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About Us

Coláiste Néifinn is an established Irish Summer College in the west. Our popularity has increased annually and now operates in four different centres – Castlebar, Glenamaddy, Athenry and Ballina. We believe that this is a great opportunity for young people undergoing examinations especially, seeing as at Junior Certificate level if one chooses to do an Oral Examination it is worth 40% of their overall grade, and it is compulsory for Leaving Certificate Students. We believe that the only way to truly learn a language quickly and effectively, and become comfortable speaking it openly is to actively immerse yourself in it.

We also believe that if you continue to speak English, you will not learn Irish! So here at Coláiste Néifinn we enjoy the challenge of only speaking Irish for the duration of the course. We strongly encourage all students to follow this policy as it will greatly improve your ability to learn the language. Failure to do so may result in expulsion.

The best thing about is that you get to learn Irish in a fun and exciting environment, with sporting activities, adventures and much more. To get an idea of what we have to offer visit the Gallery page to see exactly what we do!

We believe all students should have the opportunity to avail of the Gaeltacht experience in a fun and affordable way and that is why we are bringing the Gaeltacht to you.

We hope to see you at one of courses, and we promise you won’t regret it!