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Gaeltacht

Gaeltachts in Connemara

The term ‘Gaeltacht’ is used to denote those areas in Ireland where the Irish language is, or was until the recent past, the main spoken language of a substantial number of the local population.
The Galway Gaeltacht covers extensive parts of County Galway mainly in the west of the County, and is the single largest and most populous Gaeltacht area in the country.
The largest settlement areas are An Spidéal and An Cheathrú Rua. An Spidéal is located 40 km from Peacockes and An Cheathrú Rua is located 25 km from Peacockes.

Irish Summer Colleges are run every summer mainly for secondary school students. 
The aim is to teach the Irish language to young people in an enjoyable and active way.
Students usually attend  class every morning from Monday to Saturday with qualified teachers.
The curriculum is highly interactive, with emphasis on oral language and student participation.
A broad range of activities take place in the afternoon e.g. art, craft, sport, music, drama, dance and much more.
Evening activities include céilithe (involves dancing and playing Irish music) themed nights and inter-house competitions. 


Peacockes Hotel is in the heart of Connemara and therefore close to many Gaeltacht Schools
If you would like to book Peacockes Hotel please Click Here or call reception on 091 552 306



Peacockes Hotel is serves food and beverages 7 days a week during the summer:

Breakfast from 8:00am - 12:30pm
Carvery Lunch from 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Evening Menu from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Pizza Menu from 12:30pm - 9:00pm

Please note these times are subject to change please contact reception on 091 552 306 or email info@peacockes.ie for more information


 Gaeltacht School  Distance from Peacockes
Spleodar Camus10km
Spleodar Corr na Móna17km
Spleodar Rosmuc19km
Spleodar Leitir Móir30km
Spleodar Leitir Mealláin40km
Coláiste na nOileán34km
Coláiste Lurgan36km
Coláiste Chonnacht42km
Coláiste na bhFiann 19km
Coláiste Chiaráin25km
Coláiste Lurgan36km
Coláiste Sheosaimh35km