The Gaeltacht

The Three Sisters


The Gaeltacht is an area where Irish is the primary language and where traditions and culture are protected and promoted. The main Gaeltachts in Ireland are in Donegal, Galway, West Kerry, West Cork and Ring in County Waterford. While Irish is the spoken language, most of the Gaeltacht communities are bilingual, English being the second language.

The Gaeltacht area on the Dingle Peninsula is known as Corca Dhuibhne. Corca Dhuibhne is very popular for summer schools where youths go to learn Irish language. Courses are also available for adults. For further information contact Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, telephone 066-9156100.

Corca Dhuibhne is rich with historic sites including Beehive huts, megalithic tombs, Ogham stones, churches and forts.

With the traditional Irish music and crafts of the Gaeltacht, together with the mountains and beaches the Dingle Peninsula is more than just a conventional holiday destination.

For further information on the Gaeltachts, visit –

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