Summer Courses

For Students doing their Leaving Cert in 2021

Gaeilge Árd Chúrsa

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 in-house assessments and Junior Cert results.

• Given budget restrictions it is not possible to accommodate students who require special assistance or individual attention .


• It is imperative when your child commits to a Brú na Páirce course that he/she complete the full ten days. Notes given are contingent on class attendance.

• Students make their own travel arrangements. It is strongly recommended that students go home for the weekend mid-course.

• The management of Brú na Páirce is not responsible for students outside of school hours.

• In-house rules are provided and explained on arrival.

• Mobile phones strictly forbidden between 9am and 7pm.

• N.B. Breaking of rules or undesirable attitude / behaviour will lead to immediate expulsion.


Agreements must be made between parent and landlady, independent of Brú na Páirce, landladies are responsible for all aspects of accommodation.

• Accommodation must be provisionally booked before any application is accepted unless student is living locally.

Students staying in accommodation:

• Driving of cars by students to and from classes/study is forbidden. Landladies listed with "yes" for transport must bring and collect their own students.

• Onus is on parents to procure accommodation (SEE LIST) and ensure that students remain in their accommodation each evening.

• Cost of accommodation, including breakfast, packed lunch, evening meal and transport: €36 per night.

• Students are not allowed to stay in rented houses unless a parent is present. To download Accommodation Listing Click Here.

Download Accommodation Listing.

Daily Course Content/Ábhar laethúil an Chúrsa

• Essay work  1½ hours

• Oral Work 1½ hours

• Poetry/Prose 1½ hours

• Grammar 1½ hours

• Study 3 hours

• Study is an integral part of the course


Students must try to speak Irish at all times. 100% participation is required in all areas. Given budget restrictions it is not possible to accommodate students who require special assistance or individual attention.

What to bring/Tabhair Leat

• Sraith Pictiúr

• Loose leaf A4 paper, folder and dividers.

• Balance €300

Cúrsaí Samhraidh don Ardteist 2021 Gaeilge. (Árd Leibhéal)
Dátaí (dates)

Cúrsa 1 : 1/06/2020-12/06/2020 - BOOKED OUT!

Cúrsa 2 ; 15/06/2020-26/6/2020 - BOOKED OUT!

Cúrsa 3 : 27/07/2020-7/8/2020 - BOOKED OUT!

Cúrsa 4 : 10/08/2020-21/08/2020 - BOOKED OUT!

Timetable (Monday-Thursday)
Clár Ama (Luan-Déardaoin)

Ranganna & Staidéar/Class & Study: 9am - 7pm.

Briseadh / Breaks: 12pm - 12:30pm, 4:30pm - 5pm

Parents please note:

Clár Ama Dé hAoine / Timetable (Friday)

Ranganna / Classes: 9a.m - 3p.m

Níl aon staidéar - No study

Fees /Táillí


Deposit of €400 (non-refundable) payable with application and balance of €300 on arrival.

How to apply

Download the 2020 application form below.

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

Fón: 064 663 4396 / 086 303 4998

Download Application Form.

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