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Learn Irish! An afternoon of Irish instruction and practice

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008, 1-6pm
Glucksman Ireland House NYU
One Washington Mews

Lá na Gaeilge
Dé Sathairn, 19ú Aibreán 2008, 1-6pm
Áras Glucksman na hÉireann, Ollscoil Nua Eabhrac

gaeltachtsignresized.jpgNYU Irish Language Lecturers Pádraig Ó Cearúill & Hilary Mhic Shuibhne and NYU’s Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Mairéad McKendry lead a day of learning Irish through sessions on vocabulary and pronunciation with creative group activities in Irish. 

Prior knowledge of the Irish language is not essential.
Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration via phone or email is required. Limit of 50 places available.  In order to ensure a place, please RSVP to 212.998.3950 or

Workshop Schedule:

1 - 2:15pm Workshop session
2:15 - 2:45pm Break - Group activity
2:45 - 4pm Workshop session
4 - 4:15pm Break
4:15 - 5:30pm Workshop session
5:30 - 6pm Group social in Irish

About the Instuctors: 

Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Senior Irish Language Lecturer, NYU
A native of Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Pádraig Ó Cearúill grew up with Irish as his first language.  After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Irish Language and History and completing graduate studies in Education at Trinity College, Dublin, Padraig came to New York University in 1995 where he became the Irish Language Lecturer for Glucksman Ireland House and earned his Masters’ degree in Communication and Culture. 

Hilary Mhic Shuibhne, Irish Language Lecturer, NYU
Born in Limerick, Hilary Mhic Shuibhne has been active in the regional Irish language community since moving to the U.S. in the mid-90's.  She currently teaches Irish language to undergraduates in NYU Irish Studies Program.  Having earned her Bachelor's in Commerce from University College Dublin and trained as a Graphic Designer, Hilary is currently pursuing her Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies at NYU.

Mairéad McKendry, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, NYU
Mairéad McKendry, from Ballymena, Co. Donegal, attended Jesus College, Oxford, for her B.A. in English and Celtic Languages and Masters dissertation on "An Investigation of Comprehension: Related Skills in Children with English as a Native Language and Children Learning EAL."  Mairéad came to NYU in September 2007 to participate in Fulbright's Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship program in the Irish language, assisting Pádraig Ó Cearúill and teaching Irish to NYU undergraduates.

Made possible through the support of the Department of Community, Rural, and Gaeltacht Affairs, the government of the Republic of Ireland.

For directions to Glucksman Ireland House NYU, please see our directions page.