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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through August 06, 2004 » 17 year old Aussie wanting to learn Irish! « Previous Next »

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Damian Horne (203.62.171.1 - 203.62.171.1)
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello my name is Damian Horne, iam a 17 year high school student and live in Melbournes inner suburbs. Iam of Irish heritage and iam very interested in learning Irish(Gaeilge). I have been trying to find a course or a teacher in the Melbourne city area for around the past six months with no sucess. All i have found is a few language bookshops offering books on tape and limited dictionaries but no tuition as of yet. Any help in finding a course, teacher or any information would be greatly appreciated

Yours sincerely

Damian Horne

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Liam Ó Briain (194.125.133.220 - 194.125.133.220)
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 04:41 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Damien,

There is a class in the Celtic Club basement on Queen Street Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. during school term organised by Cumann Gaeilge na hAstráile.

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.101.200 - 159.134.101.200)
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

The more proficient I get at Gaeilge, the more gramatical errors irritate me. See with English, you see much more proper English than broken English, and so it isn't that annoying, but with Gaeilge, not even road signs are done properly. A county council in Dublin opened a new Customer Services Department about a week ago, I was reading it in the paper. They had the name in both English and broken Gaeilge. You think they could have just asked some-one: "Excuse me, you know Gaeilge, how do I say...", but they just don't give a shit.

Cumann Ghaeilge na hAstráile

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.101.200 - 159.134.101.200)
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I just realized now that yous may think that it was "Cumann Gaeilge na hAstráile" that inspired that, it wasn't - I was just reading the paper and saw more broken Gaeilge than usual.

"Cumann Gaeilge na hAstráile" is perfect Gaeilge, I was just offering an alternative.

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Damian Horne (220.253.57.44 - 220.253.57.44)
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 03:41 am:   Edit Post Print Post

thanx alot for that liam! u dont know how hard ive been searching for a course youre help is much appreciated. do u live in melbourne and if so are u an Aussie or an Ex-pat?

Go raibh maith agat



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