GAEILGE is getting a boost in Britain, with a leading London university offering a free Irish language course in the New Year.
St Mary’s University College Twickenham is enlarging its Irish language programme. As part of the expansion, a free course will be offered to any person who would like to learn Irish.
Christy Evans, a visiting lecturer in the Irish language at the university, is delighted about the growing popularity of the language in Britain.
“We welcome people or all ages and social backgrounds,” he said. “St Mary’s is a lovely venue and there’s never been a better time to study Irish.”
The initiative is one that is financially backed by the Irish government, as the latest figures show that the number of Gaeilgóirs is rising.
The free course at St Mary’s caters to a variety of levels; from beginners to intermediate speakers. Beginning on January 15, beginners’ courses will be run from 6pm every Monday; with mid-level classes at 2pm weekly on the same day.
To find out more information or to enrol, contact [email protected].