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 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
Our last Irish Language Session til the fall was on MONDAY, MAY 29TH. Normally, our sessions are scheduled to be the third Monday each month but this month the class needed to be moved due to the holiday.
So, our next class of the season will be held in the Fall 2023.
Our teacher will continue to be Róisín Dunsby! We are excited and grateful to have her as our instructor. She loves to teach the Language through a cultural approach that is highly engaging and accessible!
There will be a $10 fee for the evening’s lesson, even to HIA members. This will assist with funding the facilitation of these lessons. We are grateful to the Irish Canadian Club for the use of their facility. HIA Chairperson, Sheila Corr, will be there at 6:30pm to welcome everyone and make the tea! There is no need to pre-register. If you haven’t attended a session yet, no fear! Come as you are and let’s learn about this wonderful aspect of our shared heritage together!
In a sweet acknowledgement of Mother’s Day, here is how to say “I miss my mother” in Irish!
Fall 2023 – TBA
See Events Calendar
Broken Irish is better than Clever English
Looking to get a head start? Try out the Duolingo Language App.
Gaeltacht – The website for the North American Gaeltacht.
Mother organization, Cumann na Gaeltachta, was founded by Séamus Mac Concharraige in 1994. The Gaeltacht site, in Tamworth/Erinsville, Ontario, was opened officially on 16 June 2007.
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