chuchulainn_2013_pic14Welcome to Coláiste Chú Chulainn

  • Coláiste Chú Chulainn’s aim is to improve the students’ command of the spoken language and to give them the confidence to communicate through Irish.
  • Coláiste Chú Chulainn’s courses are both stimulating and enjoyable and require students to speak Irish for the full duration of the course to the best of their ability.
  • Students will be assessed by the teaching staff to determine the class level which will best suit their needs.
  • We ensure a mixture of formal classes with other cultural activities to ensure that every student has an enjoyable experience whilst improving their Irish language skills and expanding awareness of the Irish heritage and culture.
  • There is also an optional water sports and sports coaching module on offer for which an additional fee is charged.
  • All formal classes are conducted by fully trained teachers. Course material is based on the TEG syllabus. Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge [TEG] is a common European framework for language assessment and certification, administered by National University of Ireland Maynooth.
  • All other activities are fully supervised by teachers and staff members.
  • Students stay with local families and each house has been inspected by representatives of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
  • All Coláiste Chú Chulainn’s courses in the Gaeltacht are approved by the relevant Governmental Departments.
  • Coláiste Chú Chulainn is also registered with CONCOS, the national federation of summer colleges.


Coláiste Chú Chulainn

Expected Outcomes for the Student

  • Improvement in Irish language skills.
  • Expert preparation for junior and leaving cert exams.
  • Improvement in Hurling or Football skills.
  • Receive expert training and playing advice.
  • Visits and top tips from Inter County players.
  • Learning methods to track skills development in and out of the classroom.
  • Nutrition and hydration tips.
  • Tips on mental toughness.
  • Learn how to perform in a team environment.
  • Learn how to keep yourself motivated and keep a training and study diary.