Irish Gaelic teaching resources: Grammar

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:)

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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.

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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.

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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:)

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An Aimsir Chaite - The Past Tense

An Aimsir Chaite - The Past Tense

This is a resource that contains a revision mat for the past tense in Irish - 'An Aimsir Chaite'. Also attached is a verb table with all irregular verbs, two work sheets and finally an assessment that can be used once the topic is complete.

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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:)

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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:)

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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.

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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!

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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:)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:)

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Basic Classroom Gaeilge (Irish)

Basic Classroom Gaeilge (Irish)

Bundle contains a display and a poem to help students remember question words as Gaeilge (in Irish) It also Irish language cards to help encourage target language usage in the classroom! All the basics you need to encourage and inspire your students to bígí ag caint as Gaeilge:)

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Na Forainmneacha Réamhfhoclacha - Prepositional Pronouns (Gaeilge/Irish)

Na Forainmneacha Réamhfhoclacha - Prepositional Pronouns (Gaeilge/Irish)

This is a resource to help teach the topic of prepositional pronouns in Irish.It contains a list of the most common prepositional pronouns in Irish and also two sheets with the most common phrases associated to each one. It is a confusing topic for students but I found these revision sheets helped a lot:)As always I have attached .pdf for printing and .doc for editing.

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Scrúdú Béal - Irish Oral Junior / Leaving Certificate (GCSE)

Scrúdú Béal - Irish Oral Junior / Leaving Certificate (GCSE)

This is a list of questions I have compiled for both my Junior & Leaving Certificate students for the Oral Exam. As an examiner I have used these questions and it helps focus students learning for their exam.At the beginning is a list of phrases they can use to increase their fluency levels, sound more fluent and natural in their speech, all while thinking of an answer! It is very much geared towards Leaving Cert Ordinary level but I have also asked all to Higher Level students as well!There is over 100 basic questions that cover a wide range of topics.

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Gramadach na Gaeilge

Gramadach na Gaeilge

Bundle contains Grammar revision mats and exercises for some of the most prominent grammar topics in Irish; An Aimsir Chaite, An Aimsir Fháistineach, An Aimsir Láithreach, An Modh Choinniollach, Séimhiú & Urú. Bain taitneamh as!

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