Brú Na Pairce

October Courses

**Registration now open**

Mid-Term October 2020 Course

Due to the current uncertainty around the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we have taken the decision to deliver our Mid-Term October 2020 four-day course for Leaving Cert 2021 students online in the same manner as our successful Summer 2020 courses. The Mid-Term course is designed to cater for students that were unable to attend our online Summer 2020 courses and is also open to all eligible students sitting the Higher-Level Gaeilge Leaving Certificate exam in 2021. Some of the key features of the course delivered online are:

• Coverage of the major components of the Leaving Cert Irish course with 5 hours of intensive classes for each of the four subject areas: Essays, Oral, Prose/Poetry, Grammar and Léamhthuiscint
• Fully interactive Oral Irish classes with continuous teacher feedback
• Regular student group interaction and discussion on Oral Irish topics through use of Zoom Breakout rooms
• Individual 1:1 Oral Irish session for every student with feedback on how to improve in the coming school year
• Supervised study session online with support available on-demand
• Same-day turnaround on tests and evening homework corrected by following morning

Mid-Term October 2020 Online Course: 24/10/2020 – 27/10/2020

Intensive 4-Day Honours Irish Course for Students doing their Leaving Cert in 2021 Gaeilge Árd Chúrsa

This online course will cover Essays, Comprehension, Oral and Grammar for Leaving Cert 2021. There will a particular focus on improving students’ grammar in writing Essays and in speaking in the Oral Irish exam. All notes will be sent to the students by post. Homework and exams will be corrected and they will be given individual written and oral feedback on where they can improve.

Entry Requirements/Riachtanais Iontrála

• Minimum grade C/Merit (Higher Level) Junior Cert/Cycle in Irish, English and one foreign language.
• As evidence we require a photocopy of Junior Certificate results issued by the Department of Education.
• Students will be assigned to classes according to Junior Cert results and in-house assessments.
• While every reasonable effort is made to accommodate each potential student, due to the intensive nature of the course, it may not be possible to accommodate students who require special assistance or individual attention. If your child has such requirements, you should enquire with the Bainisteoir first to see if your child’s requirements can be met by the school.


• Parents and students must read, understand and accept the policies and rules that are in the Policies & Rules section
• It is imperative when your child commits to a Brú na Páirce course that he/she complete the full four days. Notes given are contingent on class attendance.
• Course rules are provided and explained on the mandatory Course Induction session livestreamed on Zoom in the week before commences.
• Mobile phones are strictly forbidden during course hours.
• N.B. Breaking of rules or undesirable attitude / behaviour will lead to immediate expulsion.

Daily Course Content/Ábhar laethúil an Chúrsa

• Essay work 1¼ hours
• Oral Work 1¼ hours
• Poetry/Prose 1¼ hours
• Grammar 1¼ hours
• Léamhthuiscint 1¼ hours
• Supervised Study 1 hour
• Supervised Study is an integral part of the course and ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND STUDY

Students must try to speak Irish at all times. 100% participation is required in all areas.

Timetable (Saturday – Tuesday)
Clár Ama (Sathairn – Máirt)

Ranganna & Staidéar/Class & Study: 9am – 6:00pm.
Briseadh / Breaks: 10 minute breaks between classes; Lunch ½ hour; ½ hour break before Supervised Study

Fees /Táillí

€400 – payable in full with application. Fee is non-refundable.

How to apply


Post completed form (with copy of Junior Cert/Cycle results1) and deposit to:
An Bainisteoir
Brú na Páirce,
Park Road,
Co. Kerry.
V93 H9PC

Fón: 086 303 4998

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