Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Irish Classes in Danbury

The Spring term at the Irish Gaelic Circle was completed this week. Classes will begin again in the Fall at the end of September. Registration will begin in September and at the Danbury Irish Festival in the Cultural tent. Bain sult as an shamhradh! (Enjoy the summer).

Daltaí Weekend

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.