Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man

Scoill Souree 2024 - Manx Gaelic Summer School for adults (16+)

We are delighted to announce three Manx Gaelic short courses in July 2024, as part of Scoill Souree - Culture Vannin's summer school for adults (16+). We ran our summer school for the first time last year - here's what some of the students had to say:

"One of the most effective language courses ever, and brilliant to coincide with Yn Chruinnaght – made for a delightful, relaxing & interesting week."

"You were super engaging and the whole course was really well designed. A masterclass in Manx teaching!"

Taking place between Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July, in the Isle of Man, Culture Vannin's summer school has been organised to coincide with the brilliant Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering festival, which takes place in the seaside town of Peel.

The festival hosts a myriad of varied events showcasing music, dance, language, arts and crafts, lectures and more. Classes for the Manx language summer school will be delivered by qualified teachers, Ruth Keggin Gell and Paul Rogers, and will be engaging, varied and interactive. You can choose from a morning or afternoon slot, and there are two levels available – click on the links below for further information and course descriptors.

Each course costs £100 per person. Limited places are available, so advance booking is essential:

Gaelg Keim 1 – Manx Level 1 (ideal for complete beginners): 9.30am - 12.30pm (teacher: Ruth Keggin Gell) NOW FULL OR 2pm - 5pm (teacher: Paul Rogers) Limited places still available

Gaelg Keim 2 – Manx Level 2 - 9.30am - 12.30pm (teacher: Paul Rogers) NOW FULL

 To book your place on one of our courses, complete this online booking form or phone / write to us (further information can be found below).

The courses will take place in venues in Peel. For more information about Peel (as well as the neighbouring village of St. John's) and public transport from different places in the Isle of Man, please click here: information about Peel and St. John's.

For those who need travel information or accommodation, please see: and

Thie dy Vea, an accommodation provider in Peel, has offered course-goers preferential rates. More details and booking information for that can be found here.

If you don’t use the internet, you can phone Culture Vannin on 01624 676169, or write to us with your name, address and phone number:

Culture Vannin,
Fairfield House,
Main Road,
St John’s,
Isle of Man

Once you have been accepted onto the course, you will be contacted to make payment to secure your place. A limited number of bursaries are available for students and anyone with low income on a first-come first-served basis – contact us via*: manxlanguage(at) Though the courses are not accredited, a certificate of attendance will be presented to participants upon completion of the summer school.

We’re looking forward to seeing you – gow soylley jeh dty ynsagh, enjoy your learning!

*To avoid attracting spam, we’ve removed the @ symbol in our email address above, replacing it with '(at)' – please bear this in mind when contacting us.

Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2024