Sath. 01/06/19 – Domh. 23/06/19
As the number of forms downloaded for cúrsa A has exceeded the number of available places, we have temporarily closed cúrsa A to allow time for these forms to be forwarded by post to Coláiste Lurgan. We will revisit the situation on Monday next after processing what arrives in the post over next few days.
Luan 24/6/19 – Máirt 16/07/19
Cúrsa B caters for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, transition year and 5th year students. Coursework will focus on aspects of the 2020 leaving cert course.
Céad. 17/07/19 – Déard. 08/08/19
Cúrsa C caters for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, transition year and 5th year students. Coursework will focus on aspects of the 2020 leaving cert course.
D Aoine 09/08/19 – Sath. 24/08/19
Cúrsa D is restricted to pre-leaving & transition year students. Coursework will focus on aspects of the 2020 leaving cert course.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tá todhchaí na Gaeltachta fite fuaite le hoideachas na Gaeilge
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.