Irish in GMIT

The promotion of the Irish language in GMIT

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GMIT is committed to the promotion and development of the Irish language on campus. We also aim to increase the range and standard of services available in Irish to members of the public.


GMIT Irish Language Scheme 2019-2022


GMIT’s commitments to the Irish language are outlined in the GMIT Irish Language Scheme 2019-2022. This Scheme sets out a range of areas in which the Institute has committed to improving bilingual services in the years ahead.  This Scheme was approved by GMIT’s Executive Board on 18th September 2018 and approved by the GMIT Governing Body on 27th September 2018.

This Scheme was prepared under section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003.  The Official Languages Act 2003 was signed into law on 14 July 2003 and its primary aim is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish.

GMIT Irish Language Scheme 2019-2022 (PDF, 10.64MB)

An Coiste Gaeilge 


GMIT has an active Coiste Gaeilge comprising of staff and students. The Coiste oversees the promotion of the Irish language in GMIT and is currently developing innovative ideas to increase the use of Irish on each campus. Coiste membership detailed below:

Ivan McPhillips - Campas na Gaillimhe (Cathaoirleach)

Eimear Ó Tuathaigh - Campas na Gaillimhe (Runaí)

Michael Carmody - Campas na Gaillimhe

Regina Daly - Campas na Gaillimhe

Deirdre Fahy - Campas na Gaillimhe

Joe Farrell - Campas na Gaillimhe

Pat Folan - Campas na Gaillimhe

Michael Gill - Campas Mhaigh Eo

Edel Hegarty - Campas na Gaillimhe

Amy Kelly - Aontas na Neach Léinn

Elizabeth Lynch - Campas Mhaigh Eo

Seán Lysaght - Campas Mhaigh Eo

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile - Campas na Gaillimhe

Mary O'Donnell - Campas na Gaillimhe

Susan Rogers - Campas Leitir Fraic

Karen Smyth - Campas na Gaillimhe

Irish Courses in GMIT


GMIT offers an Ard Dioplóma/MSc i nGaeilge Fheidhmeach agus Aistriúchán in conjunction with Europus and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Irish is offered as an elective subject up to degree level on various academic programmes in GMIT.  

A number of GMIT lecturers have helped develop an award-winning online language learning course which is available in many languages including Irish. The free online programme caters specifically for workers and trainees in the hospitality and tourism industry (see

Language teaching staff (Irish, French, German & Spanish) host a GMIT Languages Day each year. This annual event highlights the importance of learning languages other than English.

Student's Union


The use of Irish on campus is promoted by a part-time Irish Language Officer with the Students' Union.




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