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Learn Irish while Walking the IAT Ulster-Ireland

Location Glencolmbcille, Slieve League
Photo © Oideas Gael
Provider Oideas Gael
About the Experience


Oideas Gael offer visitors to Donegal the opportunity to develop their Irish whilst still taking in the beautiful sites the county has to offer.

The ‘Sliabh Liag’ Peninsula offers some of the most breathtaking settings in Ireland for walking. Our experienced and well-informed guides lead a programme that is physically and culturally rewarding for novice and experienced walkers alike.

This area forms part of the Donegal Gaeltacht and it is hoped that walkers will be able to use and practise their Irish during the course of the week’s holiday, or if new to the language, learn a few words and expressions. Emphasis is on enjoyment and the evenings are spent listening to some of the traditional music, for which the area is famous, and to join in the craic which accompanies the Oideas Gael programme of course.



Weekend course with walks included:

Week long course with walks included:

How to Book
What to Bring


  • A pair of comfortable, already worn, walking boots (not shoes).
  • Several pairs of thick woollen socks.
  • Shorts or comfortable walking trousers or track-suit trousers.
  • A good waterproof jacket and trousers which can be folded up easily.
  • Sun block (factor 15)
  • A whistle and an Ordnance Survey map of the area (Sheet 10). Available locally.
  • A small rucksack, large enough to take all of the above and a packed lunch.
  • A pack of blister prevention pads.
  • It is advisable to bring a hat/cap and light gloves.
Tour Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Irish language lessons
Suitability These walks will not involve any rock climbing but some are quite long and strenuous. It is essential, therefore, that participants ensure that they are fit enough to undertake such exercise (all walks are 4-6 hours long).
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