Saturday, April 5, 2014

Irish Gaelic Afternoon - April 26th, 2014

The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut An Afternoon of Irish Gaelic (Tráthnóna na Gaeilge) The Circle will offer an Irish language program at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in a half day event. All are invited to attend this day from those with no Irish to native speakers. Come and be with us if you are curious about the language, want to improve or use your Irish or to help learners develop their skills. This is our third event and will be an enjoyable afternoon with classes, a lecture and time for conversation, refreshments and pastries. Three fluent and gifted teachers will be teaching the classes and delivering the lecture: including Eileen Zurell, Daltaí na Gaeilge (Students of the Irish Language), NJ, Muireann Ní Chuív, Irish Language Teacher, Irish Arts Center, NY and Caoimnhe Nic Giollarnáith, Irish Language Teacher, Irish Arts Center, NY. Date: Saturday, April 26th. 12:30 – 5:30 PM Location: Cultural Alliance of Western CT located at 287 Main St., Danbury, CT. (Hosted by the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation) Cost: $25 Contact: John Feeney, 203.417.1700 or jfeeney@kells-all.com. Registration: Early registration is recommended. See below. Directions: By car, take I-84 from the west. Get out exit 5. Go thru the stop sign and then make a right at the light onto Main St. The Center is on the left about half a mile down Main. From the east on I-84, get out exit 5 and make a right onto Main St. at the light. Continue as above. Parking: make a right onto Library Place (just past the Center) and then make a left into the Parking Garage. By train, there is a train station 10 miles away in Brewster or Purdys, NY. Please contact us for transportation. Contact info: 203.417.1700 or jfeeney@kells-all.com. Clár - Program Registration 12:30 – 1:00 PM Introduction 1:00 – 1:15 Class 1 1:15 – 2:30 Break 2:30 – 3:00 Lecture 3:00 – 3:30 Class 2 3:40 – 4:55 Closing remarks and chat time with refreshments. 5:00 – ? Registration Name: _________________________________________ Street: _________________________________________ City: __________________________________________ State: ___________ Zip: _______ Phone: _______________________________________ E-mail: _______________________________________ Please place an “X” beside ALL of the following that pertain to your level of Irish: • Total Beginner • Only odd words & phrases • Can understand and speak just a bit • Can read and write just a bit • Can have a very simple conversation • Can converse for a few minutes with much effort • Can readily converse for 5-10 minutes • Fluent Return registration to: Irish Gaelic Circle of CT 109 Federal Rd., #318 Danbury, CT 06811 Make checks payable to: Irish Gaelic Circle of CT

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Beannachtaí na Nollag

Nollaig Shona Daoibh agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

An Afternoon of Irish Gaelic

An Afternoon of Irish Gaelic (Tráthnóna na Gaeilge) The Circle will offer an Irish language program at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in a half day event. All are invited to attend this day from those with no Irish to native speakers. Come and be with us if you are curious about the language, want to improve or use your Irish or to help learners develop their skills. It promises to be an enjoyable afternoon with classes, two lectures and time for conversation, refreshments and pastries in between. Three fluent and gifted teachers from Ireland will be teaching the classes and delivering the lectures: including Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Irish Language Lecturer, NYU; Muireann Ní Chuív, Irish Language Teacher, Irish Arts Center, NY and Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith, Irish Language Teacher, Irish Arts Center, NY. Date: Saturday, November 16th. 12:30 – 5:30 PM Location: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center located at 6 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT Cost: $25 Contact: John Feeney, 203.417.1700 or jfeeney@kells-all.com. Directions: By car, the Center is located one mile from I-84. Take I-84 from the east or west. Get out exit 4 and make a left onto Lake Ave. The Center is one mile on the right. By train, there is a train station in Danbury as well as another 10 miles away in Brewster or Purdys, NY. Please contact us for transportation. Contact info: 203.417.1700 or jfeeney@kells-all.com. Clár - Program Registration 12:30 – 1:00 PM Introduction 1:00 – 1:15 Class 1 1:15 – 2:30 Break 2:30 – 3:00 Lectures 3:00 – 3:30 Class 2 3:40 – 4:55 Chat time 5:00 – ? Registration Name: _________________________________________ Street: _________________________________________ City: __________________________________________ State: ___________ Zip: _______ Phone: _______________________________________ E-mail: _______________________________________ Please place an “X” beside ALL of the following that pertain to your level of Irish: • Total Beginner • Only odd words & phrases • Can understand and speak just a bit • Can read and write just a bit • Can have a very simple conversation • Can converse for a few minutes with much effort • Can readily converse for 5-10 minutes • Fluent Return registration to: Irish Gaelic Circle of CT 109 Federal Rd., #318 Danbury, CT 06811 Make checks payable to: Irish Gaelic Circle of CT Hosted by The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fall Term Irish Language Classes


