Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha
Áras Uí Rathaille
Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh
Monday - Friday
9.15r.n - 5.00i.n
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.
Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha offer a large number of language courses to students and staff of UCC as well as to members of the public. Among these courses are: