We did not envisage that we would find ourselves in this situation again after the last two summers without our courses, but again it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must inform you that all Coláiste na bhFiann residential courses will be cancelled again for Summer 2022. Due to the very extreme rise in Covid cases, we have carried out a risk assessment in the hopes of making sure that our courses could go ahead this summer and with sufficient staff to ensure firstly, the safety and care of your children, and also to ensure a high standard in all aspects of the course. We have been to all our locations, Rosmuc, Ráth Chairn, Gaoth Dobhair and Droim Rí and spoken to all our host families in these Gaeltachts, to cover every aspect of the courses, but mainly the care of all students. After much discussion all week, it became very clear that there are far too many variables out of our control, which we feel would make it impossible to run courses successfully this summer.
We are very disappointed to have to make this decision again, but the health and safety of our students and staff and the standard of our courses, must be our primary considerations in any decision we make.
We will be in contact in the coming week regarding full refunds, which will be made directly to the card which was used to make the booking. We will also forward all information to you regarding Coláiste na bhFiann and Cumann na bhFiann events for 2022/2023 which will also be posted on www.cnb.ie
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Le gach dea ghuí,
Caitríona Ní Cheallaigh,