Using & Learning
Ranganna agus Grúpaí Comhrá i do cheantar | Conversation Classes and Groups in your area
There are many groups, organizations, schools, and individuals who organize language classes all over Ireland. The range of available courses is so broad that the prospective learner should be able to find one that suits their needs. If you are not keen on taking a formal class, you might consider attending a conversation class or group, where people have the opportunity to improve their spoken Irish in an informal setting.
Classes and Conversational Circles
“Classes and Conversational Circles” is a searchable database of classes and conversation groups conducted worldwide. Class providers can advertise details of the classes and conversational circles.
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The various branches and clubs of Conradh na Gaeilge organize courses and conversation circles throughout the country.
Contact their head office or local branch, or see An Bradán Feasa, their national information service about Irish, events, organizations, and services. www.cnag.ie
The many local committees of Glór na nGael (around 140) organize Irish classes and conversation groups nationwide. www.glornangael.ie
Contact their head office or local branch.
Gael-Linn offers intensive Irish courses at its headquarters in Dublin, in the Donegal Gaeltacht, and in other areas upon request. www.gael-linn.ie
Adult Education Local Organizer
Each Vocational Educational Committee and Institute of Further and Higher Education employs an Adult Education Organizer.
If there is no class to suit your needs, assistance is available to set one up, by fulfilling the criteria of the institution.
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) - contact your local county board or club. www.gaa.ie
Irish Countrywomen’s Association - contact the Irish Language Officer in your local branch.
Some branches of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann offer language classes as well. www.comhaltas.com
Some employers are happy to assist staff members who want to further their education. It is worth organizing a group to go on a social/learning weekend in a Gaeltacht area.
Some trade unions organize scholarship schemes, or cover part of the cost of education courses.
Gaeleagras organises summer Gaeltacht courses for Civil Servants and Public Servants in the Republic. Contact the organization or ask your Personnel Division for information. www.gaeleagras.gov.ie