Forms & Flyers
Here are a variety of forms & flyers frequently requested by students.
Summer/Fall 2013 Flyer
Study Abroad Application Package
Spring 2013 Flyer
Winter 2013 Flyer
Fall 2012 Flyer
Flyer Announcing 2012-2013 Staff
Flyer Announcing 2012-2013 Staff (Irish version)
ENCORE Application Form
Elementary Irish I Student Information Sheet
Application for the Gaeltacht Summer Awards
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Summer Program 2013 (On-line Classes, Face-to-Face at Lehman, or Study Abroad in Connemara)
Summer Study Abroad
Lehman College participates in the four-week study abroad program with the National University of Ireland, Galway. Students study at the Acadamh campus in An Cheathrú Rua in Connemara where the Irish language remains the community language. The dates for 2013 are July 19-August 16. Students receive 6 undergraduate credits. Tuition and fees are 1,450 Euros and full-board accommodation (sharing) is 945 Euros. In the past two years, several students have received grants to cover these expenses. Information regarding these grants is not expected until March. Those interested should watch what is on offer at www.fulbright.ie from time to time. All CUNY students must also complete the Study Abroad Application Package on the left.
From left to right are grant awardees Sabina Meyer (2012), Ciara Grogan (2011), Naomi McCooe (2012), and Erica Hanger (2012) at a reception at Lehman College in the Bronx.
Erica and Sabina in An Cheathrú Rua (2012) at the university satellite campus in the Connemara Irish-speaking region. The marker in front of the buildings reads "Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain - 1983 - Coláiste na hOllscoille, Gaillimhe" (Máirtín Ó Cadhain House/Building, University College Galway). In 1983 the satellite campus was much smaller and has more than doubled in size since. The university is now known as the National University of Ireland, Galway (Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh).
Lecture Series 2012-2013
We are delighted to once again offer a number of free lectures open to the public. We are grateful to the following funding sources in Ireland which make this series possible: Ireland-United States [Fulbright] Commission for Educational Exchange, Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs, and the National Lottery.
Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 6:30pm: Dr. Ríona Nic Congáil from St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, will speak at CUNY Graduate Center in Irish on the following topic, "Codladh Céad Bliain: Éabhlóid Litríocht Ghaeilge na nÓg."
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 6pm: Dr. Conchúr Ó Giollagáin from the National University of Ireland, Galway, will speak in English at Lehman College, CUNY, (Room 306 Music Building - Recital Hall) on the following topic, "Reality and aspiration in language identity in Ireland: Cultural transformations since independence."
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 6:30pm: Dr. Conchúr Ó Giollagáin from the National University of Ireland, Galway, will speak in Irish at the CUNY Graduate Center (Room 8106) on the following topic, "An dóchas agus an dúshlán i bhféiniúlacht teanga na hÉireann: Claochluithe cultúrtha sa ré iarchoilíneach."
Tuesday, December 4, 2012: Máire Ní Neachtain from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, spoke at Lehman College, CUNY, in English to an audience of over 40 attendees on the topic of "The Road Ahead: An Ghaeltacht as a bedrock for Irish-speaking communities of the future?”. We heard much excellent feedback from participants and refreshments were enjoyed by all afterwards in the Music Building.
Monday, December 3, 2012: Máire Ní Neachtain from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, spoke at CUNY Graduate Center in Irish to an audience of about 20 attendees on the topic of "An Ród seo Romhainn: An Ghaeltacht mar fhoinse do phobail Ghaeilge amach anseo?" It was great to have so many fluent Irish speakers together in one room and refreshments and conversation were enjoyed afterwards at Brendan's Pub around the corner.
Monday, November 12. 2012: Rhona Ní Chearbhaill our 2012-2013 Visiting Lecturer spoke at CUNY Graduate Center in Irish to an audience of about 15 attendees on the topic of "'Fill Arís': Léargas liteartha agus eitneagrafaíochta ar an aisimirce go ceantar Gaeltachta Chonamara". She spoke of her current research in the area of return immigration to the Gaeltacht areas and the lecture was well received by those in attendance.
Conchúr, Máire, & Rhona
+++++ Below is a listing of all our classes that will be offered in the Summer and Fall 2013. ++++++
IRI 101 Elementary Irish 1 (June: on-line or in the classroom at Lehman College: CA-257) - Ó h-Íde
IRI 102 Elementary Irish 2 (July: on-line or in the classroom at Lehman College: CA-257) - Ó h-Íde
IRI 230: Irish Language Cinema (June: on-line or in the classroom at Lehman College: CA-257) - Ó h-Íde
IRI 101 Elementary Irish 1 (August-December: on-line only) - Ó h-Íde
IRI 101 Elementary Irish 1 (August-December: in the classroom at Manhattan College: Hayden Hall 208-Tues) - Ní Chuív
IRI 202 Intermediate Irish Reading & Comprehension (August-December: on-line or in the classroom at Lehman College: CA-257) - Ó h-Íde
IRI 305 Advanced Conversation (August-December: on-line or in the classroom at Lehman College-CA-257) - Ó h-Íde
IRI 381 Old Irish Grammar and Prose (August-December: in the classroom only at CUNY Graduate Center-Room 5105) - Mac Giolla Ghunna
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Fáilte! - Welcome!
