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Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta / Gaeltacht Scholarships

posted 11 Jan 2017, 02:36 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 04:46 ]
Any Club members interested in availing of the Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme is asked to contact Cian, the Club's Oifigeach Gaeilge, ASAP and by Friday 27 January at the latest. His email is cianolionain@gmail.com and both name and date of birth should be supplied.

Wexford GAA is again part-funding 14 scholarships for club members between the ages of 14 – 18 to attend a 3-week residential Gaeltacht course in the Connemara Gaeltacht. The course is designed to improve students’ fluency and develop their understanding of Irish in a fun and educational environment. The courses are fully accredited by the Department of Education and by Roinn na Gaeltachta. The course will take place in Coláiste Cholumba, An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara,Co. na Gaillimhe for 3 weeks from 27 June to 18 July.

The County Board has negotiated a discounted rate of €730 / student which means that the player and the Club would pay €243 each and Coiste na nÓg Loch Garman would pay €244. A combined payment from the player and the Club must be paid to Coiste na nÓg Loch Garman in the Spring, precise date to be confirmed.

 

The Club can nominate 2 players aged 14 - 18 who must be paid-up members of the club. In previous years we have had more than 2 people interested so we have had to draw names from a hat. The 14 scholarships will then be awarded at the February County Board meeting, again on the basis of a draw and priority will be given to Clubs who were not successful in the 2016 scholarship draw.

St. Martin's sent two people to the Gaeltacht in 2015 and the reviews were uniformly positive. For further details please log on to www.colaistecholumba.ie