Spleodar: Immersive Irish Summer Courses in Connemara (4th Class – 5th Year)
The 2021 Application form is now online from the Summer Courses 2021 page. Please read the checklist here before applying.
As you know, unfortunately all of our 2020 courses were cancelled (info). However, we are now fully focused on summer 2021 and hope that by then normal order will have resumed
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.
View the Spleodar online policy: Polasaí Úsáide Inghlactha
Nuacht & Upcoming
- Spleodar 2021 Application Form Checklist/ Terms Update (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