Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nollaig Shona Daoibh Go Leir!

A Chairde:

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cóisir Nollag - Christmas Party

The Irish classes will be getting together with the music classes this year for the annual Christmas party:
Saturday, Dec 11th at 11 AM at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center located at 6 Lake Ave. in Danbury.  Students and alumni are all welcome!  Bia, deoch, ceol and plenty of conversation as Gaeilge.  There will be a seisiún!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Irish Classes Start for Fall 2010

Classes start again at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (6 Lake Ave., Danbury) on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 10:30 AM for the Intermediate class and Monday, Oct. 4th at 6:45 PM for the Beginners and 8:15 PM for the 2nd Year Level class. 

New features:
  • The Intermediate class is actually a new addition to the school this year as this class will focus on students who have more than 2 years of Irish study.
  • Students can now attend class online via Skype.
Looking forward to an exciting new season!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Irish Language Lesson at the Danbury Irish Festival

The Irish Gaelic Circle of CT and Daltaí na Gaeilge will have displays in the Cultural tent of the Festival this weekend starting on Friday, Sept. 24th.  I will give a half hour lesson on Irish entitled Enough Irish to Get By.  See the website for more info on this excellent festival: http://www.danburyirishfestival.com/cultural.htm

Registration for Irish Language classes will also be available at the Festival.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It is never too late to learn a new language!

The Danbury NewsTimes published an interesting article on learning a new language and Irish in particular!http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/It-s-never-too-late-to-learn-a-new-language-660460.php

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Invitation to Glucksman Ireland House

“Goltraí, Geantraí, Suantraí”

with Seosaimhín Ni Bheaglaoich


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Daltaí na Gaeilge Immersion Week

Daltaí Immersion Week came to an end yesterday and was a great success!!  Check out the Photos and Video posted on their Facebook page!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Daltai's Esopus Week Starts This Sunday Evening

Daltaí na Gaeilge begins their weeklong celebration of Irish language and culture this Sunday evening in Esopus, NY.  The week runs until Saturday at noon and is a relaxed week of Irish classes, singing, dancing, lectures, storytelling and being with friends.  The event is held every year on the beautiful grounds of the Marist Brothers Retreat Center located on the Hudson River.  I hope to see you there!  Bígí linn!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fall 2010 Irish Language Classes

I hope you are all enjoying the summer and Lúnasa.  September is approaching and with that Irish Language classes begin again at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center.  The heart and soul of a people is in their language.  Come and learn this beautiful and ancient language!  Enjoy the company of other students and Irish speakers.  Bígí linn!

Register by phone or email.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Irish Conversation Group Started

Cuireadh tús ar Grúpa Comhrá ag The Irish Gaelic Circle.  Beidh muid teacht le chéile ag an Gaelic American Club (sa phub) suite ar Beach Road i bhFairfield, CT, Déardaoin 1ú lá mí Iúil.  Bígí linn le haghaidh spórt agus craic!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Classes to Start at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center

Classes at the Beginner and Intermediate levels will start on Monday, June 21st and continue to August 16th.  There will be no class on July 5th for Independence Day.  This will be a total of 8 classes.  The classes will be at the GDICC at the same times as during the year i.e. Intermediate 6:45 PM and Beginners 8:00 PM.  The classes will be a continuation of the Spring term.  Looking forward to speaking with all of you.

slán go fóill

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

An t-Uachtarán Máire Mhic Ghiolla Íos

Bhí dream againn ón Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (mise fein, mo bhean chéile Seoige, Eileen Alberts, Kathy Hannigan agus Julie Tacey) ag freastail an fháiltithe don Uachtarán na h-Eireann agus a fear céile Dr. Martin McAleese.  Thug an t-Uachtarán cuairt ar go Nua Eabhrac an seachtain seo chun na ceangail ghnó  agus cultúrtha a neartú.  Ba onóir mór dom bualadh leis an Uachtarán agus go mór mór a bheith ag labhairt leis an Uachtarán as Gaeilge.  Bhí mé ag damhsa ar dhroim na muice in a dhiaidh sin!  Tá Gaeilge líofa ag an Uachtarán Mhic Giolla Íos agus tugeann sí a lán tacaíochta don teanga.

