Coláiste Acla is.... activity based Irish Adventure College. At Coláiste Acla we provide a wide variety of adventure sports, formal Irish classes and enjoyable social activities. We have programmes tailored to 6th class/First Years, Junior Cert preparation programme and Leaving Cert preparation programme. Comprehensive notes, sample answers and exam techniques are provided. As well as Easter and Summer School Courses, we also provide School Tour programmes throughout the year.






Blue Flag Achill Beaches - the best summer school


Coláiste Acla runs 2-week Irish language courses during the Easter and Summer school holidays. Tá an Ghaeilge mar chroí lár an Choláiste agus caithfidh gach scoláire a dhícheall a dhéanamh leis an teanga agus cur le dea-atmaisféar an Choláiste. Our students are our best judges, and many of them recommend the Coláiste Acla experience to their friends and family as well as returning year after year themselves....Read More




School Tours Transition Year Gaisce 1st and 2nd Year Groups


Situated in the Achill Gaeltacht, our magnificent setting gives immediate access to some of the country’s most popular blue flag beaches, mountains and cycle tracks. Coláiste Acla offers residential and non-residential multi activity courses designed to stimulate, educate and motivate primary and secondary school pupils. Our courses are delivered as Gaeilge, as Bearla or both depending on your requirements...More Information



Choose Colaiste Acla for your Irish language and activity courses


    There are so many reasons to choose Coláiste Acla:

    Achill: a spectacular and inspiring activity location - Small, and personal - customised, flexible programs; sole-occupancy - Activities in their natural environment - Enjoy improving your Gaeilge - 24/7 Supervision - Experience some of the best surf in Europe...More Reasons To Choose Achill!





Coláiste Acla has over 18 years of valuable experience in language teaching as well as outdoor pursuits for student groups. We have a high standard of safety and security in all we do for our students....Learn More




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Where do students stay? What is the food like? Can I stay with a friend?
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An Gaeltacht


Scoláirí attending Coláiste Acla stay with Irish speaking families in Roinn na Gaeltachta approved accommodation. Every effort is made to arrange for small groups of friends to share accommodation. Healthy and hearty meals are served daily by the Bean an Tí, whose priority and mission it is to ensure that every student is warm, comfortable, well fed and secure.