Summer Courses

Find and Apply for a Spleodar Summer Course

Please note that at present we are currently not planning to run buses to and from our courses in summer 2021. A decision on buses will be made when we receive guidelines regarding the same: we are awaiting instructions from The HSE and The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and will follow all guidelines set down by them.

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Summer Courses 2021: All courses, June, July, August

Our courses are listed in the table below. To apply, find the course you want and click ‘INFO‘. The course must have a status of ‘OPEN’ to apply. Make sure your class in school matches the course you are applying for.

JUNE (8/06/2021 to 30/06/2021) A JULY (02/07/2021 to 24/07/2021) B AUGUST (25/07/2021 to 15/08/2021) C
Location Students STATUS INFO Location Students STATUS INFO Location Students STATUS INFO
CAM Camus 4th & 5th Year OPEN INFO LMI Leitir Mealláin 4th & 5th Year OPEN INFO LML Leitir Mealláin 4th & 5th Year OPEN INFO
LMRM Leitir Móir 1st & 2nd Year CLOSED INFO LMRI Leitir Móir 2nd & 3rd Year OPEN INFO LMRL Leitir Móir 1st & 2nd Year OPEN INFO
RMM Ros Muc 4th & 5th Year CLOSED INFO RMI Ros Muc 4th/5th/6th Class & 1st Year OPEN INFO RML Ros Muc 2nd & 3rd Year OPEN INFO
CMM Cornamona 1st & 2nd Year CLOSED INFO CMI Cornamona 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Year OPEN INFO
LMM Leitir Mealláin 1st & 2nd Year CLOSED INFO
TAFM Tír an Fhia 1st & 2nd Year OPEN INFO
A few reasons you should come to Spleodar * Every student, no matter how much Irish they speak at the start of the course, gets used to Riail na Gaeilge (the Irish Language Rule) and the all-Irish environment. * The morning classes focus on spoken Irish. * Your spoken Irish will improve greatly. * Because of the teamwork system, nobody is ever left out or alone. * The day is full of fun, with lots of activities morning, noon and night. * The friends you make here will be friends for life. * The fun doesn’t end after three weeks – with An Tóstal, An tOireachtas, etc., throughout the year.
In Spleodar Samhraidh, we teach Irish on Gaeltacht courses in Connemara, to foster respect for the Irish language among teenagers and teach them cooperation and leadership skills. We have both Senior and Junior courses.
GnáthláDaily Life: The students take part in a wide range of activities – 2.5 hours of classes, various sports, drama, singing, music, dancing, céilí, as well as trips to the beach, swimming, etc.
Information Meeting New students and their parents/guardians must attend a local information meeting/interview. If this meeting is missed, the student will not be allowed to attend a Spleodar course. A parent/guardian must accompany the student to this meeting. The meeting lasts 1.5 hours. The meeting involves a conversation in Irish between the student and a Spleodar staff member, as well as an information session to answer (in English) any questions the students and parents might have. The student must learn Amhrán na bhFiann before the meeting. Spleodar’s rules, including “Riail na Gaeilge” (the “Irish Language Rule”), will also be explained at the meeting.
Pacáil On the last Sunday of the course all families are invited to attend an Open Day during which students perform a show and display the results of their hard work on the course. Students stay with Gaeltacht families who speak Irish as their everyday means of communication. They travel between the Coláiste (college) and the house a few times a day to participate in the various activities.
Pocket money will be collected on the day of arrival and put safely in the college bank. Students may withdraw money daily for the shop.