Rhona Ní Chearbhaill, Muireann Ní Chuív, & Tomás Ó h-Íde (left to right)
Department of Languages and Literatures - Irish
Dr. Seán Mac Giolla Ghunna (Gillen), Associate Professor
Ms. Rhona Ní Chearbhaill (Carroll), Visiting Lecturer
Ms. Muireann Ní Chuív, Adjunct Lecturer
Tomás Ó h-Íde (Ihde), Associate Professor and Chair - [webpage]
Are you interested in completing a minor in the Irish language or a complete major with a concentration in the Irish language? The Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College offers a Minor in Irish Language and Literature. The Department has proposed a B.A. in Comparative Literature (Irish language track). If you wish to complete a Minor or a B.A., please get in contact immediately with Professor Tomás Ó h-Íde (Ihde). He would be more than happy to discuss your degree options with you. (718) 938-1345 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
We welcome all to participate in
our Irish language courses as undergraduate students, Encore students
(60 years and older), or Friends of the Irish Language Program (adult
education). We encourage students to take elementary level courses 100% in class,
the hybrid format, 50% of class time face-to-face and 50% on-line, or completely on-line.
Blackboard software is used in hybrid and asychronous courses. See Irish Language Classes at CUNY for a video on how we teach using Blackboard. Skype
tutoring is available for all students. In 2013-2014, Muireann Ní Chuív from Co. Galway
and Tomás Ó h-Íde will be teaching in the program. Our next offering of Elementary Irish 1 & 2 is late June 2013 (8 week intensive). Lehman College students presently use IRI 101 and IRI 102 to fulfill their foreign language requirement.
Old Elementary Sequence - 9 hours total
- IRI 103: Elementary Irish 1 - 3 hours weekly
- IRI 104: Elementary Irish 2 - 3 hours weekly
- IRI 105: Elementary Irish 3 - 3 hours weekly
Present Elementary Sequence - 8 hours total
- IRI 101: Elementary Irish 1 - 4 hours weekly
- IRI 102: Elementary Irish 2 - 4 hours weekly
Fall 2013+ Elementary Sequence - 8 hours total
- IRI 111: Elementary Irish 1 - 4 hours weekly
- IRI 112: Elementary Irish 2 - 4 hours weekly
Intermediate & Advanced Irish
Cumann Gaelach CUNY, NYC
Irish language students regularly gather for Irish language society events. Those interested in the club can contact email@example.com .
Lehman Gaeilge students at a recent Gaeltacht Weekend in Esopus, NY (February 15-17, 2013). Over 125 Irish language students attended the immersion weekend.
The Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures held a two-day symposium last year entitled “The Short Story in Irish Language Literature,” which took place on the campus of CUNY Lehman College February 24-25, 2012. We brought together researchers, instructors, and students of Irish language literature interested in the genre of the short story. Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair, Notre Dame University, editor of Gearrscéalta ár Linne and Twisted Truths, was our keynote speaker. The two day symposium had Irish as the primary language. Most papers were presented in Irish, the keynote was in Irish and an author book reading with Micheál Ó Conghaile was held in Irish. As the first literature conference in North America through the medium of Irish, attendance was excellent with over forty participants. The symposium also featured book sales, a book launch, continental breakfast, lunch, and a closing wine and cheese reception with live traditional Irish music with Bernadette Fee and Allen Gogarty. Twenty-one participants also opted to join us for a most enjoyable dinner together Friday evening at the Rambling House here in the Bronx. Click here to enter the Symposium pages. You will find the call for papers, the program, information on the keynote speaker, abstracts, lodging information, a list of short story publications, and a list of short story websites. There was a great article about the symposium in the on-line magazine Beo! We will gather again on February 21-22, 2014 to conduct a "Symposium: Literature and Irish Language Broadcast Media".
Lehman College is grateful to the Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht of the Irish Government for all their support of Irish language programing at CUNY. The Irish Government support includes funding for six years of curriculum development grants, Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants sent from Ireland to Lehman College over the past six years, and Irish Fulbright Commission travel grants for four Lehman students in 2011 and three students in 2012. In 2012-2013, as indicated above, funding was provided for our speakers series.
See the link below for the Colloquial Irish website below to learn more about our current research project.
An tAire Stáit Donnchadh Mac Fhionnghaile leis an Ollamh Tomás Ó h-Íde
We receive requests for translations twice to three times each week. While we are honored that our program has become well-known and well-respected to the point that individuals entrust their translations to us, we cannot possibly respond to 100-150 such requests each year while completing our regular duties as instructors. We receive requests for translations from English to Irish for tatoos, house names, pet names, inscriptions inside wedding rings, t-shirt phrases, and so on. For translations from Irish to English, we receive requests for songs, letters, and Mass cards to be placed in English. We are happy to assist our current Irish language students and their immediate families as well as alumni in terms of free translations. We are also willing to take on a few requests each semester from those not affiliated with our program. For those who have not taken a class with us, we ask for a $65 donation made out to "Lehman Gaeilge". Should the translation be lengthly, we can provide a quote. The donation will not go to the translator, but rather the general fund for our Irish language program at Lehman College. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in requesting such a translation. Free translations are available from the translation forum http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/ . While we don't endorse this site, it should meet your needs for informal translations. If you are receiving a tatoo or spending several hundred dollars on a house name sign or wedding ring, we would highly recommend a professional translator.
Department of Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY
CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies
Irish Studies Program, Queens College, CUNY
Fulbright Commission, Dublin
Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge
Daltaí na Gaeilge
WFUV Míle Fáilte
Club Leabhar Nua Eabhrac
Grúpa an Aifrinn Ghaelach Choláiste Naoimh Pheadair
Last updated 4/19/13