The Cumann Merriman Winter School

Unlike Cumann Merriman’s Summer Schools, which are bilingual, our Winter Schools are conducted entirely in Irish, and so detailed information about them is only available in the Irish section of our website; although an English press releases are made available before each School.

With that said, there is always a lively bilingual (and often a multilingual!) fringe at Merriman Schools, especially at concerts and at Club Merriman, and everyone is very welcome whatever language they speak! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Beidh fáilte mhór romhat.

The following list gives a brief overview, in English, of Winter School dates, themes, locations and directors.

Winter School 2017

Dates: TBA.
Theme: TBA.
Location: TBA.
Director: TBA.

Winter School 2016

Dates: 29 to 31 January (Friday to Sunday).
Theme: Sráideanna Naofa Átha Cliath.
Location: Coláiste Phádraig, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Director: An Dochtúir Deirdre Nic Mhathúna, Coláiste Phádraig Dhroim Conrach.

Winter School 2015

Dates: 30 January to 1 February (Friday to Sunday).
Theme: An Ghaeilge sa Saol Poiblí.
Location: The Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick City.
Director: Máire Ní Neachtain, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, agus Liam Ó Dochartaigh.

Winter School 2014

Dates: 31st january to 1st February 2014.
Theme: An Cultúr Gaelach.
Location: Limerick City, Co. Limerick.
Directors: Máire Ní Neachtain, Mary Immaculate College, and Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2013

Dates: 1st to 3rd February 2013.
Theme: An Cultúr Dúchais – ó thinteáin go hilmheáin.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Directors: Máire Ní Neachtain, Mary Immaculate College, and Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2012

Dates: 27th to 29th january 2012.
Theme: Comhar @ 70: Borradh sa Litríocht.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Directors: Máire Ní Neachtain, Mary Immaculate College, and Deirdre Nic Mhathúna, Saint Partick’s College Domcondra.

Winter School 2011

Dates: 28th to 30th January 2011.
Theme: Ceiliúradh na ndeartháireacha: Ciarán agus Brian Ó Nualláin.
Location: Galway City, Co. Galway.
Director: Máire Ní Neachtain, Mary Immaculate College.

Winter School 2010

Dates: 29th to 31st January 2010.
Theme: Máirtín Ó Direáin.
Location: Galway City, Co. Galway.
Directors: Máire Ní Neachtain, Mary Immaculate College, and Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2009

Dates: 6th to 8th February 2009.
Theme: Rachainn go Gaillimh – le filí agus le fonnadóirí.
Location: Galway City, Co. Galway.
Directors: Máire Ní Neachtain, Mary Immaculate College, and Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2008

Dates: 1st to 3rd February 2008.
Theme: Forbairt na Gaeilge 1958 – 2008.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2008

Dates: 1st to 3rd February 2008.
Theme: Forbairt na Gaeilge 1958 – 2008.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2007

Dates: 26th to 28th January 2007.
Theme: ‘Anocht is uaigneach Éire’ Imeacht na nIarlaí 1607.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2006

Dates: 27th to 29th January 2006.
Theme: Máirtín Ó Cadhain: 1906 – 2006.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2005

Dates: 28th to 30th January 2005.
Theme: Brian Merriman 1749 – 1805.
Location: Bunratty, Co. Clare.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2004

Dates: 30th January to 1st February 2004.
Theme: Prós Liteartha na Gaeilge 1904 – 2004.
Location: Bunratty, Co. Clare.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2003

Dates: 31st January to 1st February 2003.
Theme: ‘Scéal Liom Daoibh’ – Léann na Gaeilge agus an Pobal.
Location: Bunratty, Co. Clare.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2002

Dates: 1st to 3rd February 2002.
Theme: Eoró, ‘sé do Bheatha Abhaile.
Location: Glanmire, Co. Cork.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2001

Dates: 2nd to 4th February 2001.
Theme: An Creideamh Athartha – Críoch nó Athfhás?
Location: Dungarven, Co. Waterford.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 2000

Dates: ?? to ?? February 2000.
Theme: Ólaimis Sláinte na Gaeilge.
Location: Dungarven, Co. Waterford.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.

Winter School 1999

Dates: 29th to 31st February 1999.
Theme: Cuisle na hÉigse.
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo.
Director: Liam Ó Dochartaigh, University of Limerick.