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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 dont 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 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. 



  • Germany

    Is Leor Beirt – Berlin
    Café Orange,
    Oranienburger Str. 32, Berlin
    Every Second Thursday - 20:00

  • Brussels

    Is Leor Beirt – Brussels
    Riverfront Hotel
    Wednesday - 11:00- 12:00
    Is Leor Beirt – Belgium

  • Los Angeles

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

  • Chicago

    Breakfast Club
    Jack Desmonds, 10339 Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge, Il
    The first Saturday of the month - 11:30

  • Edinburgh

    Is Leor Beirt
    Irish Consulate, 16 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7TT, Albain
    Every second Wednesday in the month - 19:00-20:00

  • Helsinki

    Is Leor Beirt
    O’Malleys, Helsinki
    Every second Tuesday - 20:00-22:00

  • Liverpool

    Is Leor Beirt

    Irish Centre,

    St Michaels

    Thursday - 21:00-22:00

  • Leuven

    Is Leor Beirt


    Standonckstraat 4, Leuven, An Bheilg

    *Make contact before attending this conversation circle

    Every Sunday - 19:00


  • Manchester

    Is Leor Beirt
    The Jolly Angler, Ducie Street, Manchester

    Last Thursday of the month - 21:00 

  • 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

  • New York

    Is Leor Beirt

    Ceol Pub,

    191 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York

    Once a month - 20:00

  • Oxford

    Is Leor Beirt

  • 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 

  • Vancouver

    Ciorcal Comhrá

    Calhouns (3035 W. Broadway, Vancouver) or

    Caffe Calabria (1745 Commercial)

    Contact in order to receive schedule

    Monday - 19:30-20:45

Find a Circle...

  • Antrim

    Is Leor Beirt – Belfast
    Áras Mhic Reachtain, 283 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2GZ
    Wednesday - 12:00


    Ciorcal Comhrá – An Droichead

    The Dirty Onion, Hill Street, Belfast, BT1
    Every Monday 20:00-22:00


    Maidin Chaife – An Droichead

    An Droichead, Cooke Street, Belfast, BT7
    Every Thursday 10:00-12:00

  • Armagh

    Is Leor Beird, Armagh

    Caifé Bake My Day,

    Armagh City Shopping Centre

    Monday - 19:00-20:30

  • Dublin

    Is Leor Beirt - Shankhill
    Shankhill Community Playschool, Shankhill, BÁC 18 – location changes, contact for details
    Dé Máirt - 20:00
    Ellen Hegarty


    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

  • 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


    Is Leor Beirt


    Is Leor Beirt – CLG Na Ceiltigh Cootehill

    Cootehill Library
    Every second Thursday of the month,

  • Carlow

    Is Leor Beirt
    Carlow Museum
    Wednesday Mornings - 10:30-11:30


    Gaeilge le Chéile

    Reddy’s, Tullow St.
    First Thursday of the month - 21:00-22.:0


    Ciorcal Gaeilge Iarscoile

    Community Centre,

    New Oak,

    Tullow Street,

    First Thursday of the month  - 16:30-17:30



    Teach Bar, Tullow Street
    Last Thursday of the month - 21:00-22:00


    Comhrá le Comharsana

    2 Schoolhouse Gate, Baillinkillen, Bagenalstown Carlow
    O Sheas pub in Borris, Co. Carlow
    Monday - 20:00

  • Kerry

    Is Leor Beirt - Castleisland
    The Kingdom Sports Centre, Castleisland
    Tuesday - 19:30-21:00
    Éamon Ó Braoin,

  • Kilkenny


    Is Leor Beirt


    Loughboy Library, Loughboy, Co. Kilkenny

    Every Wednesday - 11:00



  • Kildare



    Is Leor Beirt


    Bialann Alice,


    Every Saturday - 11:00-12:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    McAuley Place,

    Sallins Road,


    Co. Kildare

    Thursday - 20:00-21:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Celbridge Community Library,

    St Patrick's Park,


    Co. Kildare

    Every Saturday - 18:45-19:45



  • Wicklow


    Coircle Comhra Clocha Liatha, Co. Chill Mhantain Gach Luain 20.00-21.00 Burnaby Pub, Church Road email


