Cranford Resident To Lecture On The Irish Language

CRANFORD—Cranford resident Paul Ferris will give a lecture entitled “The Irish Language in the 21st Century” on Monday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.

Ferris will talk about the Irish language, its relationship to the other Celtic languages, and its current status, as well as teach some simple phrases and sing a couple of songs in Irish. He is an alumnus of New York University’s Irish Studies M.A. program.

Ferris has been an Irish language instructor for New York University’s Speaking Freely program and at Drew University. He studied at An Acadamh and Áras na Gaeilge in Galway, and is a former member of the executive board of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers.

Ferris’s appearance is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, visit them on the Web at

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