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Dartry Student Residency Scheme

The Dartry Irish Language Residency Scheme for first year students


The application process is now open for the 2017-2018 Dartry residency scheme for students who will be entering Trinity College in September 2017. See here for full details and application form (in Irish).

*Please note that applications are not accepted from students from within the Greater Dublin area.


Trinity Hall is located in Dartry, Rathgar, Dublin 6. It has accommodation for first year students of Trinity College.

Click here for further information about Trinity Hall in Dartry.

Click here to see a 360° image of a single bedroom in one of Trinity Hall's student apartments

Click here to see a 360° image of a kitchen in one of Trinity Hall's student apartments.

Accommodation in all-Irish apartments in Trinity Hall offered to up to 12 students.

Coiste na Gaeilge will award a grant of €1000 per student on the Scheme providing they fulfill the Conditions of the Scheme.

Requirements for students who will be awarded places on the Scheme

  • They will commence as first year students in Trinity College.
  • They will be seeking to share accommodation with other Irish speakers.
  • They will be fluent Irish speakers.
  • They will be willing to speak Irish in their daily lives.
  • They must not be resident in the Greater Dublin area.

A grant of €1,000 will be paid to students on the scheme on the following conditions

  • They speak Irish in their day-to-day life in the apartment in which they live.
  • They take an active part in Irish language events in College and in College life generally
  • They sign a form confirming that they accept the conditions of the scheme.
  • They submit a report at the end of the first and second terms to the Irish Language Officer outlining how they have complied with the requirements of the Scheme.
  • The students themselves will pay the costs of this accommodation but the grant will help towards reducing these costs.

The Application Process


Applications process opens, the form will be downloadable from this site.


Applicants are advised if they have secured a place on the shortlist and have secured an interview..


Interviews will be held and 12 students selected.


You receive an offer of a place in TCD from the CAO (if applicable)

You accept the CAO offer (if applicable)

If you have been notified that you have been offered a place on the Irish language residency scheme, you then apply on-line on the website to secure your place.

Further information

  • This scheme is adminsitered by the Irish Language Office and Coiste na Gaeilge in partnership with the Warden of Trinity Hall to promote the Irish language in Trinity College.
  • Coiste na Gaeilge will offer up to 12 places on the scheme on the basis of applications received. A waiting list will also be assembled, to cover the eventuality where someone offered a place does not secure a place on a course in TCD.
  • All information provided will be kept private and confidential. Applications will be considered on the basis of fairness and equality.
  • 50% of the grant will be paid after Christmas and the remaining 50% at the end of the academic year. In the event of a student failing to comply with the requirements of the Scheme, the Coiste reserves the right to terminate their particpation in the Scheme.

Last updated 25 April 2017 by .