Accommodation in Gleann Cholm Cille

When attending a course at Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille the following are the options that can be reserved for you by Oideas Gael. You should indicate your accommodation preference when booking your course(s). However, you will not be charged for accommodation straight away: instead, you will pay for your accommodation during your stay in Gleann Cholm Cille, either to Oideas Gael or directly to the accommodation provider.

Bed and breakfast

If you choose this option, you will be staying with a Gaeltacht family, in specially selected homes, with breakfast provided. (A number of restaurants in the area offer lunch and evening meals.) You will pay your host family directly during your stay. Payment by credit card is not possible with this option.

Twin or double room€230 per person per week
€110 per person on 3-day weekend

Single supplement€5 per night (limited availability)


Course participants share a modern house with all facilities. These are normally 3-4 bedroomed houses with a mixture of double and twin rooms. There are a number of shops and restaurants in the area.

Twin or double room€145 per person per week
€90 per person on 3-day weekend

Single supplement€5 per night (limited availability)

Self-catering (en suite rooms)

Course participants share a modern house with double & twin en-suite rooms in on-campus and off-campus housing with all facilities. There are a number of shops and restaurants in the area.

Twin or double room€170 per person per week
€100 per person on 3-day weekend

Single supplement€5 per night (limited availability)

Your own arrangements

If you prefer, you can arrange accommodation yourself with providers directly, without involving Oideas Gael. If you decide to do this, we will ask you to tell us during booking where you are going to be staying. Please understand that we must be certain each student has somewhere to stay; your cooperation will be appreciated.

Roarty'sself-catering, all rooms ensuite
+353 (0)74 97 30 273
500 m / 0.3 miles from Oideas Gael

An tIonad Siúilself-catering, rooms en-suite
+353 (0)74 97 30 302
250 m / 0.16 miles from Oideas Gael

Áras Ghleann Cholm Cillebed and breakfast or self-catering, rooms en-suite
+353 (0)74 97 30 077
3.8 km / 2.4 miles from Oideas Gael, with complimentary lifts provided

Dooey Hostelbudget accommodation
+353 (0)74 97 30 130
1.2 km / 0.75 miles from Oideas Gael

Malinbeg Hostelensuite budget accommodation
+353 (0)74 97 30 006
7.4 km / 4.6 miles from Oideas Gael

Fáilte ÉireannRegional Tourist Office in Donegal Town
+353 (0)74 97 21 148

Please e-mail us directly for a list of available selfcatering

Questions? Answers!

If I stay in self-catering accommodation — what is that like?We rent houses locally during the course season. Four or five participants share these, living and cooking together. It gives you the freedom to come and go as you want and stay within your preferred budget. Most of the houses are within a short walking distance of Oideas Gael, all have bathrooms with shower and heating. In some cases, you may need to learn how to light a turf fire — it isn't that difficult!

What is the on-campus accommodation?Oideas Gael has its own large house with eight bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom. Most are twin or double with a few single rooms. It has its own sitting room, kitchen and dining room. This is our most popular accommodation choice, so reserve early! We also rent a few off-campus houses with en-suite facilities. You may, alternatively, be allocated one of these if the on-campus is fully reserved.

Do you cater for vegetarians or other dietary requirements?All of our accommodation providers are experienced with a variety of dietary requirements. Just let them know when you arrive. You can even show them how to prepare for your own food needs!

Do you cater for families?We always recommend that a family rent a local cottage or house. We will assist in reserving this. If parent/parents are attending the course, we can arrange for a local young person to look after the children during class sessions. Parent/parents make their own arrangement with the childminder on arrival.

Bed clothing and linen requirements?All bedlinen is provided in the on-campus & off-campus self-catering houses. We prefer that people bring their own towels although if you are travelling from abroad and would prefer not to carry extra luggage we do have a back-up supply!

Where and when do I pay for my accommodation?Accommodation fees are paid on arrival at course. B&B accommodation is paid directly to the host families, self-catering accommodation is paid through the Oideas Gael office. It is advisable to have cheque or cash for this transaction as credit card facilities may not always be available depending on the accommodation provider.

How many nights does my accommodation booking include?If booked through Oideas Gael, your accommodation is from the start date of your course until the morning of departure date. For example, if doing a week-long course then your accommodation is available from the Saturday afternoon (start date of course) with checkout the following Saturday morning (7 nights in total).