Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Daltaí na Gaeilge had their May Irish language weekend on May 9-11 at the Marist Brothers Retreat Center in Esopus, NY. I was there for that Saturday to take part in the conversation classes, dance workshop, seisiún and céilí along with several students from our classes: Johanna, Katie and Christine. It was a sizeable group from the CT Irish classes including Danbury, East Haven and Westport. One of the scholarship recipients from last summer, Mattiú Tully, gave a slide presentation in Irish about his trip to the Oideas Gael school in Donegal. Speaking of scholarships, 3 one week scholarships were awarded during the céilí. Two for study in Ireland and one for study at Daltaí's Summer week program in August. All in all a very enjoyable weekend learning and using Irish with like-minded people in a cultural atomosphere.