Irish Gaelic teaching resources: Basics

Resources and ideas for Irish Gaelic, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Bia - Meabhia (Fastfood in irish)

Bia - Meabhia (Fastfood in irish)

Simple display & task to introduce students to the topic of fast food. Once finished I add these cards to the word wall at the back of our classroom.There are more tasks relating to this topic in my shop:) Bain taitneam as Claddagh ClassroomsClipart from Kate Hadfield designs

By CladdaghClassrooms

Irish Gaelic - Fun Way To Learn Bundle

Irish Gaelic - Fun Way To Learn Bundle

Are you learning Irish Gaelic? Are you looking for a fun way to learn Irish Gaelic? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in Irish Gaelic. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into Irish Gaelic. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!

By peterfogarty

An Cháisc (Gaeilge) - Easter Irish Display

An Cháisc (Gaeilge) - Easter Irish Display

Simple display cards to get your room and your students in the festive Easter spirit. My students love Easter! (It must be the chocolate!) and the display is nice when surrounded by students work. Alternatively use the activity attached also. I use these as a game first to introduce the vocabulary to my students. They are placed around my room and students are given a list of Easter vocabulary in English. They then have to find the Irish equivalent. It's nice to watch students discover the vocabulary themselves as opposed to looking at a PowerPoint and writing everything down in a vocabulary book. Once the lesson is finished they can go onto a display board. Please note this is a .pdf display only.

By CladdaghClassrooms

Gaeileg:  Éadaí, Is Fearr Liom

Gaeileg: Éadaí, Is Fearr Liom

3rd-6th, ages 8/9+This resource contains sentences about which clothes are preferred and pictures to go with the sentences. They can be printed and laminated and used as an assessment activity as a whole class. Children are given a picture or a sentence and walk around to find their match. They could also be printed large and used in a classroom display.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Bia, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht,

Gaeilge: Bia, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht,

4th-6th class, age 10+ This resource contains phrases for children to use when talking about food and drink in the past and present tenses. The phrases can be printed off and used to display in the classroom as an aid to children when writing about food and drink. It can also be printed, laminated and cut up and used as a speaking and reading activity. Children have to find the answer to their question or the question to their answer silently. Once paired off, children then read out their questions and answers

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Mé Féin, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht

Gaeilge: Mé Féin, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht

4th-6th class, age 10+This resource contains phrases for children to use when talking about themselves. The phrases can be printed off and used to display in the classroom as an aid to children when writing about themselves. It can also be printed, laminated and cut up and used as a speaking and reading activity. Children have to find the answer to their question or the question to their answer silently. Once paired off, children then read out their questions and answers.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge, Gutaí,

Gaeilge, Gutaí,

3rd-6th, age 8/9+These 5 posters show words containing vowels with and without the 'fada'. They show how a 'fada' changes the pronunciation of words. They can be printed off and used in classroom display. You could also add words from your class spellings, readers and workbooks to make it more relevant.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Gramadach, GutaÍ,

Gaeilge: Gramadach, GutaÍ,

These 5 posters show how adding a 'fada' to a vowel changes the pronunciation. Each poster gives words that contain each vowel, with and without the 'fada'. They can be printed out and used in a classroom display. You can add words that the children are learning to spell and words from their readers/workbooks.

By mcleanedel

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An Cháisc - Easter in Irish

An Cháisc - Easter in Irish

This is an essential bundle for your Gaeilge Classrooms this Easter. This bundle containsThe story of EasterEaster Display & TaskEaster WordsearchBain taitneamh as:)Claddagh CLassrooms

By CladdaghClassrooms

Gaeilge san Aimsir Laithreach

Gaeilge san Aimsir Laithreach

3rd-6th classes age 8+These 4 posters show verbs in the present tense with the endings highlighted in red font. There is a verb with each of the two endings plus two verbs beginning with vowels. These can be printed out large for classroom displays or smaller for children to use at home.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Gramadach, An Aidiacht Shealbhach

Gaeilge: Gramadach, An Aidiacht Shealbhach

3rd-6th classesThis is a set of 7 posters displaying 'An Aidiacht Shealbhach' for each of the 7 persons and showing how the base word changes.The changes are highlighted in red font. It includes the nouns: bríste, bróg, oráiste, úll, cóta agus pancóg. It also includes, 'I mo chonaí. They can be printed out large for classroom displays or smaller for pupils to make into a booklet for work at home.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Leabhair Bheaga- briathra, an maith leat?, cé hé/hí seo?

