NUIG’s Acadamh Gaoth Dobhair
National University of Ireland Galway’s campus at Acadamh Gaoth Dobhair offers third level education through the medium of Irish. This campus in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht offers around 15 diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes.
The courses are aimed at the local Gaeltacht community and Irish-language learners too. The courses place a strong emphasis on practice-based expertise, as well as a strong theoretical foundation. This is to ensure that graduates are highly skilled for the job market.
Degree courses include Applied Irish, Communication Studies and Communications with Irish. Postgraduate programmes include MA’s in Applied Irish and Language Studies. Diploma courses cover Irish, Indigenous Culture and Language Planning & Retention. NUIG Gaoth Dobhair also offer a range of short and intensive courses, including Irish language courses and teacher education.
Gaoth Dobhair is particularly famous as an area that has retained its links with the traditional Gaelic culture. But it combines this with an ambitious and forward-thinking culture aimed at promoting economic growth. Gaoth Dobhair is also home to gTeic – an innovation and digital hub. Gteic supports new and growing businesses and nurtures and supports remote workers and entrepreneurial growth.
This combination of traditional and innovation cultures makes NUIG’s Acadamh Gaoth Dobhair an ideal location for study. Add in the stunning location on the rugged western seaboard and affordable accommodation, and you have a winning mix.