With the health and safety of our students our priority during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have taken the decision not to go ahead with our RESIDENTIAL courses at Coláiste Laighean this summer 2021. The degree of social mixing in having hundreds of teenagers partake in our cúrsaí Gaeilge is the polar opposite to social distancing.  Even if community transmissions are brought under control there is always the very real concern that further localized cases can occur. Should this happen during any of our cúrsaí Gaeilge it would have very serious consequences for many people.

We are aware that many of our students will be very disappointed as they will have been looking forward to a summer of adventure and learning Gaeilge with their friends at Coláiste Laighean. Many will hope to transfer their deposit to a ‘DAY COURSE’ in ‘2021’, while others unable to attend will have the option of a refund. We expect 2021 to be very busy while people try to plug the gaps left in their education by the Covid-19 Pandemic. People are asked to choose from the following Options;

Option 1 – Forwarding deposit to DAY COURSES 2021, or an Online Course ‘A’ or ‘B’      

Dates for 2021: If parents wish to transfer their deposit to one of our NEW 2021 courses, there is no need to complete a new application form. Simply confirm your choice by email to colaistelaighean@gmail.com and we will look after the rest.

Cúrsa A – Sat  20th March (Leaving Cert Revision course) 

Cúrsa B – Fridays or Saturdays – March/April/May – (Grammar Course – all levels) 

Cúrsa C – 30th June – 3rd July & 5th – 10th July (2nd – 5th year inclusive) 2 weeks

Cúrsa D – 19th – 23rd July & 26th – 30th July (6th class – 2nd year inclusive) 2 weeks 

Cúrsa E – 2nd – 6th Aug (6th class – 2nd year inclusive) 1 week

Option 2 – Cancelling application: 

Coláiste Laighean will refund a full deposit in cases of cancellation. Parents should email Coláiste Laighean at colaistelaighean@gmail.com confirming their intention to cancel a course, attaching their IBAN Code to facilitate a refund by electronic transfer. A request for a refund must be made before May 30th 2021 at the latest. Unclaimed deposits will transfer to 2022 courses after that and parents may reapply for a refund if there is a course cancellation next year.