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Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne provides a range of summer courses aimed to benefit young people.
There will be three courses in Teelin this summer, July-August. Our main emphasis is on our key-aims: friendship, culture and craic. Don’t miss out. #Gaeilge #Gaeltacht
Something for everyone
We incorporate a fantastic range of activities and events throughout our courses. We specifically use our rural surroundings to provide many outdoor activities, from swimming, diving, sports, mountaineering and lots more. Cultural activities also feature centrally in our courses, from dancing, to singing, to céilí’s and much more.
Do you have a particular talent for music? Pack your instrument and come join us…
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Irish is the main spoken language of the College and the Teelin area. All of our team and Bean an Tí’s are fluent speakers, as well as their families and the surrounding community.
It is widely recognized that students’ ability in Irish improves rapidly with complete immersion in the language – we therefore insist that each student makes a consistent effort to use whatever Irish they have at all times in accordance with our ‘Irish-Speaking Policy’, which is available upon request.
As the seanfhocal says; labhair í agus mairfidh sí
Students stay in local houses with Irish-speaking families, under the care of the bean an tí. Students receive breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper each day. The Gaeltacht Department in the south continuously inspect the quality of food and living in each house during our courses to ensure a high quality of accommodation is on offer.
Years of experience
Our courses are provided by one of the very best Irish-language Gaeltacht teams in Ireland. Our principal and teachers are fully qualified and our team-leaders excel in team-building leadership and youth-work skills.
The staff of the college have years of experience with Irish summer colleges. We strive to make each course a fun and enjoyable experience.
We extend a warm welcome to all and seek to cater for all students, from all backgrounds, to the best of our ability. We recognise and respect that many of our students come from a diverse range of religious backgrounds and none. At present the only religious provision locally available is that of Catholic services and as such it is unlikely that we would be able to accommodate other religious requirements. If you wish your child to attend this service please state when prompted on the form overleaf. Additional activities will be provided for Students who do not wish to attend.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.
Health and Wellbeing
Your safety is our main priority
A doctor / nurse and councillor will be available throughout the courses.
In addition to dealing with minor ailments and problems such as homesickness and bullying, the counsellor makes sure the Coláiste and houses are kept clean. If an applicant has a health problem such as asthma, weak bones, eating disorders, diabetes etc. the college authorities must be informed. If special treatment or medication is required, the name and telephone number of the family doctor, along with a covering letter from the doctor must be provided.
A health form concerning is included as part of the application form. This information will be treated in confidence.
Plan your trip, and let us know
The college bus will be available to students on most main routes. The bus costs approx. £40 (£20 each way) and this is payable on arrival at the College. The bus journeys are fully supervised at all times. Full Timetables are emailed to all registered parents and students in June, prior to each course.
If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements please ensure that students arrive on by 4pm on the first day and that they are collected at 9am on the morning of departure. Please bring and/or collect the student directly to and from the college.
Please indicate your choice of travel on the application form and please let us know if anything changes closer to the start of the courses
To ensure everyone has a good time
At Teelin the safety of our students comes first. Therefore we must ensure students follow our safety guidelines and rules.
Violation of any of the following rules will mean disciplinary proceedings and possible dismissal from the course in accordance with our behavioral policies, which can be viewed upon request
- Making no effort to speak Irish
- Unsupervised swimming / fishing
- Consumption/possession of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs
- No student is permitted to leave the ‘bean an tí’s’ house between supper time and breakfast the following morning.
- Bullying or antisocial behaviour of any kind.
- Any student leaving / dismissed from the college before the end of the course will not be entitled to refund of fees.
To avoid the misuse of mobile phones (especially those with cameras) and to protect fellow students, mobile phones must be handed in to the Bean an Tí. They will be made available to the students at a fixed time each day to allow them the opportunity to call home. (Digital cameras are allowed in the college only).
Parents can contact students at the college at any time here.