A beginners’ Irish class organised by Ardoyne Kickhams GAC has proved so popular plans are now under way to expand the tutorials.

On Thursday night 19 people were awarded a certificate for completing a 10-week course and club chairperson Stephen McVicker says they are already planning more.

“As a club we want to promote the language where possible and members had been asking about putting on classes so we started this 10 weeks ago,” he said.

“It was very well attended and it was great to see so many people awarded certificates last night. Our intention now is to start a new class and keep the lessons going for those who have already completed the first 12 weeks. There is room for more to join up and once that happens we will split the classes based on ability. The classes are perfect for anyone who only has a few words, or not even that.”

To register for the upcoming Ardoyne Kickhams classes Stephen can be contacted on 07742985462. Brendan Liggett is the tutor for the highly popular 10-week language course.