50 students of the Irish language from countries as far flung as Russia, Australia and Japan have been studying in An Rinn over the past fortnight.
The group were among over 14 hundred people from teenagers to adults who attended Coláiste na Rinne in the Waterford Gaeltacht over the past 10 weeks.
Highlights for the international students were trips to Croke Park to watch the hurling semi-final, the music and the scenery.
Elizabeth Kading from New York said she thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience: “everything was a highlight, from the food to the hurling, the boat ride, the trips, the classes, the potato picking the seaweed bath, I can’t even distinguish, I just can’t get over the amazing welcome and hospitality”.
Maureen McCarthy Marchand and Joanne Golden both from Boston said attending the Waterford Cork match in Croke park was a fantastic experience, and will be proudly wearing their Deise jerseys in Boston on All-Ireland final day.