Irish Gaelic teaching resources: News and current affairs

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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:)

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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

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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.

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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!

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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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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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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!

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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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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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Fadhbanna Soisialta Gaeilge - Social Problems Leaving Cert / A Level

Fadhbanna Soisialta Gaeilge - Social Problems Leaving Cert / A Level

This resource contains a four page document about social problems. This will help students when writing essays (an aiste) in their Leaving Certificate. It can also help them for preparation in the Oral Examination.This resource also contains a set of questions to start students discussing the issues. There is a vocabulary box for them to write down their ideas.There is a lot of information here for students:)

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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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