Gaeltacht Summer Award Recipients Announced

Two Irish Language learners at Elms College were recently selected as recipients for a Gaeltacht Summer Award scholarship to continue their language studies in Ireland this summer. These awards are funded by the Irish Government’s Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and National Lottery.  Through the college’s and the ICC’s participation in the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant program, we were able to nominate individuals.

The recipients are:
Amy Baker – English major, Irish Studies minor at Elms College
Gerald Costello – Irish Cultural Center member; Head of the ICC’s Language program 

This wonderful opportunity will help Amy as she continues her studies at Elms College in both her English major and Irish Studies minor. Gerald Costello will use his language immersion experience to increase his advanced language proficiency and bring a multitude of benefits to both the Irish Cultural Center and the Irish language students in the community program.
These recipients will study at NUI Galway International Summer School from July 11 – August 8, 2014.