news and upcoming events


Intensive Irish Classes

Sunday 19th March, 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, M8 0AE

A day of intensive Irish teaching with expert teachers Kaarina Hollo (Sheffield University) and Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh (Aberystwth University).
Classes will be at Intermediate and Advanced Not suitable for absolute beginners but aim to cater for needs of you the student.
Fee: £25 for tuition including lunch and refreshments.

Teanga Unchained #1

Tuesday 7th March, 8-10pm.

Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9DJ

A bi-lingual Open Mic Spoken Word night. This event is open to every one, Irish or Emglish poets and writers.
For more details email

Irish Language Taster Sessions

Saturday 4th March

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS

Call in to the Friends Meeting House (near to the Town Hall) for a free introductory Irish language lesson. Two sessions:

1.45 until 2.30 pm
3.00 until 3.45 pm

Absolute beginners and those returning to the language are all welcome.
Further details from Pat McGuinness on 0161 225 0645.

Classes return for 2017

Tuesday 10th January, 8-9:30pm.

St Kentigerns Social Club, Hart Road, Fallowfield, Manchester

Following the Christmas break, Irish classes resume on Tuesday night.

2016 Quiz / Tráth na gCeist

Tuesday 13th December, 8-9:30pm.

Bi-lingual quiz, with questions set by the erstwhile Lynda and Dr Joe.
Bring your own team or come aloe - we will find a team for you
It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner we will make sure every team has got at least one gaeilgeoir present

Booksale / sladmhargadh

Tuesday 13th December, 8-9:15pm.

There is book sale tomorrow after classes. Bring any Irish language books that you've finished with. It's a great way to keep circulating Irish books
Any profits from the booksale will go towards funding Irish language events in Manchester.

2016 Writing Competition Results

1st. "Cuireadh don Churadh gan Iarraidh" by Kaarina Hollo
2nd. "Gráinne" by Sean O Muireagain

Short story:
1st. "Bradaíl" by Sean O Cadhain

Classes: Half Term

Tuesday 25th October, 8-9pm.

It's half term, so no classes this week.

See you back at St Kentigerns on the 1st November

Classes: New 2016 Registration

Tuesday 6th September, 8-9pm.

St Kentigerns Social Club, Hart Road, Fallowfield, Manchester

For information about classes and levels offered go to the Learning page. If you have further questions feel free to email us via

GCSE Success

Congratulations to MILG students who passed their GCSE Irish. These are the first to sit GCSE Irish in Britain for a number of years following a reversal of NI Exam boards decision to not permit Irish to be taken overseas.

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