Below, you'll find descriptions of our upcoming events. For dates and times, see our calendar.
Irish Culture and Literature Club Leabhar
One of our members, Heather Kirby, would like to form a club leabhar - book club - to read and discuss famous Irish literature and culture. If this sounds like your cup of tea (no such thing as an Irish book club without tea), please email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beidh craic ar dóigh agat! You'll have great fun!
Beginner Irish Class
Tuition: FREE, although donations to Cumann Gaelach Knoxville (Knoxville Irish Society) are greatly appreciated.
Textbook: The book and accompanying audio files are available free of charge. We have permission from the author to use his work without charge for this purpose. You can download it to a device and bring that to class, or print it out and bring a hard copy. I like to 3-hole-punch the book and put it into a 3-ring binder with dividers.
Classes are held from 2-4pm on Saturdays at the City of Knoxville's Operations Center, 3131 Morris Ave. Sign up for Irish class emails, check our Facebook page, or contact Chris for more details.
Trad sessions are traditional Celtic music sessions. Musicians gather together, usually in a pub, and play whatever they feel like.
Knoxville is home to two monthly Irish sessions that will move you, meeting every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at The Jig and Reel. The music starts around 7:15ish and goes until they're tired, which can get quite late.
The musicians are passionate and talented. Their instruments speak to years of training. Sessions are informal and are not ticketed events. In fact, if you play some yourself, you're welcome to join them.
Iománaíocht - Hurling
The ancient Irish sport called the fastest sport on grass.
Knoxville is blessed to have a GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) club, which plays hurling. If you're unfamiliar with it, Google and YouTube can tell you all about it. Newcomers are welcome to the club. You can play or just watch what all the craic (good times) is about.
Visit their Facebook page. New players need not worry about equipment.