Bhí seans againn ceangail nua a dhéanamh agus seanchenagail a neartú freisin.  Bhain muid sult mór as an oíche.http://s.clickability.com/s?19=30300&32=7184&36=534982&22=3024659&37=23103302&40=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishcentral.com%2Fnews%2F-Irish-President-pays-tribute-to-emigrants-and-calls-on-Irish-to-help-their-own-at-home-94726459.html&18=0.832930786177583

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Irish Speakers are a Social and Educational Elite - Report

There is a new study issued by the Universities of Ulster and Limerick on the above topic.  See the report in the following link: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0109/1224261977461.html?sms_ss=google

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Weekend getaways to Ireland without ever leaving the USA--awakening your Gaelic soul | The Keane Edge | IrishCentral

This spring I was able to attend the Irish Speakers Weekend hosted by Daltaí na Gaeilge as I do almost every year.  Here is an excellent article about it by Brendan Keane who was there also. 
Weekend getaways to Ireland without ever leaving the USA--awakening your Gaelic soul The Keane Edge IrishCentral

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Summer Irish Language Classes

Several students have asked about classes during the summer.  Many students don't want to lose their language skills that they have achieved by breaking during the summer.  Classes can be arranged for the Beginner and Intermediate levels if there are enough students to enroll.  Please call or e-mail if you are interested in one of these classes so that a program can be put together.

slán go fóill

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Masses in Irish Celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick and Parade

Students of the Irish Gaelic Circle of CT will be doing some of the readings and prayers in Irish at Masses in New Fairfield and Danbury, CT.  The first Mass will be at St. Edward the Confessor in New Fairfield at 9 AM Saturday, March 13th.  A parade will follow leading from the church to a reception at the library in New Fairfield. The second Mass will be at St. Peter Church in Danbury at 11 AM on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17th.  A flag raising at City Hall will follow the Mass.  Festivities will follow for the rest of the day at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center on Lake Ave (http://www.gdicc.org/).

The Danbury Hibernian St. Patrick's parade will occur on Sunday, March 14th.  Meet at Kennedy Park at 1:30 PM and step-off is 2 PM.  Irish language students will march under the Daltai na Gaeilge banner.  The parade will march to the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center on Lake Ave.  Free food and refreshments for the marchers!  Festivities for the rest of the day. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reception at the Irish Consulate in New York

A chairde,
The Deputy Counsul General Breandán Ó Caollaí and his wife Carmel Callan will host a Cultural evening at the Consulate for Irish Language students and speakers on Wednesday, Feb. 24th.  It will run from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  This will also launch the European Certification in Irish for 2010.  See the website for location and directions: http://www.consulateofirelandnewyork.org/.   Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

It will be an enjoyable evening with other students and Irish speakers.  Bígí linn!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Daltaí na Gaeilge - February Weekend!

Daltaí's February Irish language weekend starts this Friday evening Feb 12th and runs until 1 PM on Sunday.  The Teacher's Workshop progam follows at 3 PM and continues until 1 PM Monday.  Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair from Dun na nGall is doing the teacher's program and has already climbed on the plane as I am posting this!  Don't miss a great learning weekend.  There is still time to register on the Daltaí website: http://www.daltai.com/ and check under Events. 

You can attend the Teacher's Workshop even if you don't teach.  The best thing an Irish language student can do is spend a relaxed and friendly weekend with Irish speakers.

Bígí linn!!

Lá na Gaeilge - The Hedge School

The Hedge School will have their annual Lá na Gaeilge on Saturday, February 27th. The school is located at IONA College in New Rochelle, NY. This all day program includes excellent classes for all levels, guest lecture, film and a seisiún. This Lá has always been outstanding. For additional info and registration see their blog at http://thehedgeschool.blogspot.com/. See more about this Lá as mentioned in an article by Irish Central: http://www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/the_keane_edge/nyus-irish-language-day-packs-ireland-house-83816697.html

E-mail: thehedgeschool@gmail.com.

Feicfidh mé ann sibh!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Language classes are on schedule for this evening!

Tá ranganna ar siúl anocht ag an Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center suite ar 6 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT.  Beidh chili ar fáil nuair a bhaineann tú amach!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Classes Resume for the Spring Term 2010

Dia daoibh, a chairde!  I hope your Holidays were enjoyable.  Weekly classes start again on Monday, January 25th.  Intermediate at 6:45 PM and Beginners at 8:00 PM as we had last term.  The classes will be held at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (GDICC) located at 6 Lake Ave in Danbury, CT.  The classes are a continuation of the previous term.  The class schedule is as follows:

Jan 25
Feb 1, 8, 15 (no class), 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (no class)
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3 and 10.

There will be a total of 14 classes.  To register or for more information call 203 417-1700 or e-mail jfeeney@kells-all.com

The February weekend  by Daltaí na Gaeilge is coming up on the 12-14th and 14-15th for the teacher's workshop.  The weekends are excellent and details are available on their website http://www.daltai.com/ and Events. 

I look forward to speaking Irish with all again!