to the longest hand-knotted carpet loom in the world. Local crafts and products on display in the gift/coffee shop.
Cycling, Walking Holidays in Donegal and North-West Ireland.
Holidays in Ireland
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s spectacular coastal touring route, stretching for 1500 miles along Ireland’s dramatic western seaboard taking in some of the most enchanting scenery in the world.
The official tourism informational website for Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo.
This site provides video tours and guides for self-catering holidays in Ireland.
Bunk Campers offer camper van hire and rental throughout Ireland. A fleet of funky, compact and stylish camper vans offering transport and self-catering accommodation in one!
Rising Road Tours, LLC, is a unique tourism company offering small group tours to rural Ireland. The main goal of the company is to offer flexible, affordable, educational, vacation tours that provide travellers an opportunity to experience a facet of Irish life often missed in packaged tours.
Travelling in the Irish speaking regions of Ireland, with links and photos.
Tour Clare is not only a travel site for County Clare, Ireland, but also for the Irish going on holiday abroad and for those who are visiting Ireland and the rest of Europe.
A "Mountains and Sea" walking holiday in Ireland. Eight days relaxed walking and talking in two of the most beautiful regions of Ireland: Antrim, in the north-east, with its strong Scottish links and Donegal, in the north-west, with its Irish-speaking communities and ancient history.
Take a bike tour and discover the beauty and hospitality of the North West of Ireland. Ireland by Bike have been offering cycling holidays in the area since 2010.
For 80 years, An Óige - the Irish Youth Hostel Association (IYHA or YHA Ireland), has been providing safe, affordable accommodation and travel experiences to those travelling Ireland as backpackers, groups, or families.
The official website of Irish singer and Donegal fiddler.
A volunteer group formed to help support and promote the art of fiddle playing in the Donegal tradition.
Malachy Duffin's website which includes biography, lyrics and sound samples of his songs in English, Irish, and Ulster Scots, as well as his educational materials!
Traditional songs in Irish from Connemara; lyrics and translations given in CD booklet.
Sean-nós singing in Irish along with a few sets of Irish traditional music; lyrics and translations provided.
The official website of acclaimed singer agus Donegal man, Daniel O'Donnell.
The Irish language around the world
An annual Irish language immersion weekend in San Francisco, with teachers coordinated by Oideas Gael. There are four levels: Absolute beginners, Next level beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.
For those living in or visiting London, the London Irish Centre offers courses in Irish, as well as other Irish social and cultural events.
The Irish language online
Cois Life publishing company was founded in 1995. Current listings feature books for learners of Irish, young people, plays, fiction and poetry.
Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) (The European Certificate in Irish), for adult learners at six levels from Absolute Beginners 1 to Advanced 2.
One of the most comprehensive Irish language resource sites you will find on the Web.
An online resource guide dedicated to all things Gaelic.
Every year since 1968 Cumann Merriman has run a Summer and a Winter School to commemorate Brian Merriman and his work and in addition, to promote interest in every aspect of Irish culture, such as the Irish language, Irish history, literature and music.
Futa Fata, independent music label and publishing house, based in Spiddal, Co. Galway in the Gaeltacht or Irish (Gaelic) speaking region of Connemara, on Ireland's Atlantic coast.
An internet gateway for Irish books and goods.
LORLUM is a new publishing house, specialising in Christian publications in Irish and English.
Culture, Resources, Other links
"Traditions, folklore, history and more. If it's Irish, it's here. Or will be!"
A family business started in 1995, committed to providing the best in Irish products. The products they list are from Irish manufacturers (unless otherwise stated), mostly small family firms.
A useful resource containing news, books, pictures and links.
Based in Dublin, the Institute of Irish Leadership offers courses in transformational leadership to people of all nationalities and backgrounds.
The Centre was established in 1995 as a non-profit company with the aim of providing training, information and demonstrations of organic gardening, growing and farming. It is located on a 19 acre site in Rossinver in the unspoilt countryside of North Leitrim.
Beautiful cards and images from Ireland, some with greetings already in Irish, and others for which you can choose a greeting in Irish if you wish. And, of course you can add your own Irish wording to all of them!
ILA French language school provides quality French language courses in South of France, taught by qualified and experienced French teachers.
Unique handmade gifts from Ireland.
The goal of the Irish American Museum of Washington, D.C., is to become a major cultural institution that will bring Irish-American history to life for visitors of all ages, from all ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds
Tara-inspired, locally-sourced Irish sweaters, hats and Aran scarves.