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Festivals
Irish Week / Seachtain na Gaeilge
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Irish in English Speaking Schools
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The 20 Year Strategy in the North
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Get Involved with Conradh na Gaeilge
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Learning Irish

Learning Irish: Adult Classes

There is a wide range of Irish language courses around the country available to adult learners. Find a local class from our list of training organisations.

Learning Irish at 3rd level institutions

There is a wide choice of courses for those wanting to learn Irish outside of their own degrees at third level, and often for staff members of the universities too. 

Many of these courses offer a qualification in the language, or they give an opportunity to learners to prepare for the TEG (Teastas Eorpach Gaeilge) exam. This qualification is useful for those who want to improve their accuracy in the language or for those wishing to teach Irish in the future. TEG offers 8 different levels and this qualification is recognised not only around the country, but around Europe. 

Below is a list of the contacts within the third-level institutions that can help you find a suitable program.

Dublin City University

The Irish Society in DCU provides Irish classes during the academic year. 

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University of Limerick

Aonad na Gaeilge offers a range of accredited and non-accredited Irish language programmes at various levels

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Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Irish classes are organised on a regular basis.

For more information, you can email caitriona.breathnach@mic.ul.ie

Maynooth University

The Centre of Languages in Maynooth offers courses for the public, graduates, students and members of staff.

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Technological University Dublin

The Irish Office offers courses for the public, graduates, students and members of staff. 

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University College Cork

The Centre for Spoken Irish provides courses for the public, graduates, students and members of staff.

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University College Dublin

Courses are run by Bord na Gaeilge UCD for students, staff members and for the public throughout the year.

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University of Galway

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge offer classes for the public, graduates, students and staff members, and also courses during the summer. 

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University of Limerick

Aonad na Gaeilge in the university offer many classes for the public, for students and for staff. 

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Queens University, Belfast

The Language Centre in the University delivers a program of Irish classes in the university. 

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