Newsletter #50: December 2020

Important dates

A Taste of Irish
Gaelchultúr will be running an event called A Taste of Irish on Saturday, 23 January, online. 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, 22 January.

More information: / (01) 484 5220

Time and date: Between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, Saturday, 23 January 2021

Spring Term of Irish Language Evening Classes
Gaelchultúr offers Irish language classes to adults at eight different levels, three times a year. Gaelchultúr’s spring programme of evening classes will be offered entirely online this year. The term will begin the week commencing 1 February 2021.

More information here.

Start date: The week beginning 1 February 2021

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.

More information in the course brochure, here.

Start dates (See course brochure for level details):
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021

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, 29 January 2021