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BellTIME Summer Gaeltacht Courses in Coláiste UISCE 66 Coláiste UISCE is a unique activity based Irish Language College and Adventure Centre situated in the heart of Mayo’s Gaeltacht, where the teaching of Irish is intertwined with the enjoyable experience of modern exhilarating adventure and water sports. ‘Learning Irish is fun’ is our motto at Coláiste UISCE. We now have over 25 years’ experience in providing safe, educational and enjoyable Irish and Adventure courses. The teaching of Irish through the thrilling medium of adventure sports helps students develop a positive attitude towards learning Irish. We believe that changing a child’s attitude towards Irish is the most important step towards learning the language. We are extremely proud of our excellent teacher to student ratio of 1:6 during watersports. The 1:6 ratio ensures that each student receives quality instruction and personal attention which is unparalleled in any other Irish college. Outdoors our experienced instructors put into practice what students have learnt in the classroom. Learning Irish and changing student’s attitudes is much easier in the outdoor class room. Students from Coláiste UISCE not only return from the Gaeltacht speaking Irish with increased ease but they will also have a greater understanding of the language as a result of our practical approach to teaching the language. Here's what some of our parents have to say about our Gaeltacht Courses: ‘Thank you so much for providing a positive experience for our daughter, Chloe. She has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of her stay’ Claire – Co. Cork ‘Very satisfied – will be back. Felt very secure in the knowledge that my children were happy and safe’ Amanda – Co. Leitrim School Tours in Coláiste UISCE We at UISCE understand that bringing students away on a school trip can be hard work for teachers. We aim to make your school tour as hassle-free as possible, from the initial consultation right down to getting the students into bed at night. We will work with you to tailor-make the ideal school trip that suits both your requirements and your budget! Building on our experience and the popularity of our unique activity-based summer Irish College, Coláiste UISCE, we have developed various school packages that can be tailored to suit your exact needs and budget. Your school trip can include: Watersports, team building challenges, climbing and archery. Compared to other centres we have visited over the years, UISCE is certainly way ahead in terms of accommodation, food (the best we’ve ever had at any centre) and activities. The ratio of supervisor to student is excellent. I have been part of these trips for the last 25-30 years in school and I have never slept as well as I did in UISCE. As soon as I get back to school, I will be booking for next year. Caroline O’Brien Holy Child School, Dublin Another fantastic trip! From the first minute we have been made feel welcome and the team did a brilliant job looking after all 79 students, both on and off the water. The supervision and standard of instruction were excellent (as always) and we look forward to coming back next year for a tenth time! Jonathan Newsome, Newbridge College 67