Rannpháirtithe na Scéime / Scheme Participants

Scéim Chónaithe 2015/16 Students:

Ag teacht le chéile don chéad uair....2015/16

At the beginning of September, six students moved into DIT's Irish Language Apartment in the National College of Ireland. The Irish Language Apartment is a fantastic opportunity that allows students to meet with like-minded individuals who share the same interest in using the language naturally at home and in college. These students are keen to meet with a new challenge and they now find themselves using Irish as they run around the kitchen first thing in the morning trying to eat a very quick breakfast.... or when they come home after a long day of lectures in college ...when they are organising Gaeilge student events in DIT and when they are getting ready for a night out!! Irish has many a function as a language of communication in this exciting, urban and contemporary environment - DIT’s Irish Language Apartment, which is situated in the heart of the capital, Dublin!

This year 3 students from the Donegal Gaeltacht have joined up with students from Cork, Carlow and Waterford to live together through Irish and they have had a busy term to date. Meet, from the left, Cathal Bhéaid from Gaoth Dobhair who is studying second year Engineering in DIT Bolton St.; Caitlín Ní Rabhartaigh is in first year Design - Visual Communications in DIT Grangegorman and hails from Anagaire in Co. Donegal as does Sinéad Ní Ghallachóir from Gort a' Choirce who is studying Culinary Entrepreneurship in Cathal Brugha St.; Cáit Colivet from Waterford is in first year Clinical Measurement Science in Kevin St; Deborah Ní Riain is studying Culinary Arts in Cathal Brugha St. and is from Cork and finally Jack Ó Tuathail returns for a second year to an Scéim Chónaithe and is studying second year Clinical Measurement Science in DIT Kevin St. 

So far this year, they have organised a trip to the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival, a Céilí Mór, music sessions, conversation groups and regular Gaeilge nights out with students in DIT.  From now until April, we'll see speed dating; a trip to Gaeltacht na Rinne; the Seachtain na Gaeilge festival taking place from the 1st - 3rd March and much more besides! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events: www.facebook.com/cumanngaelach.dit


Scéim Chónaithe 2014/15 Students

Scéim Chónaithe Ghaeilge Smaoineamh 2 2014/15

Jack Ó Tuathail has just moved from his native Carlow to Dublin to study Clinical Measurement Science in Kevin Street. Jack applied for a place in the Irish Language Apartment due to his interest in Irish culture and as Chairperson of the students’ Irish language society in D.I.T., An Cumann Gaelach, it seems that he will have every opportunity to promote this aspect significantly!  

 Jack Scéim 2014/15

Interestingly, there is another lady in the apartment this year who is studying the same course as Jack, Clinical Measurement Science. Cíobha Hennessy is a student from Co. Sligo who has moved from one side of the country to the other this year! Cíobha is based in Kevin Street on a daily basis also and she applied to the scheme ‘to improve my Irish and to seize opportunities to speak it’.

 Cíobha Scéim 2014/15

Hayley Miller hails from Co. Wexford and she is a first year student also. Hayley is studying Early Childhood Education and she is based in the institute’s new campus, Grangegorman, which she really enjoys. Hayley attended a gaelscoil and her love of the Irish language has continued since then.

 Hayley Scéim 2014/15

There is an architectural student in the apartment also who is showing great talent already and his name is Diarmuid Wolfe. Diarmuid is from Baile Bhúirne, Co. Cork and he is studying Architecture in Bolton Street. Diarmuid has a great interest in motivating other students to use the language and he has already generated creative ideas after only living in the apartment a short while!   

 Diarmuid Scéim 2014/15

Ciara Ní Mhathúna, who comes from Curraghbridge, Adare, Co. Limerick, is another student in the apartment this year. Ciara is in first year and she is studying Optometry in Kevin Street. Ciara applied for the Irish Residency Scheme because she attended the gaelcholáiste, Laurel Hill Coláiste, and she would like to keep the spirit of Irish that she received there throughout her life and she believes that the apartment is the best way to achieve this at present. Ciara also believes that the language is an important part of our culture and tradition as Irish people and that the only way to ensure the maintenance of the language is to motivate and to encourage young people to use it. Young people will ensure that the language is transmitted from one generation to the next, she believes. As the proverb says, 'A country without a language is a country without a soul'.

Ciara Scéim 2014/15

Ailbhe Nic Eoin is a student who is in second year in DIT. Ailbhe is from Corca Dhuibhne, Co. Kerry and she is studying Culinary Arts in Cathal Brugha Street. Ailbhe was interested in applying for a space in the Irish language apartment to see if she would be able to live her daily life 'as Gaeilge' in Dublin with other students!

Ailbhe Scéim 2014/15

The students have a Facebook page (An tÁrasán Gaeilge ITBÁC) which will publicise the events that they will be organising and holding to promote the use of Irish in the Dublin Institute of Technology:

Facebook an Árasáin

We wish them every success!

