Class Schedule

A chairidean choir,Gaelic tent at Southern Maryland Centic Festival - 1

It’s been a busy spring around Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir.  We’ve had a tent at two Celtic festivals, new students have come on board, and we just had a wonderful picnic cèilidh in association with Gàidhlig Photomac.

Now the summer is upon us, and with it some changes in our schedule for the summer. Every year we find that summer plans in our little community require some adjustment to our class calendar.   This year, our teacher, Scott Morrison, will be out of the country much of the summer starting the 16th of June.

The online classes are now discontinued for the summer, to resume on Thursday, 31 August.

The informal Gaelic Conversation Sessions will continue through the summer at O’Flynn’s at 3432 S. Hanover Street , but may undergo some schedule changes if the summer travel of participants requires change.  However, these changes are usually easily managed as the group is very casual, and any change will be announced.

Even though he will be traveling with family, Scott will be available to students by email at sammallets@gmail.com.   He will do his best to keep up with questions.  If your question does not require Scott’s attention, contact Rick Gwynallen at richard.gwynallen@gmail.com

Please continue reading below for full information on our programs and schedule.

Mòran taing a h-uile duine

Complete Gaelic - 1

NEXT online Gaelic Class:
Thursday, 31 August 2017, 7:30pm – 9:00 pm

NEXT Conversation Session:
Wednesday, 21 (make-up session) and 28 June 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Ó Flynn´s, 3432 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225

NEXT Céilidh:
Sunday, 20 August 2017; 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (hosted in a private home)

Sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir
The Gaelic School of Baltimore

A’ Cumail Gàidhlig Beò: Preserving Gaelic Heritage

Online Gaelic Classes

These sessions are held on Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm every other Thursday.

We are now using Oovoo for this class.  We have found it to be a much better platform than Google Hangouts or Skype, and still free!  Participation requires that students have a Oovoo account and a microphone on their computer.  Your Oovoo account name will have to provided before your first class.

The text we are using is the same as our existing classes: Teach Yourself: Complete Gaelic, by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor.  We are also using lessons from Taic.

In addition, our instructor, Scott Morrison, will put materials for each class on the website prior to the class.

We recommend you get the book with accompanying CDs, but if you cannot do so do not let that stop you from participating.

The tuition is $10 per class.  Since this is online, you will have to mail a check, and we request that the tuition payments be made in increments of $30 (3 classes) payable prior to the series of three classes being paid for.  Sound complicated? Don’t worry. You’ll get a reminder.

An Intensive, Interactive Language Learning and Céilidh

These are held every six weeks on a Sunday afternoon from 4 pm – 7 pm.

The céilidhean will start at a private home in Baltimore, but they may rotate.  We also may choose to hold one of these now and again as a hike or other outing.

There will be no additional charge for this (though we are always open to donations), and there is certainly no requirement for those in the online classes to attend, but it is a good opportunity for additional learning and using your Gaelic.

The learning session will be an immersion session.

Conversation Sessions

These are held at Ó Flynn´s pub in Baltimore City. These are informal sessions for whoever can join us. Just an hour of having drinks and food and using what Gaelic we have, perhaps doing some review if people want it.

There is no fee for participating in these sessions.

The sessions are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, every other week.

To Register:

If you find that the outline above for the online class meets your needs and you can participate (and we hope you do), please register by RSVPing to Rick Gwynallen atrichard.gwynallen@gmail.com

Please include (1) a phone number in case we need to reach you, and (2) the town and state you live in (this is just so we know how spread out everyone is).

Once you have registered, we will send you details for making tuition payments.

If you have any questions about the curriculum, please write to Scott Morrison atsammallets@gmail.com.

If you cannot commit to the online sessions, but are interested in the conversations, céilidhean, or other activities we may host, please write to Rick Gwynallen atrichard.gwynallen@gmail.com, and we will include you on our mailing list.

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