September 2018 Programme NOW FULL | Book Now for 2019
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.
Application Process and Fees
Application forms for the academic year beginning September 2019 are available HERE (2018 is now fully subscribed) and also at the transition year open morning, held annually in January / February. If you wish to be invited to the open morning in January / February 2019 please complete our TY INQUIRY FORM. Transition Year Applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview (mid to end of Feb) and will be required to bring a reference from their current school and recent school reports.
Full Year Option: The all inclusive fee for September to May is €7250 and is payable in three installments, in advance. The fee includes full board (5 nights accommodation [Sunday to Thursday inclusive] meals, tuition, extra-curricular activities and excursions. An additional fee of €450 is payable directly to Meánscoil San Nioclás.
Successful applicants can secure their places with a deposit of €1,000 on or before March 1st. Thereafter, the balance of the course fees will be invoiced on September 1st €1500 and subsequently €2,500 in November and €2,250 the following March.
Term Option: The all inclusive fee for September to December is €3,800. The fee includes full board (5 nights accommodation [Sunday to Thursday inclusive] meals, tuition, extra-curricular activities and excursions. An additional fee of €300 is payable directly to Meánscoil San Nioclás.
A deposit of €1000 required by March 1st with the balance of fees, €2,800 due in September prior to the commencement of the programme.
Other Information | Breis Eolais
- There will be one class as part of this co-ed transition year
- 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