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Irish Language Immersion Weekend

April 21, 2017
Butte, MT

Person to Contact:

Debbie Smith
Registration Information

This event is always a lot of fun and focuses on conversation and learning in a stress-free environment. The 2017 Irish language immersion course will be in Butte, Montana from 6:30 PM April 21, 2017 through 1:00 PM April 23, 2017. This event will be held at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz Street (see map below).

Two levels will be offered, both taught by Irish Fulbright teachers currently at the University of Montana. This year, the teachers are Pa Sheehan and Áine Ní Shuilleabhain.

  • Beginner level – no requirements, but those with introductory level are welcome
  • Advanced/Higher intermediate level – requires previous conversation and translating courses

The cost for this event will be $85.00 plus MGCS Membership
For more information, contact: Debbie Smith

Flights into Butte are available on Delta Airlines with airport pickup provided by volunteers. A car is not needed while here, because everything can be within walking distance and we will carpool for extra events.

Flights on Delta and other airlines into Bozeman, MT (1¼ -hour drive), Helena, MT (1-hour drive), Missoula, MT (1½ -2 hour drive), and Billings, MT (3½-4 hour drive) are also available as well as Salt Lake City, which is about a 7-hour drive on I-15 to Butte.


For lodging information, see maps below.

Dates: Friday April 21, 2017 – Sunday April 23, 2017

Friday, April 21
6:30-8pm Registration / Introductions / Short Class

Saturday April 22
9-12pm Class
12-1pm Lunch
1-5pm Class
7-10 pm Social time

Sunday, April 23
9-11 AM Class
11-11:30 Break
11:30- 1PM Class (Optional)

***NOTE: The teaching fees for this course were obtained by a grant and are funded by the Fulbright program in Ireland.

Register online here


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