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Lá na Gaeilge - Irish Language Day

April 28, 2018
Parish Center of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
Brookfield, CT

Person to Contact:

John Feeney
Registration Information


The Irish Gaelic Circle of Connecticut

Irish Language Day

(Lá Na Gaeilge)

The Circle will offer an Irish language program at the Complete Beginner, 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.

The Lá will be held in a larger venue this year, the Parish Center of St Marguerite Bourgeoys in Brookfield, CT. There will be three classes throughout the day with a lecture and workshops related to Irish culture. Four fluent and gifted language teachers will be teaching the classes: Rath DeHoust, Caoimhe Ní Giollarnaith, Seoirsín Ní Mheachair and Fulbright Scholar Pól Ó Sniadhaigh who will also be giving the lecture. The cost for the day is $45 (students with ID $25).

There will be an Irish Language Book shop open as well as workshops in Amhránaíocht / Singing and Feadóg Stáin / tin whistle (Key of D).

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018. 8:15 – 5:00 PM

Location: St Marguerite Bourgeoys, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT

Cost: $45 (students $25 with ID).

Contact: John Feeney, 203.417.1700.

Directions: By car, the Center is located one mile from I-84. Take I-84 from the east or west. Get out exit 7 for US-202E / US-7N. In less than 1 mile, get out the first exit and make a left at the end of the ramp. Continue for 1.8 miles and St Marguerite’s will be on your left.

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  John Feeney or www.irishgaeliccircle.blogspot.com.

The Lá na Gaeilge is part of an Irish Cultural Weekend in Danbury with a Pop-Up Gaeltacht at the pub in the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center (GDICC) starting at 6 PM after the Lá. And, on Sunday, an Irish Music Trad Fest. The Center is located at 6 Lake Ave. in Danbury.


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

Léacht - Lecture

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Ranganna Teanga a Dó – Second Language Classes

11:15 – 12:15 PM

Lón agus Grúpa Grianghraf – Lunch and Group Photo (lunch on your own)

12:15 – 1:45 PM

Ceardlanna - Workshops

1:45 – 2:45 PM

Sos - Break

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Ranganna Comhrá – Conversation Classes (Intermed. & Advanced)

Bunrang – Beginners Class – Rang a Trí / Third Language Class

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Críoch agus Duaiseanna Doras – Wrap Up and Door Prizes

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Informal conversation

4:30 - ??


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