Ceisteanna / Frequently Asked Questions

  • Breakfast: 09:00
  • Classes/Activities: 10:00
  • Packed Lunch (provided by bean a tí): 13:00
  • Classes/Activities: 13:40
  • Dinner: 17:00
  • Tea/drinks/Snack: 22:00
  • Lights out: 23:00

Please familiarise yourself with the college rules which are on the brochure or can be viewed on our website before you attend. All other rules will be explained clearly on the first day.

On the day of arrival or when visiting during the course, parents are kindly requested not to enter the host family’s house. If you are taking your son/daughter out for a day during the course you must sign them out either at the office (during activities) or at the guest-house at other times.

If you are taking out other students you must get written permission from their parents and this must be handed to the Headmaster before other students are allowed to leave with you. The letter must contain a mobile number for the other parents and must be signed by them. An email from other parents will not suffice.

We are restricting visiting to Sundays only as any other day causes disruption to daily activities.

  • We would like to remind you again that rain gear is essential as activities/sports will not be postponed/curtailed due to showery weather.
  • Towels, sports gear, swimwear, boots/old shoes for orienteering & clothes for theme nights are essential if you do not want to be left out of the fun!!!(see brochure for some of our theme nights…others will be added so you will have to improvise!!!)

All mobile phones must be handed to the Bean a’ tigh on the day of arrival. You will be asked to place your name on a sticker which will then be attached to your phone.

The use of mobile phones is restricted to the guesthouse between 9.30pm-10.30pm. Phones will be confiscated if used at any other time. This rule is strictly enforced.

The bean a’tí will do laundry for students.  Students should label clothes, especially items of value e.g. jackets/hoodies/jerseys etc..

Students are not allowed to get a haircut or piercing of any type during the course. These should be done before the student attends if they feel the need to do so. Disregard for this rule will be dealt with accordingly by the head-master/mistress.

Students should label all luggage more than once, stating clearly their name & address & the name of the college.

The college operates a bank which is open every night during the Céilí. Students are strongly advised to lodge their money in the bank as the college will not be held responsible for lost or stolen money during the course

A tour will be conducted during the course at a cost of €30. This will cover tour and admission charges (excluding other activities which the students may wish to partake in during the day). The €30 will be collected separately from fees during the first few days of the course.

Please familiarise yourself with the college rules which are on the brochure or can be viewed on our website before you attend. All other rules will be explained clearly on the first day.

Although the college has full public liability insurance to cover all of our activities we do advise that each student get their own personal accident insurance.

Please note that the use of hair straighteners & aerosol sprays is strictly forbidden.

Students that need to attend the doctor or that are absent from activities due to illness will be brought to the doctor as a matter of caution. Students should ensure that they have available to them the necessary fee (approx €60).

All cancellations subject to an administration fee of €50. Cancellations after the 25/04/23 will result in forfeiture of deposit.

Students and parents will be notified of bus departure times nearing the end of the course.

Parents, note that if you are collecting your son/daughter, on the day of departure, that you must do so before 10:00am.

If you need to contact the college during the course please call the príomhoide on  091 – 551933
Fón an Príomhoide – 087-0557945

Any postal correspondence (letters/parcels) to students during the course should be addressed to:


Name of student,

Coláiste na nOileán,

Tír an Fhia,

 Leitir Móir,

Co. na Gaillimhe.

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