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Learn Irish this New Year in Carlow

Eanáir 15, 2014

Following the unprecedented success of Gaelchultúr adult Irish evening classes in Carlow over the last five years, Glór Cheatharlach is delighted to announce that a new series of classes for Spring 2014 will commence in Carlow this February.

The courses were first launched in September 2008 and have been hugely successful with many participants returning again and again to take part in the courses. A special reduced fee of €180 is also on offer for Carlow learners who sign up now. Courses will commence the week of February 3rd, 2014 with all classes being held in Carlow County Council offices on the Athy Road. All levels will be on offer this term- beginners, elementary and intermediate. The emphasis is on getting participants speaking the language and there is a level to suit everybody, whatever their current ability from those who have never spoken a word of Irish to those wishing to improve on their ‘Cúpla Focal’ to those who want to improve their fluency.

Beginners will be held on Monday evenings. Elementary and Intermediate levels will be on Tuesday evenings. All classes run from 7-9pm over 10 weeks. While the beginners level (Bunrang 1) is suitable for those who have never before learned the language, the elementary level is the starting point for those who may not have used Irish for some years but who would have some basic knowledge of the language from their schooldays. Emma Whitmore, Oifigeach Gaeilge with Glór Cheatharlach said: “We are delighted that Gaelchultúr classes are returning to Carlow once again this year. Last year’s participants really enjoyed the learning experience and we hope to see lots of new faces as well as some familiar ones from last year returning. It shows once again what a strong connection people in Carlow with the Irish language with so many people wanting to learn or improve their skills in the language. The Gaelchultúr courses are the ideal opportunity for those interested in learning Irish and the course itself is fantastic.
Participants really enjoy the classes and feel so much more confident in their abilities once they get into the course”.

Those unsure which course to choose can do a quick self assessment on the Gaelchultúr website www.gaelchultur.com which will recommend which level suits them best. The cost of the 10 week course is €180 and registration is now open online on www.gaelchultur.com or by calling 1890 252 900. Further information available from Emma in Glór Cheatharlach on (059) 9158105, (085) 1340047 or by emailing emma@glorcheatharlach.ie