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Irish Studies Summer Programme

Our Irish Studies Summer Programme, the only one of its kind in Ireland, will enable you to acquire specialist knowledge of Irish studies across drama, film, history, literature, peace & conflict studies, archaeology and politics.

Programme highlights

A key highlight of the programme is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Irish language with a week-long residency in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) of County Donegal.

Other highlights include visits and residential trips to:

  • The O'Neil Kingdom, County Tyrone
  • Antrim Castle and Gardens
  • Doagh Famine Village
  • Titanic Belfast and Game of Thrones film set
  • Belfast City
  • The Giant's Causeway (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Inishowen, Co Donegal

The programme connects the inter-related cultures, histories, languages and literatures of Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America.

All-inclusive Package includes

  • Transfers to and from Belfast International/Dublin airport on arrival/departure dates
  • Arrival Monday & Tuesday 26-27 June
  • Departure Saturday 05 August
  • All registration fees & tuition (incl. computer & library access)
  • 3-4 nights B&B at Belfast, Antrim and Tyrone
  • 4 weeks in private ensuite apartments with shared kitchen facilities & Wifi access at Magee campus
  • Field-trips & excursions to sites of cultural & historical significance
  • 1 week (B+B), Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal)
  • Irish language & culture immersion in Gaoth Dobhair/Gweedore, Co. Donegal (tuition & social activities each evening).

Start date

Wednesday 29 June 2017


6 weeks (ending Saturday 6 August 2017)


Magee campus

International tuition fee


Application closing date

01 March 2017 - For further details on applying contact:

Useful links

Irish Studies Summer School 2017 brochure will be available soon.

Irish Studies Summer School 2015 video

Irish Studies Summer School 2014 video