Spleodar: Gaeilge Courses in Connemara

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 (Update: a Deferral/Refund form has been added to this page) 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

2021 Application Forms will be online Sunday Sep 6th 2020 at 1PM. The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately resulted in cancellation of our 2020 courses. Please go to the latest News story for more details and to access a student deferral/refund form download.

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.

In Spleodar, we take our responsibilities for ensuring students safety and well-being very seriously. To this end, students are supervised at all times. Cinnirí stay in houses with the students and accompany them to and from the College. Teachers also visit houses on a regular basis and speak to students, cinnirí and the Bean an Tí.

All events are run on a group basis by cinnirí under the constant supervision of senior members of staff.

Contact Spleodar Head Office

Bóthar an Chairn Mhóir,
Uarán Mór,
Co. na Gaillimhe.

Email: eolas@spleodar.com

Telephone (9am-5pm Monday to Friday): 091-388916