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Irish Language Evening Courses - Autumn 2020

  • Our Autumn 2020 schedule of evening courses will commence at the end of September/early October. 
  • Courses will run for 10 weeks online (Sept-November 2020). Part 2 will be offered in Spring 2021 either online or on campus depending on public health guidelines regarding Covid-19.
  • There are reduced rates available for full-time UL students and UL staff - e-mail ciara.considine@ul.ie
  • To register, the online application form is available here. Payment methods TBC.
  • Advice and general enquiries: e-mail ciara.considine@ul.ie.

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach - note that there are modules on our part-time evening Dioplóma available on a 'link-in' basis for those with an interest in getting a flavour of the course without registering for the whole programme. The modules available in Autumn 2020 are GA3031 An Ghaeilge sa Chleachtas Gairmiúil 1 (€300) and GA3041 An Fhilíocht Chomhaimseartha (€300). For more details select module from the course list.

Irish Language Evening Courses - Autumn 2020 schedule:

Course Title Day & Time  Details Price

Complete Beginners




starts 6/10/2020* (*new start date)

or Friday Lunchtime 13.00-14.00 starts 2/10/2020* (new start date)                                      

Suitable for those who never studied Irish at school or those born outside Ireland. The focus in on developing your speaking skills but listening, reading and writing are also covered.

€150 (evening course)

€85 (Lunchtime course) 



Beginners (for those who did Irish at school)



starts 28/9/2020

Suitable for those who did Irish at school but want to go over the basics and build up their confidence again.

€150 (10 weeks)
Club Leabhar/Book Club

Tuesday Lunchtime


starts 6/10/2020

Suitable for those who did Irish at school. Participants will broaden their vocabulary and improve their language skills in a relaxed, informal setting.  €85 (10 weeks)
Ciorcal comhrá – conversation group supported by facilitator
starts 6/10/2020
Suitable for those who have completed a basic Irish course in recent years and would like to work on developing their confidence in their spoken Irish skills.Informal approach. Facilitated development of conversational skills through themes such as games, music and current affairs.

€50 (10 weeks)



Meánrang 1/Intermediate 1



starts 28/9/2020

Suitable for those who had a good standard of Irish at school but are out of practice. Also suitable for those who completed a  basic Irish course in recent years. The focus in on developing your speaking skills but listening, reading and writing are also covered. 

€150 (10 weeks)


Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Level B1 Lower Intermediate





starts 6/10/2020* *dáta nua

This intensive course will be taught through a communicative and task-based approach. It will primarily focus on conversational skills (speaking and listening) whilst still integrating all language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural awareness) needed to learn a language. Note that it will not fully prepare participants for the TEG B1 oral exam (béaltriail) and should be bolstered by independent private study. The course will focus on the self-directed language learning skills needed to build language competence and the skills needed to cover all B1 material for those intending to apply for a TEG B1 oral exam, a prerequisite requirement for entry to Professional Masters of Education (PME) primary teaching courses.
Course schedule: 11 weeks 29 September - 8 December 2020, 3 weeks 12/19/26 January 2021

€220 (14 weeks)
Meánrang 2 / Intermediate 2

Dé Máirt


ag tosú 6/10/2020* *dáta nua


Suitable for those with a good standard of Irish who want to practice their spoken skills. Reading, writing and listening skills will also be developed. €150 (10 seachtaine)
Cúrsa Cruinnis

Dé Máirt


ag tosú 6/10/2020*dáta nua


This is a grammar course. The focus is on accuracy in spoken and written Irish.

€100 (10 seachtaine)
An Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil (GA4006

Dé Céadaoin 


ag tosú 30/9/2020 - 16/12/2020

Are you interested in teaching in a Gaeltacht school or in the Gaelscolaíocht sector? Is modúl oifigiúil de chuid na hOllscoile é seo. Tuilleadh Eolais / Further Details €300 (Dhá sheachtain déag)
Grúpa plé le háisitheoir

Dé hAoine


ag tosú 25/9/2020


Beidh an grúpa seo oiriúnach don té atá ag leibhéal B2 (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) nó don té a bhfuil Teastas nó Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge bainte amach aige/aici.  Pléifear le téama cainte réamhfhógraithe gan aon seachtain. Beidh an bhéim ar an tacaíocht teanga, ar eolas maidir le hacmhainní úsáideacha don té le Gaeilge, agus ar phobal na Gaeilge ar an gcampas agus sa cheantar a neartú. €50 (10 seachtaine)