It Only Takes Two

is leor beirt

Conradh na Gaeilge doesn't believe you need to have tons of people to get your cúpla focal going - it only takes two!!

Conradh na Gaeilge has launched the first national network of Irish-language conversation circles by the name of Is Leor Beirt, or It Only Takes Two, in conjunction with Irish-Language Community Schemes across the country. It is extremely easy to set up a new Is Leor Beirt conversation circle; all you need is for a small group of people to meet in a local cafe or in your workplace restaurant to chat together in Irish on a regular basis. A minimum of two Irish-speakers will be at each venue partaking in Conradh na Gaeilge's scheme every week or every month, and will welcome new people to the group.

There is absolutely no extra cost or time needed to get involved with the Is Leor Beirt network as the scheme revolves around coffee breaks or lunchtimes that people would be taking anyway, only now they'll be relaxing in a new setting in the company of other people interested in the language.

The Conradh's new scheme Is Leor Beirt, or It Only Takes Two, gives everyone in the community a chance to use their cúpla focal and ensures Irish will be heard in various public places across the country. Not only will Conradh na Gaeilge's scheme be providing a contact point for people maybe not already involved in the Irish-language community, but Is Leor Beirt will help people overcome their fear and lack of confidence in speaking the language by providing a safe, friendly and informal setting to use their cúpla focal.

Groups in Galway, Mayo, Loughrea, Ennis, Dublin and Tullamore are already benefitting from the scheme. Here are the contact details of those groups:

CURRENT VENUES:

ARMAGH

Time: The first and third Saturday of the month at 11.00am - 12.00 (fluent speakers)
Place: Embers Coffee House and Grill Bar, 7 Market Street, Armagh
Contact: Seán Ó Maoilsté +44 (0)28 37515229 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: The first and third Saturday of the month at 12.00 - 1.00pm (improvers)
Place: Embers Coffee House and Grill Bar, 7 Market Street, Armagh
Contact: Seán Ó Maoilsté +44 (0)28 37515229 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BRUSSELS

Time: Last Wednesday of every month at 6.00 - 8.00pm
Place: The Old Oak, Franklinstr. 26 (beside Schumann), Brussels, Belgium.
Contact: Nikola Tzonkov +32 494 435 880 / gaeltacht_be (at) yаhoo dot com

 

CAVAN

Time: Every Wednesday at 11.00am
Place: Room 115, Riverfront Hotel, Virginia, Co. Cavan.
Contact: Billy Kearns This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353(0) 86 8837574

Time: Every Wednesday night at 8.00pm
Place: Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan, Co. Cavan.
Contact: Glór Bhréifne +353 (0)87 6401682

 

CARLOW

Time: Every Wednesday for students that are doing oral examinations at 4.30pm
Place: New Oak Community Centre, Tullow Street, Carlow.
Contact: Glór Cheatharlach +353 (0)59 9158105 / +353 (0)85 1340047 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: First Thursday of every month at 9.00pm
Place: Reddy's, 67 Tullow Street, Carlow.
Contact: Glór Cheatharlach +353 (0)59 9158105 / +353 (0)85 1340047 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Last Thursday of every month at 9.00pm
Place: Dolmain Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.
Contact: Glór Cheatharlach +353 (0)59 9158105 / +353 (0)85 1340047 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CLARE
+353 (0)65 6864474

Time: Every Wednesday night at 8.00 - 9.00pm
Place: Potter's Hand Café, Kilrush, Co. Clare.
Contact: Máire Hamilton +353 (0)86 3455961

Time: Every Wednesday night at 8.15pm
Place: Old Bar, Wolfe Tones na Sionna, Shannon, Co. Clare.
Contact: Club na Sionna +353 (0)61 368194 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Saturday at 3.00 - 4.00pm
Place: Potter's Hand Café, Kilrush, Co. Clare.
Contact: Máire Hamilton +353 (0)86 3455961

Time: Last Tuesday of every month, 24 November 2009 at 11.00am
Place: Different venues.
Contact: Breandán Mac Fhionnghaile This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)65 6864474

 

CORK

Time: Every day at 9.00am - 5.30pm
Place: Gael-Taca, 22 22 Sullivans Quay, Cork City
Contact: Gael-Taca Corcaigh +353 (0)21 4310841 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every fortnight, Monday night 16 November 2009 at 8.00pm
Place: Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork.
Contact: Eilís Uí Bhriain +353 (0)87 1235203

 

DOWN

Time: Every fortnight, Thursday at 8.30 - 9.30pm from 21 January 2010 onwards
Place: Upstairs in St. Peter's GAA Club, Warrenpoint, Co. Down.
Contact: Micheál Breathnach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +44 (0)28 4175 3661

 

DUBLIN
+353 (0)1 4757401

Time: Every Monday morning at 9.00 - 10.15am
Place: Gaelscoil Inse Chór, South Circular Road, Islandbridge, Dublin 8.
Contact: Gearóidín Ní Eochagáin +353 (0)87 6998057

Time: Every Monday morning at 10.30am - 12.00pm
Place: Dundrum House, 57 Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Contact: Dundrum House +353 (0)1 2961097

