Culture and Language

The Dingle Peninsula / Corca Dhuibhne ia a unique storehouse of Irish cultural heritage. Until recently, the peninsula was remote from the influences of the modern world, and this meant that the language and traditions of the area have survived intact to a greater degree than in most of Ireland.

Much of the peninsula of Corca Dhuibhne is a Gaeltacht or an area where the Irish language (Gaeilge or Gaelainn) is widely spoken in the home, workplace or school.

In the early summer, many school students from other parts of Ireland stay for three week-long Colaistí Samhraidh or Summer Language Colleges, staying in the homes of local people and participating in a rich programme of events.

Language

gaeltacht signMuch of the peninsula of Corca Dhuibhne is a Gaeltacht or an area where the Irish language (Gaeilge or Gaelainn) is widely spoken in the home, workplace or school.

In the early summer, many school students from other parts of Ireland stay for three week-long Colaistí Samhraidh or Summer Language Colleges, staying in the homes of local people and participating in a rich programme of events.

 

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne is an Irish Language Cultural organisation, based in Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéarigh.

ocdlogoIt caters for adult learners, providing Irish language courses, heritage and activity courses and classes for all levels throughout the year.

See www.oidhreacht.ie for details.


A number of courses for adults (daoine fásta) to learn, improve or use Irish take place throughout the year. Contact Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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