Welcome to the new Iowa Irish Language and Culture Website! The aim of this site is to provide Irish speakers and those interested in the language with a centralized source of information on classes, workshops, and other events related to the Irish language in particular, and Irish culture in general.
Learn Irish Des Moines is going to launch a fundraiser in support of the Iowa Irish Language and Culture Weekend:
An Evening of Irish Music and Fun – a concert of performances of Irish music, and, I hope, dance, and storytelling. There would also be a silent auction and/or raffle.
The Event will be held at Cirque Wonderland Studios, in West Des Moines on Saturday, 21st March 2020, at 6:00pm. Both General and VIP tickets will be available.
Our next immersion weekend will take place in Coe College, Cedar Rapids, on the 12th - 14th June 2020. Further details can be found on the Facebook Event Page.
The fifth annual Irish Language and Culture Weekend was held at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, on the 14th - 16th June. Almost forty students attended the event, and classes were held at four levels. This year's instructors were Tom Jeffers, Dineen Grow, Bairbre Ní Chiardha, and Briain Ó hAirt.
Michael O'Halloran gave a fascinating talk on Irish archaeology. There were many musicians who provided entertainment well into the night.