Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Irlandalingva Imersia Semajno en Butte

…de la Irish Echo:

It promises to be a total immersion under a big sky. An Irish Language "immersion week" is set for July 11-18 in Butte, Montana, a city with a vibrant Irish community dating back to the 19th century.

The event is being held with the cooperation of the University of Montana in Missoula, which offers an Irish studies program that was inaugurated by President Mary McAleese during her visit to Montana in 2006..

"We are hoping to put Montana on the map in the Irish and Irish American world and hope that these events we put on such as these language immersion weeks will bring people here to experience the wealth of Irish history that abounds, most especially in Butte where the descendants of the miners from the Beara peninsula still thrive," said event organizer Erin O'Riordain …

…More details on the immersion week and other events are available on the website,

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