Tasc An Lae begins today!

For the Celts, the festival of Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, the “darker half” of the year. We refer to the night before Samhain, Oct 31st, as “Oíche Shamhna”, or Hallowe’en (read more about the origins of Hallowe’en here). 
Each day this week, we’re posting Tasc An Lae on Instagram. It’s our daily language task, and this time it’s based on the topic of Oíche Shamhna! October 31st also marks the beginning of a new 7-week term, so we hope you can join us for a class, comhrá session or community workshop in this “darker half” of the year!
Join us on social media every day this week, where Múinteoir Rosie will be posting daily language tasks for Irish learners, based on the topic of Oíche Shamhna
Rosie is looking forward to a fun week of Hallowe’en content, with tasks suitable for all levels, so be sure to check out our daily stories on Instagram, and join in whenever you can!

All Courses Begin Next Week!

The new 7-week term begins Monday, Oct 31st! Classes are available every day, for all levels. Our free Comhrá sessions continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all students, based on the weekly Topaic na Seachtaine – bígí ag caint!
Don’t forget that even if you’re unable to join a live class, all classes are recorded and available for viewing afterwards. Students not attending live sessions can avail of a discount by using our ‘VideoOnly‘ coupon when registering! See details on our FAQ page.

2 New Courses Announced!

Our new, basic course in ‘Pronunciation‘ will focus on simple vocabulary and sentences as examples for better context. Topics include An Caighdeán Oifigiúil, Vowels and how they affect consonants, Initial consonants (front and back), Unwritten long vowels and unwritten diphthongs, and more.
Our upcoming ‘Songs in Irish‘ course will cover a new selection of Irish songs (A Mhuire ‘s a Rí, Ní Phósfainn Mo Mháire, An Spealadóir, etc.) as well as a number of traditional, festive songs, such as Bhí an Sneachta Titim, Le Coinnle an nAingeal, and Na Leanaí i mBeithil. Bígí ag canadh linn!

The Origins of Hallowe'en...

Are you curious about the origins of Hallowe’en, and the festival’s connection with Ireland? See our latest blog post to learn more!
We also have a list of vocabulary associated with Oíche Shamhna here!

Free Workshop & Information Session

Our next Free Workshop takes place on Sunday, Nov 6th, at 12pm ET (5pm Ireland). Come along to learn some phrases or share language tips with others! This will be followed by a Seisiún Eolais/Information Session at 1pm ET for anyone with questions about our Irish courses. Sign up here to join us!

Le Teacht/Upcoming

Tasc an Lae,
Oct 24-31st.
New 7-week courses 
begin Mon, Oct 31st.
Free Workshop,
Sun, Nov 6th, 12-1pm ET.
Comhrá sessions
every Tuesday and Thursday.
Join the online Irish community for cúrsaí, comhrá & ceardlanna, and follow along on social media @LetsLearnIrish! – beidh fáilte romhat!

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