Elementary Irish I (IRST 101-01, 59409)

Fall 2017 Queens College

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

3 credits

Prof. Thomas Ihde


Study the native language of Ireland! In the 2011 census, 1.8 million people in Ireland claimed to speak the Irish language. It remains the everyday language in some coastal communities on the western coast called the Gaeltacht and can be readily heard on national television (TG4.ie) and radio (RnaG at RTE.ie).

In the past, completion of IRST 101 and IRST 102 entitled students to apply for the Gaeltacht Summer Awards through the Fulbright Commission. If awarded the grant, students have their tuition (6 credits) and food and housing paid for with the summer study abroad experience at NUI-Galway. Two Queens College students have received this award in the past.

For more information, please contact the professor at thomas.ihde@qc.cuny.edu.