Saturday, December 24, 2016


Is beannaithe an nóiméad a rugadh Mac na hÓighe i meán oíche i mBeithil.

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh go léir!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cuireadh Do Mhuire

Enjoy this beautiful piece at the following link.

Irish Language Classes For the Fall 2016 Term Completed

Beginner level (Classroom) and Intermediate level (Online) classes at the Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut have been completed.  Students, teachers and friends will be celebrating the Christmas season at a seisiún on Thursday, Dec. 22nd from 6-9 PM with song and readings in English and Irish at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center.

The Winter term of Irish language classes will start the first week of January 2017!  For info and registration, call 203.417.1700 or email:  Nollaig Shona Daoibh!!

Introduction to Irish Language I Class at Fairfield University - Fall term completed

Students in the Introduction to Irish Language I class at Fairfield University completed the course last week. The online class was attended by students from various locations in Canada and the US. Introduction to Irish Language II will begin at the end of January 2017 for the Spring term. For info contact Elizabeth Hastings at or phone (203) 254-4000 ext. 2688.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut
Irish Language Day
(Lá na Gaeilge)
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.
 There will be three classes throughout the day with a lecture and workshops related to Irish history and culture.   There will be time for breaks and lunch as well.  A book shop with Irish language books will also be available.  Three fluent and gifted language teachers will be teaching the classes and delivering the lecture.  The cost for the day is $50 (students with ID $25) including lunch and wine and cheese at the end of the day.
There will be a Book shop open as well as workshops in singing and playing the feadóg stáin / tin whistle (Key of D). 
Date:              Saturday, April 30th, 2016.  8:15 – 5:00 PM
Location:       Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center located at 6 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT
Cost:               $50 (students $25).
Contact:         John Feeney, 203.417.1700 or
Directions:      By car, the Center is located one mile from I-84.  Take I-84 from the east or west.  Get out exit 4 and make a left onto Lake Ave.  The Center is one mile on the right.
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 or

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
Ceardlanna - Workshops
10:15 – 11:15 AM
Ranganna Teanga a Dó – Second Language Classes
11:15 – 12:15 PM
Lón agus Grúpa Grianghraf – Lunch and Group Photo
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Léacht - Lecture
1:30 – 2:45 PM
Sos - Break
2:45 – 3:00 PM
Ranganna Comhrá – Conversation Classes (Intermed. & Advanced)
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Críoch agus Duaiseanna Doras – Wrap Up and Door Prizes
4:00 – 4:30 PM
Fíon agus Cáis – Wine and Cheese
4:30 - ??


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
Irish Gaelic Circle of CT
11 Sil-Cam Drive
            Danbury, CT 06811
Make checks payable to:  John Feeney                       

Hosted by the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation