Applications now closed for Sept. 2021
Seamus Heaney, File | Poet.
Who should apply?
This co-ed TY programme is ideally suited to students who have a working knowledge of the Irish language and who have a genuine interest in the Irish Language and Irish Culture. It will particularly benefit students aiming for a strong Leaving Certificate result in Irish and for students wishing to pursue a career in education, law, journalism, media and translation services.
Oiriúnach do dhaltaí gur suim leo an Ghaeilge agus an cultúr Gaelach agus go háirithe iad siúd gur mhaith leo oibriú sna réimsí a leanas: oideachas, dlí, na meáin, iriseoireacht agus aistriúchán.
Ionad an Chúrsa | Course Location
Coláiste na Rinne, established in 1905, is an Irish Language College in the Waterford Gaeltacht which provides:
- a secure and caring boarding-school environment,
- an opportunity to learn Irish in a natural setting,
- students are immersed in the Irish language using a gradual and measured approach producing successful results.
Meánscoil San Nioclás, established in 1959, is an Irish Language Secondary school, situated 1 mile from Coláiste na Rinne, providing
- a high standard of education, including a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
- a comprehensive Transition Year Programme.
Students will board at Coláiste na Rinne which will provide the location for day time tuition and after-school activities. Participants will be registered as students of Meánscoil San Nioclás which will coordinate their Transition Year Programme.
- A gradual and encouraging approach will help the students to learn the Irish language.
“Tá an Ghaeilge fíor-luachmhar dúinne, ní amháin toisc gurb í teanga ár n-oidhreacht agus ár stair í, ach ina theannta sin, gurb inti atá ceann den iomad slite éagsúla le maireachtáil sa saol seo, le léargas a bheith againn ar an saol sin, agus leis an saol sin a chur i bhfocail.”
Micheál D. Ó hUigínn, Uachtarán na hÉireann
“Not to learn Irish is to miss the opportunity of understanding what life in this country has meant and could mean in a better future. It is to cut oneself off from ways of being at home”.
Seamus Heaney, file