Goraidh - A Gaelic Language Tutor

Gaelic is not the enemy, impatience is.

Gaelic Tutor Geoffrey's Biography | gaelicseattle.com

About Your Tutor


I was raised in Bellingham, WA, and after completing a B.A. in Geography from Western Washington University, I spent 14 years in Tucson, Arizona. I began studying Gaelic in 1993 when I took Muriel Fisher's Gaelic class at Pima Community College. Muriel is a native speaker from the Isle of Skye. I saw the listing for her Continuing Education class in the local community college bulletin, and as I have much Scottish and Irish ancestry, I thought it would be an interesting and fun class to take.

Following the Pima class, I took private lessons with Muriel, and eventually seven semesters of Gaelic at the University of Arizona's, Critical Languages Program. In addition, I took seven weeks of short courses at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic medium college on the Isle of Skye. I completed An Cùrsa Inntrigidh, and An Cùrsa Adhartais, also from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. I have been to Scotland many times – sometimes for the language and others for tours.

If you want to see what I've been doing with Gaelic for the last 25+ years, click below.
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Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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Receiving the Alexander MacRae Memorial Award for contribution to Gaelic Culture from Slighe nan Gaidheal
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My favorite Cullin - Marsco, Isle of Skye
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Driving into Scotland