All of our classes are online via Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Irish College of Minnesota / Coláiste na nGaedheal

Departments / Roinn

Gaeilge Heart

Irish Language / An Ghaeilge

William Butler Yeats by Alice Broughton, 1903

History and Literature / Stair agus Litríocht

Artwork by Carrie Finnigan

Creative Arts / Ealaíona Chruthaitheach


Conversation Circle

We will meet on the first Saturday of every month apart from September. We will converse, chat and laugh together. Everyone will have a chance to speak the Irish language. It will be free of charge. Everybody is welcome.

Ciorcal Comhrá 

Beidh muid ag bualadh le chéile ar zoom ar an gcéad Sathairn den mhí, seachas Meán Fómhair. Beidh comhrá caint, agus gáire againn. Beidh seans ag gach duine Gaeilge a labhairt. Beidh sé saor in aisce. Tá míle fáilte roimh gach duine.

Please send an email to to receive a link join the Conversation Circle, Please put Ciorcal Comhrá / Conversation Circle in the subject. Include your name and level of ability (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) the body of the email. 

  • Dáta (Date): 9/12/2020 Am (Time): 9.30-11.00 r.n.
  • Dáta (Date) :10/3/2020 Am (Time): 12.30-2.00 i.n.
  • Dáta (Date): 11/7/2020 Am (Time): 12.30-2.00 i.n.
  • Dáta (Date): 12/5/2020 Am (Time): 9.30-11.00 r.n.

 Nóta (note): r.n. = am, i.n. = pm


Colloquium Series: Éire - Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018

November 17, 2020. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

FREE to the public

In 2018 the Gaelic League/Conradh na Gaeilge marked 125 years of Irish language revival with a yearlong celebration titled Bliain na Gaeilge 2018. The bilingual travelling exhibition "Éire: Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018," created for this occasion, documents aspects of language revival during this 125year period including teaching, culture, community participation, Gaeltachts, industry and American influence/support.

This exhibition was generously loaned to us by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago. The Eoin McKiernan Library is proud to be host of this remarkable display. In this series this bilingual exhibition will be presented by Connemara native Lavinia Finnerty.


College-quality programming for community audiences.

Irish College of MN offers year-round classes, colloquia, and seminars in Irish language, history, literature, spirituality, musicology, poetry, mythology, and the Celtic creative arts.

Inspired both by the centuries-old Irish College of Paris (College des Irlandais) that was set up in 1578 and the Irish colleges in the Gaeltacht, Irish-speaking areas along Ireland's west coast, the Irish College of Minnesota seeks to follow the example of these models in promoting Irish culture, history, and language.

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