Irish College of Minnesota

Coláiste na nGaedheal Minnesota

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

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.

View of library with several people sitting around wooden tables, studying, and listening to a lecturer in front of the room.

Community / An Pobal

A small group of multi-generational people sit in a circle around a fireplace, talking.

Conversation Circle

We will meet on the first Saturday of every month. 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

Ciorcal Comhrá

Beidh muid ag bualadh le chéile ar an gcéad Sathairn den mhí. 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.

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Ancestry(.com) Sessions

Thursdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on

December 12, January 23, February 20, March 19

FREE to the public

Learn how to use ancestry.com with a knowledgeable guide on the Eoin McKiernan Library computers right at the Celtic Junction Arts Center.  Not limited to those of Irish descent!  Search for family members via birth/marriage/death records, and get help finding other research information such as church and travel documents.
No registration required - Drop right in!


Partnerships / Comhpháirtíocht

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