Time: The second and fourth Monday of the month at 7.00 - 8.00pm
Place: Pembroke Library, Anglesea Street, Dublin 4
Contact: Cecily O'Donovan +353 (0)85 7670115

Time: Tuesday night, once a month, 14 February 2012, at 8.00pm
Place: Clasach, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Contact: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann +353 (0)1 8363060

Time: Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm
Place: Áras Chonradh na Gaeilge, Grattan Cresent, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Contact: Craobh Inse Chór +353 (0)1 4535814

Place: Keelings Pub, Donabate, Co. Dublin
Time: Every Tuesday night at 9.00pm
Contact: Liam Ó Culbáird +353 (0)86 3814422

Time: Every Wednesday at 10.00 - 11.30am
Place: The Buttery Café, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Contact: Aonghus Dwane, Oifigeach Gaeilge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig

Time: Every Wednesday at 11.00am
Place: O'Briens Bagel Factory, 10 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.
Contact: Síne Nic an Ailí +353 (0)1 4757401 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Wednesday at 11.00am - 12.15pm
Place: Bistro 6 West, 90 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6W
Contact: Billy +353 (0)87 2646484 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Wednesday at 6.30pm
Place: Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6W
Contact: Mary Chambers +353 (0)1 4901533

Time: Every Wednesday night at 9.00pm
Place: Fingallians GAA, ​Estuary Road, Swords, Co. Dublin.
Contact: Liam Ó Culbáird +353 (0)86 3814422

Time: The last Wednesday of the month
Place: Mario's Restaurant, Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Contact: Nodlaig Sherlock +353 (0)86 2394390

Time: Every Friday at 1.00 - 2.00pm
Place: Ionad Buail Isteach, Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Templebar, Dublin 2.
Contact: Criostóir Ó Broin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)87 6662903

Time: The first Friday of every month at 1.00pm
Place: Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Contact: Siobhán Nic Gaoithín This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Saturday at 2.00 - 4.00pm
Place: An Café Gaelach and Volunteer Centre, 107 Amiens Street, Dublin 1.
Contact: Máire Ní Bheaglaoich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)87 6662903

Time: Monthly Irish Lunch, Dublin Institute of Technology
Place: IFI Restaurant, Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Templebar, Dublin 2.
Contact: Siobhán Nic Gaoithín This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FERMANAGH

Time: Every Wednesday night at 8.30pm
Place: Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
Contact: Seán Ó Fiaich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GALWAY
+353 (0)91 567824

Time: Every Monday night at 8.00pm
Place: Lohan's Restaurant, Salthill, Galway.
Contact: Patricia Lohan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)91 522696

Time: The first Monday of every month at 8.00 - 10.00pm
Place: Tigh Hennelly's, Corrandulla, Co. Galway.
Contact: Martin Wallace +353 (0)87 6907069 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Monday night at 8.30 - 9.30pm
Place: Oslo Hotel, Salthill, Galway
Contact: Patricia McEoin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Tuesday at 10.30am
Place: McCambridges' Café, Shop Street, Galway.
Contact: Áras na nGael +353 (0)91 567824 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Tuesday night at 8.00pm
Place: Tigh Neachtain, Quay Street, Galway.
Contact: Áras na nGael +353 (0)91 567824 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Tuesday night at 9.00pm
Place: The Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway.
Contact: Deasún Ó Sionna +353 (0)86 2279549

Time: Every Wednesday ag 11.00am
Place: Cúl an Tí, Gaeilge Locha Riach Offices, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
Contact: Gaeilge Locha Riach +353 (0)91 870718

Time: Every Thursday morning at 9.30am
Place: An Crann Taca, An tIonad Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh, An Cnoc, Indreabhán, Co. Galway.
Contact: Aodhán +353 (0)85 1546097

Time: Every Sunday at 2.00 - 4.00pm
Place: Áras Éanna Café, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway.
Contact: Bríd Ní Chualáin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

GLASGOW

Time: Every fortnight, Tuesday night at 8.00pm
Place: Molly Malones, 244 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3PT
Contact: Evin Downey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

KILDARE

Time: Every Saturday morning at 11.00am
Place: Alice's Restaurant, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Contact: Daithí de Faoite +353 (0)87 2249756

 

LEITRIM

Time: Every Saturday morning at 11.30am - 12.30pm
Place: Stanford's, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim.
Contact: Bríd +353 (0)86 0580034

 

LEUVEN

Time: Every Sunday at 7.00pm
Place: Stapleton's, Standonckstraat 4, Leuven, Beligum.
Contact: Nikola Tzonkov +32 494 435 880 / gaeltacht_be (at) yаhoo dot com *please make contact beforehand in case of a last minute change*

 

LIMERICK

Time: Every Wednesday night during term time at 7.00pm
Place: Scholars Bar, Students' Union, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick.
Contact: Christóir Ó Faoláin +353 (0)87 6225725 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every fortnight, Thursday night 29 April 2010 at 8.30pm
Place: Different venues (see www.gaeilluimni.ie for details)
Contact: Micheál Mac Oireachtaigh +353 (0)86 1637452 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LIVERPOOL

