Monday, February 24, 2020

Nairn Duolingo Gaelic learners group Newsletter

Halò a chàirdean, Our second meeting in the Bandstand took place on a wild, wet, stormy night but it didn't deter eight folk from turning up for a blether. We'll be going back there next month, details soon. 112 on the Brae took us in on Wednesday afternoon and kindly gave us the very comfortable back room where we indulged in coffee, cake, scones, soup and other goodies – we also managed some Gaelic.

So what's up next? The Cearcall Còmhraidh are flitting from the Library for one day only on Saturday the 7th of March, they'll be going over to the annual Fèis Inbhir Narainn in the Community Centre between 11.00 to 12 Midday for coffee and cakes. More details of what will be happening at Fèis Inbhir Narainn here.

Duolingo meet-ups are starting in Inverness now and the first one will be on Tuesday the 10th of March at 6.30 pm. Seonaidh who has been through to a couple of our events is organising them. There's a link below where you can find full details about where to find the venue on Castle Street. And here's a few more events that will appear on our Nairn Group pages very soon

Skype Sunday 15th March 9 pm – We'd just like to see if there is demand for this as often it is near impossible for some folk to get to anything due to various commitments – so if you fancy a meet-up without having to go out of the house then maybe this could be for you. Register for the event and then send an message via the Duolingo “contact us” button at the bottom of the event page – send us your Skype name and then you can be invited in on Sunday the 15th of March at 9 pm

Tuesday 17th March back to the Bandstand at the usual time of 7 pm for a blether and a glass of something.

We'll be back in the Library on Sat 21st at mid-day until 1pm. The Cearcall Còmhraidh usually have a few folk there every Saturday but once a month there's a bit of an advertising drive for one of the Saturdays.

Sunday March 22nd. Cuairt na h-aibhne. Meet up outside the Courthouse at 10.30 am for a walk round the river as far as Firhall, commenting a bit about things on the way down then the flora and fauna of the riverside as best as we can (perhaps assisted by at times) then back down all the way to the harbour, along the beach – aiming to be at Jame's Cafe sometime between 12.00 and 12.30 for midday coffee or even ice-cream if warm enough. You could of course just turn up at the Cafe if you like and wait for the walkers to arrive. Like all our events, open to all ages and Gaelic abilities.

Weds 26th and it'll be back to 112 on the brae for more Coffee and cake etc at 2 pm. Please forward this on to any friends who are learners or speakers and if you have any ideas about what we can do in the future to give opportunities for people to try out their Gaelic in a friendly informal setting then please let us now. Mar sin leibh an-dràsta.

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