Fáilte romhat go suíomh gréasáin Chumann Gaeilge na hAstráile. Is í príomhaidhm an chumainn ná teagasc (agus foghlaim) na Gaeilge. Bíonn ranganna ar siúl oíche Dé Máirt le linn na dtéarmaí scoile Victoria agus bíonn scoil samhraidh againn i mí Eanáir freisin. Bíonn ócáidí sóisialta eile ann i rith na bliana agus foilsímid nuachtlitir gach ráithe.
Anseo is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh linn, clárú leis an suíomh seo agus páirt a ghlacadh san fhóram, ach más maith leat teacht chuig na ranganna is riachtanach ballraíocht den chumann a ghlacadh. Mar bhall den chumann, beidh réimsí eile den suíomh ar fáil duit freisin.
Welcome to the website of the Irish Language Association of Australia. The association’s primary aim is the teaching (and learning) of Irish. Classes are run on Tuesday nights during the Victorian school terms and we also have a summer school in January. There are other social events during the year and we publish a newsletter each quarter.
Here you can get in contact with us, register with the website and participate in the forum, but if you want to come to classes you will need to become a member. As a member of the association, you will also gain access to other parts of the website.
We run classes every Tuesday night during the Victorian school term (except public holidays), starting at 7:30 pm. There are different levels of classes, so you should find one to suit you. You’re welcome to come along and try them out, but if you want to attend regularly you will need to become a member of the Cumann. There is also a fee of $5 per class to cover costs, including tea and biscuits.
Classes are aimed at adult learners and led by experienced teachers. Different classes use different texts and some of these are available for purchase (e.g. Gaeilge gan stró, Buntús Cainte, Progress in Irish).
Classes are held at the offices of The Celtic Club — Level 1, 420-424 William Street, West Melbourne. There is parking in William Street and in Franklin Street on the south side of Victoria Market.
The venue is the temporary (administrative) home of The Celtic Club while the club site is being redeveloped and is not licensed. But just across the street is the Royal Standard Hotel and within walking distance you can find The Last Jar and The Drunken Poet as well as Celtic at the Metropolitan (The Celtic Club’s other temporary home).
On Tuesday evening, celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in honour of Barney Devlin, the Cumann’s classes put on one of his comedies, Cupán le Van (“A Cuppa with Van”). To the joy (irritation?) of the participants, it’s now available on the Internet!
Barney was a great friend to the Cumann as a teacher and writer and he is sorely missed.