Spleodar Student Interview & Information meeting/An tAgallamh
In order to fully understand each student’s needs, and to ensure that both students and parents understand how Spleodar courses run, every student must attend an information meeting in their area. You should select the best location for you when applying to Spleodar (see the list below).
Returning students do not have to attend a meeting. It is for NEW students.
Every student must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
After your application for our course has been received a receipt is issued within 21 days. Later, you and your parents will be invited to an interview / information meeting conducted at a venue in your locality. If who fail to attend any information meeting (and are a new student at Spleodar) then unfortunately you cannot attend a course. Each student must be accompanied by a parent.
What happens at the meeting?
The meeting will last about an hour and a half and will consist of a brief and easy conversation in Irish between the student and the interviewer, followed by a question and answer information session for parents and students (in English). The rules of the college, including “Riail an Gaeilge” (the Irish Rule) will be fully explained. This is not an Irish exam! It is just a way for us to learn about you and show you how your Spleodar course will work. We find this meeting really helps students to know what to expect in the summer.
Do I need to learn anything for this Information session?
Students should learn Amhrán na bhFiann in preparation for the interview. You can find the lyrics here at the bottom of our Before You Go page.
Information meeting locations:Select the most convenient for you when applying.
- BAC (Dublin) Northside
- BAC (Dublin) Southside
- BAC (Dublin) Westside
- Gaillimh (Galway)
- Cathair na Mart (Westport)
- Luimneach (Limerick)
- Sligeach (Sligo)
- Ceatherlach (Carlow)
- Guire (Gorey)
- Baile Atha Luain (Athlone)
- An Cabhán (Cavan)
- An Muileann gCearr (Mullingar)
- Longfort (Longford)