Friday, August 2, 2019

Introduction to Irish Language I Online Course - Fairfield University Fall 2019



Be part of the IRISH LANGUAGE RENAISSANCE! Register for a course at Fairfield University.

The heart and soul of any people is in their language and key to understanding their history and way of thinking.

Students will learn the basics of Irish language pronunciation, syntax and grammar as it applies to everyday conversation as well as some history and culture.  10 week session meeting on Mon/Wed evenings from 6:30 - 7:45 PM EST starting on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Certificate upon successful completion.

For more information and to register contact Elizabeth Hastings at Ehastings@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4000, ext 2688. 

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#FairfieldUniversityIrish

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Online Summer 2019 Irish Language Classes at the Irish Gaelic Circle of CT - Online or In Person

The Irish Gaelic Circle will offer three classes for 6 to 8-week terms during the Summer.  Come join us!  Classes are online or in person.

Beginners Class:  Starts on Saturday, June 29 at 10:45 AM.  Class may be attended online or in person at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (GDICC) located in Danbury, CT USA.  6 week term.

Second Year Beginners Class: Continues on Sat., June 29 at 8:30 AM.  Class may be attended online or in person at the GDICC.  6 week term.  

Intermediate Class: Continues on Tues, July 2nd at 7:45PM.  Class is online only.  8 week term.

Times are EST.  Classes run for an hour and 15 minutes approximately. 
No software needed for online.  Works on all devices. 
Cost for 8 week term is $120 plus any books as needed.  Cost for 6 week term is $90.

Students who have taken the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) test have passed the A1 exam.

For info or to register, contact John Feeney: jfeeney@kells-all.com or call 203.417.1700.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut - Irish Language Day - Lá na Gaeilge - April 13, 2019


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.
The Lá will be held again at the Parish Center of St Marguerite Bourgeoys in Brookfield, CT.  There will be three classes throughout the day with two lectures and workshops related to Irish culture.  Three fluent and gifted language teachers will be teaching the classes: Caoimhe Ní Giollarnaith, native of Co. Kildare (BA and MA in Irish, Irish Lit. & Film: National U. of Galway.  Currently teaches at Lehman College and The Irish Arts Ctr in Manhattan),Seoirsín Ní Mheachair (Teaches at Two Rivers Gaelic League-Conradh na Gaeilge in Albany, NY) and Fulbright Scholar Jill McMahon, native of Co. Clare (BA in Irish & Journalism: Dublin City U. Currently teaches as an FLTA at Elms College, Chicopee, MA) .  Students will have a choice of two lectures.  One in Irish and the other in Irish/English. 

There will be an Irish Language Book shop open as well as workshops in Amhránaíocht / Singing and Feadóg Stáin / tin whistle (Key of D).
Date:              Saturday, April 13th, 2019.  8:15 – 5:00 PM
Location:        St Marguerite Bourgeoys, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT
Cost:               $65 (students $35 with ID).
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 7 for US-202E / US-7N.  In less than 1 mile, get out the first exit and make a left at the end of the ramp.  Continue for 1.8 miles and St Marguerite’s will be on your left. 

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
Léacht - Lecture
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Ranganna Teanga a Dó – Second Language Classes
11:15 – 12:15 PM
Lón agus Grúpa Grianghraf – Lunch and Group Photo (lunch on your own)
12:15 – 1:45 PM
Ceardlanna - Workshops
1:45 – 2:45 PM
Sos - Break
2:45 – 3:00 PM
Ranganna Teanga a Trí - Third Language Classes
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Críoch agus Duaiseanna Doras – Wrap Up and Door Prizes
4:15 – 4:45 PM



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
11 Sil-Cam Drive
Danbury, CT 06811
or
Paypal.me/JohneFeeney                                      
                                      

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring 2019 Irish Language Classes at the Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut - Online or In Person


The Irish Gaelic Circle will offer three classes for 8 to 10-week terms during the Spring.  Come join us!  Classes are online or in person.

Beginners Class:  Continues on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:45 AM.  Class may be attended online or in person at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (GDICC) located in Danbury, CT USA.  8 week term.

Second Year Beginners Class: Continues on Sat., March 23rd at 8:30 AM.  Class may be attended online or in person at the GDICC.  8 week term.  

Intermediate Class: Continues on Tues, March 26th at 7:45PM.  Class is online only.  10 week term.

Times are EST.  Classes run for an hour and 15 minutes approximately. 
No software needed for online.  Works on all devices. 
Cost for 8 week term is $120 plus any books as needed.  Cost for 10 week term is $150.

Students who have taken the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) test have passed the A1 exam.

For info or to register, contact John Feeney: jfeeney@kells-all.com or call 203.417.1700.

#IrishClasses  #Teastas

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Greater Danbury Irish Festival - September 21-23


Tagaigí agus ceiliúradh ár n-oidhreacht Ghaelach agus cultúr!  Bígí linn!

https://danburyirishfestival.org/

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fall 2018 - Online Irish Language Classes at the Beginner, Second Year Beginner and Intermediate Levels



Fall 2018 Irish Language Classes at the Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut

The Irish Gaelic Circle will offer three classes for a 10-week term during the Fall.  Come join us!  Classes are online or in person.

Beginners Class:  Starts on Saturday, Sept. 8th at 10:45 AM.  Class may be attended online or in person at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (GDICC) located in Danbury, CT USA.

Second Year Beginners Class: Starts on Sat., Sept. 8th at 9:00 AM.  Class may be attended online or in person at the GDICC.

Intermediate Class: Starts on Tues, Sept. 11th at 8:00 PM.  Class is online only.

Times are EST.  Classes run for an hour and 15 minutes approximately. 
No software needed for online.  Works on all devices. 
Cost for term is $150 plus any books as needed.

For info or to register, contact John Feeney: jfeeney@kells-all.com or call 203.417.1700.