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Trinity Hall/Dartry Student Residency Scheme

The application process is now open for the 2019/20 Trinity's Irish Language Residency Scheme in Trinity Hall, Dartry.

This scheme offers accommodation in all-Irish speaking apartments for 12 students. The scheme is open to students who will be in first year in 2019-20. The accommodation is based in Trinity Hall, Dartry, Dublin 6. Students pay for the accommodation but a grant of €1,000 is provided to assist in covering the costs.

Please click here to download the application form (as Gaeilge)

  • Print and complete the form.
  • You and your Irish teacher must sign the form in the relevant sections.
  • Email a scanned copy of the form to with the following subject line in your email: Scéim Halla na Tríonóide, Dartraí 2019/20

Deadline: Monday 24th June 2019


Important information:

  • 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:


Residential Schemes

This scheme is administered by the Irish Language Office and Coiste na Gaeilge in partnership with the Junior Dean to promote the Irish language in Trinity College Dublin by offering all-Irish accommodation to students who accept the conditions of the Scheme.

Fulltime first year students are sought who are fluent in Irish, willing to speak it in their daily lives and attend Irish language events as well as fulfill other requirements. A grant of €1,000 is paid to students of the scheme over the course of the academic year to assist in covering the cost of accommodation in Trinity Hall.

50% of the grant is 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.


  • There are 12 spaces available on the scheme.
  • There are 2 apartments, with 6 students in each apartment.
  • Each student has their own bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The 6 students will share common living spaces e.g. kitchen/living area.
  • Click here for further information on Trinity Hall

Do you fulfill the requirements below? If so, apply for the scheme here!

  • You will be in first year in Trinity College Dublin in September 2019.
  • You would like to share accommodation with other Irish speakers.
  • You are a fluent Irish speaker and are willing to speak the language in your daily life.
  • You do not live in the Greater Dublin area.

Conditions for students of the Scheme

  • To speak Irish in the apartment at all times.
  • To attend any meetings called by the Irish Language Officer during 2019-20 academic year.
  • To take an active part in Irish life in the university and to promote the language and culture in Trinity Hall.
  • To complete at least one project in each term to promote the Irish language e.g. hold an event/awareness campaign, etc.
  • To prepare a report and present this report (with your group) to the Irish Language Officer and to Coiste na Gaeilge at the end of each term outlining how the requirements of the scheme have been carried out.
  • Support the work of the Irish Language Office e.g. attend events, help with organisation, etc.
  • You (the student) will pay for the cost of the accommodation. The Irish Language Office provides a grant of €1,000 to help reduce the accommodation costs.
  • To sign a form at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year confirming that you accept the conditions of the scheme.


The Application Process:

The application process will open and the form will be downloadable here.

A shortlist will be prepared. Applicants will be contacted in early July if they have secured a place on the shortlist.

Interviews will be held in Dublin with students selected for the shortlist in mid-July. 12 students will be selected from those interviews.


  • 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 the student is offered a place on the Irish language residency scheme, they will then need to apply online  to secure their place.

Further information

  • 12 places will be offered on the scheme on the basis of applications received and interviews conducted. A waiting list will also be compiled in the case that a person does not secure a place in the university through the CAO system.
  • 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.


Last updated 24 May 2019 by .