National University of Ireland, Galway offers Irish Language courses at beginners and intermediate levels each Summer. These courses are located at the University's Irish Language Centre (Árus Mháirtín Uí Chadhain), Carraroe (An Cheathrú Rua) in the heart of Connemara (approx 1 hour from Galway City). Quite apart from being a region of great beauty, Connemara is a major Gaeltacht (Irish speaking district) and is endowed with a rich folk tradition. The village of An Cheathrú Rua, therefore, provides the ideal location for learning Irish in its natural environment.
SU201 Beginners Course
This four week intensive course provides a basic knowledge of spoken Irish and a general introduction to Irish linguistic culture. It is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of Irish. (6 Semester Credits)
SU202 Elementary Course
The University is also offering a course for those who have some knowledge of the spoken language. Its aim is to help participants expess themselves at an improved level of grammer and vocabulary. (6 Semester Credits)
SU301 Intermediate Course
The University is also offering a course for those who have a general knowledge of the language structures and a good vocabulary. Its aim is to help participants become fluent and communicate more effectively in the spoken dialect of Conamara Irish. (6 Semester Credits)
Tá an Ollscoil ag tairiscint cúrsa dóibh siúd a bhfuil ardchaighdeán Gaeilge acu. Beidh na rannpháirtithe in ann labhairt go líofa agus beidh tuiscint acu ar struchtúir agus rialacha uile na teanga. (6 Chreidmheas Seimeastair)
Each course will include:
Intensive instruction in spoken Irish each day.
Special classes in traditional Irish singing and dancing.
Introductory lectures on relevant topics including Irish History, Literature, Folklore and Society.
Co-Sponsored Program Policy & Deadlines
This program is co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas. Prior to submitting any application to this program you must meet with a Study Abroad Advisor to obtain approval for participation. This will ensure that you remain a St. Thomas student, your financial aid will apply to the program fee, and your credits will transfer back. University of St. Thomas deadlines are:
October 1 for spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
To begin the application process for a University of St. Thomas Co-sponsored program, you must attend a First Step Session, complete the Advising Questionnaire and meet with a Study Abroad Advisor. They will work with you to find an appropriate program, provide information about the application process and grant you access to the online application. Select the Apply Now button at the top of this page to begin this process.
Criteria for participation:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Some programs will require a higher average.
Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in an International Education program while on academic or conduct probation. Disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval in off-campus programs.
Students must be at least in sophomore status to apply for a semester or year-long study abroad program. Some programs may require a higher class standing for participation. Transfer students applying to study abroad must complete at least one semester at St. Thomas before going abroad.
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Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations. Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details.
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