Cillian had a fantastic 2 weeks and made some great friends. By all accounts they had great craic and he wishes he was still there!! He’s talking about next year already🤣

Hi Lisa. Just to say a big thank you. Jayden had a lovely time.

A huge thank you to yourself and your team, Alanna and Niamh had a fantastic couple of weeks at the college. They were full of praise for you, you are a legend they said! Many thanks again.

Hi Lisa, Fionntán and staff. We got our daughter back today full of smiles, stories and amazing memories and great friends. Just wanted to say a big, big thank you from us to everyone involved, yourselves, staff, bean an Tí etc for taking such good care of Laura. She had the most amazing time and they are already talking about going back next year!!

Dear Sean, I am writing to you to thank you for the wonderful time I had at the Gaeltacht on the second course last June.I came to Donegal with only one friend from school and came home with a whole new bunch of friends from all over the place.I was welcomed by Neansai and her lovely family. She really is the best cook! I learned a lot from the classes and enjoyed them a lot!Claire was also so nice and always there if you had any worries or problems.But in fairness, the ceilis every night were personally my favourite because you just had great craic. The most important things was learning and talking Gaeilge in a fun and encouraging way. I will definitely return next year. I would like to thank you for the hard job you do, trying to organise everything for our good.”Go raibh mile maith agat.”

Dia duit Lisa, Firstly can I thank you and your team for the past 2 weeks. Sean had a great time, he was wrecked yesterday, but it was great for him!

Hi Lisa, our daughter had a wonderful 2 weeks at Coláiste an Phiarsaigh. Many thanks to everyone. Please let us know when we can book a place for 2023.

Hi Lisa. I just wanted to say a big thanks to you and all the teachers for making Dara’s stay a memorable one. You did well in working around the weather and we’re incentive in making the most of local facilities. A special thanks to his bean an Tí in keeping up with it all and I am truly grateful for all the laundered clothes he came home with.

Hi Lisa. Daisey  had an absolute ball. She made lots of new friends and is missing her 4meals a day since she came back! I can’t believe how easily she settled. You guys kept them so busy, she didn’t have time to miss home. Please pass on my thanks to your team of teachers.

Lisa, a chara, Ba mhaith liom féin & Máire ár mbuíochas a ghábháil le Coláiste an Phiarsaigh as ucht an cúraim a tugadh do Chong. Idir Teach Mháire D agus na himeachtaí a bhí ar bun aiste ó lá go lá, bhí am ar dóigh aige libh agus tá sé ag súil go mór le filleadh ar arais an bhliain seo chugainn. Grmma.

Dear Lisa, team and Sally. Thanks so much for everything! It was Carla’s first time away from home and she came back full of great stories, new friends and more Irish! She is already planning to go back next year. Total success!

Lisa a chara, Thank you so much to you, Aoife and Sean for looking after Leo so well. He had an absolute ball of a time and has come back with better Irish, a few new tunes and a real spring in his step. There’s just nowhere like the Gaeltacht and his experiences have brought back really fond memories for me too. Thanks for keeping the tradition thriving. We’re already planning for next summer!

Alessia had the most incredible time and met loads of friends for life. Keep up the amazing work. Grmma!

Dear Lisa and Fionntán. She had the most amazing time! Thanks for a great couple of weeks.She learnt a lot, not least Amhrán na bhfiann which she recited for us today!

Hi all. Thanks so much for a Jessica’s 2weeks. She had the best time and is glowing. She hasn’t stopped talking about it and is already planning next year. She went by herself and has made lifelong friends. Many thanks to Agnes for her hospitality.

You are all doing a fantastic job! Thanks so much.

Hi Lisa. Thank you very much for a wonderful 2 weeks for Lian on Cúrsa B. Many thanks to yourself , Fionntán, Claire and to her múinteoir Kineshia. Thanks to Neansaí and her amazing cooking and hospitality. She enjoyed every minute, learnt lots and is already planning for next year. Míle buíochas!

Responses to questions we asked students/parents who attended the summer courses

Why did you attend the college?To learn and improve my Irish.
To boost my child’s self confidence and development.
It was recommended by the Irish teacher.
It was less expensive than other courses.
My child’s friends were attending.
We got a scholarship for the college through the county council.
I felt I needed to learn more about my native language.
I was at this college before and had the time of my life.
I wanted my child to gain the highest results in the leaving cert.
It made things easier for me as it fitted in around my work commitments.
How happy were you with your choice of Irish college?Excellent teaching, excellent care, good activities.
My son is very shy and found the first week hard, he actually came home for two days but decided to return. The leader was very understanding and so was the bean an Tí. I am glad he did the course and so glad he went back.
The college was great and the accommodation was fantastic. My child would recommend this college to anyone. Thank you.
Were you happy with the improvement in spoken and understanding of the Irish language?Very happy. My child enjoyed it and is more confident in Irish.
Extremely happy.
My daughter stated that Irish is now her favorite subject after visiting the gaeltact. It is great to see her interest develop.
How happy were you with your child’s accommodation?Extremely happy.
It was run very well and the Bean an Tí was very nice.
The bean an Tí was very nice and cared for my son.
Excellent food, friendly, caring. Great effort made to accommodate special diet.
A lot of good food.
My son was up there before and was given the preference of staying in the same house again. He knew the Bean an Tí and her family which was super.
Made her feel at home.
Extremely happy with the standard of food.
Were you happy with the activities?There was a full timetable.
Extremely happy.
How happy were you with the college’s building & amenities?Extremely happy.
Everything was close by so my son didn’t have to walk far to go anywhere.
Did you find the course was value for money?Extremely happy.
Everything was included in the price. My son only needed money for sweets. He said there was nowhere up there to spend money either which was a relief!
Would you recommend this Irish college and if so why?Yes, excellent value for money, great learning experience, excellent principal and teachers.
Yes. The environment was very friendly and my son gained a lot of knowledge and confidence.
Definitely. My son asked me if he could go up at easter and is looking forward to meeting all his friends again next summer.