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