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Na Gaeltachtaí

Cúrsaí Gaeilge do Dhaoine fasta 'sna Gaeltachtaí

The Gaeltacht. What is it?

The Gaeltacht is the term used to refer to those areas of Ireland in which the Irish language (Gaeilge) is still spoken as a community language, and its culture and traditions are very much alive and thriving.
These Irish speaking communities are scattered over seven counties and four provinces. Situated mainly along the Western seaboard, the Gaeltacht covers extensive areas of counties Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Kerry and also parts of counties Cork, Meath and Waterford. These regions present many varied and interesting holiday locations.

Each region possesses an environment rich in heritage, folklore, culture and traditions, with a strong sense of its own identity and uniqueness. Here, within, lies the 'true Ireland'! (GaelSaoire)

Oideas Gael,
Gleann Cholmcille,
Co. Dhún na nGall
Tel : + 353 (0) 73 30248
Oideas Gael is particular good at welcoming beginners, as well as fluent speakers.


Gael Linn runs courses in Cork, Donegal, and Co. Mayo

GaelSaoire for information of holidays in all the the Gaeltacht areas.


Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, West Dingle.  A well-established and particularly friendly college in the beautiful Gaeltacht west of Dingle town. All levels catered for, and a trip to the Blasket Islands is also usually arranged for students. T: +353 (0)66 915 6100

Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain, South Conamara.  Intensive courses, mostly aimed at people with good Irish already.  There is an intensive month-long course for absolute beginners that often has amazing results.  Longer courses usually feature a trip to the Aran Islands. T: 091 595 101   F: 091 595 041.


Gael Chultur run Irish language classes in Dublin.