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Irish College of MN

September 2019

Class: Irish Community in St. Paul 1860-1914

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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How the Irish, both Catholic and Protestant, helped shape MN and their relationship with other immigrant groups.

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Class: James Joyce’s Ulysses

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Ideal for anyone who wishes to tackle Joyce’s novel in a fun yet focused class that emphasizes his essentially comic and humane vision of life.

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Class: Irish language Children’s Books

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Increase your Irish language proficiency by reading children's books in Irish.

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Class: Writing Poetry in Irish

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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A great way to grasp Irish is to read and write poetry in it!

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Class: No Sweat Irish 2

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Informal Irish for relative beginners of all ages.

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Class: John Montague and His Contemporaries

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Born in Brooklyn, raised in Ireland, discover the richness of the poetic achievement of John Montague.

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Class: Drawing Celtic Mythology

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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The principles of formal composition and color theory will be applied to the inspirational mythic and iconic imagery of the Celts.

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Class: Prep for the European Certificate in Irish

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Preparation for the TEG, administered by Maynooth University.

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Class: Celtic Heroes and Living Mythically

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Using the writing of Joseph Campbell, we explore universal mythic archetypes and the hero's journey.

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October 2019

Class: Seeing Through the Veil, Ghosts, Spirits and Other Spooky Beings

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Do You Believe in Ghosts? Seeing Through the Veil to Understand Ghosts, Spirits and Other Spooky Beings

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Class: Boo: The Art of the Ghost Story

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Ghouls, spirits, the Undead. What makes a story scary?

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Colloquium: The Hurley-Makers Son with Patrick Deeley

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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Patrick Deeley, author of The End of The World and 2019 recipient of The Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, will read from his memoir The Hurley-Makers Son. A discussion will follow. 

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November 2019

Class: Ten Tunes to Rule Them All, The Celtic Music Diaspora

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CJAC’s McKiernan Library, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul,MN55104United States
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This research-based survey course tells the tale in terms of 10 (or so) classic tunes and songs that crossed the Atlantic and came to “rule” regional repertories across North America.

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