We are overjoyed to announce that Ryan McKenna is our newest Member of the Executive. He is now our new Treorai na Gaeilge aka Language Officer.
Hamilton Irish Arts was holding Irish Language Lessons in 2020 at the Irish Club of Hamilton. We were happy to welcome Roisin Dunsby as our new Language Teacher. When we start holding classes again, come enjoy and discover the beauty of the Irish language through dialogue, poetry and music. It is fun, pleasant evening for everyone!
We plan on holding lessons on the 3rd Monday of each month (except when it is a holiday Monday, then it will be rescheduled) from 7 pm to 9 pm. Check calendar for dates!!
FYI – From our Language Officer
Hello, Irish Language Lovers!
Happy New Year! Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!
This is to let you know that there is no Irish Language class in January. We had planned to have a class, however, our instructor Róisín Dunsby went home to Ireland for Christmas and was charmed into remaining for a little while longer. She sends along her apologies and looks forward to seeing us all again soon!
Our next lesson with Róisín will be on Monday, February 20th, 2023 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
As we look forward to all that 2023 has in store, here is a short video Auld LAng Syne being sung in Irish!
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Broken Irish is better than Clever English
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HARP OF TARA LANGUAGE ZOOM CLASSES
Mondays intermediate beginners 5:30 chat in English 5:45 to 6:45 or 7
Tuesdays comhrá with intermediate beginners 5:30 – 7. We use a vocab picture card and attempt to make conversation using the vocab or a specific lesson on say how to talk about the weather.
Tuesday new beginners 6:45 pm arrive to chat with the group in English, and class is 7-8. (It’s the same link for Mondays and Tuesday)
Friday Book Club everyone 3:30 chat 4:45 to 5 reading a children’s book in Irish
Kathleen also shares her book online. People often wish to buy it and can be bought from Litríocht. They use the Bun Go Barr series. Because of shipping costs, people have chosen to purchase 2 books at a time, or more. The Monday night class is now on Book 3 blue book, the Tues class is starting book 1 orange book.
You are more than welcome to join when you can. When people decide they want to stick with it, we pay our membership fees with harp of tara. The beginner Irish group covers all my groups listed above.
Info: Through Harp of Tara/Teacher: Kathleen Kirkham
Weekly language sessions – Thursdays at around 7pm
Have stayed online – All are welcome.
Informal conversation, beginner and intermediate!
Registration and inquires at email@example.com