Irish for Special Needs Assistants.

Tue7.00to 9.00 pm • Duration: 4 weeks

Tuition Fee: €60

Commencement Date: Tuesday 6th February 2024


Are you an SNA?

This four-week course is both a refresher for those who have Irish but may not have used it in a while, and an introduction to oral Irish for non-Irish speakers.

The emphasis is not on grammar or written Irish: the course is based on oral Irish used in a primary school or primary Gaelscoil setting.

It aims to give key vocabulary and handy phrases to increase comfort and confidence around the Irish language.


  • Basic classroom Irish.
  • Special needs Irish.
  • Holidays/festivals vocabulary: Christmas/Halloween/St. Patrick’s Day etc.
  • Gaelscoils: Communicating with teachers and the Gaelscoil team,
  • The Gaelscoil interview.

So if you are a SNA and you think: ‘But I haven’t spoken Irish since I was in school’


‘I don’t know a word of Irish’

Then this course is for you. It is written and presented by a Special Needs Assistant from West Cork Gaeltacht area who has Primary School and Primary Gaelscoil experience.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered in the classroom which may have to be adjusted at short notice depending on advice from the government.

Tuition Fee: €60

Commencement Date: Tuesday 6th February 2024


The following discounts will apply to the tuition fee of
the course and are not applicable to examination fees.

• €10 Discount if you apply online
• 30% discount CETB & QQI courses only, (does not include outside colleges i.e. NUI, IT’s, ITEC, UCC) is provided for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. (Please check other fee waiver entitlements with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office that you may be eligible for)
• 50% discount will apply for OAP applicants
• 40% discount will apply for Current Day Learner applicants
Hobby Course Discounts
• 50% discount will apply for OAP applicants only
Proof of Discounts can be emailed to