Féile na Gaeilge 2017

Washington DC's Irish Language Festival

Bhí Féile na Gaeilge 2017 ar siúl in Washington DC 8 – 14 Aibreán! Go raibh maith agaibh achan duine a bhuail isteach linn in áiteanna difriúla timpeall na cathrach.


Clár-ama na Féile 2017:

Sat 8th: An Club Bricfeasta.

Comhrá session for advanced students with Múinteoir Justin Foley.

Sun 9th: 1-Day Introductory Intensive 
Áit: Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights, 11 – 4pm. Register here.
This popular class is a great introductory day for new students! Múinteoir Ronan will be guiding the class through a range of basic topics and conversation. Space limited.

Sun 9th: Amhráin as Gaeilge
Áit: Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free entry.
Following on from our very successful Christmas event, Liam Ó Casaide is back with another much-anticipated workshop in Irish song. We will be covering a range of old classics and newer songs, followed by refreshments and a chance to chat with fellow language learners and teachers. Early registration highly advised.

Mon 10th: Oíche Bhriathra!
Áit: 1 Dupont, DC. 7 – 8:30pm. Free entry.
Curious about verbs? Love your grammar fix? Múinteoir Quinton Beck will give a grammar masterclass on the ups and downs of Irish verbs. Class takes place at our new location, One Dupont. This class is a fantastic opportunity for all your language questions and as preparation for our upcoming 8-week grammar course at this location.

Tues 11th: A Night of Craic agus Cré na Cille!
Áit: Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights, DC. 7 – 9pm. Free entry.
William Brennan, Associate Editor at The Atlantic, will give an entertaining talk on Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s landmark novel, ‘Cré na Cille’. This presentation will be based on William’s 2016 article in The New Yorker, ‘The Irish Novel That’s So Good People Were Scared To Translate It’. Followed by the documentary, ‘Rí an Fhocail’, about the author’s life and work – not to be missed!

Wed 12th: Oíche Scannáin!
Áit: Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights, DC. 7 – 9pm. Free entry.
An Irish language movie suitable for all age groups (with English subtitles) will be screened. Refreshments served.

Thur 13th: Refresher Class
Áit: Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights, DC. 7 – 8:30pm. Free entry.
Feeling a bit rusty? Learned the basics but not much more? Join us for a quick refresher on some language basics as we go over some simple topics and try to get your Irish all shiny and brand ‘nua’ again. All students welcome – great chance for some much-needed revision and practice before tomorrow’s…

Fri 14th: PopUp Gaeltacht!
Áit: Hoban’s, Dupont Circle, DC. 6:30 – 8:30pm. Free entry.
We finish off our festival week with a social event in the centre of the city! The aim of the Pop Up Gaeltacht is to give Irish speakers and friends of the language an opportunity to share a few drinks and speak the language. Fáilte roimh chách!