Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool comes to London
The UK’s most successful Irish Studies school, the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, is coming to London to offer Irish classes in association with the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith.
They will be supported by Ireland’s Department of Arts, Culture, Regions and the Gaeltacht also known as An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta/ The classes will begin on Tuesday evenings from 20 September.
Beginners’ classes will be between 6.00pm – 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London, W6 9PJ followed by Intermediate classes between 7.30pm and 9.00pm.
The fee for the complete course of three terms is £60, payable in advance, working out at £20 per term or less than £2 per week for your class.
Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK Dan Mulhall said: “I warmly welcome this initiative involving the University of Liverpool and the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith. The University’s Institute of Irish Studies is a valued partner for the Embassy, providing a centre of excellence for research and teaching on Irish topics. I am delighted that the Institute will be cooperating with the Irish Cultural Centre in providing Irish language tuition.
“As close, friendly neighbours, Ireland and Britain have an important interest in promoting knowledge and understanding of each other’s history, culture and contemporary society. The Irish language is a vital expression of Irish identity and I am very pleased that there will now be new opportunities for learning our language here in Britain.”
Participants will earn a Fáinne, the pin badge worn to show fluency in, or a willingness to speak, the Irish Language and a Certificate for Professional Development from the University of Liverpool.
In so doing they will also join a growing London community of international, Irish speakers.
For more info go to: www.irishculturalcentre.co.uk