We will be at Milwaukee’s Irish Fest in the Ceardlann na Gaeilge – Irish Workshop tent from Friday, August 17th – Sunday, August 19th. We will be hosting the President of Conradh na Gaeilge, Dr. Niall Comer of Ulster University and Cuan Seireadáin from the Dublin office. They are here to help celebrate Bliain na Gaeilge, the 125th anniversary of the founding of Conradh na Gaeilge. Also, Lewis MacKinnon from Gaelic Affairs of the Nova Scotia government will be offering workshops on Scots-Gael.
Here is the schedule of Irish Language events:
5:00 pm – Scots-Gael workshop (Lewis MacKinnon), Ceardlann na Gaeilge – Irish Workshop tent
6:00-7:00 – Irish Language Workshop on Social Media, Ceardlann na Gaeilge – Irish Workshop tent
1:00 -1:45 pm award honorees – Irish language volunteers, Gaeltacht tent
1:45- 2:45 pm reception for honorees, Ceardlann na Gaeilge – Irish Workshop tent
3:00 – 4:00 pm Informal discussion on the “Effective Teaching Irish language in North America”, Ceardlann na Gaeilge- Irish Workshop tent
4:00-5:00 pm lecture-Shared Gaelic Languages, Cultures and Identities Amongst Irish, Scottish and Nova Scotia Gaels: Building on Commonalities (Lewis MacKinnon), Hedge School
5:00 – 6:00 pm Irish workshop – Intermediate/Advanced, Ceardlann na Gaeilge (Dr. Comer) – Irish Workshop tent
1:00 pm Irish workshop on Social Media Ceardlann na Gaeilge – Irish Workshop tent
2:00 pm lecture – Conradh na Gaeilge 125 – Revivalism, Revolution and Reaching Forward (Dr. Comer), Hedge School
3:30 pm Scots Gael workshop (Lewis MacKinnon), Ceardlann na Gaeilge – Irish Workshop tent
Also, check the Irish Fest website for the Gaeltacht tent schedule which has Irish language and Gaeltacht entertainment, and for the band Seo Linn which does most of their songs in the Irish language and promotes Irish to young people.