Irish Language Winter School

Scoil Gheimhridh Sydney 2019

The Scoil Gheimhridh Sydney 2019 is a long weekend of Irish language and craic. Come and improve your Irish language skills. The key activity of the weekend is Irish language classes. Other Irish activities provide a break in a convivial environment. These include the official opening, table quiz, guest speaker, concert and classes in poetry, singing, tin whistle, yoga or dance. Informal sessions continue into the wee small hours. Come and join the fun.

The school is open to adults from across Australia:

  • complete newcomers to the Irish language
  • those who want to improve their Irish, for example those who learnt it at school
  • fluent people who want to meet to converse in Irish and to help others learn.

There are classes at five levels to suit the Irish language skills of the participants.

Dates: 7 – 10 June 2019

Venue: Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Avenue, Kensington, Sydney

The Scoil Gheimhridh commences on the evening of Friday 7 June.

Registration: from 5 pm

Dinner: 6 pm

Opening ceremony: 7:15 for 7:30 pm

Our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters, particularly to the Government of Ireland through the assistance of the Emigrant Support Programme of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We would also like to acknowledge Muiris Ó Súilleabháin for his long-standing financial support of the Scoil.

Booking: by 24 May 2019


Weekend – live-in, single: $320

Weekend – live-in, twin share: $270

Weekend – no accommodation: $190

One day only – no accommodation: $100


Éilis 0424 718 538

Further details:

Live-in: Single rooms and twin rooms are available at the centre. Meals are provided from dinner Friday through to breakfast on Monday.

Day participants: Lunch and dinner are provided. Classes will be divided over five levels from total beginner to fluent.