Lán Le Saol meaning full of life is offering a 3 week educational enrichment programme for high school students in the heart of cultural Ireland.
The course offers an unrivalled history and cultural experience from a real local perspective with expert tutors offering International students the opportunity to learn in the land of myths and legends.
Just like our name (Lán le Saol) suggests our course is bursting full of activities and opportunities to learn about Irish History, Language, Culture and Heritage.
Where else to learn about historic sites than from places built before the pyramids. A Unique and magical educational experience nestled deep in the heart of the historic Boyne Valley District.
What will I learn?
Lán Le Saol Ireland’s three week Educational Enrichment programme will take students into a world of challenging seminars in Irish History, Culture, the Irish Language and other fascinating classes. Throughout the course there will be a full programme of exciting excursions and visits to vibrant cities and historical sites allowing the student to be fully immersed in the culture of the beautiful Island of Ireland.
Some excursions will link up to the History and Irish programmes enhancing the students learning experience.
We have worked hard with all our tutors to insure that all our courses will engage and motivate the students and give them the best educational experience. Immersing yourself in a different culture allows you to overcome new challenges, reach new heights, make new friends and a lifetime of lasting memories.
Where is it based?
Ireland known as the Land of Scholars, playwrights and poets offers students a completely new experience in learning. Steeped in history, ancient ruins, unique flora and fauna in stunning countryside.
Lán le Saol is buried deep in one of the most historic parts of Ireland, the Boyne Valley. Boasting ancient sites that pre-date the pyramids and home to one of Ireland’s most famous characters Fionn McCul, central to many of Ireland’s myths and legends. Nestled on the coast of Ireland’s Ancient East, in the beautiful village of Termonfeckin, Drogheda, named after St Fechin.
Our students will stay in a beautiful Edwardian Manor House, set in acres of park land and mature trees. A gentle, meandering walkway will lead you to the spectacular sandy beaches, sand dunes and the Irish Sea. A short drive away will bring you to the capital of Ireland, the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Dublin. Click Here – MAP
An Irish Summer
Explore and learn about Irish History and the Irish Language, improve academic skills and discover new passions. Enjoy other seminars along with the above and learn from our experts. Volunteer some of your time to visit and engage with residents of the local nursing home.
Days will be reserved for exploration and adventure that allow students to experience the best Ireland has to offer, from inspiring countryside to vibrant cities. Students will visit Dublin, Newgrange, Trinity College/Book of Kells, Galway, Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands….its non-stop!
Lán le Saol Ireland offers a nonstop activities calendar. Gaelic football, Hurling, Irish dancing, soccer, Tag rugby, beach fun, challenges of the Crystal Maze, water activities plus so much more. Take up the challenge of our fabulous links Golf course.
Building lasting friendships
All students will take Irish History/Culture classes. Students will learn in a challenging and engaging environment. Some excursions will link up with the History programme enhancing your learning experience. We have worked hard to design courses that give students the best educational experience.
Learn how Ireland has had many periods of invasion and change in its civilian populations. How it’s rich history and heritage has helped to shape Ireland into the unique country it is today
A unique and fantastic language. Students will be inspired and have fun learning and studying the art of conversational Irish. All students will participate in the Irish Language classes. Along with learning the language students will also learn about some of the History of the Irish Language
Throughout the three week programme students will participate in class courses in Irish History/Culture and the Irish Language and will also enjoy other seminars. Discover new passions and rise to new challenges.
Creative Writing & Art
Sample Daily Schedule:
9.30 Morning Seminar (2.5 hrs)
14.00 Afternoon Seminar (2hrs)
16.30 Afternoon Activities
20.00 Evening Activities
22.30 End of Evening Meeting.
Behind every programme at Lán le Saol Ireland is a team of dedicated and experienced staff members. Lán le Saol Ireland staff members are committed to providing you with opportunities and resources to make your summer unforgettable. Our Tutors at Lán le Saol Ireland have worked together to ensure that all our programmes will benefit, engage, support and motivate all students, inspiring them to achieve new heights.
Living in Termonfeckin
Lán le Saol’s Educational Enrichment Programme is a three week full residential programme. Students will live and study in a beautiful Edwardian Manor House set in acres of parkland. The house was purchased by Mrs Vida Lentaigne in the 1920’s. Mrs Lentaigne was a widow, a mother, an employer, a community person and a politician.
In November of 1929 the first branch in Ireland of the United Irishwoman (U.I) was established in Termonfeckin. Mrs Lentaigne cleared a large basement room of the Manor house to allow the U.I. to hold their branch meetings and later the I.C.A (Irish Countrywomens Association) guild meetings. Soon classes were being held to teach local crafts and basket weaving amongst other things.