Time: Every Thursday night at 9.00pm
Place: St Michaels Irish Centre, Boundary Lane, Liverpool, L6 5JG.
Contact: Tony Birtill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LOUTH

Time: Every Wednesday night at 7.00pm
Place: Dan's Cafe, Carlingford, Co. Louth.
Contact: +353 (0)87 2287996

Time: Every Wednesday night at 8.00 - 10.00pm
Place: The Bar Tender, Park Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Contact: Tamara Ní Chonaill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)87 7624244

Time: Every Thursday night at 8.00pm
Place: Cornamucklagh House Pub, Cornamucklagh, Omeath, Co. Louth.
Contact: Neville Mac Cana +353 (0)86 6003935 / +44 (0)78 5823 0313

 

MANCHESTER

Time: Last Thursday night of every month at 9.00pm
Place: The Jolly Angler, Ducie Street, Manchester.
Contact: Pat McGuinness This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +44 (0)161 225 0645

 

MAYO
+353 (0)94 9022444

Time: Every Monday night at 9.00pm
Place: The McWilliam Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Brídín Ní Cheallaigh +353 (0)87 9781166

Time: Every Tuesday night at 9.00pm
Place: Matt Molloy's, Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Brídín Ní Cheallaigh +353 (0)87 9781166

Time: First Wednesday of every month (starting 01 June 2011) at 11.00am - 12.00pm
Place: Tara Café, Castlebar Shopping Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Brídín Ní Cheallaigh +353 (0)87 9781166 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Wednesday ag 9.30 - 12.00pm
Place: Mc Carthy's Pub, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Brídín Ní Cheallaigh +353 (0)87 9781166

Time: Every Wednesday at 11.00 - 12.00pm
Place: Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Brídín Ní Cheallaigh +353 (0)87 9781166

Time: Every Thursday at 11.00 - 12.00pm
Place: Tara Café, Castlebar Shopping Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Brídín Ní Cheallaigh +353 (0)87 9781166

 

NEW YORK

Time: Once a month, 03 June 2010 at 8.00pm
Place: Ceol Pub, 191 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York
Contact: Tadhg MacEoghain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +1 917 6761467

 

OFFALY

Time: Every Wednesday ag 12.30 - 1.30pm
Place: Quigley's, Patrick Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Contact: Barbara Tynan +353 (0)86 8157342

 

PARIS

Time: Every second Thursday night, 26 November 2009 & 10 December 2009, at 7.30 - 11.30pm
Place: The Quiet Man, 5 rue des Haudriettes, 75003 Paris (Metro, vélib : Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville)
Contact: Ciarán Mac Guill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +33 (0)6 828 707 10

 

SLIGO

Time: Every Wednesday morning at 10.30 - 11.00am
Place: Wheats Café, Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Contact: Eileen Curley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Friday at 5.30 - 6.30pm
Place: Ósta (behind Barton Smiths on the riverbank), Sligo.
Contact: Seosamh Mac Muirí +353 (0)87 2754402

 

TIPPERARY

Time: Every Thursday night at 9.00 - 11.00pm
Place: Skeahan's Pub (Kickham House), Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Contact: Laoise Ní Cheallaigh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)87 6187089

 

TYRONE

Time: The first Saturday of every month at 11.00am
Place: Youth Club, Savings Bank Street, ​Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
Contact: Pádraig Mac Ardáil This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WATERFORD

Time: Every Tuesday night at 7.00 - 8.30pm
Place: Óstán na Páirce, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Contact: Cabríní de Barra +353 (0)87 6532044 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Thursday night at 7.00 - 8.00pm
Place: Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
Contact: Tramore Library +353 (0)51 381479

Time: Every Thursday night at 9.30 - 11.30pm
Place: Gingerman Bar, Arundel Lane, Waterford
Contact: Séan Ó Briain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)86 3086661 / Ciorcal Comhrá na nDéise on Facebook

 

WESTMEATH

Time: Every Wednesday at 11.00am - 12.30pm
Place: Áras an Mhuilinn, Jail Hill, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)44 9330644

Time: Every Wednesday night at 10.00pm
Place: The Olive Bar, Ballyvaheen Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WEXFORD

Time: Every Tuesday night at 7.00pm
Place: New Ross Library, Barrack Lane, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Contact: Dearbhla O' Laighinn +353 (0)51 421877 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: Every Thursday night at 7.15 - 8.15pm
Place: Neville's Old Bar, Main Street, Fethard On Sea, Co. Wexford.
Contact: Carol Ní Stásaigh +353 (0)87 6644314

New groups are welcome to partake in the scheme and Conradh na Gaeilge will be supporting groups from across the country. Just contact Conradh na Gaeilge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +353 (0)1 4757401. Take part in Is Leor Beirt!

MORE INFORMATION:

Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha
National Project Co-ordinator, Conradh na Gaeilge
091 567824 / 087 4188050
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Síne Nic an Ailí
Development Executive, Conradh na Gaeilge
01 4757401 / 087 6546673
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Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge