Language, Culture and Traditions of Ireland


Course Overview

This programme aims to give students an insight and understanding of the Irish language, and its related cultural heritage. Covering a diverse range of topics this programme not only offers students an in-depth appreciation of Gaeltacht culture but also a context for the language, its people and its heritage.

Programme Details

Dates:    June 20 - July 7,  2013  Credits:    3 Semester Credits/6 ECTS Credits
per module
Enrolment Deadline:    April 26, 2013  Location:  Carna, Connemara, Co Galway

Programme Outline

The course will consist of two modules:

Irish Language for Beginners

This subject aims to give basic knowledge and understanding of Irish to students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. Participants will achieve a basic aptitude in conversational Irish in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere. The subject will have an element of pre-course study.

Cultural Traditions of Ireland

This subject aims to share an understanding of the traditional arts and culture native to Irish-speaking communities; including folklore, sean-nós singing and dancing and traditional Irish music. Students will experience and participate in traditional cultural activities and performances and undertake field trips to cultural-historical sites. The subject will have an element of pre-course study.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees: €900
Full board, Single room:  €950
Full board, Sharing:          €700

Further Information

NUI Galway (Carna)
Séamas Ó Concheannainn, Administrator
Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim
Carna, Conamara, Co na Gaillimhe, Éire.
Phone +353 (95) 32834

In the US:
Helen Maginn
Institute of Irish Studies
Fordham University
310 Dealy Hall
NY 10458
Phone: 001 201 9945932


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