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Ranganna Gaeilge in Ard Mhacha / Irish Classes in Armagh

Bliain Úr Mhaith Daoibh [Happy New Year] and with a new year comes new goals!!

Is brushing up on your cúpla focal a goal for you heading into 2021?

Why not make the most of your time in lockdown and improve your Irish language skills this Spring with CAIRDE Teo, Armagh City’s largest, Irish language social enterprise? Learning a language has been proved to improve cognitive function and mental health. It’s also an enjoyable way to socialise and meet new friends. So, dust off those January lockdown blues and register now on the link below.

Since 2010 we have been providing Irish lessons and cultural support activities to people from all age groups and community backgrounds.

Whether you have no previous knowledge of the language, have a few words or are on the road to fluency, you are welcome to take part in the classes or in some of the conversation groups or conversational role play settings that will be delivered online and on social media platforms.

We’ll be running live, online Irish language classes again this year. With a variety of different levels and learning options available, we’re sure to have a course that meets your specific language needs.

Each course lasts ten weeks and will commence the week beginning 25th January 2021. The fee for the full ten week course is £30 waged and £20 unwaged. Payment can be made online or by cheque.

CAIRDE Teo are also teaming up with ABC Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Team to provide FREE online lessons for children and adults resident within Armagh Neighbourhood Renewal Area. These classes are supported by the Department for Communities Neighbourhood Renewal Programme.

Courses consist of an interactive 1 hour class on Zoom each week with our professionally qualified Irish language teachers. Following registration, you will receive a link to the online courses and an invitation to join your class’s Whats App group where you will receive additional one to one support and learning materials.

Interest in the Irish language in Armagh is at an all-time high, with a young, confident and active Irish speaking community in the city. More and more social and employment opportunities are opening up for Irish speakers both in Ireland and in Europe. Demand for places at Irish medium pre-schools and primary schools continues to grow across Armagh, Keady, Crossmaglen and Portadown.

2021 will be a very significant year for the vibrant, local Irish language scene as Armagh Gaels anticipate the imminent re-opening of the new language and cultural centre in the Shambles. Cultúrlann Aonach Mhacha is expected to re-open during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021 (March 1st -17th) and will host the City’s leading language and cultural agencies in a welcoming community space.

CAIRDE Teo also organise a monthly bilingual hillwalking group on the first Saturday of every month as well as a variety of social and family events that offer Irish speakers and learners an opportunity to practice their language skills in an informal and fun environment.

Irish Language Classes – Spring Term January to April 2021

Level / Age Group Duration Tutor Start Date Time
Beginners Class 10 weeks Eilís Nic Lochlainn 27-01-2021 7-8pm
Improvers Class 10 weeks Mícheál Ó hAodha 27-01-2021 7-8pm
Advanced Improvers Class 10 weeks Rónán Mac Liam 27-01-2021 7-8pm
Advanced Conversation 10 weeks Tiarnán Mac Gabhann 27-01-2021 7-8pm
Neighbourhood Renewal
Junior (6-12) 10 weeks Luíseach Ní Thréinfhir 28-01-2021 6-7pm
Adult & Teenager 10 weeks Failenn Nig Fhionnbhairr 28-01-2021 7-8pm
Situational Role Play 6 weeks Caoimhe Ní Fhanthorpa 08-02-2021 7 pm
Family Support Class 6 weeks Caoimhe Ní Loingsigh 09-02-2021 6.30pm
Basic Conversation 10 weeks Tiarnán MacGabhann 29-01-2021 7.30pm
Féile Imbolg 4 hours Various 30-01-2021 11-2pm
Seachtain na Gaeilge 4 hours Various 13-03-2021 11-2pm
Gàidhlig na h-Alba /Scots Gaelic
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2 hours TBC 06-03-2021 11-1pm


For more information or to register for any of our Spring series of courses or classes, please contact Tiarnán: or 0044 7523375617.

Details of registration and online registration forms can also be found on our website  and on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds @Cairdeteo.

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