Coláiste Lurgan is an Independent Irish language summer school without any affiliation to other organisations or groups.


  • Course Dates & Fees 2015

    - Cúrsa A: Domh. 31/5/2015 go Luan 22/6/2015 €850 1st & 2nd Years only

    - Cúrsa B: Máirt. 23/6/2015 go Céad. 15/7/2015 €850 – all school year

    - Cúrsa C: Déard. 16/7/2015 go Aoine 7/8/2015 €850 – all school year

    - Cúrsa D: Sath. 8/8/2015 go Domh. 23/8/2015 €680 – 4th 5th years only

    Fees are once again €850 for 22 day course ( Cúrsa A,B,C) and €680 for 15 day course (Cúrsa D). Students can avail of an optional return bus travel (from Baile Átha Cliath, Cill Bheagáin, Portlaoise, Áth Luain) at an extra cost of €50.

    Enrolment Process

    Stage 1 – Pre-registration: €40 credit card payment – via PayPal (it isn’t necessary to have a PayPal account)This reserves a place and gives applicants 4 weeks to undertake pre-prepared interactive coursework on our OIDE platform. These exercises & tasks are quite easy to undertake and detailed help & support will be forwarded and also available on our website. Applicants will be automatically signed up to OIDE (You should not sign up to OIDE beforehand). OIDE is primarily an online language lab where learners record their own voices while undertaking set exercises & tasks. OIDE is available for download in both AppStore(Apple) and PlayStore(Google) while PC & Mac versions can be downloaded from our website. Applicants recorded work will be assessed after 4 weeks after which an application form will be forwarded where applicants are deemed to have made a good attempt. Applicants who make a poor attempt will not receive an application form and will have €20 of the preregistration cost returned.

    Stage 2 – Registration & Deposit (€210)

    Application forms along with parental consent forms regarding language behaviour are forwarded by Coláiste Lurgan via post. A cheque of €210 is returned along with the signed application form and language behaviour consent form to Coláiste Lurgan.

    Accommodation arrangements:

    While a maximum of three acquaintances will be accommodated in the same Teach Lóistin they will be allocated different rooms. This means that all students will share a room with new acquaintances of similar age.

    Stage 3:

    The balance of fees (€600) is forwarded in April after accommodation arrangements etc are posted out to applicants.

    Cúrsa B Form      Cúrsa D Form

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    The emphasis in OIDE is very much on the sounds, rhythms and structures of everyday conversational Gaeilge with the aim of getting learners chatting as Gaeilge from the very beginning.

    OIDE is our on-line Irish Language Lab where you can get accustomed to hearing your own voice speaking Gaeilge as you mimic native speaker audio. OIDE also incorporates a number of audio based interactive tasks that reinforce the learning targets of each lesson.

    Finally you are challenged anticipate and record their own responses to set questions on each lesson. OIDE is available from the App Store / Play Store and can also be installed on PCs and Macs. All of the different versions are run of a central database which updates learners recordings regardless which device they use.

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  • Cinnirí 2015

    Teastaíonn cinnirí maithe uainn ar daoine deasa, cairdiúla iad le spéis mhór sa nGaeilge.

    Caithfidh go mbeidh an Teastas Sóisireach déanta faoi 2014 nó roimhe sin agat.

    Ní mhór go mbeadh Gaeilge mhaith agat agus nach bhfuil fuacht nó faitíos ort í a labhairt amach.

    Beidh doiciméad ar “An Ghaeilge I Mo Shaol” le reiteach agat chomh maith le agallamh Skype a dhéanamh.

    Ní gá gur iarrscoláire de chuid Coláiste Lurgan thú.

    Glacfaidh muid leis na hiarratóirí is fearr a chruthaíonn iad fhéin.


  • Foras-Lurgan

    Logging into FORÁS :

    Use the email address supplied on registration (user name) and your child’s registration number (password) to login. Both of these details were confirmed in our last correspondence sent to parents. They have also been forwarded by email.

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