Fàilte / Welcome

Gaelic is an essential component of Nova Scotia’s identity. It is a language with a rich legacy of storytelling, poetry, song and literature. Hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians and millions of Canadians are connected to Gaelic culture through their heritage. It is the mission of Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-bhaile (The Gaelic Language Society of Halifax) to cherish and foster this connection by offering innovative Gaelic language classes, organizing events that celebrate Gaelic culture, and providing a community for Gaelic speakers in the Halifax area.

This website is designed to give new visitors a thorough view into Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-bhaile’s classes and activities, and to act as a community portal and learning tool for established members. Join our email list to keep informed of events taking place in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia. And most importantly, sign up for classes - learning Gaelic with Sgoil Ghàidhlig an Àrd-bhaile is a great deal of fun!

Mission Statement

The Gaelic Language Society of Halifax promotes, provides and supports community-based Nova Scotia Gaelic language learning, within a cultural context, for people of all ages in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Vision Statement

The Gaelic Language Society of Halifax is a vibrant and forward-thinking organization that employs, develops and celebrates Nova Scotia-Gaelic speakers in a thriving and growing Gaelic community in the Halifax Regional Municipality.


To celebrate and promote Gaelic language, tradition, values, spirit and culture as it has been and continues to be expressed in Nova Scotia

To be guided in preserving Gaelic by the authentic language, tradition and cultural expression that has defined Gaelic Nova Scotia for generations.

To foster a healthy environment for a community of Gaelic speakers to grow, develop and thrive.

To inform community members of Gaelic language and cultural activities happening across the province.

To use the Gàidhlig aig Baile methodology to transmit language in a natural setting.

To create opportunities for learners of all levels and ages in and outside of class activities.


Your financial support enables Sgoil Ghàidhlig to offer more classes, more immersions and more help to financially-disadvantaged students. If you feel so inclined, we would be grateful for your donation.