Gaeltacht Scholarships


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?

West Kerry - Corca Dhuibhne.

How Long Can a Student Get a Scholarship For?

7 days and 7 nights.

What Dates Can Students Spend in the Gaeltacht?

21st May 2023 - 28th May 2023.

What Type of Accommodation is Available?

Students stay with a Gaeltacht family (8/9 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?


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 2 months that the Teaching Council require you to spend in the Gaeltacht before registering with them.  

How Can I Apply?

  1. Come to ORB G02 any day between 20th February 2023 and 23rd February 2023, 10a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
  2. Fill in an application form.
  3. Talk with one of the Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha staff members.

Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha

Centre for Spoken Irish

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