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The GaelMinn Gazette, our free monthly e-newsletter of tips on how to be smarter about learning Irish, went out to our list of subscribers on May 25. If you do not subscribe (which would be silly!), you can read the latest issue here.
And if you like what you see, why not sign up? We never share your e-mail, of course. And each issue not only has a couple of helpful tips for effective study techniques (described in English, of course) -- of interest to students around the world -- it lists our activities and other events of interest in our region.
Thanks to Maureen for teaching "Irish Traditions Throughout the Year" in St. Paul Community Education. This class went way beyond St. Pat's to explore authentic Irish traditions from antiquity and today for some well-known and some surprising holidays, including St. Brigid’s Eve, Bealtaine, St. John’s Day, Lughnasadh, and more. Maureen shared a wealth of information and created many fun activities to bring the Irish calendar to life for her students. Well done!
Our pals in Iowa are holding their language weekend June 11-12.
As for the summer weekend Gaeltacht Minnesota has held in Collegeville the past few years, we're putting that on hold this year. We've never gotten a beginning group going in that region, and we're doing a bit of a re-think about our approach to workshops going forward. With the April workshop and other demands on our limited volunteer time, we'll use the summer to plan some different ways of delivering workshops.
( Handy calendar on the Events page.)
Note that the three classes split up during the summer, usually meeting every two weeks, but not necessarily on the same two weeks. Check with your instructor about the summer schedule, and don't be afraid to suggest likely meeting places, we can always use new options!
May 23 was an all-class event, no updates on individual pages.
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