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A Weekend in the Co. Waterford Gaeltacht for Irish Speaking Families

Families will have a wonderful opportunity to spend a fun weekend through Irish from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February 2017 in the County Waterford Gaeltacht. 

The weekend is being organised by Coláiste na Rinne in conjunction with Glór na nGael to provide families with an opportunity to have a holiday in a Gaeltacht area. Accommodation and all meals and activities will be arranged for the weekend.

As part of the weekend activities there will be singing, games for children, a trip to the beach, art and sport. The traditional music festival, Tionól Niocláis Tóibín will be taking place in An Rinn at the same time and families who are attending the weekend will have the opportunity to take part in events organised by the Tionól at no extra cost.

The manager of Coláiste na Rinne, Liam Suipéal says “the weekend will provide an opportunity for parents and children to come together and have everything organised for them. They will have a chance to enjoy the different activities in a Gaeltacht area and atmosphere.

“People will have an opportunity to mix with the Gaeltacht community and to get to know this lovely area.”

“It has been seen over the years that there is a demand from families who are raising their children with Irish to have an opportunity to come to the Gaeltacht.

“We are now delighted, in cooperation with Glór na nGael and the experience they have in this area, that Coláiste na Rinne is able to provide this option for parents,” he said.

The Development Manager for Glór na nGael, Marcas Mac Ruairí added to Mr Suipéil’s comments: “This is an excellent opportunities for Irish language families who would like their children to have a taste of the Irish language experience outside their own homes. The event will add a great deal to their positive experience of the language.”  

Different packages have been put together for the weekend at a cost of €120 for adults and €80 per child for the weekend, a price that includes all meals, accommodation and activities. Glór na nGael will provide a discount for the third child in any family, and any further child.  
Further information is available on the Coláiste na Rinne website or talk to 058 4 6128. Alternatively contact Cabríní de Barra, Glór na nGael at 083 445 5914 /


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