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Conversation Circles

What is Caint & Comhrá?

There are many Irish language conversation groups across the country. You will find groups to suit speakers of every level.

The scheme Is Leor Beirt (It only takes two) was set up to support and encourage new and current Irish language conversation groups around the world.

These groups give you the chance for you to use your Irish; whether you’re fluent or only learning.

You don’t need to have lots of people to get your cúpla focal going – it only takes two!

How to Start a Conversation Group

It’s very easy to set up a new Conversation Group; all you need is a group of people to meet and chat together in Irish on a regular basis.
Once you have settled on a time and place forward the details to isleorbeirt@cnag.ie or register your group on the Peig site.

Taking part in the scheme is completely free and usually doesn’t take up much free time.  Groups often base meetings around coffee breaks and lunch hours. 

Is Leor Beirt gives everyone a chance to use their cúpla focal and ensures Irish will be heard in all across the country.

The campaign aims to help you overcome your fear of speaking the language by providing a friendly and casual setting to use your cúpla focal.

Find a Conversation Group Near You

You can find a Ciorcal Comhrá in your area through Peig’s interactive events map. 

Abroad

Germany

  • Is Leor Beirt – Berlin
    Café Orange,
    Oranienburger Str. 32, Berlin
    Every Second Thursday – 20:00
    cnag_bheirlin@yahoo.ie

Brussels

  • Is Leor Beirt – Brussels
    Riverfront Hotel
    Wednesday – 11:00- 12:00
    billykearns@gmail.com

  • Is Leor Beirt – Belgium
    omordha1@eircom.net

Los Angeles

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Antigua Bread,
    57803 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles
    Every second Sunday – 15:00-17:00
    freepacifica@gmail.com
  • Conversation Circle
    On the Patio beside  
    AF International in Westlake Village, California
    Tuesday – 14:30-15:30
    celticartsla@gmail.com

Chicago

  • Breakfast Club
    Jack Desmonds,
    10339 Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge, Il
    The first Saturday of the month – 11:30
    luannebaldwin@yahoo.com

Edinburgh

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Irish Consulate,
    16 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7TT, Albain
    Every second Wednesday in the month – 19:00-20:00
    cnag_glaschu@hotmail.com

Helsinki

  • Is Leor Beirt
    O’Malleys,
    Helsinki
    Every second Tuesday – 20:00-22:00
    gaeilgefi@gmail.com

Liverpool

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Irish Centre, St Michaels
    Thursday – 21:00-22:00
    tonybirtill@hotmail.com

Leuven

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Stapleton’s,
    Standonckstraat 4, Leuven, An Bheilg
    *Make contact before attending this conversation circle
    Every Sunday – 19:00
    gaeltacht_be@yаhoo.com

Manchester

  • Is Leor Beirt The Jolly Angler, Ducie Street, Manchester
    Last Thursday of the month – 21:00
    webmaster@milg.org.uk 

Missoula

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Le Peak Café,
    The Corner Store, Emma Lommasson Centre, Montana University, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, MT 59812
    Every Wednesday – 13:00-14:00
    cumann.gaeilge.montana@gmail.com

New York

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Ceol Pub,
    191 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York
    Once a month – 20:00
    timothymckeon@yahoo.com

Oxford

  • Is Leor Beirt
    mike_beag@yahoo.co.uk

Paris

  • Is Leor Beirt
    The Quiet Man,
    5 rue des Haudriettes, 75003 Paris (Metro, vélib : Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville)
    Every last Tuesday of the month – 19:30-23:30
    comhraparas@hotmail.fr 

Vancouver

  • Ciorcal Comhrá
    Calhouns (3035 W. Broadway, Vancouver) or
    Caffe Calabria (1745 Commercial)
    Contact in order to receive schedule
    Monday – 19:30-20:45
    oser@phas.ubc.ca

Find a Circle…

Antrim

  • Is Leor Beirt – Belfast
    Áras Mhic Reachtain,
    283 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2GZ
    Wednesday – 12:00
    desidonnelly@hotmail.com

  • Ciorcal Comhrá – An Droichead
    The Dirty Onion,
    Hill Street, Belfast, BT1
    Every Monday 20:00-22:00
    fionnuala@androichead.com

Maidin Chaife – An Droichead

  • An Droichead,
    Cooke Street, Belfast, BT7
    Every Thursday 10:00-12:00
    fionnuala@androichead.com

Armagh

  • Is Leor Beird, Armagh
    Caifé Bake My Day,
    Armagh City Shopping Centre
    Monday – 19:00-20:30
    sean@cairdeteo.com

Dublin

  • Is Leor Beirt – Shankhill
    Shankhill Community Playschool,
    Shankhill, BÁC 18 –
    location changes, contact for details
    Dé Máirt – 20:00
    Ellen Hegarty ellenhegarty@hotmail.com

Maidin Chaife

  • Santry Community Resource Centre,
    Domville Court, Airport Rd Santry
    Monday – 11:00
    Caroline 01 8422319

Maidin Chaife

  • Tillies Caifé,
    San Gabriel, Cluain Tarbh
    Dé Domhnaigh – 11:15
    diarmuid.osuilleabhain@gmail.com

Cavan

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Patricias Pub,
    Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
    Friday – 20:00
    Eugene Farrelly 049 4336763
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Riverfront Hotel,
    Virginia
    Wednesday – 11:00-12:00
    billykearns@gmail.com

  • Is Leor Beirt
    omordha1@eircom.net
  • Is Leor Beirt – CLG Na Ceiltigh Cootehill
    Cootehill Library
    Every second Thursday of the month,
    ficren@gmail.com

Carlow

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Carlow Museum
    Wednesday Mornings – 10:30-11:30
    eolas@glorcheatharlach.ie

  • Gaeilge le Chéile
    Reddy’s, Tullow St. First Thursday of the month – 21:00-22.:0 eolas@glorcheatharlach.ie

  • Ciorcal Gaeilge Iarscoile
    Community Centre,
    New Oak,
    Tullow Street, Ceatharlach
    First Thursday of the month  – 16:30-17:30 eolas@glorcheatharlach.ie


  • Sult
    Teach Bar,
    Tullow Street
    Last Thursday of the month – 21:00-22:00
    eolas@glorcheatharlach.ie

  • Comhrá le Comharsana
    2 Schoolhouse Gate, Baillinkillen, Bagenalstown Carlow or O Sheas pub in Borris, Co. Carlow
    Monday – 20:00
    cookiedoughi@yahoo.com

Kerry

  • Is Leor Beirt – Castleisland
    The Kingdom Sports Centre,
    Castleisland
    Tuesday – 19:30-21:00
    Éamon Ó Braoin, eamonnobraoin@hotmail.com

Kilkenny

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Loughboy Library, Loughboy, Co. Kilkenny
    Every Wednesday – 11:00
    lochbui1@gmail.com

Kildare

  •  Is Leor Beirt
    Bialann Alice,
    Naas
    Every Saturday – 11:00-12:00


  • Is Leor Beirt
    McAuley Place,
    Sallins Road, Nass, Co. Kildare
    Thursday – 20:00-21:00


  • Is Leor Beirt
    Celbridge Community Library, St Patrick’s Park, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
    Every Saturday – 18:45-19:45
    somidheach@crokepark.ie  

Wicklow

  • Coircle Comhra Clocha Liatha,
    Co. Chill Mhantain

    Gach Luain 20.00-21.00
    Burnaby Pub, Church Road
    email janetpredmond@gmail.com
  • Is Leor Beirt
    O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bar,
    94 Main Street, Bray
    Sunday – 10:30 

Cork

  • Is Leor Beirt 
    Gael-Taca, 22 O’Sullivan’s Quay, Cork
    Every Day – 09:00-17:30
    eolas@gael-taca.com 

Clare

Down

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Upstairs in Cumann Naomh Peadar’s Club,
    Warrenpoint, Co. Down
    Every second Thursday – 20:30-21:30
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Conradh na Gaeilge – Annalong
    Every Wednesday – 19:00-20:00
  • Is Leor Beirt
    99 Sr na nGael,
    Downpatrick, BT30 6BS
    Every Thursday – 20:00
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Café Cure Bangor Museum Castle Park
    Every second Thursday – 10:30-11:15

