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We’re pleased to share our Spring 2015 schedule of course offerings, festivals and lectures with you below. Online registration will be available starting on January 10th. We look forward to seeing you!
2/7/2015 St. Brigid’s Day Festival – Celebration of Gaelic Culture, Hays Theatre 11am to 3pm
Come celebrate the ancient Celtic feast of Imbolc (and St. Brigid’s Day) with a feast of Gaelic culture! We’ll have free, hands-on workshops in the morning for you and your children to learn more about traditional Gaelic culture followed by performances in the afternoon.
Irish Language & Culture Classes 2/14/2015 – 5/9/2015
Multiple levels offered from true beginner to proficiency. Twelve-week term, $160 (discounts for children and seniors).
– True Beginners and Level 2 @ 10:30
– Level 3 and Level 4 @ 12:15
– Level 5 and 6 @ 10:30
– Level 8 @ 9:00am
3/1/2015 Wogan Family Lecture – Tom Riley, The Orphan Trains 3pm
Over 273,000 children were sent by rail across America from NYC to be taken in by farm families and business people. It began in 1853 and lasted till 1929. The Great Hunger in Ireland was from 1845-1852. The Orphan Trains were a response to the Great Hunger as in the beginning most of the Orphans were of Irish ancestry.
5/2/2015 May Day Festival 11 am to 3pm
The ancient Celtic feast of Beltaine on the Irish calendar signaled the approach of summer and evolved into the May Day celebrations still celebrated today. Join us for our own May Day celebration with Irish song, dance and festivities.
Ancient Irish Genealogy 6/2/2015 – 7/21/2015
8 week course; discover your roots! $200
Space is limited to 14 students.
Catherine Tully Muscente
Director, Irish Studies Institute
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570