Please Visit the Websites of our Sponsors
Thank you to the following organizations and businesses for their support in 2013-14
- Ben Madigan Press
- Club Leabhar Nua Eabhrac
- Cumann na Gaeltachta, Canada
- Daltaí na Gaeilge
- Gaelic-American Club, Fairfield, CT
- Glucksman Ireland House, NYU
- Manhattan College
- Maura Mulligan Rang Damhsa
- New York Irish Center
- Oideas Gael
See this year's benefit journal here (minimum file size pdf).
Forms & Flyers
Here are a variety of forms & flyers frequently requested by students.
Call for Papers for the Literature and Irish Language Broadcast Media Symposium
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
E-mail the Tomás if you would like to be added to the e-mail newsletter list.
Lehman Gaeilge Staff
Seán Mac Giolla Ghunna, Muireann Ní Chuív, & Tomás Ó h-Íde (left to right)
Department of Languages and Literatures - Irish
Dr. Seán Mac Giolla Ghunna (Gillen), Assistant Professor
Ms. Muireann Ní Chuív, Adjunct Lecturer
Tomás Ó h-Íde (Ihde), Associate Professor and Chair - [webpage]
Past Adjunct Lecturers
Dr. Rhona Ní Chearbhaill (2012-2013)
Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair (2011-2012)
Siobhán Ní Mhaolagáin (2010-2011)
Úna Ní Fhátharta (2009-2010)
Eimear Ní Cheallaigh (2008-2009)
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (2007-2008)
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin (2004-2008)
Winter/Spring Program 2014 (On-line Classes and Face-to-Face at Graduate Center, Lehman College, & Manhattan College)
IRI 111 - Elementary Irish I: IJ1A-LEC(40065) - On-line 01/02/2014 - 01/23/2014 - Ó h-Íde
IRI 230 (LEH 352) - Irish Language Cinema: IA5W- LEC(47581) - On-line 01/02/2014 - 01/23/2014 - Ó h-Íde
IRI 112 - Elementary Irish II: 81-LEC(51007) - In Classroom 01/27/2014 - 05/23/2014 [Tu 6:30PM - 9:15PM & Th 6:30PM - 7:20PM at Manhattan College] - Ní Chuív
IRI 112 - Elementary Irish II: A01-LEC(51006) - On-line 01/27/2014 - 05/23/2014 - Ó h-Íde
IRI 207 - Conversational Irish: 01-LEC(51008) - [Mo 11:00AM - 1:40PM at Lehman College] 01/27/2014 - 05/23/2014 - Ó h-Íde
IRI 230 (LEH 352) - Irish Language Cinema: A07W- LEC(50760) - On-line 01/27/2014 - 05/23/2014 - Ó h-Íde
IRI 310 - Comparative Grammar: 81-LEC(51023) - [Mo 6:30PM - 9:10PM at Graduate Center] 01/27/2014 - 05/23/2014 - Ó h-Íde
IRI 381 - Old Irish Grammar & Prose II: 81-LEC(51009) - [Tu 6:30PM - 9:10PM at Graduate Center] 01/27/2014 - 05/23/2014 - Mac Giolla Ghunna
Lehman Gaeilge Symposium 2014
The Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures invites you to participate in a symposium entitled “Literature and Irish Language Broadcast Media” which will take place on the campus of CUNY Lehman College February 21-22, 2014. Our plan is to bring together researchers and students of Irish language literature interested in Irish language broadcast media.
Prof. Gearóid Denvir, Department of the Irish Language, National University of Ireland, will be our keynote speaker and Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, ROSG, will be our luncheon speaker.
Those interested in participating should send a proposal, in the form of an electronic attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will consider proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panels made up of three people and focusing on a common topic. The
length of the proposal should not exceed approximately 250 words and should include the name of the participant, his or her academic affiliation, contact information, and the title of the paper. Also indicate if any equipment (screens, projectors, etc.) will be necessary for your presentation. The length of each presentation should not exceed 20 minutes. Papers may be presented in Irish or in English. Please indicate the language of your choice and write the proposal in that language. At least half of the accepted papers will be in Irish as will the keynote. No translation services will be provided at the conference. Papers will not be read in absentia. The Call for Papers can be downloaded in the left column on this webpage.
The deadline for sending proposals is December 1, 2013, and all submissions will be acknowledged. Notices of acceptance from the organizing committee will go out by January 1, 2014. Once a proposal is accepted, participants should pay a registration fee of $70. Registration fee includes one continental breakfast, two lunches, and a closing wine and cheese reception as well as tea/coffee breaks. At the time of registration, participants will be able to indicate if they would like to optionally have dinner together Friday evening at a local Irish restaurant.
