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Lá Gaeilge: Irish Language Day

Friday, March 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by NYU Irish Studies Language Lecturers Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Paul Ferris and Eibhlin Breathnach.

Immediately following Lá na Gaeilge, Dr. Louis de Paor will deliver the Eighth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture.

About the Instructors:
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 completed her Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies at NYU.

Paul Ferris, NYU

Paul Ferris is an alumnus of Glucksman Ireland House's MA Program. He has been an Irish language instructor for NYU's Speaking Freely program and at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Paul studied Irish at An Acadamh in County Galway and Oideas Gael in County Donegal, and is a former member of the executive board of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers.

Eibhlin Breathnach, NYU and Drew University

Eibhlin Breathnach, born in Belfast, has a degree in Modern Irish and French from Trinity College Dublin and a Post-Graduate degree in Irish Medium Education from St Mary's College Belfast. She is currently an Irish Language Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Drew University and New York University.

Three Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
1:00-2:00pm Session 1
  • Tea break to follow then change of instructor
2:15-3:15pm Session 2
  • Break
3:30-4:30pm Session 3
    4:45-6:00pm Irish Language Performances

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

    Free admission.

    In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.

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