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No great outdoors this year as Oideas Gael postpones its popular activity courses

NOT THIS YEAR: There will be no great adventures in the beautiful countryside around Gleann Cholm Cille this year as Oideas Gael postpones its activities programme while their Irish language courses go on line  
Robert McMillen

Given the continued challenge presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Irish language centre Oideas Gael in Glencolmcille in the Donegal Gaeltacht, has decided to cancel courses due to take place from 30th May to August 8th.

These include Irish, Hillwalking, Environment, the Language and Culture Summer School, Saibhreas na Gaeilge (Oileán Thoraí), Painting, Archaeology, Harp & Flute, and Tapestry Weaving. 

We must, at this difficult time, give priority to the health of our participants, tutors and the communities in which we are based, says organiser Liam Ó Cuinneagáin.

“However, we hope to resume our schedule of courses from Saturday August 8th (Gaeilge, Painting, Hillwalking, Cruinneas sa Ghaeilge). 

“Our decision will be based on the Government directives in place at that time. 

“We will e-mail students at the end of June with an up-to-date report. 

“If you have already paid for a course or courses, Oideas Gael will refund you or hold your fees for a later course/s.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.”

With the impossibility of live classes, Oideas Gael are nowoffering online Irish language courses this summer. They will be available at several levels and will be taught by Oideas Gael teachers.

More information is available at and you can email Oideas Gael at or give the office a call on +353 74 9730248


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