Donegal

Fermanagh

Galway

  • Learners’ Night
    Áras na nGael,
    45 Dominick St,
    Galway
    Every Monday – 19:30
    gaillimh@cnag.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Lohans Restaurant
    Every second Monday of the month – 20:00-21:00
    goodtimes@lohans.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Tigh Regan’s,
    Corrandulla, Co. Galway
    First Monday of the month – 20:00-22:00
    martinwallace@live.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    McCambridges Restaurant
    Every Tuesday – 10:30-11:00
    gaillimh@cnag.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Cúl an Tí
    Every Wednesday – 11:00-12:00
    oifig@lochariach.com
  • Is Leor Beirt
    An Crann Taca,
    Community Family Support Centre, An Cnoc, Inverin, Co. Galway
    Every Thursday – 09:30-10:30
    gaillimh@cnag.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    St. Enda’s ,
    Threadneedle Road,
    Salthill Road
    tammyoleary@googlemail.com
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Age Action West Office, Small Crane, Galway
    Last Friday of the month
    gaillimh@cnag.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Caife Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Na hOileáin Árann, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Every Sunday – 14:00-16:00
    cccteo@eircom.net
  • Athenry Conversation Group
    3 Old Church Street,
    Athenry
    Every Friday – 11:00
    eolas@glornangael.ie
  • Seisiún Cainte
    Gullane’s Hotel,
    Ballinasloe 
    Monday 19:00
    Thursday 11:00 and 14:00-16:00
    gaillimh@cnag.ie

Westmeath

Leitrim

  • Ciorcal Comhrá
    Heraghty’s, Main Street, Manorhamilton
    Every Saturday – 11:00-12:00
    guaire.cnag@gmail.com
  • Standfords
    Stanfords,
    Dromahair, Main Street
    Saturday – 12:00-13:00
    bridodon@gmail.com
  • Ciorcal Comhrá Killtyclogher
    Heritage Centre,
    Killtyclogher, Co. Leitrim
    Every Monday – 20:00
    Seán Mac Giolla Riabhaigh
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Aonach an Aoine, Ionad Pobail na mBeach
    Dé hAoine – 10:00-12:00
    rosnodaigh@gmail.com

Wexford

  • Ciorcal Comhrá
    Whitford Hotel,
    Wexford Town
    Monday – 20:00-21:00
    oifig@lochgarman.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Small Changes Café
    Saturday – 11:00-13:00
    guaire.cnag@gmail.com
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Enniscorthy Castle
    September onwards
    info@enniscorthycastle.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Neville’s Old Bar,
    Main Street Fethard, Fethard, Co. Wexford
    Every Thursday – 19:15-20:15
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Café Purple Sage,
    71 Main Street, Guaire, Co. Wexford
    Every Saturday – 11:00-12:00
    guaire.cnag@gmail.com

Limerick

Louth

Mayo

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Tacú FRC,
    The Family Resource Centre, Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
    Every Monday – 21:00-22:00
    eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
  • Tigh Matt Molloy,
    Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
    Every Tuesday – 21:00-22:00
    eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie 
  • Is Leor Beirt
     Linenhall Café, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
    Wednesday – 11:00-12:00
    eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Mc Carthy’s Pub,
    Castlebar,
    Co. Mayo
    Wednesday – 09:00-10:00
    eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie
  • Is Leor Beirt
    Caife Tara,
    Castlebar Shopping Centre,
    Castlebar,
    Co. Mayo
    Thursday – 11:00-12:00
    eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie

Meath

  • Is Leor Beirt
    Siopa agus Caife Rathchairn
    Wednesday Morning – 09:30-11:00
  • Is Leor Beirt
    St Patrick’s Hall,
    Ucht-Uí-Néill, Moynalty, Co. Meath
    Every Monday from September onwards – 20:00-21:00
    eilisnimhearrai@gmail.com

Monaghan

Waterford

Roscommon

  • Is Leor Beirt Chnoc an Bhiocáire
  • The Moorings Pub,
  • Knockvicar,
  • Co. Roscommon
  • Every Thursday – 14:00
  • Tadhg Ó Duignáin 086 3517878

Sligo

Tipperary

Tyrone

Offaly

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