Thursday, February 19, 2009

Silver Fainne Award!

Daltai na Gaeilge held their annual February Immersion Weekend this past weekend. It was their largest event ever with 120 people in attendance at all levels of fluency. An enjoyable weekend of language classes, workshops for music, dance and teachers, a seisiún and céilí.

A highpoint for the weekend is the awarding of Silver and Gold Fáinne for students in recognition of their speaking abilities. One of our own students, Ellen (Eibhlín) Stockbridge, was awarded a Silver Fáinne for her fluency. She is being awarded the Fainne (top picture) by Eileen Zurell and Ethel Brogan, founder of Daltai. In the other picture, she is joined by the other students who received Fáinne that evening. Maith thú, a Eibhlín. Comhghairdeas leat! Congratulations!

In addition to her skills in Irish, Eibhlín is a great supporter of the language and culture through her participation in various Irish cultural events in CT and NY.