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Dundalk Adult Learning Service hosts its first Intercultural Day

Dundalk Adult Learning Service hosts its first Intercultural Day

Last Thursday the Adult Learning Service at the LMETB headquarters in Chapel Street turned into a celebration of culture, music, food, dance, traditional costumes and a coming together of learners from Ireland and over 25 other countries around the world.

The programme of events included the following: Traditional Irish music and dance, interactive quiz using IPADS and a games room with a range of card, board and traditional games like rings. All participants also had an opportunity to do a conversational Irish class.

 The atmosphere was one of togetherness and appreciation of cultural difference.  There was craic and laughter as learners shared stories, food and dance. All of the learners attending the event thoroughly enjoyed the day and participated in the workshops on offer. Many were meeting learners from other classes for the first time and sharing their stories. All Learners and tutors put tremendous effort in preparation of the event including learners who dressed in traditional costume, which added greatly to the atmosphere on the day.

The coordinator of the service Kinga Byrne said “we wanted to celebrate the diversity and inclusion that is reflected in the service and give our learners an opportunity to celebrate together before the end of our term next week. She went on to say how delighted she was with the way both staff and learners had embraced this idea, the work on display around the building reflects the quality of the work that takes place in our classrooms.”

The Adult Learning Service in Dundalk is now enrolling for a range of free, part-time courses starting in September and we would encourage anyone interested in joining classes to call into Chapel Street centre to meet our staff. If you are interested in coming to our service in September please contact us on 042 9353591 or drop into the Adult Learning Service, Chapel Street, Dundalk.

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