About Us

Fáilte go Coláiste Ó Direáin

Coláiste Ó Direáin

Coláiste Ó Direáin is an Irish Summer College in County Galway that was founded in 1984  to teach the Irish language courses to the youth of Ireland in an enjoyable and active way. This  Irish language college in Galway  provides expertly run two week courses during the summer on beautiful Inis Mór,Aran, Co Galway.

Our Aims

The Irish Summer College has 3 main aims:

i) To teach and foster Irish as a living language.
ii) To ensure each of our students benefits from the experience.
iii) To allow our students to experience island life and culture that is very different to what they may experience at home.

Come to the Aran Islands to Learn Irish

Come to Inis Mór - an island of immense natural beauty and rich cultural heritage where Gaeilge is very much alive!

A  fun-filled 2 week holiday is available for  enthusiastic young people between the ages of 10 and 18 willing to try out  and gain mastery of the Irish language. Coláiste Ó Direáin is  a small Gaeltacht College with a very good pupil teacher ratio. Immersing yourself in the language of the Coláiste and of the community will facilitate learning in a motivated and friendly atmosphere.