1 week :18th - 25th Aug or 2 weeks : 11th - 25th Aug 2018

Full immersion in the Irish language in a stunning setting; excursions, classes, cultural activities
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Coláiste na Rinne was established in 1905 as an Irish Language School in the Waterford Gaeltacht. Today Coláiste na Rinne’s Immersion Course offers students of the language, at all levels, from all over the world, the opportunity to learn an Ghaeilge in its natural Gaeltacht environment.

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Dates & Fees 

1 week € | 18 August – 25 August 2018
i) a single occupancy room basis €795
ii) single sharing twin room €695

2 weeks € | 11 August – 25 August 2018
i) a single occupancy room basis €1450
ii) single sharing twin room €1300

* Fulbright Gaeltacht Summer Award Scholarships available. Contact us for further information; micheal@anrinn.com


Programme Outline
Each course will include:

  • Intensive instruction in spoken Irish each day (5 hours of classes).
  • Special classes in traditional Irish sean nós singing and dancing.
  • Introductory lectures on relevant topics including Irish History, Literature and Folklore.
  • Cultural Activities
  • Excursions and guided walks
  • Accommodation, full board (all meals)

The courses are aligned with the Common European Framework for Languages, and will be offered at A1, A2, B1 and B2 level.

A1: Introductions, Home place, The House/accommodation, The Family, Hobbies, Feelings and Emotions, The Weather, The Workplace/University; Language Structure, the Verb System, Prepositional Pronouns, Personal Numbers.

A2: Personal details, Travel and Holidays, Home place, Work and Study, Communicating in the restaurant, Describing people, Making arrangements and plans, Shopping, Directions, Requesting a Favour; Prepositional Pronouns, Tenses and Moods, The Copula, Gender of Nouns, Adjectives, The Dative Case

B1 and B2: Introductions and Personal details, The Family, Travel and Holidays, Languages and Nationalities, Hobbies, Festivals, Food, Personalities, Feelings and Sickness, Current Affairs and Social Media; Writing Letters; E-mails; Possessive Adjectives, Numbers, Regular & Irregular Verbs, Gender of Nouns, Simple

Sample Excursions and Cultural Activities:

  • Traditional sean nós singing, dancing, music sessions and concerts.
  • Guided walks – An Coinigéar land spit, Helvick Head, historical town of Ardmore.
  • Visit to local art gallery – Dánlann Joan Clancy
  • Tour of crystal factory – Criostal na Rinne
  • Seaweed baths- Sólás na Mara
  • Famine Memorial Graveyard
  • Helvick Head
  • Local food producers – incl local Oyster Farm, Dungarvan Brewing Company, Barrons Bread.

Further information: micheal@anrinn.com