September 27, 2023
Come to the ICCMV and discover how the Irish language has colored our English vocabulary.
Galore? Whiskey? Boycott? All common English words, right? Well, yes… and no. These words, and many others you might not be aware of, derived from the Irish language. Come and hear all about them on Wednesday, September 27, from 7-8:30 PM, at the Irish Cultural Center.
The Irish language, or more correctly, Gaeilge, intimidates even the most well-spoken multi-linguists around. However, there are many commonly used words in English that have come from the Irish language. In this presentation we talk about many of those words and teach you how to pronounce some simple words and phrases. We expect this to whet your appetite and encourage you to continue learning this beautiful language.
Michael Hoke, a current student of the Irish language, is our presenter. Presentation handouts are available along with a list of resources designed to help you along on your Irish language journey.
This talk takes place in the H.A.R.P. Museum, on the 2nd floor of the Irish Cultural Center (623 Columbia St., Utica). The talk is free, but we ask interested attendees to register at EventBrite to ensure there are enough handouts.