Irish Language ~ Get Into It!

2018 is the Year of Irish Language and there are many opportunities for you to learn a little Irish at the GAC! Check the display at the front desk when you come for dinner and grab a language handout—Irish, English translation, and phonetic guide all included!

Do you lead a club or event at the GAC?  We can help you infuse the Irish language into your event!

Want to give your children a rich understanding of their Irish heritage? Jump in our Kids Irish Language classes this summer!  Adult classes are always open as well!  And don’t forget to bring the whole family to the Wee Irish Festival June 17th, where kids can hear stories and music in both English and Irish!

Irish Language Immersion Day is Oct. 6th –  Don’t miss it! Handouts are on club’s information table.

“Learning Irish has been a fun experience for me. It was hard at first learning pronunciation, but now I use it every day. I feel like it connects me to my ancestors, too.”

-Karol “Saoirse” Plomin, Kid’s Irish Class Student

Email DesNolan@OptOnline.Net  for more info!

 

 

2018 ~ The Year of Irish Language

The Irish Government has declared 2018 the Year of Irish Language. People are encouraged to speak or learn some (or more) Irish. In light of that, the following Irish events are offered:

A new display exists at the front desk, in which every couple of months there will be a different set of handouts with Irish, English Translation and Phonetics on some interesting topics.

Assistance to all activity groups and staff within the club to work with them to introduce a little Irish to their activity or work.

An open invitation to participate in the Common Prayers/Anthem in Irish at the club’s flag raising on St Patrick’s Day or in a practice session 2PM Saturday March 3rd, or the Irish Language Immersion Day on October 6th. Handouts for both activities are on club’s information table. The one for St Patrick’s Day has English Translation and Phonetics.

Also, please come and see some Irish performed at the Cultural Night. For more information contact Des @ DesNolan@OptOnline.Net

Dying the Good Death: The Irish Wake and American Popular Culture

Irish History Lecture Sunday, Feb 18, 2017 @ 2 -4pm

Presented By Dr. Bridget English, University of Illinois at Chicago

Beginning with the nineteenth century notion of an “American wake”–a party thrown for loved ones immigrating to America–this talk will explore the significance of the Irish wake as a point of contact between Irish and American cultures. The Irish wake was traditionally a site of liminality at which point the living and the dead could intermingle and inhabit the same space. Literary and cultural depictions enforce this magical quality to the wake, focusing on its wild, primitive and uncontrollable aspects.

Dr. Bridget English holds a PhD in English from Maynooth University in County Kildare, Ireland. Her research interests lie in modern and con­ temporary Irish fiction and culture , theories of the novel, death studies, modernism, and the medical humanities. She has taught a variety of writing and literature courses at Maynooth University, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Registration: $5 per person-Students $2 with ID

Sorry, we cannot accept GAC scrip or credit cards

Help us plan seating and refreshments by registering in advance Register on-line at: marroyo@optonline.net , subject: “Irish History” and mail your check, payable to “Feile, Inc.” to: Mary Adams-Arroyo 221 McGrath Court, Stratford, CT 06615

Please provide name, address, phone and email

For more information, call Mary at (203) 377-2346

Sponsored by: Feile, Inc.

Hosted by: Freamh Eireann Genealogy & GAC Language Groups

 

Irish Language ~ Foghlaim Gaeilge

From June calendar 

Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla clíste.

The quote above from GAC’s June Calendar is pronounced: Iss faar Gay-el-geh brish-teh naw Bay-er-lah clish-teh ~ meaning: “Broken Irish is better than clever English”

2018 IS YEAR OF IRISH LANGUAGE

  • The Irish Government has declared 2018 the Year of Irish Language. People are encouraged to speak or learn some (or more) Irish. In light of that, the following Irish events are offered:
  • A new display exists at the front desk, in which every couple of months there will be a different set of handouts with Irish, English Translation and Phonetics on some interesting topics.
  • Assistance to all activity groups and staff within the club to work with them to introduce a little Irish to their activity or work.
  • An open invitation to participate in the Common Prayers/Anthem in Irish at the club’s flag raising on St Patrick’s Day or in a practice session 2PM Saturday March 3rd, or the Irish Language Immersion Day on October 6th. Handouts for both activities are on club’s information table. The one for St Patrick’s Day has English Translation and Phonetics.

Also, please come and see some Irish performed at the Cultural Night. For more information contact Des @ DesNolan@OptOnline.Net

LEARN COMMON PRAYERS & ANTHEM in IRISH

Every St Patrick’s Day morning at the GAC’s flag raising the Common Prayers and the Irish National Anthem are said in Irish. This year, so all can participate we are offering a Practice Session on Saturday March 3rd, @ 2PM in the Cultural room. Please register with DesNolan@OptOnline.NET. Handouts available on the information table in the club hallway with the Irish, English translation, phonetics and web audio links.

REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday Evenings:

Irish Grammar Class 7:00-8:00 PM, contact JMinehan@gmail.com.

Thursday Evenings:

Kids/Parents Irish Learning Helper Session: 6:30-7:30 PM, contact DesNolan@optonline.net.

 Beginners Irish Class 6:30-7:30 PM, contact Cecia.Dalzel@quinnipac.edu.

Lower Intermediate Irish Class 7:30-8:30,  DesNolan@optonline.net.

 Higher Intermediate Class – meets Thursday from 6:30-7:30, contact JMinehan@gmail.com.

Grupa Comhra – 7:30- 9:00 PM, contact Cait 203-459-9686.