Sally is really enjoying the course. I think the daily contact with home is really important. (I have experience with both and no contact in another college led to severe anxiety) Not a complaint but I noticed that my daughter is really tired and a night off from the céilí would have been welcome. I appreciate that you have to keep the teenagers busy. Thanks for everything.
After a slow start my son is really enjoying the course. Thank you for sticking with him and encouraging him. Thanks also for taking care of him when he was sick. He is enjoying every aspect of college life. He is enjoying the ceilís despite himself. Teachers are great. Bean an tí is a great host. Cooks very well and is taking super care of everyone. I wish I was 14 and I would come myself. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
“My daughter is really enjoying her time in Coláiste Laichtín. My partner and I visited her on Sunday and she was so excited and positive about the course. Her Irish has greatly improved and the island is such a safe environment for students. The beach here is amazing. Emma is so happy with her bean an tí as she has welcomed her with open arms. Thank you so much to all the college staff for providing such a positive and beneficial experience for my daughter.”
Liz Collins, Raheny, Dublin.
Aoife & Emily 2017:
“We loved the beach and swimming”
“We loved the ceilís and especially the ceilí mór”
“We loved the views”
“We loved the ‘Man of Aran’ fudge”
Is coláiste iontach é Coláiste Laichtín. Bhain mé taitneamh as an gcoicís a chaith mé ansin. Bhí gach duine chomh deas agus bhí na múinteoirí chomh cabhrach. Tá feabhas ar mo chuid Gaeilge agus cinnte beidh me ag filleadh ar ais ann.
Mark really enjoyed his time at the college this year. His confidence in Irish is growing all the time. He achieved a C on the Higher Level Junior Certificate. We are very pleased with the result. His report at the end of 1st year was an abysmal fail. Mark has lots of ability and love for the language and our wish is that he will always embrace and enjoy it. Many thanks for all your hard work and your wonderful college. He is really looking forward to 2017.
Is mar gheall ar mholadh mo charad gur shocraigh mé dul chuig Coláiste Laichtín trí bhliain ó shin. Chuaigh mé ann don chraic agus ní raibh aon suim agam sa Ghaeilge ag an am. D’fheadfá a rá go raibh mé go huile is go hiomlán i gcoinne na Gaeilge toisc go raibh mé tar éis Gaeilge gnánleibhéal a dhéanamh don Teastas Sóisearach. Is cuimhin liom nar thuig mé focal ar bith ar an gcéad lá, agus níor thuig na múinteoirí focal ar bith a dúirt mé! Cuireadh an t-ainm ‘buachaill gan gaeilge orm’.
Níor labhair mé mórán Gaeilge go dtí an cúigiú bliain, ach an samhradh sin, chuaigh mé go hInis Oirr agus chaith mé treimhse ar chúrsa le Coláiste Laichtín. Níor thuig mé gur teanga í an Ghaeilge taobh amuigh den seomra ranga go dtí an samhradh sin sa Ghaeltacht mar níl aon ghaeilge ag mo thuismitheoirí nó ag mo chairde. Chuaigh mé go Coláiste Laichtín mar dhalta i 2009, chuaigh mé ar ais mar chinnire i 2014 agus táim ag dul ar ais i mbliana, 2016, mar mhúinteoir!!
Le gach dea-ghuí
Mora dhuit, is mise Bean ui Ghormain, mathair do Choimhe. Bhiomar go leir ar Inis Oirr an domhnach seo caite ar cuairt ar Caoimhe. Ta si ag baint an taitneamh as an gcursa agus ta si an sasta ar fad. Ni bheimid ar an oilean an domhnach seo chugainn agus ta suil agam go mbeidh se ceart an la a chaitheamh le clann ……….. ata ag suil le bheith ann ar mean lae ar an domhnach.
Bainigi taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine agus ta suil agam go mbeidh aimsir shamhraidh againn uile.
Gillian C. is ainm dom agus bhí mé i gColáiste Laichtín an bliain seo caite agus an bliain roimhe sin. Bhain mé an taitneamh as na cursaí. Táim ag scriobh chugaibh chun a rá go raibh mile maith agaibh. Tá mo scrúdú béil le haghaidh na hÁrdteiste ar suil dé Luain agus caithfidh mé a rá go bhfuil mé réidh mar thoradh ar do chúrsaí. Thugann sibh dialann do na daltaí agus tá sé an an cabhrach, tá na notaí istigh go h-iontach ! Beidh mé ag mholadh do chúrsaí do dhaoine! Coinnigh an obair iontach ag dul ! Má faigheann sibh an seans an mbeidh sibh abalta ríomhphost le haghaigh an muinteoir ……… a seoladh chugam chun notaí a fhail le haghaidh rud eigin a rinne sé ina rang.
Go raibh mile, míle maith agaibh.
I really enjoyed Coláiste Laichtín because I got to make loads of new friends. I will stay in contact with them. It definitely improved my Irish and made me more confident in speaking the language. We did really have fun activities such as themed ceilís and going to the beach.
I met loads of new people and made lots of new friends. I especially enjoyed the free time, like at lunch. I loved going to the beach as well. I loved walking home and not having to take buses, cars etc. Overall I enjoyed the experience on the island.
I liked meeting new people. I really enjoyed going to the beach everyday and going swimming. I liked doing the sports and getting split into different teams because then you talk to different people that you didn’t think you would talk to. I also enjoyed the points system and the idea that if you do really well that you would get a big prize.
Please pass on our thanks to the principal and staff of Colaiste Laichtin for a great 3 weeks that Sarah had. Her Irish has really improved.
Just a note to say thank you to everyone involved in Colaiste Laichtin, course B. Samantha and Sandra enjoyed every minute and as always you were all so good to them, especially the teachers at school and Bean an Tí who looked after them and fed them so well. It was all much appreciated
Dia duit, just a quick word to say how MUCH I loved my experience at your school, it was in 1980-81. I wasn't very "into" the Irish Language at that time! Reading off boring phrases at school YAWN, but was persuaded by a good friend of mine to go. Really to go to school everyday during summer,NO WAY!! Anyway as I said I was persuaded to go.