Due to the Covid pandemic, the annual Irish Language Weekend has been cancelled for 2020. We hope to see you all back in 2021!

If you are looking for Irish Language events/resources/classes, please feel free to send us a message: Celticcultural [at] hotmail.com

Irish Language and Culture Weekend
October 11-13, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin

The Celtic Cultural Center of Madison presents the annual Irish Language Weekend. This weekend brings together Irish speakers of all levels, from folks who have never heard the language to native speakers. This event is a fun and casual way to get introduced to a very beautiful language.


Dé hAoine (Friday)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm - 8:30pm Class
8:30pm- Evening Social

Dé Sathairn (Saturday)
7:30am - 9:00am (Continental Breakfast for Lowell Guests)
9:00am - 11:30am Class (10:15-10:30 Langdon Room )
11:30am -1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm - 4:00pm Class (2:30-2:45 Langdon Room)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Free Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00-11:00- Evening social

Dé Domhnaigh
10:00am - 11:30am Class
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch and Farewells


Tuition for this weekend will be $120.00 ($110.00 if you register by September 10, 2019). Tuition will cover all instruction, evening socials, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch. Please note: Friday night meal and Saturday lunch will be on your own.


All activities take place at the Lowell Center on the UW-Madison campus. If you are planning on lodging there, it is important that you make your room reservations early. Rooms go very fast. To make a room reservation, please contact the Lowell Center directly. Make sure to mention that you are with the Irish Language Weekend. They are holding a block of rooms for us until September 8.

The Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703-1104
Guest Services and Front Desk: 608-256-2621

To register for the weekend, please mail the completed registration form along with payment in full to guarantee your reservation to attend the program. Payment is due by September 25, 2019, unless special arrangements are made by contacting Dineen (dineengr [at] gmail.com). Checks should be made payable to the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison and mailed to: Celtic Cultural Center, PO Box 260037, Madison WI 53726-0037. Sorry, there are no refunds available after September 30, 2019.

Link to Printable Registration Form

For More Information

Contact Dineen at dineengr [at] gmail.com.