Satharn na nGael – June 8, 2024



Daltaí Na Gaeilge



(A Gaelic Saturday)

In association with the
Commodore Barry Arts & Cultural Center

Immersion Course in The Irish Language

Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Irish Center

6815 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(Corner of Carpenter Lane & Emlen Street)


Daltaí na Gaeilge (Students of the Irish Language) is a non-profit organization that provides a setting where students can learn and practice the Irish language in an atmosphere where “Irish” is the “First” language. We offer Irish Language Immersion Programs throughout the year in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

“Satharn na nGael”, the shortest of the immersion courses, consists of language classes and lectures as well as workshops for such things as music, singing and dancing.

The “Satharn na nGael” is oriented to beginners but intermediate and advanced classes will also be available. The only requirement for attendance is a desire to learn and a willingness to comply with the Rule: Irish will be spoken at all times, to the best of one’s ability. (Don’t worry, English speaking guides will be available.) Participation in language classes is mandatory. Lectures and workshops are optional.

This program receives funding support from the Fulbright Commission in Ireland and the Irish Government’s Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.




Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced



Singing – Learn a song or two.
Storytelling – Stories from Irish mythology.
*Additional workshops to be arranged.  In the past we have offered Harp, Bagpipe, cultural offerings, slideshows ‘as Gaeilge’, and more.



Books in Irish, Learning Aids, DVDs, CDs,
T-Shirts, Tin Whistles, and more


08:00 – 09:00   Registration (Clárú)
09:00 – 09:15   Opening Meeting (Cruinniú)
09:30 – 11:00   Class I (Rang 1)
11:15 – 12:15   Workshop/Lecture 1(Ceardlann/Léacht 1)
12:30 – 01:30   Lunch (Sos Lóin)
01:45 – 03:15   Class 2 (Rang 2)
03:30- 04:30   Workshop/Lecture 2 (Ceardlann/Léacht 2)
04:45 – 05:00   Closing Meeting (Cruinniú)


Register by May 25th and Save:
Adult:  $45.00
Child*: $20.00

After May 25th:
Adult:  $50.00
Child*: $25.00

*Age 16 & under – Must accompany an adult


Lunch (Sandwiches, Veggie Platter and Dessert)
Tea, Coffee & Snacks throughout the day

You are encouraged to bring a tape recorder, pens, pencils, notebook and any textbooks you might need. Also, feel free to bring soda bread, crackers, cheese, cookies or fruit to share on the “Snack Table”.


Deadline: Saturday, June 1st
No Refunds after: June 1st


Aengus Lawlor


The Irish Center
aka The Commodore Barry Club
6815 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(Corner of Carpenter Lane & Emlen Street)
Adjacent to Septa’s Carpenter Lane Station on the Chestnut Hill West (R8) Line.

Parking is available beneath the Irish Center as well as in the lot of the adjacent Septa Station

From PA I-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway):

Take I-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway) Exit 32 for Lincoln Drive. Cross the bridge, staying in the center lane. This lane will become Lincoln Drive.

Stay on Lincoln Drive. The 9th Traffic light is Carpenter Lane. Turn right onto Carpenter Lane. Additionally, at the light before Carpenter Lane, Lincoln drive changes from 4 lanes (2 each direction) to two lanes & a center turn lane. There is an Episcopal Church on the corner of Lincoln Drive and Carpenter Lane. Turn Right onto Carpenter Lane. The Irish Center is on Emlen Street, just past the overpass for the Septa Railroad line (R8 Carpenter stop).

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Ambler exit #339. Take Rt. 309 South to Paper Mill Road. Turn right onto Paper Mill Road. Take Paper Mill Road to Stenton Ave. Turn left on Stenton Ave., then immediately bear right onto Bethlehem Pike.

Take Bethlehem Pike to Germantown Ave. You will see a Borders Book Store on the corner. Turn left onto Germantown Ave.

Take Germantown Ave. to Carpenter Lane. Turn right onto Carpenter Lane. Follow Carpenter Lane to Emlen St. The Irish Center is left on Emlen Street, just before the overpass for the Septa Railroad line.


Daltaí na Gaeilge