What we do...
'Gníomhach le Gaeilge' (Active with Irish) are Activity Camps, which take place in Ballincollig, Co. Cork during Easter & Summer Holidays.
The fundamental philosophy underpinning everything we do during the 5 day camps, is that language learning is best achieved while being active.
We have classes for the following students:
Primary School: Pupils in 3rd,4th, 5th & 6th class.
Secondary School: Students in 1st & 2nd year.
**We also include Junior Certificate students during our Easter Camp.
***We run Intensive Irish courses for Higher Level 5th & 6th year students during mid-term breaks/ Easter Holidays.
My Gaeilge-shy daughter comes out smiling from ear to ear each day..
10am-11am: Conversation Class
11:10-11:40: Blúire Gramadaí
(Snippet of Grammar**)
The 'Blúire gramadaí' reinforces key grammar points touched on in the morning class. Students are actively engaged during this time, with worksheets, puzzles etc.
11:50-12:50: Rang Gníomhaíochta a hAon (First Activity Class)
12:50-1:30: Am lóin
1:30-2:30: Rang Gníomhaíochta a dó (Second Activity Class)
We provide a vast range of sporting activities, from team sports like basketball and hurling to orienteering, gymnastics, Zumba and dance.
Our music teachers combine language learning with music to create a fun musical experience. Students may also bring in instruments during the week.
Our morning classes are conversation based and informal. Central topics are introduced, explained and practised through pair-work and other tactics.
The drama classes are designed to encourage both Gaeilge and creativity. Language games and improvisation are usually the biggest hits!
All teachers working with 'Gníomhach le Gaeilge' Activity Camps are fully-qualified,well-experienced, Garda-vetted and ridiculously enthusiastic!!
Our assistants have fluent Irish and are also Garda-vetted.
We are all committed to providing an atmosphere for our students, where learning and fun go hand in hand.