Find and Apply for a Spleodar Summer Course
Summer Courses 2020: All courses, June, July, August
Our courses are listed in the table below. To apply, find the course you want and click ‘‘. The course must have a status of ‘OPEN’ to apply. Make sure your class in school matches the course you are applying for.
|JUNE (02/06/2020 to 24/06/2020) A||JULY (26/06/2020 to 18/07/2020) B||AUGUST (19/07/2020 to 09/08/2020) C|
|CAM Camus||4th & 5th Year||CLOSED||LMI Leitir Mealláin||4th & 5th Year||OPEN||LML Leitir Mealláin||4th & 5th Year||OPEN|
|LMRM Leitir Móir||1st & 2nd Year||CLOSED||LMRI Leitir Móir||2nd & 3rd Year||CLOSED||LMRL Leitir Móir||1st & 2nd Year||OPEN|
|RMM Ros Muc||4th & 5th Year||CLOSED||RMI Ros Muc||4th/5th/6th Class & 1st Year||OPEN||RML Ros Muc||2nd & 3rd Year||OPEN|
|CMM Cornamona||1st & 2nd Year||CLOSED||CMI Cornamona||1st, 2nd, & 3rd Year||OPEN|
|LMM Leitir Mealláin||1st & 2nd Year||CLOSED|
|TAFM Tír an Fhia||1st & 2nd Year||CLOSED|
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.