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Student Courses - Gaeltacht 2024

Coláiste an Phiarsaigh have three summer courses each year for secondary school students. The courses are two weeks in duration. One differential aspect to our coláiste is our commitment to keeping student numbers strictly limited. This provides students with the opportunity to get well acquainted with one another and also allows for extra attention and supervision ensuring a safe and satisfying learning experience.

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Teacher Courses - Gaeltacht 2024

Cuireann Coláiste an Phiarsaigh cúrsaí cuimsitheach Gaeilge ar fáil d’ábhar mhuinteoirí. Gheobhaidh na mic léinn deis an Ghaeilge a shealbhú i gceantar Gaeltachta, léargas ar shaibhreas cultúrtha an cheantair agus tuiscint ar mhodhanna agus straitéisí foghlanna teanga agus fosta beidh deis acu acmhainní teagaisc a chruthú as an nua a chuideoidh leo mar mhúinteoirí.

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Course Calendar - Gaeltacht 2024

Cúrsa A: 2 weeks

DATES: 2nd June – 16th June 2024

Cúrsa B: 2 weeks

DATES: 16th June – 30th June 2024

Cúrsa C: 2 weeks

DATES: 30th June – 15th July 2024

Our Mission

It is Coláiste an Phiarsaigh’s aim to promote and improve the use of the Irish language in a fun and engaging way. We thrive for enjoyable experiences and long lasting memories, which encourage our students to return yearly. A rigorous selection process ensures that the Coláiste’s teachers are of the highest standards and are passionate about the Irish language and culture. The student numbers are purposely small to maximise the attention given to each individual, ensuring they are given the best opportunity to learn and develop confidence in the Irish language. An ideal Gaeltacht 2024 experience.


Mary O'Rourke Student Parent

Thanks so much everything! It was Sally's first time and she came back with great stories, new friends for life and a big improvement in her Irish.

Richard Murphy Student Parent

James really enjoyed his trip to Coláiste an Phiarsaigh last month. He said the experience has made it the 'best summer ever'! He's already talking about booking next year. Thank you so much Fionntan and Lisa and all the team for making his trip so memorable.

Kevin Flynn Student Parent

Cara had a fantastic two weeks in the Gaeltacht at Coláiste an Phiarsaigh! Many thanks to everyone there who looked after her. She is very keen to go back again next year so let us know when we can book a place for 2023.

About Us

 Located at the foot of Mount Errigal in the breathtaking surroundings of North West Donegal, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh (founded in 1988) by Cáit and Seán Mac Suibhne, both native Irish speakers, who have taught the Irish language in secondary schools for many years , have a proven track record in the teaching and delivery of the Irish language curriculum. 

2022 brought an air of change to Coláiste an Phiarsaigh when new directors, Fionntan and Lisa O’Toole took over the coláiste. Combined, they share over 20 years of experience in teaching. The O’Toole’s are eager to add versatility and options to the courses, catering to a wide range of interests and abilities. 

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