Immersion Weekend

Montana Gaelic Cultural Society

Irish Language Immersion weekend in Butte 2020

We will be having an Irish language immersion course in Butte, Montana from  6:30 PM April 3, 2020 through 12:00 PM April 5, 2020 . This event will be held at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W Quartz Street in Uptown Butte.

Classes: adults only

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

Cecily Ní Lionnsigh, Fulbright teacher at the University of Montana 2019-2020

Ellen Corbett, Fulbright teacher at the University of Montana 2019-2020

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

Ellen Ní Chaoimh, UCC/UM Law Exchange Student and Irish Teacher

This year, there will be 4 levels:

Beginning / Low Intermediate– Instruction and explanations in English, learn basics, practice speaking

Intermediate– Instructions in Irish and English, conversation, prepositional pronouns, verbs, reading

High Intermediate –  Instruction and explanations in Irish, with clarification in English if needed, conversation and advanced grammar, listening comprehension, reading

Advanced– Instruction and explanations in Irish, mostly full group conversation and discussions, listening, reading


The cost for this event will be:

$85.00 for MGCS Members

$100 for non-members (includes MGCS Individual Membership, $110 for family Membership).


For more information or to register, contact:

Debbie Smith

or go to                                                

Registration online (payment online) or email ( pay 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. Rides to and from the airport will be provided.


This event is always a lot of fun and focuses on conversation and learning in a stress-free environment.


For lodging information, see below.


Dates: Friday April 3, 2020– Sunday April 5, 2020

Friday April 3

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

7:30-9:00 PM Introduction to class

After 9:00 PM– to be decided by group                                                                        

Saturday April 4

9 AM-12 PM and 1-5 PM Class

12-1 PM Lunch

7-10 PM Dinner and Social time


Sunday Aprii 5

9-11:30AM 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

Foirm Chlárúcháin-Registration Form Butte weekend 2020

eolas-information 2020

or print the form and mail in with your payment

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