    Is Leor Beirt


    O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bar,

    94 Main Street,


    Sunday - 10:30



  • Cork



    Is Leor Beirt



    22 O'Sullivan's Quay,


    Every Day - 09:00-17:30



  • Clare



    Is Leor Beirt


    Different locations

    Last Tuesday of the month - 11:00-12:30




    Is Leor Beirt


    Potter’s Hand Café,


    Co. Clare

    Every Wednesday - 20:00-21:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    The Old Bar,

    Wolfe Tones na Sionna,


    Co. Claire

    Every Wednesday - 20:15-21:15



    Caint agus Comhrá


    Suas Coffee House,

    Second Floor,

    Carraig Donn,


    Co. Clare

    Every Saturday - 11:00-12:00



    Caint agus Comhrá


    Bia agus Caife,

    St. Francis Street Carpark,


    Every Wednesday - 11:00-12:00

    Every Saturday - 15:00-16:00



    Caint agus Comhrá


    Temple Gate Hotel,


    Co. Clare

    Thursday - 20:00-21:00




  • Down



    Is Leor Beirt


    Upstairs in Cumann Naomh Peadar's Club,


    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



    Dicey’s Caint



    Market Street,


    Thursday - 20:00-22:00




    Is Leor Beirt


    Craobh Ballybofey/Stranorlar,

    Co. Donegal

    Every Wednesday - 20:00



    Ciorcal Comhrá Letterkenny


    Café Nation,

    Príomhshráid Íoctar (Lower Main Street),





  • Fermanagh



    Is Leor Beirt


    Blakes of the Hollow,


    Co. Fermanagh

    Every Wednesday - 21:00-22:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Craobh Tús Nua,


    Co. Fermanagh

    Every Thursday




  • Galway



    Learners' Night


    Áras na nGael,

    45 Dominick St,


    Every Monday - 19:30




    Is Leor Beirt


    Lohans Restaurant

    Every second Monday of the month - 20:00-21:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Tigh Regan’s,


    Co. Galway

    First Monday of the month - 20:00-22:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    McCambridges Restaurant

    Every Tuesday - 10:30-11:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Cúl an Tí

    Every Wednesday - 11:00-12:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    An Crann Taca, Community Family Support Centre, An Cnoc, Inverin, Co. Galway

    Every Thursday - 09:30-10:30



    Is Leor Beirt


    St. Enda's ,

    Threadneedle Road,

    Salthill Road



    Is Leor Beirt


    Age Action West Office, Small Crane, Galway

    Last Friday of the month



    Is Leor Beirt


    Caife Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Na hOileáin Árann, Co. na Gaillimhe

    Every Sunday - 14:00-16:00



    Athenry Conversation Group


    3 Old Church Street,


    Every Friday - 11:00



    Seisiún Cainte


    Gullane's Hotel,


    Monday 19:00

    Thursday 11:00 and 14:00-16:00



  • Westmeath



    Is Leor Beirt


    Mullingar House

    Every Wednesday - 11:00-12:30



    Is Leor Beirt


    The Olive Bar

    Every Wednesday - 20:00-22:30



  • Leitrim


    Ciorcal Comhrá


    Heraghty’s, Main Street, Manorhamilton

    Every Saturday - 11:00-12:00







    Main Street

    Saturday - 12:00-13:00



    Ciorcal Comhrá Killtyclogher


    Heritage Centre,


    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




  • Wexford



    Ciorcal Comhrá


    Whitford Hotel,

    Wexford Town

    Monday - 20:00-21:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Small Changes Café


    Saturday - 11:00-13:00




    Is Leor Beirt


    Enniscorthy Castle

    September onwards



    Is Leor Beirt


    Neville’s Old Bar,

    Main Street Fethard,


    Co. Wexford

    Every Thursday - 19:15-20:15



    Is Leor Beirt


    Café Purple Sage,

    71 Main Street,


    Co. Wexford


    Every Saturday - 11:00-12:00



  • Limerick



    Is Leor Beirt 


    Nat's Bistro, 


    Monday - 20:00-21:00



    Is Leor Beirt 


    Small Changes Café

    Tuesday - 11:00-13:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Newcastle West



