At Ionad Óige na hÉireann we aim to create an environment for young people to integrate Irish into their lives in a natural way, outside of the school structure thus making Irish a real and living language. All activities organised in the centre are conducted through Irish at all times. These activities are run to the highest standard thus promoting confidence in the spoken language through everyday hobbies of the young person’s choice. Activities include Music, Art, Dance, Drama and Sports.

Our Facilities

  • Bed Capacity – 160 students and en-suite rooms for teachers
  • Dining Hall
  • Sports Hall
  • Classrooms
  • Dance Studio
  • 2 Large Multipurpose Halls, Capacity 300 people each
  • Wi-fi for teachers
  • Lounge with tea and coffee facilities for teachers
  • Interactive Games Room
  • Playing fields

Our Staff

  • Staff that cultivates a love of the Irish language
  • Excellent Supervision
  • A dedicated, committed and experienced staff who understand our methods & philosophy
  • Attention given to all special needs – dietary, medical, personal, etc.

Our Various Specialised Packages

Coláiste na bhFiann has accumulated a wealth of experience over 45 years running Irish Language Summer Courses. This invaluable experience, both in terms of academic and social development is now being specifically harnessed and tailored to offer a number of school tour packages.

Building on the vocabulary store taught throughout the various strands of the education system these school tour packages will provide a fun, interactive and educational outlet for the students to express themselves through the medium of Irish in a non-classroom setting.

The students benefit from the underlying ethos of Coláiste na bhFiann courses, whereby total immersion and learning through activities comprise the core values of every school tour package. All profits from these courses are re-invested into Ionad Óige na hÉireann. Our unique pre-work package prepares the students for total immersive nature of the tour.

A member of Coláiste na bhFiann’s staff will meet with each school’s teaching staff to agree on the level of Irish required by the teachers and students on the course for its duration. In general, all programmes can be altered to suit the specific needs of your students.


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National Schools

This package is focused entirely on young students attending English speaking national schools. The main focus of this trip is to take the language outside of the school environment. Day trips and ove...

Secondary Schools

This package is designed to cater for teenagers. The tour package allows the students to tap into their wealth of learned, yet unused Irish. The main focus of this trip is to take the language outside...

Transition Year

This tour is aimed at increasing self confidence and communication skills through the medium of Irish. We offer a wide variety of fun and challenging activities, designed to enhance the development of...
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