Wednesday, 12 August 2009

La Nor-Amerika Irlandalingvujo

…de la Napanee Guide:

A handful of enthusiasts are gathering near Erinsville this week to explore Irish language and culture.

Teachers and students pitched tents on Sunday night 20 minutes north of Napanee at the Gaeltacht in Erinsville, a 60-acre property that has been officially designated by the Irish government as an Irish-speaking region. It is the first of its kind in North America.

Sheila Scott has been involved with the project since its inception in 2007. Though she is pleased with the course of events, she hopes that the immersion week will continue to grow each year.

“We want this to be very welcoming to anybody who might want to participate,” says Scott. “The township has really embraced the idea of this place, and we want as many people in the area as possible to be involved, and we want to give back to the community.”

Participants will come and go throughout the week, some staying for the whole event and others spending as little as a day or two. Whatever length of time chosen, the event promises exposure to some fascinating Irish arts, such as dancing, pottery, stained glass, story telling, singing and various other music workshops, and of course instruction in the Irish language...
[*** Sheila estas membro kaj Vicprezidanto de la Nordamerika Asocio de Keltalingvaj Instruistoj. ..Ŝi prezentis paperojn ĉe niaj Konferencoj.]

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