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School Tours.

Coláiste na bhFiann has accumulated a wealth of experience over 50 years running Irish Language Summer Courses. This invaluable experience, both in terms of academic and social development is now being specifically harnessed and tailored to offer a number of school tour packages. Building on the vocabulary store taught throughout the various strands of the education system, these school tour packages will provide a fun, interactive and educational outlet for the students to express themselves through the medium of Irish in a non-classroom setting. The students benefit from the underlying ethos of Coláiste na bhFiann courses, whereby total immersion and learning through activities comprise the core values of every school tour package. All profits from these courses are re-invested into Ionad Óige na hÉireann. Our unique pre-work package prepares the students for the total immersive nature of the tour. A member of Coláiste na bhFiann’s staff will meet with each school’s teaching staff to agree on the level of Irish required by the teachers and students on the course for its duration. In general, all programmes can be altered to suit the specific needs of your students.


Tríd an bpacáiste seo soláthraítear turas cónaithe lena mbaineann raon leathan ghníomhaíochtaí taitneamhacha lasmuigh de thimpeallacht na scoile. Spreagtar na mic léinn leis chun an Ghaeilge a úsáid agus taitneamh a bhaint as an teanga lasmuigh den scoil. Féadtar turais chuig áiteanna stairiúla ar díol spéise leo iad a bheith san áireamh leis an turas sin.

Aoisghrúpa Bliain a 1 – 6


Tá an pacáiste seo fócasaithe go hiomlán ar dhaltaí óga a fhreastalaíonn ar Ghaelscoileanna. Is é fócas príomhúil an turais seo an teanga a thógáil lasmuigh de thimpeallacht na scoile. Tá turais lae agus turais chónaithe thar oíche ar fáil don aoisghrúpa seo.

Aoisghrúpa Rang a 3 – 6

Clár Ama Samplach do dhaltaí bunscoile (Turas lá amháin)

  • 09:30 Fáiltiú na nDaltaí
  • 09:45 Cluichí Gníomhacha
  • 10:45 Comórtas Craiceáilte
  • 11.10 Ceardlann Rince
  • 11.35 Ceardlann Drumadóireacht
  • 12.00 Lón
  • 12:30 Ceardlann Amhránaíochta
  • 12:55 Múineadh Rince & Céilí
  • 14:00 Críoch an Lae

National Schools

This package is focused entirely on young students attending English speaking national schools. The main focus of this trip is to take the language outside of the school environment. Day trips and overnight residential trips are available for this age group.

Age group 3rd – 6th Class

Secondary Schools

This package is designed to cater for teenagers. The tour package allows the students to tap into their wealth of learned, yet unused Irish. The main focus of this trip is to take the language outside of the school environment and allows students to develop new skills and friendships utilising their own Irish in a total immersion setting.

Target Ages 1st – 3rd, 5th Year

Sample Schedule for second level teenagers (3 day tour) Day 1

  • 14:00 Registration and Welcome
  • 14:30 Tea and Scones
  • 15:00 Accommodation
  • 15:30 Team Building Games
  • 18:00 Dinner & Dessert
  • 19:00 Quiz 20:00 Céilí
  • 22:00 Supper
  • 22:30 Bed
  • 22:50 Lights Out

Day 2 

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 African Drum Workshop
  • 10:00 Dance Workshop
  • 10.30 Art Project
  • 11:00 School Flag
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Historic Tour – Hill of Tara
  • 15:30 Sports Leagues
  • 18:00 Dinner & Dessert
  • 20:00 Céilí & Games
  • 22:00 Supper
  • 22:30 Bed
  • 22:50 Lights Out

Day 3

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Tour to Trim Castle
  • 10.30 Break
  • 11:00 Treasure Hunt
  • 12:00 Presentation of Prizes
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:45 End of Tour

Transition Year

This tour is aimed at increasing self confidence and communication skills through the medium of Irish. We offer a wide variety of fun and challenging activities, designed to enhance the development of language confidence and proficiency. Students are encouraged to plan, communicate and execute tasks with each other in order to complete competitive challenges. The programme will incorporate a strong team building aspect in an environment of social awareness.





Foras na Gaeilge

Coláiste & Cumann na bhFiann

Ionad Óige na hÉireann, Droim Rí, Co. na Mí. A85K221.

[email protected] +35318259342
Uimhir Charthanachta: 20012373

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