Newsletter #49 July 2020

Important dates

Events being run by Gaelchultúr:

A Taste of Irish
Gaelchultúr will be running an online event called A Taste of Irish on Saturday, 12 September. Between 3.00pm and 5.00pm (Irish time) on the day Gaelchultúr will offer 30-minute classes online to give those interested in taking a course with us a taste of the teaching approach we use. If you’d like to attend one of those classes please send an email to / by 5.00pm on Friday, 11 September.

More information: / (01) 484 5220

Time and date: Between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, Saturday, 12 September 2020

Culture Night Online - A Taste of Irish with Gaelchultúr
We’re delighted to be taking part in Culture Night again this year. If you’re an adult interested in learning Irish, you can attend a 30-minute Irish class online on the night. These classes will be held on Zoom this year which means it doesn’t matter where in the world you are – there will be a space for you!
You can register for the night and check the schedule for the classes here or by sending an email to

Time and date: Between 7.00pm and 8.30pm (Irish time), Friday, 18 September 2020

Autumn Term of Irish Language Evening Classes
Gaelchultúr offers Irish language classes to adults at eight different levels, three times a year. Gaelchultúr’s autumn programme of evening classes will be offered entirely online this year. The term will begin the week commencing 21 September 2020.

More information here
Start date: The week beginning 21 September 2020

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 6 (advanced 1) on the National Framework of Qualifications.
As well as live online sessions, 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 live online sessions and for the oral exam at the end of the course. The course will run for 15 weeks and there will be a weekly class lasting two hours.

There will be more information on soon.

Start dates:
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 (Level 3)
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 (Level 4)
Thursday, 15 October 2020 (Level 5)
Thursday, 15 October 2020 (Level 6).

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. The course will be conducted online this year and will consist of a mixture of live online sessions and independent study.

More information here.
Start date: Friday, 25 September 2020

Other events:

Culture Night

The finest cultural events will be on offer in various venues across Dublin and in many venues around the country on Friday, 18 September, with the celebration of Culture Night 2020.
More information here.
Date: Friday, 18 September 2020

Family Bingo
Irish speakers of the country are doing well to run events despite all the restrictions that have been in place for the past few months. Glór na nGael will be hosting another lively evening at the beginning of August for families around the country. A game of Family Bingo on Zoom will take place on Wednesday, August 5 and there will be plenty of prizes to be won on the night. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information.

Dátaí: 7.00pm, Wednesday, 5 August