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Choice of Irish language courses in Irish Universities

June 28, 2011

Those who sat this year’s state examinations are now celebrating since the exams came to an end last Friday. However, there are some who still have some thinking to do as those who wish to change their CAO choices previously submitted in February have until 5.15 on 1 July to do so.

The past few years have seen an increased demand for Irish language speaking employees with the enactment of the Official Languages Act 2003, Irish being recognised as an official language in the EU and the growth in the language media sector not to mention teachers at both primary and secondary level. As a result of this demand, there are many Irish language orientated course on offer to students that aim to cater for this demand.

Students may wish to study Irish as an Arts subject in many third level institutions including National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork and University College Dublin. Those interested in business or journalism may wish to pursue a BA in Business & Gaeilge or a BA in Journalism & Gaeilge with FIONTAR DCU (www.dcu.ie/fiontar)   FIONTAR operates completely through Irish and has outstanding language resources for students which prepare them for working through the medium of Irish.

It provides students with the opportunity to combine Irish with contemporary life.  Students may also be interested in a range of courses offered by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, National University of Ireland Galway.
Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge offers courses in translation, business administration and communications. Students of Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge benefit from being located in the Gaeltacht heartland of Connemara or Donegal which helps develop their language capability both on and off campus.

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