SárGhael is delighted to now be accepting applications for Summer 2024 Courses. There is a 10% discount for all applications received before the end of November 2023
Our courses are aimed at developing the students’ proficiency in the oral language, at their own pace, in a fun, relaxed environment.
Secondary School Course 10th - 21st June 2024
Primary School Course 1st - 12th July 2024.
Primary School Course Week One Only 1st - 5th July 2024
Primary School Course Week Two Only 8th - 12th July 2024
SárGhael, bringing a new level of commitment and expertise to Irish Summer College education. based in IADT and Clonkeen College in South Dublin, we offer the true Total Immersion experience, on your doorstep.
After spending years working in the Irish Summer College industry in Connemara and as Irish teachers here in Dublin we saw that something was needed to cater for students who could not afford the exorbitant prices being charged for three weeks in the Gaeltacht but that still wanted the ‘Total Immersion’ experience. That’s where we come in, we offer students and parents an alternative, we are committed to delivering the real Gaeltacht experience on your doorstep.
We promise to be more than a glorified summer camp. We guarantee that all our teachers are teaching Higher Level Leaving Cert. Sárghael is resolute in its aim to be the leader in Irish Language education in Dublin
What the parents said:
" An exceptionally successful first year, my son enjoyed the experience. I felt an excellent balance of academic and recreational balance was struck. The structured but relaxed atmosphere was the perfect environment for oral development "
" My daughter really enjoyed the course, she made lots of friends, she enjoyed everything from learning to activities. She couldn’t get there early enough in the mornings. She loved all the teachers, it has been a fantastic experience for her. Thank you for all your care and attention. It was a bit daunting for her at first but she loved everything about the course and was even speaking Irish at home. "
" My son really enjoyed the course. He was with his friends and had a great time. They seemed to make a great effort to speak Irish which was a great reflection on the course. They even spoke Irish outside the campus. Well done to you all, it has been a very positive experience. "
" The lovely environment of IADT, a great experience for my son to see a college campus. He and his younger brother are now speaking Irish at home (a bit of competition, his brother is 10 years old). It’s very much aimed at having fun through Irish, I would definitely recommend the course. "
" A fun and positive environment, very experienced and capable teachers and the facilities were very good in IADT. My son’s spoken Irish has improved and he is eager to try out new words which is great to see. It is great having such a good course run locally."
" My son got exposure to the spoken language while at the same time making new friends. He was very happy on the course and the environment was very friendly, he would be happy to go back. "
" At the initial information session I got the impression that the students were going to be in excellent hands. The principal was enthusiastic and experienced. The course was exceptionally well run and the facilities in IADT were very high standard. The classes were varied, imaginative and well organised. The course has given my son an interest and confidence in speaking Irish that he didn’t have before. The cinnirí and their interaction with the students was also very important to the friendly atmosphere on the course. "
" A very good course, timing was great, activities got great feedback, table quiz, FIFA, sports, beach. Thank you for all your hard work."
What the students said:
" I have really enjoyed the course. I would recommend SárGhael because it was great fun, the best bit of the course was the water fight or the trip to the beach."
" It was really enjoyable, my Irish improved hugely and the best part was the sport in the afternoon. "
" I really liked the games we did in class and outside. I would recommend it to my friends."
" I enjoyed my course at SárGhael as it was great fun. I feel my Irish has improved because in school we don’t get to practice and work on our oral Irish. I enjoyed the activities that took place outside (beach, basketball, football etc) as it was a chance to speak Irish in different scenarios. "
When asked if parents would recommend SárGhael to others this is some of what they had to say:
“I am recommending your course to people every day” - Fiona, Cabinteely.
“Already have!!” - Jackie, Cabinteely
“Yes, without hesitation” - Eithne Sallynoggin
“Without question” - Michael, Cabinteely
“Yes – I have already recommended it to others” - Mary, Foxrock
“100%” - Susan, Killiney
When asked if parents would send their child to SárGhael again 100% answered
When students were asked if they would like to return again 100% answered
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