"Our experience of Coláiste Chonnacht has been one of returning students dedicated to developing a fluency in the Irish language through enjoyable and well organised activities. Over the last ten years, many groups of students from St. Joseph's College have greatly improved all aspects of their Irish written word, listening ability and, most importantly, spoken word. The professional, efficient and experienced teachers and mná tí have made for unforgettable positive Gaeltacht experiences for many. A unique experience!"
Catherine Bligh, (Deputy Principal, St. Joseph's College, Lucan).
"Bain m'iníon an taitneamh as an gcúrsa. Bhí am den scoth aici. Míle buíochas as ucht an obair a dhearna Sinéad agus gach einne ar an gcúrsa."
Ger (Tuismitheoir ó Bhaile Átha Cliath)
"I greatly enjoyed my summer’s at Coláiste Chonnacht. They instilled in me a love for the Irish language and its heritage. I later studied Irish at NUIM and TCD and I use the Irish language daily throughout my school where I am Principal. If you want to improve your Irish, make lots of new friends, enjoy lots of fun activities in a safe environment then Coláiste Chonnacht is the Irish Language College for you or your child."
Marcus Ó Gaoithín (Past Pupil and Principal)
"Very positive first experience.
Top 3 benefits from our 14 year old son. 1. Made new friends. 2. Bean An Tí was an excellent cook, and 3. Loved the trip to the Aran Islands.
Parents Top 3 benefits. 1. Huge focus given on safety of the student, be it when participating in activities or knowing his whereabouts at all times 2. Gained a better appreciation of the Irish language, and 3. Wants to go back again next year.
Go raibh míle maith agat."
Helen, (Parent from Dublin).
"Bhain sí an-taitneamh as agus tá caighdeáin ard gaeilge ann chomh maith."
Martina (Tuismitheoir ó Bhaile Átha Cliath)
"It was my sons first time away from home so overall was a very good learning experience for him. I think he has a much greater appreciation for the Irish language and he enjoyed his time while learning."
Paula (Parent from Co. Kildare)
"My daughter settled in to her stay immediately, thoroughly enjoyed her three weeks with the Coláiste and overall had an excellent experience."
Colette (Parent from Dublin)
"Really improved my verbal Irish and the 'céilí' was so good for my confidence and the craic. Attending Coláiste Chonnacht taught me to take care of myself and I made friends for life. I'll be back next year!!"
James (Galway student)
"A brilliant experience.......she thoroughly enjoyed her three weeks.......and cannot wait to return! Go raibh míle maith agaibh."
Teresa (Parent from Co. Laois)
"Attending Coláiste Chonnacht brought on my daughters confidence in meeting new people and new experiences. She found the Bean an Ti really nice and the accommodation was great. She really enjoyed not only the food but the company of all the other girls in the house."
Carol (Parent from Co. Kildare)
"Staff extremely considerate and helpful. Fantastic atmosphere around the Coláiste."
Joan (Parent from Co. Offaly)
This was my daughter's first year attending Coláiste Chonnacht. She thoroughly loved it and her bean an tí was really nice and kind.
She was very sad when it was over but will definitely return next year.
Siobhan (Parent from Co. Cork)
"First experience with the Gaeltacht and my daughter really enjoyed it, made new friends and in her first day back to school the Irish teacher could tell she was in the Gaeltacht as her confidence in speaking the language had grown."
Martina (Parent from Co. Cavan)
"My daughter really enjoyed the watersports activities and would have loved to do more of that. The mobile RSA unit was a great idea also. More additional learning options such as this would be great too. The application and booking process was well organised and managed. I was very happy with how the course was administered and run. I was also very pleased with how the safety of students was prioritised. Thanks for a great experience."
Jennifer (Parent from Dublin)
"I would never have got an honour in my Leaving Cert Irish without the three weeks I spent at Coláiste Chonnacht. The teachers made learning the language so simple and interesting."
Liam (Dublin student).
"She really had a great experience, as this was her first time away from home for so long and she made some great friends."
Karen (Parent from Limerick)