Language and Culture Summer School

Eoghan Ó Curraighín ag Sliabh a' Liag
Mary McAleese and Ciotaí Seáin at the Scoil Shamhraidh
Máire Áine Ní Iarnáin shows some sean-nós dance steps

This special flagship course focuses attention on language learning each morning, with tutorial sessions in Irish at several levels, while the afternoon period provides workshops in such diverse activities as tin whistle, set-dancing, sean-nós singing, hillwalking and study groups which focus on specific elements of Irish culture.

Each year this unique week features a specially-tailored programme of classes and events. Participants can enhance their Irish language skills each morning (Monday–Friday) with language classes catering for eight different levels. Afternoon workshops (Sunday–Friday) explore various aspects of Gaelic and European culture, covering everything from Irish music to set dancing, hill walking, Italian cooking, drama, sean-nós singing, and more. A blend of concerts, céilí dancing, lectures, poetry readings, comedy, and other events means there is a wide variety of activities to take part in every evening. There is a wealth of culture and enjoyment to be had at the Oideas Gael Summer School.