In 1945 Mrs Lentaigne put the House up for auction. It was purchased by the Irish Tourist Board to be used as a hotel. The property was then sold . In 1968 the Irish Countrywomens Association established a Horticulture College. The college flourished for 35 years educating young students. It was the first establishment to offer training courses in Horticulture to female students and is now known as An Grianán (sunny place).
Students will share bedrooms 3 to 4 persons per room, though there will be availability of some single rooms. Girls and boys rooms will be separate.
Linen and towels will be supplied and replaced twice a week. Wi-Fi is available in the house as part of the programme.
Lán le Saol Staff
At Lán le Saol we want to make sure that all our students are safe, secure and feel that they are home from home. Senior Staff are with the students for the duration of the programme, staying at the college with the students. We are there to provide support and help students with any concerns they may have. Other members of our staff will be on hand also to engage and help the students throughout the programme.
All students will dine in the beautiful dining hall of the house. Our in house Chef Len will cook up fabulous, healthy and delicious meals throughout your three week stay. All but a few meals are included in the programme. On excursions packed lunches will be given where possible and most dietary preferences or requirements can be catered for.
All students are looked after by our dedicated Staff on campus and off campus. A buddy system will be in operation any time off campus on our excursions or visiting towns and cities.
The house is fully secure with night porters and resident staff on hand 24 hrs.
Exploration & Adventure
When classes are finished Lán le Saol’s extracurricular activities calendar will keep all students having fun and engaging with each other. Each day you will take part in something new and sometimes challenging but always fun.
Our excursions will take students along the coast of Irelands Ancient East, across the midlands of Ireland and down to the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.
Each weekend you will travel to Historical sites and vibrant cities, exploring and embracing the culture and heritage of Ireland.
Visit the internationally renowned Trinity College. Stroll through the cobbled stones of Trinity College and let it take you back to the 18th century when the Old Library was constructed, here you will see the famous Book of Kells on display.
Walk through the bustling streets of Dublin city, be part of it and explore Museums, Stephens green and Dublin Castle.
Dublin City Part 2
Gaelic and Hurling are Ireland’s national sport and today you will learn and play these fantastic sports and visit the home of Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) – Croke Park.
Enter into a world of the past with the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC) and step on board the replica Jeanie Johnston.
Over 5000 years old this Neolithic Passage tomb allows you to wander through time. It is famous for its Winter Solstice illumination, that lights up the passage and the chamber at the end.
Martry Mill is a functional watermill on the banks of the River Blackwater, Co Meath. Run by the Tallon family from 1859.
The Aran Islands
In a setting of Celtic churches and historical sites a true Irish experience awaits you, where the locals speak Irish as well as English. “One of the world’s top island destinations – that this feeling, this authenticity, has survived the modern world is nothing short of miraculous” (National Geographic) Visit Website
Galway is one of the most engaging cities, arty and bohemian. Enjoy time to take in the atmosphere of its bustling, lively streets with lots of shops, cafes and street buskers
Daily Activities & Adventure
Fun that is uniquely Irish. Join in as you learn the art of Gaelic football, Hurling and Handball. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation. The Association today promotes Gaelic games such as Hurling, Football, Handball, Rounders plus Ladies Football and Camogie.
A food demo will be given by the talented Tara Walker, local to Termonfeckin, owner of East Coast Cookery School, author of her cook book “Good Food no Stress” and also makes appearances on Irelands TV3 channel.
World Champion Dancers and dancers that travelled the world with Riverdance and Lord of the Dance will lead the way in our Irish Dancing classes for all levels. Corrigan-White Irish Dancing School local to Termonfeckin will ensure that all students will enjoy their Irish Dancing experience.
A stunning display of birds of prey will be given by Brian Mc Cann and his team, experts in their field. From owls, to hawks, to eagles all students will get the chance to be up close with these fabulous birds. Newgrange Falconry will give students a simulating, unique and memorable experience in the most noble and ancient art of falconry.
Service Hours……Limited places are available for some students to give up some of their time to interact and chat with residents of the local nursing home, Sunhill.
Golf…….Termonfeckin is home to a fabulous links golf club. Limited places are available for some students to play a round of golf at Seapoint Golf club. This activity has an extra cost. The cost will cover hiring of clubs and green fees.
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. As part of our historical tour we will wander through time with ancient gates and walls, sacred sites, battlegrounds and big houses.
Visit the preserved head of St Oliver Plunkett as it forms the centrepiece of the shrine in St Peters Church in the heart of Drogheda town.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin’s Docklands.
Students will be inspired and guided on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.
SEAPOINT GOLF LINKS
CARLINGFORD ADVENTURE CENTRE
Get ready for a challenging adventure. Fun all the way, as we suit up and get splashing into the waters of Carlingford Lough and working together as we negotiate the trials of the Crystal Maze.
ALL supervised by Carlingford Adventure Centre professional staff.