Irish Language Classes – Elms College Fall 2020 Semester

Elms College  and the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England are once again offering a variety of Irish Language Classes beginning in September.  This year, however, all classes will be taking place via Zoom instead of in a classroom setting.   This could prove to be advantageous for anyone who might have wanted to take the classes in the past but were reluctant to make the necessary trips to Elms College in Chicopee.

If you’re interested, visit the following link for further information and registration:

Irish Language Classes at Elms College – sponsored by the Irish Cultural Center

Interested in Irish Language classes?  If so, get your registration in soon.  Classes begin next week!

Download the registration form here:

Put a little Irish in your Christmas!

The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England (ICC) is holding their annual Irish Christmas Fair on December 6, 7 and 8 at the ICC – 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA.

>For further information:

To download the Fair brochure:

Irish Cultural Festival at the Irish Cultural Center – Saturday, August 24, 2019.

The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, along with Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance and Cassin Academy of Irish Dance, is excited to present the second annual Irish Cultural Festival at the ICC on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

The Saturday festival will be a day of Irish music, dance, and culture. This family friendly event will have something for everyone. A trad Irish seisiún will open the festival. The Cassin Academy of Irish Dance and Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance will present dance exhibitions. Visitors can learn Irish dance, visit vendors of Irish crafts and products, and participate in workshops featuring Irish arts and language, and music and entertainment throughout the day.

The events will take place rain or shine on the field on the ICC grounds at 429 Morgan Road in West Springfield. There will be a variety of food trucks and concession stands, along with beer and drinks for sale. Parking will be available at the pavilion lot behind the ICC, and also at West Springfield High School with a shuttle service.

Tickets (cash only) are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6–12, and free for children 5 and under.

Visit their website HERE for more information.

Lá na Gaeilge: Irish Language Day – May 4

On May 4, the Irish Cultural Center is sponsoring our eighteenth Irish language immersion day, Lá na Gaeilge, at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. Beginners and those with varying levels of competence have the opportunity deepen their knowledge and appreciation of this vital component of Irish culture. As well as formal classes, there are workshops (céilí dancing, film), and cómhrás (conversation). A lecture, The Irish Language and the discourses of colonisation and decolonisation, will be given by Kerron Ó Luain, Villanova FLTA. We conclude with a seisiún with an opportunity for participants to display their musical talents. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the day concludes at about 5:00 pm.

The cost is $50 per person, $45 for ICC Patrons, and $15 for college-age and under students (due by May 1).

More info and registration form.

Irish Language Classes at Elms College

Elms College is once again offering a series of non-credit Irish Language classes beginning this month.  There’s still time to register for several of the classes, but they start soon so don’t delay if you’re interested.

For further information, cost, directions, class descriptions and registration information, visit this announcement at the Irish Cultural Center website.