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Autumn/Winter Irish language classes open to ‘learners of all levels’ in Aonach Mhacha

Whether you have no previous knowledge of the language, have a cúpla focal or you are on the road to fluency, you are welcome to take part in the classes

Aonach Mhacha, Armagh’s largest Irish language social enterprise, has just announced another full programme of face-to-face Irish language classes commencing again this autumn in the modern, state of the art surroundings of Cultúrlann Aonach Mhacha in the Shambles area of Armagh City.

Classes for all levels of learner will begin during the third week in September 2024.

Since 2010 Aonach Mhacha and CAIRDE Teo have been providing evening lessons and intensive courses to people from all age groups and community backgrounds.

With a variety of different levels and learning options available, they’re sure to have a course that meets your specific language needs. They have also added Ulster University’s Diploma in Modern Irish to the learning options available in Aonach Mhacha for the 2024/25 term –

Whether you have no previous knowledge of the language, have a cúpla focal or you are on the road to fluency, you are welcome to take part in the classes.

There is also an array of Irish language activities such as the conversation circle, book club and a myriad of social events in Aonach Mhacha where you can practice your spoken Irish with friends and fellow learners.

Cultúrlann Aonach Mhacha is the only venue in Armagh City where Irish is spoken daily. It’s an excellent place for Irish learners to hang out if they want to improve their listening and oral skills.

Learning a language has been proven to enhance cognitive function and mental health. It is also an enjoyable way to socialise and meet new friends.

Interest in the Irish language in Armagh is at an all-time high, with a young, confident, and vibrant Irish speaking community in the city.

More and more social and employment opportunities are opening for Irish speakers both in Ireland and in Europe and demand for places at Irish medium pre-schools and primary schools also continues to grow apace across Armagh, Keady, Lurgan, Dungannon, Crossmaglen and Portadown.

Each course lasts ten weeks and will commence the week beginning September 16, 2024. The fee for the full ten-week course is £40 waged and £30 unwaged. Payment can be made online or by paying at the Cultúrlann reception.

Courses consist of one face-face class each week with professionally qualified Irish language teachers who are fully equipped with all the resources to start or continue your journey with the Irish language.

Aonach Mhacha also continues with its enhancement of opportunities for Irish speakers of Armagh and the surrounding area and will again host Ulster University’s Irish language Diploma which had a strong uptake in its inaugural year in 2023. Registration can be accessed via the Ulster University website at the link below:

An information night for all the Irish classes and the Ulster University Diploma will be held in Aonach Mhacha in early September. This is a great opportunity for anyone attending the classes to meet with the tutors and fellow learners and ask any questions you may have before the classes begin.

Follow Aonach Mhacha’s website here for further details.

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