What is an immersion weekend? As our friend Neasa put it:
An immersion weekend (or week(s)) is where people gather to learn the Irish language and speak it and participate in cultural activities (often involving the language). So we immerse ourselves in the Irish language and by the end of the weekend we’ve forgotten how to speak English ????
I find the hardest thing is leaving and having to go back into the English speaking world! It’s a wonderful experience to go to a weekend of Irish, I highly recommend it
Eanáir – January
Feabhra – February
Esopus, New York: Daltaí na Gaeilge immersion weekend
Márta – March
Milwaukee: Celtic Milwaukee Center March 1 – 3
Aibreán – April
Bloomington, Indiana: Irish Language Immersion – Bloomington, Indiana 2019
Kingston, Ontario: Immersion weekend April 5-7
Bealtaine – May
Esopus, New York: May Immersion Weekend with Daltaí na Gaeilge
Los Angeles: Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeltachta
Meitheamh – June
First weekend in June in Keswick, Ontario, near Toronto, put on by Ciorcail Chomhrá Thoronto. (If you have online info about this, please reply below. We couldn’t see any publicised details.)
Iowa Irish Weekend – 14-16 June
Scoil Gheimhridh Sydney (Irish Winter School) 7th-10th June 2019. More information here. We’ve also had previous conversations at Bitesize about this, see Let’s collect all immersion weekends.
Iúil – July
Albany, NY – Lá na Gaeilge – 20 July 2019
Lúnasa – August
Esopus, NY – Daltaí na Gaeilge week immersion – 25-31 August 2019. Very affordable and Gaeilge gach lá (Irish every day) for 6 days.
Meán Fomhair – September
San Francisco – Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeltachta – 27-29 September 2019
Deireadh Fomhair – October
Fairfield, CT – GAC Irish Language Day & Variety Show – 6 October 2019
Nova Scotia, Canada: Annapolis Royal on October 11–13, 2019. Email [email protected] and go to http://www.gleann.ca/
Vancouver Irish Language Weekend 4-6 October 2019
Samhain – November
Jamison, PA – November Immersion Weekend – 8-10 November 2019
Knuston Hall, Northants. UK – Irish language immersive course – 8-10 November 2019. Search Q545 Irish Language (Gaeilge) on their website www.knustonhall.org.uk
15 thoughts on “Immersion Weekends for the Irish Language 2019”
Butte, MT, USA
July 18-25, 2020
Go raibh míle maith agat, Kathy!
Irish immersion weekend Gaeltacht Melbourne 2020 info Dátaí ~ Dates 12:00 i.n. Dé hAoine 24 Eanáir — 12:00 i.n. Dé Luain 27 Eanáir 2020. (12:00 pm Friday 24 January — 12:00 pm Monday 27 January 2020.) https://gaeilge.org.au/en/
Go raibh maith agat, Roibeárd! Cuirfidh mé seo ar an mblag don bhliain seo chugainn 🙂
I am in Houston, Texas and would like to learn to read and pronounce in order sing some songs. I find it challenging. Ar Eirinn Ni Neosainn Ce Hi is one of my favorite songs that I have been trying to phonetically sound out.
We actually have a course where Siobhán teaches three traditional Irish songs 🙂
Here’s the link: http://bitesize.irish/courses/sing/
If you’ve any questions about this or anything else to do with learning Gaeilge. send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll hopefully be able to help!
Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat,
Iowa Irish Language and Culture Weekend 2020
Cedar Rapids, IA.
12th – 13th June 2020
Go raibh maith agat, John!
Scoil Gheimhridh Sydney (Irish Winter School) 07.06.2019 – 10.06.2019 https://irishlanguageschoolsydney.org.au/index.php?option=com_eventlist&Itemid=27&func=details&did=698
Brisbane Irish conversation Group.
Go raibh maith agat Rob – I’ll add it in.
There is an Irish Immersion weekend happening in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 11 – 13, 2019. It is called Gleann na Gaeilge and 2019 will be our third year. You can write to [email protected] if you have any questions and go to http://www.gleann.ca to see details from last year. Planning has just begun for the next one!
Go raibh míle maith agat Paul!
Yup, thanks Paul! I’ve added that info to the main post above.
Go raibh míle maith agat!