Na Gaeil Chicago: An Ghaeilge Bheo Anseo

Want to learn the Irish language?

Or pick up where you left off? Na Gaeil Chicago teaches and supports Irish (or call it Gaelic, Gaeilge, Gaelainn, Gaolainn) in Chicagoland.


Na Gaeil Chicago's Irish language classes return for the Fall 2020 term in September and run through January 2021. Come connect with Irish culture, heritage, and new friends through the first language of Ireland in an informal and fun setting.

Registration for several levels of Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, and Saturday morning is now open!. Find your class on our Registration page!

Beginners are very welcome. If you have no prior experience with the Irish language, the Fall 2020 term is your starting point. (The Spring term picks up where the Fall term leaves off.) If you already have some Irish, check the detailed class descriptions on the registration page for guidance on which class is right for you. You can email us at with any questions. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Tuition for the Fall term is $130 for new Na Gaeil Chicago students and $105 for our returning students. Tuition includes books and materials.

Although classes are usually held at The Irish American Heritage Center, all Fall 2020 classes will be online, through Zoom. All Chicagoland students are welcome. You will need a desktop or laptop computer, a video camera, and a microphone. We're looking forward to being back with our friends at the Center, our home for 35 years, as soon as possible. The Center has been hugely affected by restrictions on large gatherings, and could really use your membership and support.

Email us at for more information, to join our mailing list for future classes and events, or for any other questions.

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