Covid-19 Refund Form 2021

Deferral/Refund form: Covid-19 Refund Form 2021

Dear Parents / Students,

As you doubtless are aware, Covid-19 continues to affect almost every aspect of our lives and many activities and industries remain unable to resume ‘normal service’.

As with last year, we will provide a refund to all who had hoped and committed to getting to Spleodar this summer.

Please complete and return the attached form (click the link in the red box above) with your details: also please note the information contained regarding our upcoming transition to an online-payments system.

Tugaigí aire agus fanaigí slán.
Le meas,

Mait Ó Brádaigh
Carmel Nic Eochaidh

2021 Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled due to Covid

A thuistí/chaomhnóirí, a chairde
I ngeall ar fhógra an tAire Jack Chambers nach mbeidh cúrsaí samhraidh 2021 ar siul táimid ag obair ar chóras a chur le cheile chun aisíócaíochtaí a ofráil ar gach duine.
Beidh tuilleadh eolais ar fail anseo go luath maidir le haisíocaíochtaí.
Ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a ghabháil libh, tuismitheoirí agus daltaí araon, atá tar éis bheith linn le blianta nó libh atá nua linn i mbliana. Freisin ba mhaith linn ár buíochas a ghabháil lenár mná tí don obair iontach a dhéanann siad bliain I ndiadh bliana.

Dear Parents / Students
In light of Minister Jack Chambers announcement that the Gaeltacht summer courses for 2021 are to be cancelled, we would like to inform parents that we are currently working on a system for refunds.

Further information will be available here on this website in the coming weeks regarding refunds.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and students who have been with Spleodar for the past 23 years. Also, we would like to mention the Bean An Tí’s. We thank them for their exceptional work over the years.

We look forward to returning to summer courses in 2022.

Spleodar 2021 Application Form Checklist/ Terms Update

At Spleodar we strive to make our applications process as fair and accessible as we possibly can, despite the limited numbers available for our courses and our strong emphasis on having a great mix of students in each venue. We are hugely disappointed about the Covid-19 reality of 2020 and the experiences missed by so many students: may 2021 bring us back to friends, learning, and fun. We have come up with a set of notes that will help to make this year’s registration as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Please read this full list before posting your application.

  1. A deposit of €350 is required. The options for payment are cheque, postal order or bank draft. Made payable to Spleodar.
  2. Please write the student’s name and date of birth on back of payment.
  3. A photograph is required with application form. This does not need to be a passport photo. Please staple it to the application form in space allotted.
  4. If a group of friends are applying to a Spleodar course please post applications in the same envelope. If this is not possible due to time constraints have a cover letter attached to the application form with all friends’ names listed.
  5. For the past few years, many June courses have been booked up in one day! Please consider a later date in the summer if it suits, as over 200 applicants were unsuccessful for 2020 on the first day of processing alone.
  6. Corr na Móna June has a capacity of 90 students. Each year within the first 3 days of applications we receive 200 applications for Corr na Móna. Due to this the max number of friends permitted on this course is 3.
  7. When applying for June choose multiple courses to improve chances of securing a place. If we have a list of friends as discussed in question 4 we can process everyone on the same course then.
  8. As we receive over 1000 applications in the first few days alone please allow us time to process receipts. If you are unsuccessful you normally hear from us first with a range of options.
  9. Application forms for 2021 courses will be available to download from at 1pm on Sunday 6th of September.
  10. The address to send the application form to is: Spleodar, Teach Phuirséíl, Bothar An Chairn Mhór, Uarán Mór, Co Na Gaillimhe.
  11. Do not register post as our postman arrives very early and no one will be available to sign for it. This means collection that evening and a delay in processing your student.
  12. Applications cannot be made online or via email. We have been considering these options for some time but for the 2021 summer bookings, to maintain a consistent system we are sticking with post-applications only.

Important: How does Covid-19 Affect 2021 Applications?

Application process re Covid 19

At present Spleodar have not been asked by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to review the number of students we are allowed on our summer 2021 courses. We intend to proceed ahead with full capacity until instructed otherwise.

With Covid 19 in mind we will issue anyone who signs up to Spleodar with a number on their letter of confirmation. This number indicates what number they are on our course. For example, if you are the 90th student enrolled for Tír an Fhia, 90 will be written on your letter of confirmation. If we are instructed to reduce the numbers on our courses in accordance with health guidelines we will then return to the number you will have received on your letter of confirmation. Students who cannot be accommodated if our course numbers are reduced will then be placed on the waiting list for their course in order of the number received on the letter of confirmation.