    Is Leor Beirt 


    Various locations, Limerick

    Every second Thursday - 20:00-21:30



  • Louth



    Is Leor Beirt


    Acqua Café,


    Monday 10:00-11:00



    Is Leor Beirt

    Teach Corr na Mucklagh,


    Every Wednesday - 21:00



    Is Leor Beirt

    Full of Beans Café,

    Ash Walk,


    Thursday - 10:45-11:45



    Is Leor Beirt

    The Bar Tender,

    Park Street,


    Co. Louth

    Wednesday - 20:00-22:00



  • Mayo

    Is Leor Beirt


    Tacú FRC,

    The Family Resource Centre,

    Main Street,


    Co. Mayo

    Every Monday - 21:00-22:00



    Is Leor Beirt


    Tigh Matt Molloy,

    Bridge Street,


    Co. Mayo

    Every Tuesday - 21:00-22:00



    Is Leor Beirt

     Linenhall Café,


    Co. Mayo

    Wednesday - 11:00-12:00


    Is Leor Beirt

    Mc Carthy’s Pub,


    Co. Mayo

    Wednesday - 09:00-10:00


    Is Leor Beirt

    Caife Tara,

    Castlebar Shopping Centre,


    Co. Mayo

    Thursday - 11:00-12:00


  • Meath


    Is Leor Beirt

    Siopa agus Caife Rathchairn

    Wednesday Morning - 09:30-11:00


    Is Leor Beirt

    St Patrick's Hall,



    Co. Meath

    Every Monday from September onwards - 20:00-21:00


  • Monaghan


    Is Leor Beirt

    CLG na Boithe

    September onwards


  • Waterford


    Is Leor Beirt

    Tramore Library

    Thursday - 19:00-20:00


    Gaeilge Anseo

    Park Hotel,


    Co. Waterford

    Gach Tuesday - 19:00-20:30


    Ciorcal Comhrá Dungarvin

    Dungarvan Library,

    Co. Waterford

    Every Thursday - 18:30-19:30


    Is Leor Beirt

    The Cove Bar,

    Ard Caoin,

    Dunmore Rd,


    Wednesday - 11:00-12:00


    Is Leor Beirt

    Gingerman Bar,

    Arundel Lane,


    Every Thursday - 21:30-23:00


  • Roscommon


    Is Leor Beirt Chnoc an Bhiocáire

    The Moorings Pub,


    Co. Roscommon

    Every Thursday - 14:00

    Tadhg Ó Duignáin 086 3517878


  • Sligo


    Is Leor Beirt – ITS

    The Hub, IT Sligo

    Every Wednesday of the academic year 10:30-11:30


    Is Leor Beirt

    Caifé Costa,

    Upstairs, Johnson Court, O'Connell St.

    Every Wednesday - 11:00-13:00


    Is Leor Beirt

    Caifé Ósta, on the banks of the river close to Hyde bridge

    Every Friday - 17:00-19:00


    Comhrá Shligigh

    Private Houses

    Every Tuesday - 20:30


  • Tipperary


    Is Leor Beirt

    Ryan's Hotel, Cashel

    Every Monday - 20:00-21:30


    Is Leor Beirt

    Old Mill, New St., Carrick on Suir

    Every Wednesday - 21:00-22:00


    Is Leor Beirt

    Bookworm, Durlas

    Every Tuesday




    Scoil Ailbhe, Durlas

    Every Wednesday - 20:30-22:00





    Is Leor Beirt

    43 Glenside, Mullaghmore, Omagh


  • Tyrone


    Is Leor Beirt, Dún Geanainn

    Dungannon Library (first floor),

    36 Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone BT70 1JB

    The first Saturday of the month - 11:00



    Gaeltacht Thír Eoghain

    20 The Diamond, The Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone BT70 2QX



    Gaeilgóirí Ghleann Coille

    Begins September



    Ciorcal Comhrá Gaeilge

    Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, Drumnakilly Road, Omagh

    Wednesday - 13:30-14:30



    Is Leor Beirt

    An Caisleán Glas CLG, 43 Glenside, Mullach Mór, Omagh


  • Offaly

    Is Leor Beirt

    Quigley’s, Patrick's Street, tullamore, Co. Offally

    Every Wednesday - 12:30-13:30