Gaeilge: Leabhair Bheaga- briathra, an maith leat?, cé hé/hí seo?

classes 1st-4th, ages 6-10.These mini booklets can be printed out and completed as a whole class or group activity at the end of a unit of work, as revision or for homework. They can be laminated when completed and bound/stapled to make a class library of Irish 'Books' for children to read. These 'books' can be sent home to read with parents and used as revision. They can also be edited to add in more verbs/phrases of your choice to reflect the work done in your own classroom and also to differentiate for weaker/stronger children in your classroom. This idea can also be developed with other areas of the Irish Curriculum to make it useful for older classes. It can also be developed for the English Curriculum to make books on specific topics.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Réamhfhocal 'ag', 'ar', 'as', 'de', 'do', 'faoi', 'le', 'ó',

Gaeilge: Réamhfhocal 'ag', 'ar', 'as', 'de', 'do', 'faoi', 'le', 'ó',

classes 2nd-6th, ages 8+: Shows how to change each person to the equivalent person in the Réamhfhocal. Can be printed out A3 and used in classroom display for Gaeilge. Can be used as a visual aid when children are 'ag scríobhneoireacht as Gaeilge'. Can be printed out A5 or smaller and given to children to keep in a copy/folder, or made into a booklet, for use at home. The first four persons only can be used for younger classes.

By mcleanedel

Daidí na Nollaig Litir - Letter to Santa in Irish (As Gaeilge)

Daidí na Nollaig Litir - Letter to Santa in Irish (As Gaeilge)

This resource contains tasks to engage and help students write their own letter to Santa Claus in Irish (As Gaeilge)There is:1. A think pair share where students use a spider diagram to help them remember how to write a letter.2. Letter analysis - Students are given a sample letter where the translte the most important aspects of writing a letter to santa.From what the learn from these two tasks along with their own knowledge, they write theri own letter.It's a lovely fun Christmas activity! Bain taitneamh as:)

By CladdaghClassrooms

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Display - St. Patrick's Day Display as Gaeilge

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Display - St. Patrick's Day Display as Gaeilge

Simple display cards to get your room and your students in the festive Irish spirit. My students love St. Patrick's Day and the display is nice when surrounded by students work. Alternatively use the activity attached also. I use these as a game first to introduce the vocabulary to my students. They are placed around my room and students are given a list of St. Patrick's Day vocabulary in English. They then have to find the Irish equivalent. It's nice to watch students discover the vocabulary themselves as opposed to looking at a PowerPoint and writing everything down in a vocabulary book. Once the lesson is finished they can go onto a display board. Please note this is a .pdf only:)Bain taitneamh as:)

By CladdaghClassrooms

Scéal Naomh Pádraig - St. Patrick's Story as Gaeilge

Scéal Naomh Pádraig - St. Patrick's Story as Gaeilge

This 3 page booklet is an excellent resource for your Irish classroom this St. Patrick's day. Ideal for Junior Cert / GCSE classes, the story of St. Patrick is told in simple Irish. The story is followed by two tasks; comprehension questions & translating words. This resource along with other St. Patrick's Day resources available in my shop will make teaching so much easier during this week.Please note this is a .pdf resource only.Bain taitneamh as:)Claddagh Classrooms

By CladdaghClassrooms

Ceisteanna Poem - Irish Language Questions Poem

Ceisteanna Poem - Irish Language Questions Poem

I did this poem in Primary School to help me remember the Irish language question words. I still teach it today! It's fantastic way to teach what is usually expected to be just rote learned off. Also I generally find with lower level abilities they struggle to remember the question words and this always helps.

