Up to 60 students get an opportunity to partake in the Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme every year. The students who are granted a scholarship get to stay in Corca Dhuibhne for a week.
The staff of Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha organise accomodation and a number of events for the students while they are in the Gaeltacht.
Who is Entitled to Apply?
All UCC students are entitled to apply for a scholarship, even those who are not studying Irish as an academic subject. [This dosen't happen in any other college in the country]
Which Gaeltacht are the Scholarships For?
The scholarships are for the West Kerry - Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht.
How Long is the Scholarship for?
Students will spend seven days and seven nights in the Gaeltacht.
What Dates are the Scholarships for?
The dates for 2023 are 21 May 2023 - 28 May 2023.
What Type of Accommodation is Available?
Students stay with a Gaeltacht family (eight or nine students in every house).
Will There be Classes?
Classes will be held in the morning and a number of guest speakers will be brought in to speak to students. A number of activities will be organized for students in the evening and at night (céilí, music sessions, trips, storytelling, water sports etc).
How Much Will it Cost?
The scholarship costs €100. Bord na Gaeilge pays for the accommodation and the €100 is used to pay for the events and the busses. You will need to organize your own transport to and from the Gaeltacht.
Information for Students Interested in Becoming Teachers
This week can be used as part of the two months that the Teaching Council require their members to spend in the Gaeltacht.