We will not be opening waiting lists until guidelines are issued with regards to course numbers. In April Spleodar offered a choice to all those who were enrolled for courses in Summer 2020 to defer their course until Summer 2021. A large number of families chose this option and a number of courses are already close to capacity.

If you are choosing one of the courses mentioned below or are applying with a large group of friends please note that there is limited availability on the following courses:

  • Corr na Móna A
  • Ros Muc A
  • Leitir Móir A

Unfortunately, we will have some families disappointed when applying for June 2021, perhaps more so then with other years. We will, as always, do our upmost to accommodate everyone, but we encourage parents to consider courses in July or August to safely guarantee a spot with us in summer 2021. We ask for patience in allowing us time to contact everyone.

If due, to matters out of our control our summer curses are cancelled or numbers are restricted we will issue a full refund less €20 administration fee.

Spleodar is dedicated to following public health guidelines. 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. Please note that at present we are not planning to run buses to and from our courses. A decision on buses will be made when we receive guidelines regarding the same.

You will appreciate that Spleodar is committed to ensuring the safety of all its students and staff and any further measures implemented will be in accordance with public health guidelines at that time.

Spleodar Samhraidh agus Geimhridh Teo
Oifig Cláraithe: Teach Phuirseil, Br. an Chairn Mhoir, Uarán Mór, Co. na Gaillimhe, Cláraithe in Éirinn Uimhir 373263
Stiúrthóirí: M. Ó Bradaigh, P. Ní Chinnsealaigh, E Mac Cormaic, B Ni Ghreachain, D. Nic Gabhann, C. Ni Mhaoilchiaráin, S. Ó Mórdha , P.Ó Broin, P. Mag Lionnáin.

Covid 19 Summer courses 2020 Cancellation

Deferral/Refund form: Covid-19 Deferral/Refund Form

Dear Parents / Students
In light of Minister Seán Kyne’s announcement that the Gaeltacht summer courses for 2020 are to be cancelled we, here at Spleodar, would like to update parents on our plans.

Spleodar will be offering a refund to all parents.
There will be 3 options.

  • A refund minus €20 operational cost
  • Money to be deferred for the following year for that student
  • Money to be deferred for the following year for a member of that family

If you decide to defer money until the 2021 summer course an application form for 2021 will be sent out to you with a family ID number. This means you can secure a course before it becomes available for new entries.

When it is safe to return to the office, in accordance to governmental guidelines, Spleodar will link a refund application form on to
The refund application form can be submitted by post or email.

Please note no refund can be organised until our staff are back in the office.

Lastly we would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and students who have been with Spleodar for the past 22 years. Also we would like to mention the Bean An Tí’s. We thank them for their exceptional work over the years and we look forward to many more.

These are unprecedented times and wish everyone the best of health.

Stay Safe
Mait Ó Brádaigh
Carmel Nic Eochaidh

Slógadh Spleodar – Athlone Springs – 30/11

Beidh Slógadh Spleodar ar siúl in Áth Luain ar an Satharn 30 Samhain óna 1.00 – 6.00
i.n. san Óstán Athlone Springs. Beidh 19 gclub de chuid Spleodar ann ar an lá. Beidh
béile na Nollag againn maraon leis an gcomórtas amhrán club. Tá muid ag tnúth le
gach duine a fheiceáil ann ar an lá chun an obair atá déanta ins na clubanna a

Slógadh Spleodar will be taking place in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland, Athlone on
Saturday 30th November from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Slogadh Spleodar is a get-together of
all our clubs. All 19 Spleodar clubs will be travelling to Athlone for the event and we expect
full attendance from all club members. We will be having a Christmas dinner in the hotel
ballroom and the inter – club competition will take place after dinner.

There will be buses travelling form all the clubs. The total cost of the day will be €20. (For
anyone travelling by car the cost of the day will be €10) This will include the bus and the
Christmas dinner in the hotel. The bus timetable for Slógadh Spleodar is BELOW


Slógadh Spleodar Clár Ama Bus

Ionad Ag Fágáil Departing Ag Filleadh Returning
Guaire – Gorey – ‘Tesco Extra’ Carpark 09.30 am 9.00 pm
Carnew – Coláiste Bhríde Carnew 10.00 am 8.15 pm
Ceatharlach – Seven Oaks Hotel 10.45 am 7.30 pm
Baile Átha Cliath – Heuston Station 11.15 am 7.30 pm
Baile Átha Cliath – Woodies – Lucan 11.40 am 7.15 pm
An Cábhán – Cathedral Carpark 11.15 am 7.45 pm
Longfort – Mastertech Carpark 12.05 pm 6.50 pm
Cora Droma Rúisc – G.A.A grounds Dublin Rd. 11.35 am 7.15 pm
Uarán Mór- Community Centre 11.30 am 7.30 pm
Baile Locha Riach – Loughrea Hotel and Spa 11.50 am 7.00 pm
An Muileann gCearr – Lidl on the bypass 12.15 pm 6.45 pm
An Uaimh (Navan) – Fairgreen Carpark 11.00 am 7.45 pm
An tAonach (Nenagh) – Aldi Nenagh 11.30 am 7.30 pm
Nás na Ríogh (Naas) –CBS School 11.45 am 7.45 pm
Foxford – St. Josephs Secondary School 11.00 am 7.30 pm

