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In addition to the Spanish summer school from 23-27 July, I am doing some marketing of Competa, and taking subscriptions for the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus.

I have been going to Competa, near Nerja, for over 30 years and assist the Competa Town hall with its marketing.  I have been working with them for over 10 years and helped them develop their walking product.  I am helping with organising and marketing the

Art Walk 2019!

The dates for 2019 will be -as usual- concentrated around the Easter weekend.
So next year we hope to welcome everybody on:


All locations will be open between 11.00-14.30 and 16.00-20.00

Tickets are £10.

There will be a walking trip to Loja in December 2018.  You can book here.

Spanish classes

There will be an 8 week course for beginners of Spanish from 5th September on Wednesday  mornings from 14:00 to 16:00 in Carrickfergus.  Venue tbc.  Contact us for details by completing the form below.

When I was doing my Instituto de Cervantes course, I was advised to develop my own course for my target market.  I am building this now, and it will be on line after the end of the 8 week course.  Only members of the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus will be able to access the actual course.   If you have already completed an 8 week course, then you will get it free of charge.   You will be able to schedule time with me on a one to one basis as well if you have any difficulties, or we can meet up somewhere, provided you are in Carrickfergus or Portadown.

There will  be a Spanish course in Competa the week before the Art Walk.  Cost £70 for 10 hours teaching.  We will do some art appreciation vocabulary, as well as Holiday Spanish.

Discounts for members of the Hispanic Society of Carrickferguscastle

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I am also the agent for a walking company in Loja, Granada, fantastic walking….very different to Competa.  Please contact me for details.  In addition I am an agent for property in Competa.


for details.



I tutored members of the East Antrim University of the Third Age Spanish groups for some time on a voluntary basis.  I am now  branching out into paid work.

I am also planning a course at The Hub, in Craigavon, numbers permitting, on a Thursday morning from 10-12.

A new Society – the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus has been launched with many benefits. I am planning a course in Competa Spain in during the second week of December and also over the Easter week to complement the Art Walk…

Sign up here for information on talks, events and much more…


The first person to book and pay for a holiday to Spain will be provided with a free wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Sayalonga.  Vouchers must be used before December.


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Alternatively, I can come to your home within a 20 mile radius of Carrickfergus (12 miles north of Belfast).  I tutor in person mainly during the day, and times are scheduled when I am available on line.

My rates are £20 per hour if I travel, and £8 per half hour on line.

You can see the calendar of events and reports from the EAU3A Spanish group here.


Or just email me: tinadirving@gmail.com

and let me know what you would like to do.


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