During the "Safer at Home" restrictions, class will meet via Zoom chatroom.

Monday nights in the Fall and Winter of 2021, the Celtic Arts Center will offer online classes in the Irish language (Gaelic) in a Zoom chatroom from 7–8PM.

To request access to our online Irish class,
please contact the Irish language instructor, Mícheál.

The Beginner Level Workshop is a basic introduction to the Irish language using the text "Progress In Irish" by Mairead NiGhrada (textbook info below).  Tuition for this introductory workshop is FREE and open to the public for one year. Once a year has past, we ask that students either become paid member of the Celtic Arts Center or pay $5/class. Enrollment is on-going and everyone's welcome to join at any time.

If you have any additional questions about our language workshops, you can e-mail us at .

Additionally the Celtic Arts Center from time to time offers more in-depth courses in Irish Gaelic language, as part of our schedule of classes and workshops.

Do you need a reason to learn Irish Gaelic?
Watch this video short "Yu Ming is ainm dom." (Real Player required).

The primary texts used in our workshops are:

Progress in Irish by Mairead NiGhrada

Gaeilge Gan Stró! – Beginners Level by Éamonn Ó Dónaill

It is not mandatory that you have the texts with you the first class you attend, but please consider buying them soon after joining the class.

Below is a list of other books we use in our workshops and some convenient places where you can find them.


Foclóir Póca, a pocket size English/Irish - Irish/English (Bearla-Gaeilge / Gaeilge-Bearla) dictionary

Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: Bearla-Gaeilge / Gaeilge-Bearla dictionary

Where can you get these books?
In the San Fernando Valley:

Shamrock Imports has CLOSED
12514 1/2 Magnolia Blvd
Valley Village, CA 91607
– Used to be just west of Whitsett, on the south side of the street.
(818) 505-9221 

Imelda McCann, Proprietor 

In the Los Angeles/Hollywood area: 

Irish Import Shop
738 N. Vine Street 
Hollywood, CA 90038
– a bit north of Melrose, on the east side of the street
(213) 467-6714 

Thom MacNamara, Proprietor


Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Publisher of books in Irish and of traditional Irish music.

Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Connemara, Co. Galway
PH: + 353 91 593 307

Their website is a great resource for Irish language students and musicians. They have an extensive selection available for purchase online and the ability to search their entire catalogue.

Cill Chúile, Baile na nGall, Trá Li, Co. Chiarrai
Tel: +353 (0) 669 155 237
Fax: +353 (0) 669 155 523

A great online resource for purchasing Gaeilge books, magazines, recordings, etc. online. "Every Irish book in print."

An Siopa Leabhar

A great source for textbooks, non-fiction and fiction books and magazines published in the Irish language. Books can be ordered online and shipped from their Dublin location.

An Siopa Leabhar
6 Harcourt Street
Dublin 2
PH: +353 01 478 3814