The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut offers classes in the Irish language for those who live in Western Connecticut or the lower Hudson Valley of New York. This is our 18thh year teaching Irish in Danbury, CT. The Fall term offers classes at three levels: Beginner, 2nd Year and Intermediate. The Beginner and 2nd Year classes will be held on Saturday mornings starting Sept. 21st for a 10 week term at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center.

The Intermediate class will meet midweek (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) starting on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and will be held on Skype. So you can live anywhere and still be able to attend the class from home.

Classes meet for approximately for an hour and 15 minutes. Classes are taught in a friendly atmosphere so you learn to write, read and speak the language and enjoy yourself as you learn.

For additional information, view the Irish Gaelic Circle of CT blog at www.irishgaeliccircle.blogspot.com or call John Feeney at 203 417-1700. We are on Facebook, too.



Saturday, May 4, 2013

Irish Gaelic Afternoon - Lá na Gaeilge 27 ú lá Mí na Bealtaineí

Our first Lá na Gaeilge was a great success with 20 people in attendance from as far away as New Hampshire.  In addition to classes with Hilary, Rhona and Muireann, there were lectures on the history of the Irish language (Muireann, Béarla agus Gaeilge) and Irish poetry (Rhona, as Gaeilge).  Bronnadh Fáinne Airgid ar Christine Eddy freisin.  Comhghairdeas le Christine! -Seán



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mass in Irish Gaelic - St. Peter's in Danbury, CT

There will be a Mass for St. Patrick on Saturday morning at 11 AM on March 16th.  Several of the readings and prayers will be in Irish Gaelic.  All are invited.  Bígí linn!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Irish Language Day - Lá na Gaeilge

The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut will be holding its first Lá na Gaeilge (Irish Language Day)

The Circle will offer an Irish language program at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in a half day event. All are invited to attend this day from those with no Irish to native speakers. Come and be with us if you are curious about the language, want to improve or use your Irish or to help learners develop their skills. It promises to be an enjoyable afternoon with classes, two lectures and time for refreshments and pastries in between. Fulbright Scholar, Rhona Ní Chearbháill and native speaker, Muireann Ní Chuív (former Fulbright Scholar) and Limerick native, Hilary Mhic Suibhne will be teaching the classes.

Date: Saturday, April 27th. 12:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center located at 6 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT

Cost: $25

Directions:

By car, the Center is located one mile from I-84. Take I-84 from the east or west. Get out exit 4 and make a left onto Lake Ave. The Center is one mile on the right.

Information: By train, there is a train station in Danbury as well as another 10 miles away in Brewster or Purdys, NY. Please contact us for transportation from these stations.

Contact info: 203.417.1700 or jfeeney@kells-all.com

Clár - Program
Registration        12:30 – 1:00 PM
Introduction        1:00 – 1:15
Class 1               1:15 – 2:30
Lectures             2:35 – 3:15
Break                 3:15 – 3:40
Class 2               3:45 – 5:00
Chat time            5:00 – ?

Contact info: 203.417.1700 or jfeeney@kells-all.com for registration form.