By CladdaghClassrooms

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St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

This bundle contains great resources for your classrooms this St. Patrick's day. There are activities, displays and the story of St. Patrick in simple Irish for all levels's to understand.Bain taitneamh as:)Claddagh Classrooms

By CladdaghClassrooms

St Patrick's Day Assembly - 17 March

St Patrick's Day Assembly - 17 March

This is an assembly to teach children about St Patrick's Day. It includes information about St Patrick and the St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world. The assembly finishes with some Irish language phrases to teach the children. It is suitable for ages 5 - 11. There are some optional photos to print to show the children. No further preparation required.This assembly is also available as part of a bundle of three Patron Saints assemblies for spring with St David (1 March) and St George (23 April).

By blossomingminds

Patron Saints Assemblies - March and April - St David, St Patrick and St George

Patron Saints Assemblies - March and April - St David, St Patrick and St George

This bundle contains three assemblies for the patron saint days in March and April: 1) St David - 1 March 2) St Patrick - 17 March 3) St George - 23 April. The St David's day assembly contains information on St David and the national symbols of the leek and daffodil. It finishes with some Welsh phrases to teach the children. The St Patrick's day assembly contains information on St Patrick and St Patrick's day celebrations around the world. It finishes with some Irish language phrases to teach the children. The St George's Day assembly contains information about St George, the legend of St George and the dragon, why St George is the patron saint of England and The George Cross. No further preparation is required.

By blossomingminds

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Lá Fhéile Vailintín - St. Valentines's Day Workbook Irish

Lá Fhéile Vailintín - St. Valentines's Day Workbook Irish

This workbook contains an array of activities to do with both KS3/4 - Junior Cert and KS5 - Leaving Cert pupils. Each activity can be used individually or the booklet can be used over a series of lessons (A lovely break from the normal lesson format!) My students love this time of the year and it's nice to see them excited about lessons.The booklet includes:Comprehension about St. Valentine & questionsA Valentine Vocabulary huntA crossword puzzleTranslation exercises based on romantic comments you would see in cards.Please note the Valentines Vocabulary display is in .PDF ONLY.The booklet is in .doc and .pdf format.

By CladdaghClassrooms

Cartaí Gaeilge - Irish Language Cards

Cartaí Gaeilge - Irish Language Cards

This resource can used to help encourage students to use classroom language as Gaeilge. It consists of two sides and when printed back to front and laminated these cards can be placed in students lanyards or in their pencils cases and taken out in lessons to encourage target language usage. They have made a huge difference for my students and during an Irish Inspection last year, they were praised by the inspector.

By CladdaghClassrooms

Lá Fhéile Valintín Display - St. Valentines Day Irish

Lá Fhéile Valintín Display - St. Valentines Day Irish

Simple display cards to get your room and your students in the festive romantic spirit. My students love St. Valentines Day and the display is nice when surrounded by students Valentines Day cards in Irish.Alternatively use the activity attached also. I use these as a game first to introduce the vocabulary to my students. They are placed around my room and students are given a list of Valentines vocabulary in English. They then have to find the Irish equivalent. It's nice to watch students discover the vocabulary themselves as opposed to looking at a PowerPoint and writing everything down in a vocabulary book.Once the lesson is finished they can go onto a display board. I've attached the .pdf for easy printingThe words included are:HeartFlowersPresentCardChocolateSweetsA hugCupidCupcakeBalloonsCoupleTeddyRingBain taitneamh as!

By CladdaghClassrooms

Flag of Ireland / St. Patrick's Day Themed Pack

Flag of Ireland / St. Patrick's Day Themed Pack

Celebrate 'St. Patrick's Day' with this themed pack that includes colourful sets of cut-out borders, banner, lined paper and page borders for your games, drawing or any writing activities in the class and sudoku puzzles for fun. Also includes flag of Ireland days of the week, months of the year and sets of alphabet and numbers. Great to use to teach alphabet recognition, spelling and phonetics for pupils learning English as a second language. They can also be used for creating beautiful wall displays, attractive posters and colourful bulletin boards.

By jinkydabon

Days of the Week in Irish - As Gaeilge

Days of the Week in Irish - As Gaeilge

Simple display for days of the week as Gaeilge. I have a space on the top right hand corner of my board where the day and month are switched everyday. ( I am no longer asked. 'Miss whats the date?' twenty times a day!)Bain taitneamh as:)

By CladdaghClassrooms