Irish Language UCD Summer School

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Tionól Gaeilge UCD Summer School is aimed at adults in Ireland and abroad who are interested in the Irish language and in Irish culture. It will also suit students, both in Ireland and abroad, who are studying Irish as a subject or undertaking an Irish Studies degree.

About Bord na Gaeilge UCD Summer School

Language classes will be held each day, Monday to Friday, from 9.30am until 1.00pm. These classes will be offered at five levels and the emphasis will be on developing the participants’ spoken language skills.

Lectures will take place in the afternoon, Monday to Thursday, in which the focus will be on various aspects of the Irish language and culture – folklore, for example, placenames, literature and the singing tradition. School participants can choose to attend an Irish language version or an English language version of each lecture; the speaker will deliver the talk in one language and then, after a short break, he/she will give the same talk in the other language.

About Bord na Gaeilge

Bord na Gaeilge UCD is University College Dublin’s cross-faculty Irish language board. The board facilitates all those who wish to engage with the Irish language through initiating and managing a range of projects which actively promote the language on a daily basis. Its projects include language courses, an Irish language student residence scheme, cultural events and translation services. It has a particular warm welcome for international students and staff, alumni and diaspora.

About the University

University College Dublin, Ireland’s Global University, is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide. Tionól Gaeilge UCD will be based in Belfield, the University’s main campus which is located in a beautiful 133 hectare parkland setting with a 5km woodland walkway and a 50 metre swimming pool. The campus is within easy access of Dublin city centre.

Find out more about dates and programmes available online here.


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