Irish Gaelic teaching resources: Culture

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

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

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day

This resource introduces Saint Patrick's Day, which has become a popular celebration around the world. The resource contains plenty of photos and facts about Saint Patrick's Day, including the story of Saint Patrick and information about how the festival is celebrated in Ireland and around the world, from church services to green drinks and parades!A useful resource for students of all ages, to use in the classroom or in a whole school assembly.Please note, this resource is a PDF.

By cassieborodenko

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

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

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

Festivals and Celebrations

Festivals and Celebrations

This bundle contains resources that introduce: Chinese New Year, Martisor, Holi, International Women's Day, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Lent and Mardi Gras. These resources are useful in classroom and whole-school assembly settings, for students of any age. Simply show the presentations on your computer or smartboard and discuss!

By cassieborodenko

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

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

St. Patrick's Day 'artphone' art lesson with word search and leprechaun selfie

St. Patrick's Day 'artphone' art lesson with word search and leprechaun selfie

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and engage children creatively with this fun, modern fold out Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet art activity.This activity invites students to cut out and make their own fold out booklet style art-phone, and then to complete the image making on the front cover and the wordsearch and 'release your inner leprechaun' selfie drawing activity on the inside pages.The finished 'artphone' measures 5 x 10 inches / 13 x 25.5cm.It can be printed on US letter or A4 paper and is spellings are suitable for US, UK and AustraliaThe front cover:What is your leprechaun name?Create thumbnail doodles or drawings for the 7 sections:Shamrock, Irish flag, pot of gold, rainbow, leprechaun hat and shoes, lucky horse shoeThe 2 fold out inner pages:1. word search activity - find the18 words relating to St. Patrick's Day2. Release your inner leprechaun!Have fun creating a leprechaun selfie with the template providedConsiderations, how to use this activity:Consider the space around the images you drawHow do the 7 images look collectively?Is there an emerging theme or style or colour?What colours do we associate with words?eg shamrock: greenWork imaginatively!The included example uses a black ball point pen and felt tipsThe completed art-phones slip comfortably into a back pocket.They will work well pegged up as a garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board.

By dipagan

St. Patrick's Day Activities and Worksheets

St. Patrick's Day Activities and Worksheets

These are worksheets and activities for St. Patrick’s day that you can do with your class. All of the worksheets are no-prep to save you time. It is most ideal for Grades 2-4. It has many literacy activities that teach about the St. Patrick’s day history and customs. This booklet encourages lots of writing and presents it in a fun way. It also includes a math board game for division facts for the numbers 2 to 5. Answer key pages are also included.Contents:St. Patrick’s Day Writing PagesCountdown to St. Patrick’s DayMaking Words Worksheet PagesSt. Patrick’s Day BraceletsMath Board Game for Division Facts with cards and directionsSt. Patrick’s Day Word Search and Answer keySt. Patrick’s Day Alphabetical Order Sort with Answer KeySt. Patrick’s Day Crossword Puzzle with Answer Key20 PagesNyla's Crafty Teaching

By TeacherNyla

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Nollaig - Activities as Gaeilge (In Irish)

An Nollaig - Activities as Gaeilge (In Irish)

This resource contains three resources for a lesson in Irish.The first is a Bingo game, using Christmas vocabulary (See my display resource for that vocabulary)The second is a puzzle where students need to orientate themselves through a puzzle. This can be done using directions. (One person is blind folded and they must direct their partner around the puzzle) Or this resource can be used as a simple starter.The third resource is a word search. Each activity focuses oral skills and new vocabulary. It's a lovely way to finish the term off and also a way to keep students engaged in their final lesson.

By laobhaoise_kirwan

An Nollag - Display & Activity

An Nollag - Display & Activity

This resource contains all the necessary displays for your Irish classroom this Christmas.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 Christmas 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 printing.

By laobhaoise_kirwan

Amhrán Gaeilge na Nollag - Irish Language Christmas Songs

Amhrán Gaeilge na Nollag - Irish Language Christmas Songs

This resource offers three Christmas Carols in Irish. They are:Rudolf an Fia Rua - Rudolf the Rednose ReindeerJingle Bells - Tá an Nollaig Buailte Linn12 Days of Christmas - 12 Lá NollagMy classes every year from 1st - 6th Year, GCSE to A Level and also my Primary School niece and nephew love singing these songs. Enjoy:)

By laobhaoise_kirwan

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Set of Christmas around the world(9 countries)Students read the text and answer the questions (reading comprehension)

By Olynj