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Trinity Hall/Dartry Student Residency Scheme


The deadline for the Scheme has been extended to Friday 29 June 2018.


The application process is now open for the 2018-19 Trinity Hall/Dartry residency scheme, which offers accommodation in all-Irish speaking apartments for 12 students.

The Scheme is available for students who will be in first year in 2018-19. Trinity Hall is based in Dartry, Dublin 6.

Please click here to download the Application Form.

  • Print and complete the form.
  • You and your teacher must sign the form in the relevant sections.
  • Send a scanned copy of the form to with the following subject line in your email: Scéim Dhartraí/Halla na Tríonóide 2018-19

Deadline: Friday 29 June 2018.


  • Please note that applications cannot be accepted from students from within the Greater Dublin area.
  • Applications that have not been signed by both the student and the teacher will not be accepted. If the Irish teacher is not available, the school principal or a relevant teacher in the school may sign the form. Please inform Oifig na Gaeilge TCD if this is the case:

Click here for further information about Trinity Hall in Dartry.




Residential Schemes

  • This scheme is administered 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 Dublin by offering all-Irish accommodation to students who accept the conditions of the Scheme.
  • Coiste na Gaeilge will offer up to 12 places on the scheme on the basis of applications received and interviews conducted. A waiting list will also be assembled in the case that a person offered accommodation does not secure a place on a course in TCD.
  • A grant of €1,000 over the academic year is paid to fulltime Irish-speaking students who are willing to speak the language in their daily lives, attend Irish language events and fulfil other conditions of the Scheme. Students must incur the cost of the accommodation themselves. The grant will assist with the payment of this cost.
  • 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 participation in the Scheme.
  • All information provided will be kept private and confidential. Applications will be considered based on fairness and equality.


Requirements for students awarded a place on the Scheme

  • They will be in first year in Trinity College Dublin in September 2018.
  • They will be willing 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 a resident of the Greater Dublin area.


Conditions for students of the Scheme

  • To speak Irish daily in the apartment.
  • To take an active part in Irish language events in college and in college life generally.
  • To sign a form confirming that they accept the conditions of the scheme.
  • To prepare a report and present this report (with their group) to the Irish Language Officer at the end of Michaelmas term and the end of Hilary term outlining how they have complied with the requirements of the Scheme.
  • The student himself/herself will pay for the cost of the accommodation. The grant will assist in reducing these costs.


The Application Process:

The application process will open and the form will be downloadable from this site.
A shortlist will be prepared. Applicants will be advised if they have secured an interview.
Interviews will be held and 12 students selected.

  • The student to receive an offer of a place in TCD from the CAO (if applicable).
  • The student will accept the CAO offer (if applicable).
  • If you receive notification that you have been offered a place on the Irish language residency scheme, you will then need to apply for accommodation in Trinity Hall  to secure your place:

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