Meet the 2013/14 Scéim Chónaithe Ghaeilge students

Scéim 2013

Oifig na Gaeilge, DIT offers scholarships to DIT students to share accommodation through the medium of Irish during the academic year in Dublin city centre. Irish is the spoken language of the residence and participants actively promote and encourage the use of Irish on DIT campuses and amongst DIT’s student community by organising Irish language social and cultural events. Successful students receive a scholarship from DIT towards the accommodation costs and the scheme is a unique opportunity to live through the medium of Irish with other DIT students.

This year, 6 students are living together through Irish and will be organising many exciting Gaeilge events on campus during the year. All the events will be advertised on an Cumann Gaelach’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cumanngaelach.dit and the students on the Scéim Chónaithe are available to help anyone with an interest in Irish in DIT and can be contacted at sceimdit@gmail.com / cumann.gaelach@socs.dit.ie

From left: Dermot Watchorn, first year Event Management in DIT Cathal Brugha St. and Dermot attended Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach and has competed in the World Hip Hop championships!

Tara Ní Cheilleacháir, first year Film & Broadcasting with Irish in DIT Aungier St. comes from Mullingar, enjoys horse riding and is a member of the Irish Sailing Team.

Carisa Ní Shioradáin, Human Nutrition & Dietetics first year student in DIT Kevin St. is a Cinnire with Coláiste na bhFiann, is from Kells in Co. Meath and is a lifeguard and loves horse riding and drama.

Siobhán Nic Uidhir, fourth year, Journalism with French student in DIT Aungier St. has just returned from an Erasmus semester in France, is from Claregalway in Co. Galway and has been very active in the Cumann Gaelach and Drama Soc.

Robbie Ó Cearrbhaill, entering first year Music in DIT Rathmines & Chatham Row loves music and plays the piano and organ and is from Bearna in Co. Galway.

Stiofáin Ó Connachtaigh (pictured below) last year’s Chairperson of an Cumann Gaelach, DIT's Gaeilge Student Society is entering third year of Journalism & Irish and will participate again this year in the Scéim Chónaithe Ghaeilge. He plays Gaelic football and the accordion!

Meet the 2012/2013 Scéim Chónaithe Ghaeilge Students



Clé go deas: Ó Chumann Gaelach ITBÁC, Ciara Hogan, Stiofán Ó Connachtaigh (Scéim Cónaithe 2012), an tOllamh Brian Norton, Uachtarán ITBÁC, Pádraig Ó Dúbhshláine (Scéim Chónaithe 2012), Ailbhe Ní Riain agus a gcara ag Bronnadh Ghradaim na gCumainn, ITBÁC 2012/13.

Some members of an Scéim Chónaithe 2012/13 pictured receiving an award from President Brian Norton to an Cumann Gaelach DIT at the Societies Awards 2012/13. From Left-Right: Ciara Hogan, Stiofán Ó Connachtaigh (Scéim Chónaithe 2012), Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, Pádraig Ó Dubhshláine (Scéim Chónaithe 2012) and Ailbhe Ní Riain from an Cumann Gaelach.


Meet the 2010/2011 Students in the Irish Language Apartment

Scéim 2010/11 mic léinn

Mic léinn Scéim Cónaithe Gaeilge ITBÁC 2010/11 suite i gCúl an Tí, Cúinne na Gaeilge, Sráid Aungier: (clé go deas) Jack de Faoite, Christina Nic Aodha, Jenny Goggin, Niall Ó Murchú, Micheál Ó Breasail agus Caitlín Ní Cholmáin

DIT’s 2010/11 Scéim Cónaithe pictured in Cúl an Tí, Irish Language Corner, DIT Aungier St. (Left to right) Jack de Faoite, Christina Nic Aodha, Jenny Goggin, Niall Ó Murchú, Micheál Ó Breasail agus Caitlín Ní Cholmáin


Meet the Students from the 2009/2010 Irish Language Apartment

Scéim Cónaithe 2009/10 Grianghraf


Roinnt de rannpháirtithe na scéime, 2009/10 i dteach na scéime i Ráth Maonais –(ar chúl, clé go deas) Deaglán Mac Aoidh & Jennifer Goggin (chun tosaigh, clé go deas) Sinéad Ní Bhriain & Sorcha Ní Laoire

Some of the participants of the 09/10 scheme in the Gaeilge house in Rathmines – (back, left to right) Deaglán Mac Aoidh & Jennifer Goggin (front, left to right) Sinéad Ní Bhriain & Sorcha Ní Laoire

Meet the Students from the Irish Language Apartment 2008/2009

Rannpháirtithe na scéime 08/09 – Participants of the 08/09 scheme (clé go deas): Susan Mc Daid, Fiona Lemasney, Clár Ní Chuileann agus Aoife Ní Ghlaicín-Riain.

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