Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha


Brúigh ar an gcnaipe GA ag barr an leathanaigh chun teacht ar an leagan Gaeilge den suíomh seo.

Welcome to the homepage of Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha.  

The aim of this site is to publish the work of Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha to the Irish speaking community worldwide.  We hope that you enjoy using the website and that you find it informative.  If you have any recommendations about this website we would be grateful if you would let us know.   

As well as teaching Irish courses, we teach many other subjects through the medium of Irish.  We run many schemes such as Áras Uí Thuama, the Irish Language Schools' Liaison Scheme and lots more.

You will find lots more information on the work of the Ionad on this site.  

About Us

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 :

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. to enable active participation in a supportive bilingual environment which includes Irish language networks, schemes and cultural activities as key components.
  4. 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

Centre for Spoken Irish

Room G02, O'Rahilly Building, College Road, Cork