Spleodar: Immersive Irish Summer Courses in Connemara (4th Class – 5th Year)
2021 Applications will be online Sunday Sep 6th 2020 at 1PM. Please read the checklist here before applying.
Please read here about our deeply difficult but necessary decision to cancel our upcoming courses for summer 2020.
Spleodar is a not for profit Irish Language youth organisation which runs residential courses in the heart of Connemara during the Summer months. With more than 20 years of experience, Spleodar have a proud heritage of providing high quality education and promoting the Irish language.
We run three sessions of courses (June/July/August) for student ages ranging from 4th class in Primary school to 5th year (pre-Leaving Cert) in Secondary school, spread among six unique locations around the west coast. As well as our summer courses, we hold multiple annual events for students during the year, and organise up to seventeen student clubs around the country that provide great opportunities to keep building on Irish learned over the summer.
Nuacht & Upcoming
- Spleodar Application form checklist for 2021 applications (7/10/2020)
- Cur ar ceall Chúrsaí 2020 toisc Covid-19 (4/20/2020)
- Slógadh Spleodar – Athlone Springs – 30/11 (11/21/2019)
- Oireachtais 2019 Clár Ama Bus (10/1/2019)
- An tOireachtas 2019 FOIRM (9/17/2019)
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltach inspects the houses in which the students stay, ensuring standards laid out by the department are upheld.
The speaking and learning of Irish is a cornerstone of Spleodar, as is developing leadership skills. Willingness, effort and hard work are key to an enjoyable course. Students who immerse themselves in the course will benefit both in terms of language and personal development.
All events are run on a group basis by cinnirí under the constant supervision of senior members of staff.
I will never forget my time with Spleodar. I learned a lot of Irish and had great craic.
My daughter had a great three weeks with Spleodar. Her Irish came on immensely and she made some great new friends.
Contact Spleodar Head Office
Bóthar an Chairn Mhóir,
Co. na Gaillimhe.
Telephone (9am-5pm Monday to Friday): 091-388916