Irish language immersion day set at Elms College on May 7

The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England will hold its fifteenth Lá na Gaeilge (Irish Language Day) on Sat., May 7, at Elms College, Chicopee, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for those with an interest in the Irish language to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of this vital component of Irish culture.

The program consists of language classes at all learning levels, from beginner to advanced. Workshops (tin whistle and dance), and conversation groups will be held in addition to the formal classes.

Dr. Thomas Moriarty, A retired professor of history at Elms College, will devote his keynote address to the 1916 Easter Rising.
Also participating will be Síle Dolan, this year’s Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant at Elms College. The day will conclude with a music session.

The cost is $50 per person, $40 for ICC members, and $15 for college-age and under students. For further information contact the ICC office at 413-265-2537 or send an email to