Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day 2013
Sunday, April 14 | 12 pm – 5 pm
Come celebrate the Irish language with the Irish Arts Center!
Immerse yourself with absolute beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for adults. Meet other fellow language enthusiasts while enjoying film screenings, conversation, workshops in literature, translation, song and more.
Learning The Arts through Language
Immersion classes will center on this year's theme, The Arts, with arts-specific vocabulary, phrases, games and more, while a choice of workshops in literature, translation, song or drama will deepen your understanding of and connection to Irish culture.
Irish Language Day Schedule
11:30am Check in / Registration | Gallery
Classes for all Skill Levels (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)
12:00 pm / 1st Class | Classrooms
Beginners = Muireann Ní Chuív
Intermediate = Eibhlín Zurell
Advanced = Peadar OhIci
1:15 pm / 2nd Class | Classrooms
Beginners = Eibhlín Zurell
Intermediate = Peadar OhIci
Advanced = Muireann Ní Chuív
2:15 pm / Tae agus Comhrá break | Irish Arts Center Gallery
A chance to chat and practice what you’ve just learned, in a relaxed environment with your fellow Language Day students
2:45 pm / Workshops (choose one) | Classrooms/Gallery
A Dance - Gallery - Muireann Ní Chuív
B Literature - Small Classroom - Eibhlín Zurell
C Irish Song - Big Classroom - Peadar OhIci
4:00pm / Film (Irish with English Subtitles) | Donaghy Theatre
2007, 88 minutes
Directed by Tom Collins
In the mid 1970s, a group of six young men left their homes in the West of Ireland for England, filled with ambition for a better life in a place where they could be kings. Thirty years have passed when they meet again at their youngest friend Jackie’s wake. Their muscle has been spent, their hopes dashed on the roads of England and they are forced to face the reality of their isolation and sense of hopeless disaffection.
Kings is a story of a lost generation, rich in humanity and emotion, in search for identity.
|Come and use the Irish you learned in class in our selection of afternoon workshops. Whether you want to learn a few steps for a céilí, to sing a song as Gaeilge, or if you'd like to learn more about Irish language literature, there's something for everyone!
Dance (Beginner +)
Learn the most popular Céilí dances from the Staicín Eorna to Ionsaí na hInse! We'll teach you the fundamentals of céilí dancing, how to follow dance instructions in Irish, and of course the dances themselves. Suitable for everyone, regardless of their dancing background.
Song (Beginner +)
The multi-talented Peadar Ó hIcí will lead a song workshop through Irish. Incorporating a selection of both traditional and not so traditional Irish songs, with this workshop, you'll be able to impress at any singsong!
Literature (Intermediate +)
Join an informative and enjoyable workshop about Irish language literature. We'll discuss Irish authors from different genres, as well as some of the many resources available for Irish readers – from where to buy Irish language books, to how to access language resources to help your understanding of the reading material.
Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation)
Led by Muireann Ní Chuív
Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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.
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