Discover your inner Gaeilgeoir by joining us for a series of events (online or in-person) about the Irish language. All events are free.
Gaeilge 101: An Introduction to the Irish Language
Do you know the difference between a fada and a focal? Gareth O'Driscoll, an Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) visiting scholar at St. Michael's College (University of Toronto), provides beginners with some helpful tips on pronunciation and introduces a few simple phrases that will be helpful for your next trip to Ireland or your local Irish pub.
Revitalizing Our Languages: Irish & Indigenous Perspectives
Our distinguished guests discuss how the Irish and Anishinaabe languages each reflect a unique perspective on the natural world, as well as the efforts to revitalize each language.
Dr. Alan Ojiig Corbiere is Canada Research Chair of Indigenous History at York University, former Executive Director at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, and an Anishinaabe from M'Chigeeng First Nation.
Manchán Magan is an award-winning Irish writer and documentary-maker whose recent books explore the insights the Irish language offers into the landscape, psyche and heritage of Ireland.
Craic at The Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue)
Sunday, November 28, from 3pm. (No cover charge). Register
Put your new Irish language skills to the test as we mingle, toast one another, and enjoy some live Irish music.
Limited Capacity. Proof of vaccination will be required.