Event Date: December 9, 2015
Irish Gaelic Language Class

The Celtic Cultural Alliance is pleased to present our next Irish Gaelic Language class. This class is perfect for someone who has started in the past and would like a refresher or someone just beginning to study the language.

Date: Wednesday evenings December 9-December 30, 2015
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Good Shepherd Conference Room   
321 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Class Price: $50.00 (includes all 4 sessions)
Buy Tickets Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaelic-irish-language-class-tickets-19582386445

The classes will be highly interactive, and will be utilizing videos, audio clips, handouts, as well as the book Progress In Irish as materials. And as a special bonus, since this class is held in December we will be learning Christmas carols, greetings, and traditions in Irish.

Deirdre (Marybeth) McFarland began studying the Irish language in the early 80’s in Philadelphia.  At that time, Philadelphia experienced a wave of immigration from Northern Ireland and many of her teachers were Irish-speakers from Donegal and other areas of Northern Ireland as well as Irish-Americans who spearheaded a mini Celtic renaissance of language, music and literature in the United States. 

Deirdre is a charter member of Daltaí na Gaeilge (Students of Irish), which is based in New Jersey, and she has been a part of their immersion programs as a teacher and student since the 80’s.  She underwent oral examination in 1985 and proudly wears the Fáinne Óir (ring of gold) signifying fluency in Irish.  Deirdre is the recipient of Daltaí na Gaeilge’s teachers scholarship and studied at Oideas Gael In Gleann Cholm Cille, in southwest Donegal, where she was awarded their teachers’ certification. 

Over the years, Deirdre has taught Irish at several locations in the Lehigh Valley and Upper Bucks area and maintains several private classes in the Lehigh Valley and via Skype.  In addition to her Irish language pursuits, Deirdre has been a newspaper reporter and a teacher of English as a second language.  Deirdre lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania. 

Space for this class is limited to 20 particapants, so be sure to sign up early!

Special discount for CCA Members and previous particpants!  Check your email for promo code or call 610-868-9599