Irish College Gaeltacht Scholarships

posted 20 Nov 2014, 04:08 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 01:18 ]

Paid-up club members aged 14-18 who wish to apply for a Gaeltacht Scholarship in Summer 2015 are asked to submit their names to Cian Ó Lionáin, the Club’s Oifigeach Gaeilge, by Friday January 16th. Cian can be contacted at 087.9020087 or at


There are 14 places available to Coiste na nÓg Loch Garman (Residential Course) for the last week in June and the first 2 weeks in July (exact dates to be confirmed). The Scholarship, which is co-funded by the Coiste na nÓg County Board and the Clubs, covers two-thirds of the cost of the Course with one-third of the cost (€233 paid by the player). The Course takes place in Coláiste Aodáin, Carraroe, Co. Galway (for further details see Summer courses are 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 the Department of the Gaeltacht


Each Club can make 2 nominations so, if more than 2 paid-up club members put their names forward, the Club’s nominations will be selected by a draw. The County Board has said that it will give priority to Clubs that did not receive a scholarship last year (St. Martin’s falls into that category). Scholarships will be allocated by a draw at February’s County Board meeting.