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Fulbright Language & Culture Weekend

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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The KCIC is thrilled to partner with the Fulbright Commission of Ireland and Language Hunters for our third language weekend of 2018!  We are proud to offer top level language instruction in Kansas City in this “Year of Irish”, so designated by the Irish Government. There is no better way to to kick start or improve your Irish language skills than to spend a full weekend immersed in speaking, and listening to, the language. We will divide participants into Beginner, Improver and Intermediate levels.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot for the weekend.


TUITION -Please reserve your spot by contacting Renata Rua at [email protected] or 816-474-3848. Payments can be made at the event.

  • $150 for Non-KCIC Members for all sessions – includes tuition and light refreshments
  • $120 for KCIC Members for all sessions – includes tuition and light refreshments



Friday, November 2

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturday, November 3
9:30am – 5pm

Sunday, November 4
9:30am – 5pm

Detailed schedule coming soon.


Órla O’Connor

Órla O’Connor

Bhain Órla Ní Chonchúir bunchéim san Oideachas amach ó Choláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach in 2012. Tá an-suim aici sa Ghaeloideachas & is múinteoir bunscoile í Órla, i nGaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan, Corcaigh. Is teagascóir Ghaeilge in Idaho State University faoi láthair. Is breá léi cúrsaí spóirt, go háirithe cluichí Gaelacha. Sa bhaile imríonn sí camógaíocht lena club áitiúil – Baile an Easpaig.

Órla O’Connor completed a Bachelor of Education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in 2012. Órla has a keen interest in Irish medium education & for the past number of year she has taught at Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan, Cork. Órla is this year’s Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Idaho State University. She loves sport, especially Gaelic Games. At home she plays camogie with her local club – Bishopstown.


Brian Ó hAirt


Brian Ó hAirt is an advocate of the Gaelic languages and a fluent speaker of Irish Gaelic.  He has received degrees in Linguistics, Anthropology, Celtic Studies, Traditional Music, and Post-Colonial Theory at the universities of Wisconsin, Limerick, and Galway.  Brian has also spent extensive periods of time in the various Irish-speaking districts of Ireland studying its language and culture.  In 2010 he became involved with the language-based non-profit group Language Hunters and subsequently helped develop a system of teaching languages through gameplay.  His work with LH also helped him cultivated connections with the Scots Gaelic communities of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton as well as with the revitalized Gaelic speaking community on the Isle of Man, where he has visited and learned alongside inspired local advocates of the language.  Brian currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he organizes game nights for the Irish, Scottish, and Manx Gaelic communities. He’s thrilled to be returning to KC for this Language weekend. 





November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
November 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Irish Center Offices
19 W. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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