Learning Irish is fun at Coláiste UISCE

Our Traditional Gaeltacht course is available on all of the summer courses that we have available. This Traditional options allows you the to enjoy the Coláiste UISCE ethos of a strong focus on the development of conversational Irish, which we have intertwined with the water sports activity this builds confidence and leadership skills along with developing a vast vocabulary of Irish. Coláiste UISCE is the only Irish College to hold accreditation from the Irish Sailing Association and the Irish Surfing Association. This approval is your guarantee that your child receives the highest standards in relation to safety and Instructor / Pupil ratios 1:6 , Buoyancy Aids, water sports equipment and qualifications of instructors. 24hr supervision is provided for all our students by a dedicated team of night supervisors, teachers, prefects and Bean an Tí to ensure your child gets the highest standard or care.

The aim of our Irish Courses is to get you talking as Gaeilge


Students are placed into their Irish classes on the night of arrival. We cater for all levels from basic to advanced Irish on these courses, open to all age from 6th class to Leaving Cert. We aim to keep class numbers as low as possible to ensure our teachers can dedicate their time to the specific needs of the class. We cater for all levels from basic to advanced Irish. Each Irish class is then sub divided into groups for waters ports. This ensures the needs of each individual are met. Individual attention and tuition on the water is an integral part of the course.

Tailored Courses

Gaeilge S.O.S

With lower teacher pupil ratios the ideal choice for beginners and those who are looking for more individual time

Exam Focused/ Intensive

Our Diansraith course focuses on the Aural, Oral and State Exams this intensive course is the perfect preparation for anyone sitting their state exams the following year. Parents are issued with feedback reports.


Coláiste Accommodation

Our Coláiste accommodation comprises of 4 & 5 bed en-suite rooms. All students are fully supervised at night with the Course Principle staying on-site for the duration of the course.

Bean An Tí

All our Bean an Tí accommodation is inspected and approved by An Roinn Gnóthaí Pobail, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta. Transport is provided to and from the centre each day.


  • Students must have completed 6th Class in primary school before attending Coláiste UISCE and have a basic level of Irish.
  • In the interest of your child we must be informed of any health or educational needs before acceptance of your application.
  • Students are expected to adhere to a code of conduct for the duration of the Gaeltacht course.
  • Caithfidh gach duine iarracht a dhéanamh Gaeilge a labhairt i gconaí. Students must make a determined effort to speak Irish and follow Coláiste UISCE rules at all times.

Academically my son’s Irish improved tremendously and he found the sporting experiences both challenging and rewarding

Clare Fallon, Gaillimh