I started an Irish language class this fall at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center. Studying a language was never a strong point for me. I “took” French for four years in high school, but I think I gave it back :-) I’ve thought about learning another language, but never acted on it before. Obviously, the most useful language to learn would be Spanish. However, with my genealogy research and visits to Ireland I became intrigued with the Irish language.
I don’t really expect to learn Irish, but I do want to learn about it. When I said that at the first class, the instructor challenged me to really learn it. The instructor is John Feeney. You can find out more about this class at the Irish Gaelic Circle of CT. You can find out more about learning Irish in the US and Canada at Daltaí na Gaeilge.
I enjoyed the classes, but found it too difficult to devote the time while I was starting a new job. Work and life are extremely busy. At this point, I’m an Irish language dropout, but I’ll be back in 2011!
Slán go fóill (bye for now)