Immersion Weekend

Montana Gaelic Cultural Society Irish Language Immersion weekend in Butte 2018

We will be having an Irish language immersion course in Butte, Montana from 6:30 PM April 06, 2018 through 1:00 PM April 08, 2018. This event will be held at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W Quartz Street in Uptown Butte.


The classes are taught by Irish Language teachers currently and formerly at the University of Montana. This year, the teachers are:

Orla McCague and Giollaíosa Ní Mhaonaigh, 2017-2018 Fulbright teachers at the University of Montana

Ciara Ní Riain, former Fulbright teacher at the University of Montana

Tomás Ó Murchadha, Spring semester Law exchange student at the University of Montana

This year, there will be 4 levels:

Beginning / Lower intermediate – Instruction and explanations in English

Intermediate – Instruction and explanations in English and Irish

High Intermediate – Instruction and explanations in Irish, with clarification in English if needed

Advanced – Instruction and explanations strictly in Irish.


The cost for this event will be $85.00 plus MGCS Membership ($15.00 Individual, $25.00 Family)


For more information or to register, contact:

Debbie Smith

or go to

Registration online (payment online) or email ( cash/check at event)


Flights into Butte are available on Delta Airlines with airport pickup provided by volunteers. A car is not needed while here, because everything can be within walking distance and we will carpool for extra events. See attached information for lodging details.This event is always a lot of fun and focuses on conversation and learning in a stress-free environment.


Dates: Friday April 6, 2018 – Sunday April 8, 2018

Friday, April 6

6:00-7:15 PM Registration / Introductions / Pizza

7:30-9:00 PM Irish Music Concert

After 9:00 PM – to be decided by group

Saturday April 7

9 AM-12 PM and 1-5 PM Class

12-1 PM Lunch

7-10 PM Dinner and Social time

Sunday, April 8

9-11:30 AM Class


***NOTE: The teaching fees for this course were obtained by a grant and are funded by the Irish Fulbright program. The extra teachers are teaching for FREE.


Register online here

Class/Membership Level

or print the form and mail in with your payment

Foirm Chlárúcháin-Registration Form Butte weekend 2018-1

 Lodging South of Uptown Butte Lodging Butte South - Harrison Ave and Freeway