Our courses

Gaelchultúr offers a range of courses throughout the year. Click on a course title below to find out more about that course.

One-day Intensive Preparatory Course for Applicants to the Professional Masters in Education, Primary (PMEP)

This course is aimed at those who will be doing the Irish language interview for the Professional Masters in Education (Primary). The course focuses on the main topics of conversation that arise in the interview and participants are given an opportunity to improve their speaking skills and add to their vocabulary.

This course aims to provide participants with information that will enable them to:
• start their interview well – this will put the interviewee at their ease and impress the interviewers;
• use verbs correctly;
• give comprehensive answers, at a high standard, to questions which are frequently posed in the oral exam;
• give grammatically correct answers;
• read written passages accurately;
• make use of the wide range of online facilities now available through Irish.

The course is suitable for those who have studied Irish at school, perhaps a good number of years ago, who understand a great deal of the language, but have had few opportunities to use it in recent years. Although the emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills, students also have the opportunity to read and write the language. Grammar is taught in context, as it is required.

Participants will also have access to an online course on Gaelchultúr’s e-learning website, ranganna.com. Click here to try that course for free.

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Telephone and Customer Service Training – Half-Day Course

This half-day course is designed for telephone and customer care staff in local authorities and the public sector, who deal with the public on a regular basis and are required to provide a service through Irish from time to time. This course is being organised by Gaelchultúr in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge.

The aim of the course is to enable participants to provide a quality customer service through Irish. The course will also aim to build participants’ confidence so that they find it easier to use the language with the public and will highlight the importance of providing a service through Irish.

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Dioplóma Iarchéime san Aistriúchán, 2021–2022

The Dioplóma Iarchéime san Aistriúchán programme is aimed at those who already have a good standard of Irish, but who wish to learn translation skills or to enhance the skills they already have. It is also ideal for those who work through Irish on a daily basis – teachers and journalists, for example – who wish to improve their standard of writing in the language.

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Live online Irish classes, May 2021

Live online summer classes will commence the week beginning 3 May 2021. Participants will attend one 2 hour class per week for ten weeks.

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Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish (entirely online), May-August 2021

The intensive course focuses on grammatical accuracy, writing style and translation skills. There’s also an emphasis on the technological resources available in Irish, including those available online. The course involves a mix of independent study and live online classes. Summer course classes are as follows:


Session 1: Friday, 14 May & Saturday, 15 May
Session 2: Friday, 11 June & Saturday, 12 June
Session 3: Friday, 9 July & Saturday, 10 July
Session 4: Friday, 6 August & Saturday, 7 August
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Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish (entirely online), May-August 2021 (Group 2)

The intensive course focuses on grammatical accuracy, writing style and translation skills. There’s also an emphasis on the technological resources available in Irish, including those available online. The course involves a mix of independent study and live online classes. Summer course classes are as follows:


Session 1: Friday, 21 May & Saturday, 22 May
Session 2: Friday, 18 June & Saturday, 19 June
Session 3: Friday, 16 July & Saturday, 17 July
Session 4: Friday, 13 August & Saturday, 14 August
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