In addition to the Irish Outreach Coalition members (O'Shea Irish Dance, Center for Irish Music, Irish Music and Dance Association, and Irish Fair of Minnesota) with whom we create educational and entertaining outreach programming, the Celtic Junction Arts Center has valuable partnerships with organizations locally and internationally based.
Aonach Mhacha: Irish cultural center in Armagh
We are developing a partnership with our sister-cultural center in Armagh, Ireland. Watch for special opportunities ahead with Aonach Mhaca Director Réamonn Ó Ciaráin like his recent Irish language article published in the Celtic Junction Arts Review titled, "Anishinabe: Reframing the past, reclaiming the future".
Aonach Mhacha is a collaborative social enterprise that set out to build and manage a cultural center in the historic heart of Armagh City in 2008. Read about their journey to build and open this center here.
National University of Ireland Maynooth
The Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) is a system of exams and qualifications for adult learners of Irish administered by Centre for Irish Language at Maynooth University. Exams are available at five levels, from Elementary to Advanced. The TEG is administered in ten locations in Ireland, and four locations outside of Ireland. The TEG A1 oral examination was held at the Celtic Junction for the first time in June, 2021. CJAC's Irish college offers TEG preparatory classes.
Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games
In 2021, CJAC sponsored and co-produced a fundraising event at The Celtic Junction to support the Scottish Fair in returning in summer 2022 bigger and better!
The Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games (MSFHG) is a 501(c)3 organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, to promote and preserve Scottish traditions, and heritage through education, competitions, and public display, with a goal to establish and maintain a Scottish Cultural Center.
University of St. Thomas and O'Shaughnessy Library
New Hibernia Review
St. David's Society
Sgwrs Cymraeg, Welsh Conversation
Any learners or would-be learners are welcome to any or all of these classes. ALL classes held via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Contact conversation facilitator: Laurel Bradshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
Visit the St. David's Society website to see what else is happening!