Scoil Chonglais Post Primary School

3rd year Gaeltacht trip

Important information is contained in this letter.

3RD YEAR GAELTACHT TRIP, OCT 3rd/4th/5th 2022


Dear Parent or Guardian,

The Gaeilge department at Scoil Chonglais is very much looking forward to next week’s trip to the Gaeltacht. We will be staying for three days and two nights in Coláiste Uisce, Erris, Co Mayo.

The trip will involve watersports, speaking Irish in an immersive environment, and a range of other activities. Three meals a day will be provided, and a supper. Please be aware that your child will need money if they wish to buy snacks en route by bus to & from Coláiste Uisce. All levels of Irish are welcomed and encouraged and students will be helped in speaking, understanding, interacting and communicating as Gaeilge at every point on this trip.


The bus will be leaving Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass, at 7.30am on Monday morning, October 3rd, and returning at approximately 6.30pm on Wednesday, October 5th. Students will text their parents with an arrival time on Wednesday afternoon.

Spare footwear (2 pairs in total, preferably old runners), extra socks & spare tracksuit leggings are essential, as well as a raincoat. Please bring an old towel/towels, which might dry quicker than a very heavy towel. A clear and detailed list is attached to this letter, with the Parental Disclaimer which must be signed by you. We will have copies ready to sign at the bus, when you drop your child on Monday morning.

Please note that we advise against bringing any expensive electronic devices such as speakers or phones. Your child will be participating in watersports throughout the three days, and devices will very easily be damaged. At any point, a device could be lost, misplaced, etc. We remind you and your child that all devices are their own responsibility, and not the responsibility of Scoil Chonglais or Coláiste Uisce.

The phone number of Coláiste Uisce is:097 82473, and the mobile phone number of Scoil Chonglais for this trip is: 087-9735931. Both phones will be available to use in case of any emergency or where urgent contact is needed.

Please contact the office immediately if you have not paid the balance of monies owed using the Way2Pay online system, or if you have not received this link via text message.

Please contact myself, Ms Murphy or Ms Gurhy if you have any queries regarding this trip.

Yours faithfully,

Emer Liston, An Roinn Gaeilge, Scoil Chonglais

For Coláiste Uisce Gaeltacht trip, Scoil Chonglais 3rd year group, October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th.

Parental Disclaimer

Student Name: ____________________________


I, the parents/guardian of students participating in the trip are aware that the activities taught in COLÁISTE UISCE are classified as Adventure Sports and therefore by their nature have an element of risk attached. I declare that the student named above is in good health and not suffering from any illness, injury or disabilities which will interfere with the activities at Coláiste UISCE or which have not been brought to the attention of the management of Coláiste UISCE

I therefore accept that despite all precautions that may be taken through safety procedures, equipment, student / instructor ratios, etc. that there is an element of risk associated with adventure sports and that the staff and management of Coláiste UISCE cannot be held liable for any accident which may occur during these activities which are not due to their negligence.


Participants suffering from a recent injury including concussion, asthma, any operation, or any ongoing medical condition** must specify so below. If an injury or condition develops after completion of the form the COLÁISTE UISCE staff must be notified by phone or in writing to Fiona, ( Failure to disclose any serious health issues may result in student not being able to participate in activities, and this decision will lie with UISCE management / Senior Instructor.
**A GP assessment form may need to be completed.

Bag Searches & Forbidden Items

I, the parents/guardian of students participating in the trip are aware that bag searches may be carried out by the accompanying teachers if deemed necessary and that the student is aware of forbidden items. (List should be provided by the school)
In the case of serious misconduct, immediate dismissal from the Coláiste will occur.

In accordance with the Code of Ethics and Good Practice in children’s sport Coláiste UISCE wishes to advise parents/guardians that photos may be taken of your child during activities. The photos are used for social media so that the students can look back on their time in Coláiste UISCE. If you would prefer that your son/ daughter is not included in these photos, which may be posted to Coláiste Uisce’s social media accounts, can you e-mail Ms. Liston before the trip commences at please.

UISCE is in compliance with the code of ethics guidelines for best practices.

Please let me know of any students with a particular illness, injury, or special dietary requirement as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 097 82473.

Dietary Requirements / Health Issues: ___________________________________________




Student Signature: __________________________________Date: ________________

Parent / Guardian Signature: __________________________Date: ________________

(List of necessary items, and forbidden items, appears on the next page)


The following is a list of items that the students will need with them for their stay at Coláiste UISCE:

  • Tick as you pack
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Jeans/Trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Fleeces
  • Tracksuit
  • Runners or Shoes (Which must be worn for all activities – Sliders/Flipflops are not permitted)
  • Swimming togs and two towels
  • Inhaler for students with asthma
  • Any medication required for health issues (2 epi-pens are advised for students who carry one with them)
  • Old runners or booties for watersports – very important!
  • High Factor waterproof sun-cream
  • Rain jacket or rain gear

Please ensure that all clothes and luggage are clearly marked.

Coláiste UISCE will not take responsibility for any clothes lost during the course or left behind after the course.

Forbidden Items

In addition to this, there are a few items that we do not allow at Coláiste UISCE:

  • iPads or any kind of tablet
  • Aerosols (It is advised that students bring roll-on deodorants. This is due to the sensitivity of our fire alarm system)
  • Chewing gum
  • Pen knives or other dangerous items
  • Matches, lighters and cigarettes
  • Sleeping bags are not allowed
  • Sliders / Flip Flops are not permitted
  • **PLEASE NOTE: UISCE is a nut-free zone & any product that contains nuts is NOT permitted (e.g. Nutella, Snickers, and Kinder Bueno)**

No events found
3rd YEAR GAELTACHT TRIP, OCT 2nd / 3rd / 4th 2023
Information for First Year parents - outline & cost of first year Heritage Trip (May16th)
Scoil Chonglais Post Primary School,
Co. Wicklow

059 648 1449

© 2024 Scoil Chonglais Post Primary School