Athlone Springs Hotel Map

An tOireachtas 2019 FOIRM

An tOireachtas 2019 Brú na Bóinne / City West 29/10/2019 – 01/11/2019 (Tuesday – Friday)

The Oireachtas will be held from 29th October until 1st November. The total cost of the trip will be €150. This will include a coach for the duration of the trip, accommodation for the three nights in The Newgrange Lodge hostel, breakfast every morning, dinner on two days, as well as entrance to all activities on the trip. Activities include: A day in Tayto Park, workshops, sport, quiz, a fancy dress céilí and ‘Beo’ Competition and more. Buses will be travelling from Dublin, Athlone, Loughrea and Oranmore.

The bus timetable will be available to download here on closer to the trip.

Our regular Spleodar rules will apply and ard-chinnirí and teachers will be present at all times.
For those applying to be a cinnire we will be doing preparation at the Oireachtas for the position and this will be beneficial to all.

If you are interested in attending An tOireachtas please return the application form available from this page above along with a deposit of €100 to the following address before Friday 11th October:
Spleodar, Teach Phuirséil, Bóthar an Chairn Mhóir, Uarán Mór, Co. na Gaillimhe.

Upon receipt of the application form and deposit a text will be sent out as confirmation that your student has received a place at an tOireachtas. Spaces are limited on this trip and we remind you that we will not be able to issue refunds for non attendance.

If you have any questions regarding An tOireachtas please refer to the contact details on the form.

New Spleodar website online!

This new version of the Spleodar website has gone live in August 2019.

It aims to better represent what we at Spleodar are about: fun, education, and heritage. We hope it provides a lot of useful information.

If you notice anything strange or broken on this site we’d really appreciate feedback!

“An Tostal” Application Form 2020 (Form and Bus Times)

An Tóstal
Áth Luain (Athlone Institute of Technology)
Satharn 24 Lunasa 2019
12.00– 7.00 i.n

Beidh Tóstal Spleodar ar siúl ar an Satharn an 24 Lunasa in Áth Luain. Tosóidh sé ag 12.00
agus críochnóidh sé ag 7.00. €60 a bheidh ar an lá. Clúdóidh sé sin an bus, siamsaíocht agus
Cuirtear i gcuimhne do gach duine go mbeidh rialacha Spleodar i bhfeidhm ar an lá. Is gá do
gach duine Gaeilge a labhairt ar an lá agus is gá do gach duine fanacht i ngrúpa le cinnire.
Más suim leat teacht is gá an fhoirm thíos maraon leis an airgead a sheoladh isteach chuig an
oifig roimh an Luan 18 Lúnasa.

Tóstal Spleodar will be held in the Athlone Institiute of Technology on Saturday 24th
from 12.00 – 7.00 pm. Tóstal Spleodar is the annual re-union of all students who attended
courses this summer. Please find attached bus timetable and application form. The cost of
the entire day will be €60 euro. (€50 for those travelling by car) (€40 per head for two or
more per family) – this must be paid for in advance. (Those travelling by car need to be at
the Sports Arena in Athlone Institute of Technology at 12.00 pm)
Activities on the day will include a trip to Bay Sports, bouncing castles, sport competitions,
dancing and a céilí. Lunch…chips and sausages/nuggets and a drink will be provided on the
day. Please ensure to bring swimming gear for Bay Sports.

Students attending An Tóstal are reminded that Spleodar rules apply on the day. Students
must speak Irish at all times and they must remain in their group with cinnirí at all times.

Contact Cian, 086 7255557, for any enquiries or information.

Anyone wishing to attend An Tóstal must return the application form and fee to: Spleodar (see link below),
Teach Phuirséil, Bóthar an Chairn Mhóir, Uarán Mór, Co. na Gaillimhe before Monday
18th August
. Upon receipt of application and fee a text will be sent to confirm that your
student has a place on the trip. Buses are booked in advance and it is therefore imperative
that Spleodar receive all applications on or before 18th August. There will be no refund of
fee for non-attendance.

DOWNLOAD THE FORM: Tostal 2019 Form