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Bia Glorious Bia!
Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day 2014 

Sunday, April 6 | 12 pm – 6:30 pm 

Let’s go out to an chistin, and grab ourselves a snack! This Feile na Gaeilge, come celebrate the Irish language through the world of food and drink, as Gaeilge.

Meet fellow language enthusiasts while immersing yourself with absolute beginner, intermediate and advanced language sessions, film screenings, conversation, workshops, and more, all centered around that most vital of sustenance, food! If you haven’t eaten your way across Ireland yet, you can still impress that special someone at the restaurant after you’ve learned specific vocabulary, phrases, games and more at the Irish Arts Center.

$20 students and seniors / $28 member / $35 non-member


Irish language for kids!

See Literature, Magic and Mystery with the Fiction of Darragh Martin and Gaelic Kids classes.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
12 pm | Check in and Registration
 
12:30 pm | First Class

• Beginners with Muireann Ní Chuív

• Intermediate with Peadar Ó hÍcí

• Advanced with Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith

 
1:45 pm | Second Class

• Beginners  Peadar Ó hÍcí

• Intermediate with Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith

• Advanced with Muireann Ní Chuív

 
2:45 pm |Tae agus Comhrá break 
A chance to chat and practice what you've just learned, in a relaxed environment with your fellow Language Day students.
 
3:15 pm | Workshops (choose one)
Use the Irish you learned in class in our selection of afternoon workshops. Whether you want to sing a song as Gaeilge, make some delicious cupcakes or pancakes, or learn more about Irish subtitling, there's something for everyone!
 

• Cupcake Decorating (Beginner +) 

Experience the new trend taking Ireland by storm, decorating cupcakes for every occasion. Learn to follow instructions in Irish (bonus: learn some easy decorating techniques!). Suitable for everyone, regardless of their culinary skills!

• Song (Beginner +) 

Sing for your supper! The multi-talented Peadar Ó hÍcí will lead a song workshop through Irish incorporating a selection of both traditional and not so traditional Irish songs all about food and drink. 

• Subtitling (Intermediate +) 

Join an informative and enjoyable workshop describing the use of subtitles on Irish language television. We'll discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and have some hands-on experience of translating our own subtitles.

• Pancakes (Intermediate +)

The very traditional meal of Irish pancakes (a thinner version of their American cousin) with hot Irish tea is a must for any Irish foodie! Learn how to read and follow an Irish recipe, where to find a whole host of Irish recipes, and the secret to flipping a pancake like a pro. 

 
4:15 pm | Film Screening (Irish with English Subtitles)

 



Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation) 
Led by Muireann Ní Chuív
Wednesday, 7:30 pm– 8:30 pm

(Begins Wednesday, September 18)
FREE
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a native speaker, or somewhere in-between, make sure to drop by our comhrá or conversation get-together for a cup of tea and a chat as Gaeilge! A great supplement to our Irish language program and a chance to meet others interested in comhrá and a bit of craic.

Location: 500 West 52nd Street, 4th floor, near 10th Avenue. Please look for signs indicating the entrance to the building. You must take the elevator up to the 4th Floor.

Please note this is not at the Irish Arts Center.

 


An Nuafhilíocht (Modern Irish Language Poetry)
$140 member / $170 non-member
Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith, Wednesday, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Students will analyise both Irish language poetry and English translations from renowned Irish poets including Seán Ó Ríordáin, Máirtín Ó Direáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Louis De Paor, Gearóid MacLochlainn and Colm Breathnach amongst others. A background andoutline will be given of the Modern Irish Language Poetry Movement INNTI and the development of Irish language poetry from the first generation of modern Irish poets writing in the 1950s and onwards. The art of poetry translation will also feature in this class. This course is aimed at intermediate to advanced students. Course materials will be provided.

Location: 500 West 52nd Street, 4th floor, near 10th Avenue. Please look for signs indicating the entrance to the building. You must take the elevator up to the 4th Floor.

Please note this is not at the Irish Arts Center.


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LANGUAGE CLASSES

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Irish Language I: Absolute Beginners
Muireann Ní Chuív, Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$90 member / $120 non-member
A first course in the Irish language, introducing basic vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and practical use in conversation.

Irish Language II: Beginners
Eibhlín Zurell, Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
A class for those with some basic knowledge of the Irish language, designed to further the students vocabulary and understanding of Irish.

Irish Language III: Advanced Beginners
Muireann Ní Chuív, Monday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
For those with at least two prior terms of Irish language or the equivalent.

Irish Language IV: Intermediate
Eibhlín Zurell, Monday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
For those with at least three prior terms of Irish language or the equivalent.

Irish Language V
Muireann Ní Chuív, Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
For those with at least four prior semesters of Irish language or the equivalent.

Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation) 
Led by Muireann Ní Chuív
Wednesday, 7:30 pm– 8:30 pm
(Begins Wednesday, January 30)
FREE
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a native speaker, or somewhere in-between, make sure to drop by our comhrá or conversation get-together for a cup of tea and a chat as Gaeilge! A great supplement to our Irish language program and a chance to meet others interested in comhrá and a bit of craic.

Click here for descriptions and registration


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Irish Arts Center programs, are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

 


Irish Arts Center programs, are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

 


Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.


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