This two-week intensive program at the end of December/beginning of January takes place in the idyllic coastal town of Dingle – which just happens to be one of Ireland’s most popular New Year’s Eve destinations, welcoming thousands of people each year to ring in the new year with fireworks and a marching band parade. Dingle has all of the amenities of a tourist haven in an authentic Irish setting, bursting with traditional culture: music, language, food, and ‘craic’ (the Irish Gaelic term for ‘fun’)!
You will be welcomed with open arms by our SHU in Dingle team to enjoy the benefits of world-class teaching amidst gorgeous scenery and the warmth and festive spirit of Dingle at New Year’s. Ireland in winter enjoys a temperate climate, and when you are not partaking in the many indoor activities and events going on both in the classroom and around the town, you will be able to explore the wild Celtic landscape through tours among ruins, hiking, and horseback riding on the beach.
While the summer months are the busiest for tourism in Dingle, the Winter program offers you the unique ability to avail of all the entertainments and activities Dingle has to offer at festival time, but on an even more personal and immersive level. Dingle is one of the great Irish ‘Gaeltachts’, or traditional Irish Gaelic-speaking areas, attracting visitors from around the world each year seeking to partake of its storied character and charm. SHU in Dingle allows you to make it your Winter home!