Every Monday night, The Celtic Arts Center offers workshops in the Irish language (Gaelic). The workshop is held in board room upstairs at The Mayflower Club from 7–8PM.
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. Enrollment is on-going and everyone's welcome to join at any time. Just show up at 7PM on any Monday night at The Mayflower Club and start learning Irish! And be sure to eventually get a copy of the textbook and maybe a 'foclóir póca' and bring them to class.
Please feel free to come down any time and check out our Monday night language workshops — no pre-registration is necessary. If you have any additional questions about our language workshops, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 Gaelic?
Watch this video short "Yu Ming is ainm dom." (Real Player required).
The primary texts used in our workshops are:
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.
Where can you get these books?
Foclóir Póca, a pocket size English/Irish - Irish/English (Bearla-Gaeilge / Gaeilge-Bearla) dictionary
|In the San Fernando Valley:
12514 1/2 Magnolia Blvd
Valley Village, CA 91607
just west of Whitsett, on the south side of the street.
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
Anne Colburn, Proprietor
Irish Books and Media
1433 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2135
Call toll free (800) 229-3505
or (612) 871-3505
or FAX (612) 871-3358 IRISHBOOK@aol.com
or visit their website at http://www.irishbook.com
Tea & Sympathy
"Open to visitors...but call to let 'em know you're coming."
3440 West Warner, Suite F
Santa Ana, CA 92704
You've seen them at fairs and Highland games.
You may even have visited the tea room.
Publisher of books in Irish and of traditional Irish music.
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."