Cumann Gaeilge na hAstráile
Bíoḋ bród ort as do ṫeanga!

Our classes are held on Tuesday & Wednesday nights during the Victorian school term (except public holidays), starting at 7:30 pm and finishing between 8:30 & 9 pm, depending on the class.

In 2023, Tuesday Beginners and Intermediate classes will return to the Kathleen Syme Library in Carlton, but the Advanced class remains on Zoom.  Wednesday (Zoom) classes are primarily for people who live outside Melbourne or have trouble getting to a class and they remain on Zoom.

Tuesday Beginners
Advanced Zoom
Wednesday Beginners

You’re welcome to try a class before committing, but get in touch first.  All continuing students are expected to become members of the Cumann ($45 per year).  In addition, we offer our teachers an honorarium for their hard work and to help finance that and room bookings we charge students $40 per term.  This is roughly equivalent to the money that was collected at physical classes at the Celtic Club.


We follow school terms, but finish a bit earlier in December.  Two public holidays fall on Tuesdays this year, so there will be no class on 25 April (ANZAC Day) or 7 November (Melbourne Cup Day) as the library is not available.

Term 1: 31 January – 4 April
Term 2: 2 May – 20 June
Term 3: 11 July – 12 September
Term 4: 3 October – 5 December (12 December — Christmas party)


Books are sold at cost price, which at our last purchase was $50 for Gaeilge gan Stró Beginners Level and $65 for Lower Intermediate Level.


Although you can join a Zoom meeting using only a web browser, it is recommended that you get the Zoom app (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS). If you can manage it, headphones with a microphone will make it much easier to hear and be heard. Classes starts at the same time (7:30 pm), but run for about an hour and a quarter.


Payments to us can be made by bank transfer…

Irish Language Association of Australia
Credit Union Australia
814-282 Account No: 10597015
PayID: Tá an seoladh ríomhphoist seo á chosaint ó róbait thurscair. Tá ort JavaScript a chumasú le hamharc air.

or via PayPal. Remember to include a note saying what the payment is for and your name.

If you have any questions about classes please Tá an seoladh ríomhphoist seo á chosaint ó róbait thurscair. Tá ort JavaScript a chumasú le hamharc air., giving an indication of your level of Irish (beginner, intermediate, advanced). If you’re interested in helping with teaching, you’d be very welcome too.


‘Rud beag uisce dhuit, a Fharraige Mhór’, arsa an dreoilín, nuair a rinne sé a mhún isteach san fharraige.