Join us for a Maryland-Northern Virginia Picnic Céilidh

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Halò a h-uile duine!

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir and Gàidhlig Photomac will hold a joint outdoor picnic céilidh for Gàidhlig learners around the region. (Family, friends, and newbies welcome).  Join us to kick off the summer.

Sunday, 4 June
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hike with Gaelic learning; Gaelic session at site for those who do not want to hike
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Picnic and céilidh – Food, music, songs, craic

Carderock Pavilion
11701 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD (map)
RSVP to richard.gwynallen@gmail.com

For hikers and nature lovers: The Billy Goat Trail offers excellent (strenuous) hiking for those who would like to come early. The C and O Canal trail offers less strenuous adventure and nature-watching to those who want to see heron, water fowl, tangier, and many, many native plant species.

More info on hiking, parking, and the C and O canal:
https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/carderockpicnicpavilion.htm
https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/maps.ht

More detailed directions from 1-495:
1. From the Beltway (I-495), take exit 41
(Coming from MD, the sign will say: Carderock, Great Falls, MD. Coming from VA, the sign will say Clara Barton Pkwy, Carderock, Glen Echo.)
2. Take the Clara Barton Pkwy going west.
3. Take the next right (sign says “Carderock, Carderock Div. NavSurfWarCen”).
4. Go up the ramp (you’ll see an I-495 sign).
5. At the top of the ramp, go left at the stop sign.
6. Go across the bridge over the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue straight into the park (don’t turn at the opposite end of the bridge).
7. Follow the road as it winds to the right and goes under the C&O canal bridge.
8. At the stop sign, where the road stops at a T, GO LEFT. We will be in the parking lot of a large pavilion (which we have not booked).

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Sunday, 4th of June: Hold the Date for a Joint Maryland-Northern Virginia Céilidh

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Halò a h-uile duine!

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir and Gàidhlig Photomac will hold a joint outdoor picnic céilidh the afternoon of Sunday, 4 June.  It will be held at a state park in one of the Virginia or Maryland counties around Washington, DC.  Details will be forthcoming, but we wanted everyone to have plenty of time to put it on their calendars.

This will be the first time in years that the Gaelic-learning communities of Maryland and Northern Virginia will be co-hosting an event to bring the two communities together.

There will be lots of music, singing, stories, and food.  Watch for announcements.

 

Join us at O’Flynn’s for Gaelic Conversation this Wednesday

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Next Gaelic Conversation Session is
THIS WEDNESDAY!


Our next Gaelic Conversation Session is this Wednesday, 8 March at 6:30 pm.  We are now meeting at O’Flynn’s, 3432 S. Hanover Street.  This is a very casual session where we work to improve the everyday use of our Gaelic.  Never been to one?  Doesn’t matter. Join us. It’s a lovely pub atmosphere.  Have some food and drink, and learn some Gaelic.  Please RSVP if you intend to come, so we know how many to expect.