Acquiring Gaeilge

Learning Gaeilge is a conscious activity that is usually applied inside a classroom while acquiring Gaeilge is a subconscious process that thrives on active participation and extended exposure. Language immersion is language acquisition in its purest form. By committing wholeheartedly to a 3-week immersion course, language acquisition follows automatically. Central to a balanced approach is having a language learning programme (classwork) that complements language acquisition (outside of classwork). This means that communication / conversation / everyday dialogue & chit chat/ pronunciation are all key elements in the learning program. We regard it as our role/ duty to do all we can to ensure that our students acquire Gaeilge where the language is internalised without deliberate memorization.

Acquiring Gaeilge is dependent on three key factors:
Your Attitude ● Your Learning Partners ● Your Attentiveness

Lurgan BEO

Scouting for talent for 2k17 series - The lurgan BEO series as broadcast on TG4 was a great success and will be followed up with a new series this summer.

RG Lurgan

Tiúineál Isteach – Chilleáil Amach. RG-Lurgan is an internet radio station that plays Irish language versions of contemporary popular songs.


Teanglann Ar Líne (Online language Lab) - OIDE is a unique and innovative online language lab that is being developed on an ongoing & voluntary basis by Col. Lurgan.

Tg Lurgan

Cainéal YouTube – Cuimhní Cinn ó siar na mblianta (memories of past summers). These projects have built up a substantial following and have introduced the language to a world audience.


Cúrsa A is now completely full.

There is also a full waiting list in place. All applications received by post up until Friday 7th Oct. will be registered. This will take a number of days and we expect the confirmation emails & text message to be forwarded by Friday next – 14thOct.



Luan. 26/6/2017 go Máirt. 18/7/2017

Cúrsaí B & C cater for 2nd, 3rd, transition year and 5th year students. Coursework will focus on aspects of the 2018 leaving cert course.



Cúrsa C is now completely full.

There is a full waiting list in place. All applications received by post up until Friday 16th of June will be registered.



Aoine. 11/8/2017 go Sath. 26/8/2017

Cúrsa D is restricted to pre-leaving & transition year students. Coursework will focus on aspects of the 2018 leaving cert course.

There is a €100 discount for 2nd and subsequent members of the same family. This is deducted when the balance is paid in the April/May.
Students can avail of an optional return bus travel (from Baile Átha Cliath, Cill Bheagáin, Portlaoise, Áth Luain) at an extra cost of €50.

Our sole mission..

….is to promote Gaeilge, the cornerstone of Irish identity and culture. The Coláiste is situated in Indreabhán, a Gaeltacht area, where the language has been passed down for thousands of years. Students reside in Tithe Lóistin (local families) for the duration of their three week course with an average of 11 students accommodated with each family. We are non-profit and while Mná Tí receive some State support the coláiste does not. We operate on an admin cost of less than 6% with the rest of our budget being reinvested in running/developing our cúrsaí Gaeilge for our students.