Lehman Gaeilge Symposium 2012
The Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures held a two-day symposium two years ago 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". The Call for Papers is contained in a link below.
Club Leabhar Nua Eabhraic - New York Irish Language Book Club met during the symposium
Andrew Carey, Bob Hilliard, Naomi McCooe, and Marie Moore
Brian Ó Conchubhair, Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, and Brian Ó Broin
Deirdre O'Boy, Séamus Blake, and Lehman President Ricardo Fernández
Tomás Ó h-Íde (Ihde) and Janet Butler Munch
President Fernández welcoming participants at the Saturday lunch
Muireann Ní Chuív and Matthew Bray
Micheál Ó Conghaile with Séamus Blake and Constantine Coutroulos in the background
Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew and Sheila Houlihan
Conn Mac Aogáin and Fionnuala Ní Ráinne
Dáithí Mac Lochlainn and Prionsías Longworth
Micheál Ó Conghaile, Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair, and Matthew Bray
President Fernández with Dympna Bowles and Donal Farley
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, Brian Ó Conchubhair, and Niall O'Dowd
John Gillen, Daithí Mac Lochlann, Mary Carroll, and Bill Carroll
Moire Matheson, Donald McNamara, Sheila Houlihan, and Muireann Ní Chuív
Irish Language Fundraiser - 10/28/13
We welcomed friends of LehmanGaeilge - The Irish Language Program at Lehman College to join us for our first fundraiser. A buffet dinner was enjoyed in the private party room at Rory Dolan's Restaurant on McLean Avenue on the Bronx/Yonkers border. We took advantage of this gathering to honor a colleague of ours, Hilary Sweeney, for her years of service in promoting the Irish language in the New York City area. Over 40 attendees congratulated Hilary Sweeney and helped raise funds for Irish language curriculum development, our speakers series, and Irish language student scholarships. John Redmond, Kate Foster, and Noel Cotter led us in music and dance. A few photos are available at http://lehmangaeilge.smugmug.com/ . If you attended and have photos to share with us, please send them to email@example.com in their original format. Go raibh maith agaibh!
Summer Study Abroad
From left to right are Prof. Tomás Ó h-Íde with CUNY students Kate Foster, Nzingha Farrell, and Shannon Chiarel in An Cheathrú Rua, August 2013.
The famous coral beach, Trá an Dóilín, on a beautiful sunny bank holiday in August 2013 in An Cheathrú Rua.
About 35 CUNY students have participated in the four-week study abroad program with the National University of Ireland, Galway in the past eight years. Students study at the Acadamh campus in An Cheathrú Rua in Connemara, County Galway, where the Irish language remains the community language. The dates for 2014 are July 11-August 8. Students received 6 undergraduate credits. Tuition and fees are 1,450 Euros and full-board accommodation (sharing) are 945 Euros. In the past four years, several students have received grants to cover these expenses. Information regarding these grants for 2014 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.
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 and a B.A. in Comparative Literature (Irish language track). If you wish to complete the Minor or the 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 the Elementary courses. Lehman College students presently use IRI 111 and IRI 112 (6 credits) to fulfill their foreign language requirement.
Present Elementary Sequence - 8 hours total
- IRI 111: Elementary Irish 1 - 4 hours weekly
- IRI 112: Elementary Irish 2 - 4 hours weekly
Intermediate & Advanced Irish
Lecture Series 2012-present
We were delighted to offer a number of free lectures open to the public in 2012-2013. 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.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 6:30PM—Maura Mulligan (Author—Call of the Lark) Graduate Center-CUNY. The lecture will be given in the Irish language and there will be no translation services available. This is a free event. Please RSVP to email@example.com . Photo ID required for entry into the CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. We will be meeting in Room 8301.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 6:30pm: Dr. Louis de Paor, Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Fulbright Scholar at NYU will give a lecture at the CUNY Graduate Center on his research concerning the writings of Irish language poet Liam Seosamh Gógan. The lecture will be given in the Irish language and there will be no translation services available. This is a free event. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Cumann Gaelach CUNY & Friends of LehmanGaeilge
Irish language students regularly gather for Irish language society events. Those interested in the club can contact email@example.com . We also maintain a non-profit group known as "Friends of LehmanGaeilge." As of fall 2013, we are encouraging Friends to subscribe at the levels of $125 and $325. Please contact Tomás regarding ways you can assist at raising funds for our lecture series, awards luncheon, and student scholarships.
Lehman Gaeilge students at a recent Gaeltacht Weekend in Esopus, NY (February 15-17, 2013). Over 125 Irish language students attended the immersion weekend.
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 12/3/13