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Weekly Irish Language Classes

Intermediate Classes are now underway for 2013-14, every Thursday at 5:30. It's never too late to join. Contact Paul
Beginner or advanced classes can be held if there is interest, contact Ruth

As of October 2013, Introductory classes in Irish Gaelic are offered on Wednesday evenings. There is no charge for the classes. Please contact Ruth Wehlau for more information. 


Gaeltacht Deireadh Seachtaine
Annual Irish Language Immersion Weekend

April 10- 12, 2015
Kingston Seniors' Centre, 56 Francis Street

The Harp of Tara Irish Language Immersion Weekend is open to all levels from beginner to cainteoir dúchais. The only requirement is a desire to learn and a willingness to speak Irish at all times to the best of one's ability.

Language sessions are mandatory. Workshops are optional.
Bring your musical instruments, stories and songs for the siamsa on Friday night, and session and céilí mór on Saturday night.

All meals are included from Friday suppper to Sunday brunch. Accommodation is at Peachtree Inn


Check-in time is from 5:30 - 8:00 pm Friday April 10 at the Senior's Centre, 56 Francis Street, Kingston.

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For further information and travel coordination, contact: Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh or Stephen Rayner or Ruth Wehlau

Clarú / Registration forms:

Online Registration Form open with Adobe Reader (the form was created with Adobe, and will not work properly in other readers)

Printable mail-in Forms:
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Payment can be made online, via PayPal, or interac e-mail transfer; or by cheque

Interac e-mail transfers to Stephen and Julie,
Cheques Payable to Harp of Tara Branch, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and mailed to Stephen Rayner, 314 Gilmore Road, Tamworth Ontario, K0K 3G0

The Options are:
    Full Weekend Package, Early Bird Registration by March 17 $220.00 or $210 US - deadline has been extended to the 17th
    Full Weekend Package, Late Payment - $240.00 or $225 US
    Full package (Excluding Accommodation): $135
    Day Package Saturday (Classes, Workshop, Céilí, Banquet): $65.00

Accomodation is in double rooms. Single rooms are an additional $100.00 for the weekend

enquire about child and family rates

Number of Reservations

Summer Immersion Week at Gaeltacht An Oileáin Úir

August 09 - 15, 2015

The North American Gaeltacht. Tamworth, Ontario

Learn to speak Irish (Gaelic), or return to using the Irish you have!!

So you think you're Irish?
Would you like to learn your ancestral language, or revive the "cúpla focal", nó comhluadar a roinnt le Gaeilgeoirí eile in atmaisféar lán-Ghaeilge ar feadh seachtaine?

Why not: Come to the North American Gaeltacht
Come for a few days or a whole week.
Tamworth, Ontario, Canada just outside of Kingston

Driving directions to the Gaeltacht
Overview_Wide Area,
Tamworth_Gaeltacht Detail Map

News Flash: B&B and local billeting available within a mile of the Gaeltacht - just like in Ireland. Camping available on site.

Clarú / Registration forms:

2014 Brochure_English and Irish       Online Registration Form

  Online Payment

Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada

North American Gaeltacht, Tamworth, Ontario
June 27 - 29, 2014

details at Oireachtas Cheanada

Listen to Yolanta Kruk being interviewed by Martin Tom Sheánín, on Raidió na Gaeltachta, about the Irish Language weekend in Kingston:http://dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/209-rteradionagaeltachta-ardtrthnna-Thursday.smil


Cumann na Gaeltachta, 2009 winners of the "Global Gaeilge"
Award from Glór na nGael. 

Lá Buí Bealtaine

Dráma an Oireachtais (Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada 2011, directed by Peter Kelly Lá Buí Bealtaine

Yu Ming is ainm dom

A story about a bored Chinese shopkeeper who learns Irish Gaelic and moves to Dublin only to find the locals no longer speak their mother tongue. An excellent short film for its entertainment value and as a resource for Irish language enthusiasts.Yu Ming is ainm dom


The Permanent Gaeltacht Project

Various North American Language Organizations have been involved in a project to purchase land for a permanent North American Irish speaking Gaeltacht, which has just been purchased this year.

The formal opening of the Gaeltacht was held on June 16th, 2007, with representation from Ireland, the Irish ambassador to Canada, the North American Chair of Comhaltas, and the Reeve of Stone Mills Township, among others.

View a movie taken at the Gaeltacht Opening Ceremonies. Courtesy of Allyson Reid Bowering  Gaeltacht Opening

Gaeltacht Entrance with Enya and Tony

Newspaper Articles

Irish Times (English)
Napanee Beaver (English)
La (Gaeilge)

How to get there:

Léarscáil Mór / Overview Map of Area- Highway Map

Léarscáil Áitiúil / Detailed Map of Location- Site Map of Tamworth Area


Liníochtaí Deartha don Ghaeltacht, Pádraig Ó Maoldhomhnaigh
Gaeltacht Design Drawings, Patrick Maloney

Landscape View

Exterior ViewExterior View


Floor Plan opens as a pdf

Cutaway View

Great Room

For further information, Contact Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh at 541-6000 ext 6042 or kenny-h@rmc.caNoS pam

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