Delve into the soil and soul of Ireland with Scoil Scairte's Self-Paced language immersion. 

Scoil Scairte is an award-winning cultural learning experience made by The Trailblazery Ireland in collaboration with best-selling author Manchán Magan that weaves language, creativity, heritage, indigenous wisdom, and kinship. 

Sign up for Scoil Scairte - Self-Paced Irish language course here, available to purchase and own forever

Since launching in 2021, thousands of participants from every walk of life across the globe have participated in the live-online Scoil Scairte series.  Now, a bumper, self-guided and self-paced edition, offering lifetime access to 22+ hours of pre-packaged content celebrating Irish culture, heritage, and language, is available worldwide! 

Scoil Scairte-Self-Paced allows you to embrace the Irish language at your own rhythm and convenience no matter where you are in the world and is a golden opportunity to begin a love affair with Ireland and the native language your ancestors spoke. 

Founder of Scoil Scairte, Kathy Scott says: “While Ireland is experiencing a cultural watershed moment, we are witnessing a ground swell of reconnection with our ancestral language, practices, and ways of seeing the world. The tides are starting to turn. People are realizing that our mother tongue is a cultural treasure and the language of our soul."

Your Self-Paced Adventure

More than an Irish class, Scoil Scairte is an immersion into the psyche and soul of a powerful language, culture, people, and place.

This journey into the soul of the Irish language explores a broad range of experiences from storytelling and music to ecology, folklore, hip hop, hurling, knitting, sean nós singing, and other creative practices.

Inspired by the grá (love) for the live series, this bumper edition combines the best bits of the first and second Scoil Scairte programs.

The program has become a beacon for people worldwide who are drawn to Irish cultural heritage. 95% of Scoil Scairte alumni report a desire to continue deepening their relationship with Irish language and culture beyond the live series.

A past participant says, “Scoil Scairte inspires the Irish language to come alive in you. It helps chase away the old wounds from learning in the classroom and connects you with an Irish-speaking community that is thriving now around the world.”

Meet Your Guides

Scoil Scairte -Self-Paced is led by a host of inspiring hearts and minds from Ireland and beyond. These recorded sessions are led by bilingual multidisciplinary artists, activists, creatives, educators, and indigenous language keepers including:

  • Kathy Scott (Host, Creative Director of The Trailblazery)
  • Manchán Magan (Writer, Presenter, Documentary-Maker)
  • Kneecap (Sundance Award-winning hip-hop trio)
  • Liam Ó Maonlaí (Musician, Hothouse Flowers)
  • Dr. Louis de Paor (Poet, Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUIG),
  • Úna-Minh Kavanagh (Journalist, Gamer)
  • Dr. Margaret Ann Noodin (American poet, Anishinaabemowin language teacher, Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
  • Diarmuid Lyng (Hurler, Campaigner, Wild Irish Retreats)

... and many more!

This intuitive self-paced package includes 22+ hours of content featuring:

  • A special introduction from Kathy Scott and Manchán Magan
  • Contributions from 20+ bilingual guides and musicians
  • 9 language lessons with Mairéad Ní Chonghaile
  • 2 seasons of Focail & Fís with Manchán Magan
  • 2 Immrama Immersions led by Kathy Scott and produced by Brian Crosby
  • Bonus interview specials hosted by Manchán Magan
  • Curated Field Notes and Resource List

If you are curious about connecting to this rich language and culture in your own time, to your own rhythm, and at your convenience - this is for you. With lifetime access, this self-paced course has a two-week introductory price of €199.

Available to purchase and own forever from 2 April 2024.

You can find out more information about Scoil Scairte-Self-Paced here. You can also keep up to date with The Trailblazery on Facebook, Instagram, and X.