The Kodály Society of Ireland introduces undergraduate music and music education students to Kodály’s thinking and philosophy in Ireland and with this in mind offers a number of scholarships to students to attend the annual summer course held in Ireland. Colum Ó Cléirigh (1932 - 2017) was one of the first Irish musicians to study at the Kodály Institute in Hungary and was involved in organising the initial Kodály Courses in Ireland in the 1980s. Since then, many of his students have studied at the Kodály Institute and have returned to Ireland as influential advocates of Kodály’s music education philosophy.