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About Gaeltacht Minnesota . . .

For three decades, Gaeltacht Minnesota has supported the Irish language:

A brief history of Gaeltacht Minnesota, in its 34th year of volunteer service to the Irish speaking community, has been reprinted from the November 1, 1998 issue of An Gaeilgeoir.

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Gaeltacht Minnesota provides its Monday evenings lessons free of charge, through the volunteer services of our instructors. (We do charge a fee for our weekend workshop events, and for the introductory course offered through Community Education.)

If you want to begin as new student, please note: {Back to Top}(back to top)

We do not accept new students who have not studied Irish before as "walk-ins"!

If you have studied the language before, e-mail us and we will try to figure out if you are ready to join one of our ongoing classes.

If you have not studied the language before, or, for whatever reason, are an absolute beginner, there are two ways for absolute beginners to join us:

  1. About once a year, we offer a four-week Introduction to Irish Gaelic through St. Paul Community Education. Once you have completed this introduction and joined our Monday evening group, you may continue to take our Monday classes for free, for as long as you like.
  2. Completing the beginner classes in one of our workshops (April, July) will also open the door to our continuing classes. Our workshop format and schedule may change from time to time. Again, watching this site and getting our e-zine will let you know about these opportunities.

For news about the next "Intro" class, please see our Community Education page.

Class Location

We teach in rooms 1102, 1103, 1104 . Use the directions below to find Central. From Lexington, go west on Marshall and turn right into the drive on the west side of the building.

Use Door #13, which is on that (west) SIDE of the building. See map.

General Directions

(from Central's web site)

35W south to 280 to 94 east Exit on Lexington,
go south (right) to
Marshall, turn right

Take Lexington south to Marshall, turn right
Take 35E south to 94 west
Exit on Lexington, go south (left) to Marshall,
turn right
Take 35W north to 94 east
Exit on Lexington, go
south (right) to Marshall
turn right
Take Lexington north to Marshall, turn left
Take 35E north to 94 west
Exit on Lexington, go
south (left) to Marshall
turn right

Comments and questions are welcome via e-mail