Learning Irish is fun at Coláiste UISCE.  We have always had 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 Instructor / Pupil ratios 1:6 , Buoyancy Aids, water sports equipment and qualifications of instructors. The aim of our Irish Courses is to get you talking as Gaeilge.  24hr supervision is provided for all our students by a dedicated team of night supervisors, teachers, prefects and Bean an Tís to ensure your child gets the highest standard of care. During our Summer Courses we have the options of Coláiste accommodation for those in our Cuan Eilí centre and Bean an Tí accommodation for students attending our Eachléim centre.


Despite advertising our “Fun” approach to teaching Irish, we take our obligation in relation to the standard of Gaeilge in Coláiste UISCE very seriously.  We employ more supervisory staff per student than any other Irish College in Ireland in order to implement and maintain this standard.  Our principals are dedicated to maintaining and insisting upon a solely Irish language atmosphere at the Coláiste.  We operate a clear and transparent discipline system to ensure all students understand that learning Irish is the primary objective of the course at Coláiste UISCE.

Our Gaeltacht Courses


This is the standard Coláiste UISCE, students are placed into their Irish classes on the night of arrival. We cater for all levels from basic to advanced Irish on this course, and open to all age from 1st year to Leaving Cert.


Our Easter courses is a shorter version of the summer course designed to get students ready for the last school term and for the summer exams, numbers are reduced on the course to ensure individual attention, and open to all ages from 1st year to Leaving Cert.

Exam Focused

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. This option is available on our Easter course and Course E.

Student Teachers

All 3rd level students have to spend 2 weeks in the Gaeltacht on two separate occasions, the time and dates are set by your Educational College, we at UISCE can cater for you here, please note that the UISCE water sports are optional on this course.

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

Clare Fallon, Gaillimh