Irish Gaelic teaching resources: Basics

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

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 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: 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

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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

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

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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 laobhaoise_kirwan

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Na haimsirí Gaeilge - Verb tenses in Irish Booklet

Na haimsirí Gaeilge - Verb tenses in Irish Booklet

This booklet contains a revision mat for all tenses in Irish taught at Junior Cert (GCSE) and Leaving Cert (A Level)The tenses included areAn Aimsir ChaiteAn Aimsir LáithreachAn Aimsir FháistineachAn Modh CoinníollachEach of these tenses are essential to students attempting any exam and are a great resource for revision!Bain taitneamh as:)

By laobhaoise_kirwan

Séimhiú & Urú Leabhar Oibre - Séimhiú & Urú Booklet

Séimhiú & Urú Leabhar Oibre - Séimhiú & Urú Booklet

This Booklet contains all you need to know about Seimhiú and Urú in Irish. (The most essential & confusing grammar rules for students)The booklet contains:A revision mat for SéimhiúA revision mat for UrúA practice exercise of 20 questions combining both sets of rulesAnswers to the practice questions.Bain taitneamh as:)

By laobhaoise_kirwan

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Leabhar Oibre - An Aimsir Chaite Past tense Workbook

Leabhar Oibre - An Aimsir Chaite Past tense Workbook

This booklet contains all you need to teach the past tense in Irish.The booklet contains:A revision mat with everything you need to form the tense.A revision mat with all irregular verbsA series of activities to practice the tenseBain taitneamh as:)

By laobhaoise_kirwan

Carta Poist - Post Cards in Irish

Carta Poist - Post Cards in Irish

Writing a 'Post Card' in Irish is an integral part of the Junior Certificate (GCSE) exam. This PowerPoint contains absolutely everything a student needs in order to be able to answer that question and obtain full marks.The ppt. is divided into sections with all possible variables that could be asked for catered for. There is a translation exercise at the end to check for learning and also two examples of past exam papers done for the students.While only one PowerPoint is included there is at least 3 lessons of materials here.Bain taitneamh as.

By laobhaoise_kirwan

An Aidiacht Shealbhach as Gaeilge - The Possessive Adjective in Irish

An Aidiacht Shealbhach as Gaeilge - The Possessive Adjective in Irish

This is an excellent booklet that contains all you need to practive the possessive adjective in Irish.The Booklet contains:A revision mat of the rulesActivities for consonant rulesActivities for vowel rulesActivities for all rules combined.There is a PowerPoint lesson that can accompany this booklet (for sale in my shop on its own or as a bundle) or simply this booklet can be used as a stand alone piece of work for your lessons.Bain taitneamh as:)

By laobhaoise_kirwan

Céacht An Aidiacht Shealbhach - The Possessive Adjective Lesson

Céacht An Aidiacht Shealbhach - The Possessive Adjective Lesson

This PowerPoint contains all you need to know about the Possessive Adjective in Irish. It contains three small activities the first of which focuses on students ability to discover the grammar rules for themselves.The PowerPoint covers rules for consonants and rules for vowels and an activity to practice learning for both.The final slide mentions a homework activity which is part of a work booklet. This can be bought on its own or part of a bundle.Finally there is a revision mat with all the rules for students to pop into their notes folders / books:)Bain taitneamh as!

By laobhaoise_kirwan

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An Aidiacht Shealbhach

An Aidiacht Shealbhach

This bundle contains a PowerPoint and a 7 page booklet to teach the topic of the possessive adjective in Irish. There are loads of activities and students should feel very comfortable with this topic after they've completed all tasks.

By laobhaoise_kirwan

Briathar na Gaeilge - Verbs in Irish Booklet

Briathar na Gaeilge - Verbs in Irish Booklet

This booklet contains all you need to know to understand verbs in Irish. This is necessary for all students to learn prior to doing any verb work or conjugations as this is the basis to understanding any tense.The resource contains:A step by step revision mat of what types of verbs there are and how to recognize them.An activity sheet to practice and demonstrate learningAnswers to the activities.

By laobhaoise_kirwan

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An Nollaig Leabhar Oibre - Irish Christmas Work Booklet

An Nollaig Leabhar Oibre - Irish Christmas Work Booklet

This booklet is a must have for your Irish lessons This Christmas. It contains everything you need for teaching and enjoying this topic.The booklet contains:Scéal na Nollag - The Story of Christmas followed by a word wall for students to translateStór Focal na Nollag - Christmas Vocabulary with a separate display activity to doBia na Nollag - Food of Christmas with a word wall for students to use to match pictures & vocabDánta na Nollag - Two Christmas poems to read through and you can analyseLitir Chuig Daidí na Nollag - Letter to Santa Writing ActivityAmhráin na Nollag - Christmas songs to sing and learn. Songs include; Silent Night, Jingle Bells, The First Noel, 12 Days of Christmas & Fairytale of New York.Bain taitneamh as!

By laobhaoise_kirwan