Oideas Gael has published a number of titles that are of interest to Irish language learners or that relate to the Donegal Gaeltacht:

  • Guidebook to Gleann Cholm Cille (ed. Breandán Mac Suibhne): A bilingual full-colour guidebook for those who are visiting or wish to learn more about this spectacular area.
  • Enjoy Irish! (Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair): Specially designed for the adult learner, this book is ideal for those who want to learn Irish for the first time as well as those who would like to brush up on the Irish they learned at school.
  • Oideas Gael — 25 Bliain faoi Bhláth: A full-colour publication to mark Oideas Gael's 25th anniversary with articles and photographs from 1984 onwards.
  • Gleann Cholm Cille: An áit agus a naomh / Its places and its saint (ed. Seosamh Watson): A major bilingual collection of over 2,500 placenames from the parish of Gleann Cholm Cille with a series of accompanying essays.

We have also supported the publication of the following titles:

  • Oidhreacht Ghleann Cholm Cille (ed. Seosamh Watson, An Clóchomhar): This comprehensive series of essays in the Irish language covers many aspects of the history, heritage and culture of the area.
  • Gleanncholmcille: 5,000 Years in Stone (Michael Herity): A detailed guide to the archaeology of Gleann Cholm Cille.
  • Gleann Cholm Cille: 5,000 Bliain Greanta i gCloch (Mícheál Ó hOireachtaigh): This is the Irish-language edition of Gleanncholmcille: 5,000 Years in Stone.
  • Taisce Focal — Scéaltaí beaga do dhaoine móra [OUT OF PRINT] (Róise Ní Bhaoill & Gordon McCoy, ULTACH): Aimed at adults who already speak the language but who wish to improve their grasp of Irish idiom. These stories were first published in our online magazine Beo.ie.
  • Istigh sa Cheol (Colm Ó Snodaigh, Coiscéim): The series of Irish-language essays penned by Colm Ó Snodaigh, member of renowned group Kíla, were first published in our online magazine Beo.ie.

About Oideas Gael

Since its foundation, Oideas Gael has grown from offering one course in 1984 to its present-day varied schedule, attracting hundreds of participants to take part in its highly-acclaimed language courses for adults and Irish activity holiday cultural programmes each year. Irish people, drawn from all backgrounds, constitute up to half of those attending, while the remainder travel from many other parts of the world especially to attend.

The unique blend of expertly prepared language courses and an attractive mix of cultural sessions enables adult learners to improve their fluency in Irish, while at the same time enjoying the living culture of our Gaeltacht community. As an alternative to the graded language courses, a broad range of cultural activity programmes is offered to participants interested in experiencing a unique style of learning in an Irish activity holiday.