Newsletter #46: September 2019

Irish language events: Free language classes


A Taste of Irish
Gaelchultúr will be running an event called A Taste of Irish on Saturday, 14 September, in our centre at 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2. Drop in to us between 12.00pm and 1.00pm and we’ll assess your standard of Irish. Once the assessment has been completed, you’ll have an opportunity to attend a twenty minute Irish class, which will give you an idea of the teaching approach we use. You’ll also be able to register for the autumn course, should you wish, but there will be no obligation on you to do so.


Those wishing to attend A Taste of Irish are not required to book a place in advance.


More information: eolas@gaelchultur.com / (01) 484 5220.



Culture Night, 20 September
Culture Night will once again be celebrated this year on Friday, 20 September and Gaelchultúr will be pulling out all the stops for it. There will be Irish language classes taking place continuously from 5.00 – 9.00pm and you’ll hear live traditional music in the centre as well. You’ll also have an opportunity to attend a workshop on the language itself – while you wait for a class to start or just after you attend one.


The Irish classes will be starting every twenty minutes so you can drop into us at any time – you won’t be idle for too long!


Culture Night is a national event that promotes the country’s heritage and arts every year. What began as a Dublin only event in 2006 has grown and developed in the years since. It is believed that over 400,000 people have visited Ireland’s museums, galleries and other historical centres since its inception.


Gaelchultúr is delighted to be taking part this year and we hope to see you on the night.



European Day of Languages, 20 September
Gaelchultúr will also be working in conjunction with the European Commission Representation in Ireland on Culture Night. They will be running twenty minute language classes in their centre at 12-14 Mount Street, Dublin 2 and they’re encouraging people to try their hand at learning a new language.


The languages to be taught on the night will include French, German, Italian, Polish, Latvian and, of course, Irish.


Although the event will be on the same evening as Culture Night, it is being run to celebrate the European Day of Languages. This day promotes the great variety of language across the continent and Europeans are encouraged to try attain fluency in another language.


Anyone who is interested in attending the event is encouraged to register beforehand by emailing DGT-Dublin@ec.europa.eu to ensure their place.