A Chairde,

Tá súil againn go bhfuil sibh ar fad go maith agus slán ón gCórónavíreas. We hope that you are all well and safe from the CoronaVirus.

As you are aware the Coláiste Cholumba office is currently closed, due to the restrictions that have been implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19. We are conscious that our students and parents are seeking clarity regarding this year’s courses in Coláiste Cholumba due to the recent announcement that all Gaeltacht Summer Courses have been cancelled for 2020.

We are keenly aware how disappointing this is as we understand how much students look forward to attending the Gaeltacht. Since the announcement we have received queries regarding online courses during the summer, residential Gaeltacht courses during midterm and other breaks, how to transfer a deposit to our 2021 courses or receiving a refund.

Coláiste Cholumba and our staff have been anxious to consider, formulate and communicate options to our students. In order to do so we require access to records and documents in our office and, like us all, have been frustrated by the lockdown in place, the travel restrictions & the social distancing which will be in place for the near future.  When the more severe restrictions are lifted we will be in a position to examine the options referred to above in order to ascertain which are viable, feasible and practical. Once this process is concluded we will make contact with all students & parents to see which option they wish to select. Please note: We envisage that this will be towards the end of May/early June at the latest. 

We therefore ask for your understanding and patience as we value you and your custom and completely understand that there may be some frustration regarding the provision of information to date. Believe us, this is not intentional! As is the case with many businesses, the situation with Covid19 is an ever evolving one and rather that provide options now which we may have to revise at a future date (as was the case with the Leaving Certificate) we will try our utmost to deliver on whatever option you choose when these are made available. We will contact you when we access our records, hopefully over the coming weeks, and have the next update regarding these options.

Muidne le meas,

Foireann Choláiste Cholumba