Newsletter #42: May 2018

Important dates

Events being run by Gaelchultúr:

Information Session for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation
Gaelchultúr is running information sessions for those who are interested in enrolling in the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation. The three sessions will each last one hour, and those who attend will have an opportunity to meet the course director and to ask him questions regarding the programme. He will also be able to tell attendees whether or not the Postgraduate Diploma would be suitable for them.
Time and Date: 12.00-1.00pm, Saturday, 19 May 2018, 6.00-7.00pm, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 and 12.00-1.00pm, Saturday, 25 August 2018
Venue: Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation
The Dioplóma Iarchéime san Aistriúchán will be made available again from September. This programme, a level 9 NFQ course, will run for three semesters. A blended learning approach, featuring a combination of online study, live online classes, and lectures and tutorials in the classroom, will facilitate those who are not living within an easy commute of a third-level college.
More information: / (01) 484 5220 /
Click here to download the course brochure and application form.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 28 June 2018 (Round 1) or Friday, 24 August 2018 (Round 2)
Start date: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Summer Term of Irish Language Evening Classes
Gaelchultúr offers Irish language classes at up to seven levels, three times a year. Gaelchultúr’s summer programme of evening classes will begin the week commencing 14 May. Classes will be held in Dublin, in Carlow and in Cork, but if you think there’d be demand for classes in your area, contact us at / (01) 484 5220.
More information ...
Start date: The week commencing 14 May 2018

Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish
This part-time course is aimed at those who wish to apply for a postgraduate course in Irish but who feel that they don’t have the required standard in the language. It will also suit those working through the medium of Irish on a daily basis who wish to improve their written skills and grammar. Most of the course will be conducted online but classroom sessions will also be organised. These sessions will be held in Gaelchultúr’s headquarters in Dublin city centre.
More information ...
Start date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Venue: Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Certificate in Professional Irish - Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6
These accredited courses will give public sector employees an opportunity to learn specialised language relating to their work and gain a recognised qualification in Irish at the same time. Courses will be offered this autumn at level 3 (beginner/elementary), level 4 (lower intermediate), level 5 (upper intermediate) and level six (advanced 1) on the National Framework of Qualifications.
As well as classroom-based lessons, participants will have access to a comprehensive online course, Teastas sa Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil (Certificate in Professional Irish). This course material will help them prepare for the classroom sessions and for the final exam.
Option 1: Classes in Gaelchultúr (Dublin city centre) and e-learning (a three-hour class, once a week, for 10 weeks)
Option 2: In-house training in any part of the country and e-learning (a three-hour class, once a week, for 10 weeks)
Option 3: In-house training in any part of the country and e-learning (a one and a half hour class, once a week, for 20 weeks)
Option 4: Live online classes and e-learning (a one and a half hour class, once a week, for 20 weeks)
Start dates for option 1: Tuesday, 25 September 2018 (Level 3), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 (Level 4), Thursday, 27 September 2018 (Level 5) and Thursday, 27 September 2018 (Level 6).

Other events:

Daltaí na Gaeilge’s Immersion Weekend
Daltaí na Gaeilge is organising an Irish language immersion weekend, which will take place from Friday, 18 May to Sunday, 20 May 2018.
Further information...
Contact: Liam Guidry (001 732 571 1988)
Dates: Friday, 18 May – Sunday, 20 May 2018
Venue: Esopus, New York, USA

Féile na Gealaí
The Féile na Gealaí music festival will take place in the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht from 15 – 17 June 2018. Niteworks, Polca 4, Scannal, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce and Kneecap are among the musicians set to play at the festival.
Further information...
Dates: Friday, 15 June – Sunday, 17 June 2018
Venue: Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht

Willie Clancy Summer School
The Willie Clancy Summer School will take place from Saturday, 7 July to Sunday, 15 July, in Milltown Malbay, County Clare. Music and dance classes will be held throughout the week, as well as lectures, workshops and céilithe.
Further information...
Dates: Saturday, 7 July - Sunday, 15 July 2018
Venue: Milltown Malbay, County Clare

Earagail Arts Festival
The Earagail Arts Festival will take place again this year along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal from 11 to 29 July. There’s a huge variety of events in the festival programme.
Further information...
Dates: Wednesday, 11 July – Sunday, 29 July 2018
Venue: Various venues along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal

Oideas Gael’s Language and Culture Summer School
If you'd like to spend a fun week improving your Irish, learning about Irish culture and getting to know new people, head to Gleann Cholm Cille in Donegal at the end of July to take part in the Language and Culture Summer School being organised by Oideas Gael again this year. The Summer School will run from the 21 to 28 July and participants will have the opportunity to attend language classes, as well as music, singing and dance workshops and other events.
Further information...
Dates: Saturday, 21 July – Saturday, 28 July 2018
Venue: Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille (Glencolumbkille)

McCracken Summer School
The McCracken Summer School will take place again this year in Áras Mhic Reachtain, Belfast, from 23 to 27 July. A week-long intensive Irish course will be held as part of the summer school, as well as concerts, workshops and other events.
Further information...
Dates: Monday, 23 July – Friday, 27 July 2018
Venue: Áras Mhic Reachtain, Belfast

Scoil Acla Summer School
The Scoil Acla Summer School will run from 28 July – 4 August in Achill, Co. Mayo. Among the classes for both young and old are traditional music, Irish language and writing.
Further information....
Dates: Saturday, 28 July – Saturday, 4 August 2018
Venue: Scoil Acla, Cashel, Achill

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place from 12 August – 19 August in Drogheda, Co.Louth. The Fleadh is the biggest traditional music festival in the world and the streets of Drogheda will be filled with music, song and dance for the week.
Further information....
Dates: Sunday, 12 August – Sunday, 19 August 2018
Venue: Various venues in Drogheda, Co.Louth

Pota, an Irish-language pop-up café, will be opening in Gael-Taca's building in Cork city for a month this summer. Tasty food, sweet treats, tea, coffee and conversation will all feature on the menu in this café, and there are plans to run some literary and music events in the space as well.
Further information ...
Dates: 12 June - 12 July (open 10.30am – 4.00pm, Tuesday – Saturday)
Venue: Gael-Taca, O'Sullivan's Quay, Cork

Bray Pop Up Gaeltacht
Bray's third Pop Up Gaeltacht will take place this month, at 8.00pm on the 17 May in The Harbour Bar. Whether you only have a couple of Irish words from school or are completely fluent, you will be more than welcome at the Pop Up!
Further information...
Time and date: 8.00pm, Thursday, 17 May 2018
Venue: The Harbour Bar, Bray