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Poetry in Irish from the Earliest Times
The Irish have always been famous for their poetry. Dáithí Sproule, who has studied the Irish language in all its periods, looks forward to using translations as well as original texts to share the beauty and variety of Irish poetry, bardic and otherwise, from its very earliest examples in the 6th century up to the present day. Poets have always been at the center, not the edges, of Gaelic society: when the bardic schools, which had existed for a thousand years at least, were destroyed by the English occupiers, the poets became the writers of songs that lift and comfort the spirits of the people. Class meets from 8:00-9:00pm on Feb 1, 8, 15, March 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 at the Center for Irish Music, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul.