2024 Gaeltacht UCD Summer School



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This 1- week international 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. Language classes at 5 levels, beginners to advanced, will be held each day, Monday to Friday, from 9:30am until 1pm. Lectures will take place in the afternoon and school participants will have the choice to attend each lecture in Irish or English. Cultural events will be held each evening as well. Click on the links above to see the 2023 brochure in your chosen language: English, German, French, Polish or Chinese. Registration for the 2024 summer school will be open from December 2023.

  • "Such a great experience participating in the 2023 Gaeltacht UCD Summer School. I'll make sure to come back next year to deepen my knowledge about Ireland and the Irish language" - Fleur-Nicole Riskin (UNA Europa Student Board member at Freie Universitaet Berlin)
  • "Coming from a foreign country, I appreciated the opportunity to speak a lot in class. I found there was a good balance in the course ... the accommodation was also excellent." - Matthew Tran-Adams
  • "The summer school was a great experience, with superb quality teaching and very informative lectures in the afternoons ... I would highly recommend it to anyone, whether Irish or not." - Dominic Lawson
  • "The standard far exceeded my expectations and introduced me to many aspects of Irish poetry and literature. Fascinating introduction to music, dance and song, loved the dancing lesson!" - Anne Kiernan