Welcome to the homepage of Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha.
We have recently updated our Courses page with information on courses which we will be holding from September 2016. Please feel free to browse through the various courses which we have on offer to members of the public and to students of UCC.
The terms of reference of Bord na Gaeilge are those as laid down in Chapt. E, Section 8 of the Principal Statute of University College Cork. Statute K came into effect in June 2008. Bord na Gaeilge functions as a statutory committee of UCC Governing Body. The policy document “The advancement of Irish in College” was reviewed and rewritten by An Bord. UCC Governing Body approved the new document 10th February 2009. The mission statement of Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha falls within the parameters of the policy document and contains four main objectives :
- to promote Irish creatively in UCC and in Ireland in accordance with article 8, The Irish Constitution (1937), provisions of the Universities Act (1997), the Official Languages Act (2003), The Belfast Agreement (1998).
- to offer spoken and applied Irish language programmes to learners at all fluency levels in UCC and at appropriate levels in An Ghaeltacht in the context of the “institiúid na hollscolaíochta” project.
- to enable active participation in a supportive bilingual environment which includes Irish language networks, schemes and cultural activities as key components.
- to ensure that all services be informed by authoritative research and guided by good practice in the broad process of language acquisition and learning.