Friday, April 15, 2016

The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut
Irish Language Day
(Lá na Gaeilge)
The Circle will offer an Irish language program at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in a full 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.  The informal tone of the day provides a great way to meet other learners and Irish speakers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds.  People who share your love and excitement for Irish culture and want to help others who want to learn Irish.
 There will be three classes throughout the day with a lecture and workshops related to Irish history and culture.   There will be time for breaks and lunch as well.  A book shop with Irish language books will also be available.  Three fluent and gifted language teachers will be teaching the classes and delivering the lecture.  The cost for the day is $50 (students with ID $25) including lunch and wine and cheese at the end of the day.
There will be a Book shop open as well as workshops in singing and playing the feadóg stáin / tin whistle (Key of D). 
Date:              Saturday, April 30th, 2016.  8:15 – 5:00 PM
Location:       Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center located at 6 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT
Cost:               $50 (students $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 or www.irishgaeliccircle.blogspot.com.







Clár - Program
Clarú agus Caife / Tae -Registration and Coffee/Tea
8:15 – 8:45 AM
Fáiltiú agus Tresoshuíomh – Welcome and Orientation
8:45 – 9:00 AM
Ranganna Teanga a h-Aon – First Language Classes
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Sos - Break
10:00 – 10:15 AM
Ceardlanna - Workshops
10:15 – 11:15 AM
Ranganna Teanga a Dó – Second Language Classes
11:15 – 12:15 PM
Lón agus Grúpa Grianghraf – Lunch and Group Photo
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Léacht - Lecture
1:30 – 2:45 PM
Sos - Break
2:45 – 3:00 PM
Ranganna Comhrá – Conversation Classes (Intermed. & Advanced)
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Críoch agus Duaiseanna Doras – Wrap Up and Door Prizes
4:00 – 4:30 PM
Fíon agus Cáis – Wine and Cheese
4:30 - ??

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:
            John Feeney
Irish Gaelic Circle of CT
11 Sil-Cam Drive
            Danbury, CT 06811
Make checks payable to:  John Feeney                       

Hosted by the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Amhrán Mhuinse

Is breá liom an t-amhrán seo......

Amhrán Mhuíse - Song of Muínis

Bain sult as!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Introduction to Irish Language I - Fairfield University

Note the online option!

Certificate upon successful completion.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Irish Language Fall Classes for 2015



Irish Language classes will begin at the end of Sept for a 10 week Fall Term.  There will be 3 levels: beginners, 2nd year and Intermediate (Skype).  Classes will be on Sat mornings at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center except for the Intermediate class which will be on Tuesday evenings.  Call 203.417.1700 or email: jfeeney51@att.net for info and to register.  Bígí linn!  


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tráthnóna na Gaeilge - Afternoon of Irish Gaelic - April 11th

The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut An Afternoon of Irish Gaelic (Tráthnóna na Gaeilge) The Circle will offer an Irish language program at the No Irish, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in a half day event. All are invited to attend this day from those with no Irish to cainteoirí dúchais. 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. Enjoy an afternoon of classes, a lecture and time for conversation, refreshments and pastries. The lecture will be given by Fulbright Scholar Shane Ó Ruairc (currently at Drew University and New York University) on Cumann Lúthcleas Gael (Gaelic Athletic Association) and its’ involvement in the political life of 20th century Ireland. Date: Saturday, April 11th. 12:30 – 5:30 PM Location: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center located at 6 Lake Av., 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 east or west. Get out exit 4 and make a left onto Lake Ave. The Center is on the right about half a mile down Exit 4. Parking: right at the Center or across the street. 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 12:15 – 1:00 PM Introduction 1:00 – 1:15 Class 1 1:15 – 2:40 Break 2:40 – 3:00 Lecture 3:00 – 3:30 Class 2 3:40 – 4:55 Closing remarks and wine and cheese. 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

Monday, January 5, 2015

Irish Language Classes Resume in Danbury and on Skype

Irish language classes at the Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut resume this weekend as follows: Beginners and 2nd year level on Saturday mornings, Jan 10th at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center and Intermediate level on Wed evenings (via Skype), Jan 14th. New students are welcome. For information call 203.417.1700 or email: jfeeney51@att.net. I am looking forward to seeing you all again!!