Irish language teacher appeal

Close up detail of a bi-lingual comic speech bubble stating "I think I need to read more of this book!" in Gaeilge, featuresd in a book called Brave Maeve, drawn and written by Stu Harrison.

The Irish language is spoken as the everyday language in only a few small scattered areas in Ireland.

Elsewhere the language has to be learned as a second language either at school or in lessons for adult learners. In Liverpool, there are many adults who are mainly first, second and third generation Irish who have a grá (love) for the Irish language and wish to learn it.

Conradh na Gaeilge in Liverpool has proudly provided free Irish language lessons, delivered by unpaid volunteers, at various levels since the branch was founded in 1896. The interest in the Irish language in Liverpool has soared in recent years placing increased demands on our teaching resources.

Language teachers are the lifeblood of a language where the language is not the spoken language of the community.

We are in urgent need of additional teachers to help us cope with this increased demand. If you feel you can assist in teaching Irish at any level we would love to hear from you.

“Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan anam (A country without a language is a country without a soul)” – Pádraig Pearse

If you think you can help, please contact Conradh Na gaeilge Learpholl by email initially on [email protected]

This message is shared on behalf of Conradh Na Gaeilge Learpholl, with whom the Festival partners of regualr events.

Conradh Na Gaeilge Learpholl logo.Page image credit: Detail of (c) Stu Harrison’s illustration for Brave Maeve, a bi-lingual children’s book available to buy in our online shop. The quote states -in Gaeilge- “I think I need to read more of this book!”.