Irish Language Colleges

Coláiste Gharumna


Coláiste Gharumna caters for teachers who have trained abroad. To enable them to teach permanently in schools in Ireland, they need to pass the S.C.G exam. Coláiste Gharumna offers intensive week long course's in preparation for the S.C.G and O.C.G, as well as weekend courses for professionals who need Irish in their line of work.
Accommodation is provided close to the college so you can enjoy a taste of life in the Gealtacht. Evening activities ensure your stay is an enjoyable and rewarding experience as well as a productive one.
Leaving certificate preparation courses and re-sitting of the Leaving Certificate are also available. For more information see


Coláiste na nOileán


Coláiste na nOileán runs summer camps for students aged from 10 - 18years old. Students are placed in homes close to the college so they are totally immersed in the Irish language. Experience has shown that this is the best way for them to learn the language. Activities and lessons make up the day, while céilís and theme nights are laid on to entertain the students in the evening. See for more details.


Coláiste Spleodar


Coláiste Spleodar runs a summer camp in Lettermullen. Courses run from June to August, 3 weeks in duration each term. Students stay in homes close to the college, where Irish is spoken at all times. As well as lessons, activities include various sports, drama, singing, music and céilís in the evenings. Junior and senior courses are available as well as follow up events such as "An Tostal", mystery tours and various clubs and workshops. See

New courses at Coláiste Gharumna

Gailf Tré Ghaeilge


A brand new approach to the learning of the world's most popular individual sporting activity - Golf, and the teaching of our native language - Gaeilge.
Coláiste Gharumna in conjunction with the Connemara Isles Golf and Seasports Club are affording students of Irish schools and junior members of G.U.I Clubs a 7 day full time course of Galf Tré Ghaeilge commencing mid-term break October 27th 2014.

Gaeltacht Transition


A Monday to Friday 5 day full-time course introducing students to modern day Gaeltacht life by active participation in the socio-economic, cultural, linguistic, heritage and sporting activities.
Formal modules will take place in the mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Guided hill walking, coastal field trips, shellfish foraging and heritage trails will form part of the afternoon activities. Individual coaching in sporting activities, a choice of canoeing, kayaking or golf will be provided in the afternoon from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Evening events will provide a unique insight to the past, present and future cultural way of Gaeltacht life. Students will be strongly encouraged to actively participate and will be appropriately awarded for their efforts.