Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne run a 3 week and a 2 week Irish summer residential programme at Coláiste Íde on Dingle Harbour. Coláiste Íde is a 18th c manor house. All students stay at the Boarding College. Coláiste Íde is inspected by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and officials from Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne. Coláiste Íde is of a high standard and each student has a single bed. Kitchen staff are employed to provide homely nutritious meals whose menus have been agreed with Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne.
2 Week Course from €820*
* €250 deposit required
Course Dates 2021
2 Week Course | €250 deposit | €880 total
2 Week Course | €250 deposit | €850 total
2 Week Course | €250 deposit | €820 total
Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne put great emphasis on learning Irish through fun and interesting non-classroom based activities, ranging from sports to trips to historical sites throughout west kerry. When the weather is suitable, students spend the afternoon on the beach.
The objective of the college is to give students not only a knowledge of the Irish language but also a knowledge of traditional Irish music and dance. Our aim is to have every student leave with a few steps, maybe a few words of an Irish song and most of all great memories…
All activities are supervised by our trained team at Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne…
All students stay at the Boarding College. Coláiste Íde is inspected by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and officials from Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne. Coláiste Íde is of a high standard and each student has a single bed. Kitchen staff are employed to provide homely nutritious meals whose menus have been agreed with Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne.
Each college is conducted by a staff which includes a principal, teachers and assistants. The principal and teachers are qualified under the Department of Education and Science regulations, in addition to being fluent speakers of Irish. All of the assistants are eighteen years of age or over and are trainee teachers at one of the Colleges of Education. The assistants’ duties include helping students to speak Irish outside the classroom, assisting with the organisation of games in the afternoons and the teaching of dancing at the evening céilí. The assistants also perform the very important function of helping young students who feel lonely to settle down on the course.
The Committee does not believe in having a long list of rules which students must obey. There are a few simple rules and it is requested that these be brought to the student’s attention before coming to the Gaeltacht. Contravention of these rules will result in the student being sent home from the course and forfeiting the course fee.
- Students must speak Irish at all times.
- All students must obey instructions received from the Headmaster, Teachers and Assistants.
- • All students must return to their dorms from the céilí at the appointed time and are not permitted to leave thereafter. This also applies to students taken out for the day or part of the day by Parents/Guardians.
- Possession or use of tobacco, alcoholic drink or addictive substances is prohibited. Students are not allowed to enter a licensed premises.
- Students must comply with the rules of the road.
- Use of mobile phones will be restricted during college hours.