Immerse Yourself in the Irish Language at Lá na Gaeilge on May 6

The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England will hold its 22nd annual Lá na Gaeilge (Irish Language Day) on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The event will be held in person once again in Berchmans Hall at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. It is an opportunity for those with an interest in this ancient language, which is now enjoying a resurgence, to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of this vital component of Irish culture.

Lá na Gaeilge begins with registration at 8:30 am and concludes at about 5:00 pm. The cost is $50 per person / $45 for ICC Patrons / $15 for students aged 21 and under. The price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Registrations are due by May 1. To register:
• Download and mail in a registration form with payment >
• Register and pay online (service fee will apply) >

Lá na Gaeilge is a unique opportunity to encourage and take part in Irish language learning at all levels, from very beginner to advanced. As well as instructional classes, Lá na Gaeilge includes a choice of cultural workshop, and cómhrá (conversation and dialogue at the learner’s appropriate level).  There will also be a lecture based on the language and folklore of County Louth. This will be given by Emer Maguire, Elms FLTA, with contributions from Ryan Hogan, Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail. The event concludes with a céilí and a seisiún, with an opportunity for participants to display their musical and dancing talents, and all are encouraged to bring their instruments and voices to participate.

Learn more and see the full schedule >