Irish

Irish is a core subject and is therefore compulsory (unless a student  has a Dept. of Education and science exemption) Irish is part of our culture and identity and as such is worthy of study by all.gaelic

Irish is a great advantage in the following areas teaching (Primary/Post primary), journalism, media studies (TG4, Radio na Gaeltachta), Civil services, translation studies, local government and publishing.

 

Junior Certificate Course

At Junior Certificate students use the books ‘Fonn 1’, ‘Fonn 2’ and ‘Fonn 3’ and have 5 periods per week and will work on the following areas:

Oral Work

Aural work

Grammar

Comprehensions

Writing (e.g. essays, stories, postcards etc)

Poetry study and prose study (Higher level)

 

At Junior Certificate level, the subject is assessed in the following methods:

Regular class tests

Formal in house exams (Christmas & Summer)

Formal state exams after 3 years 

 

Leaving Certificate Course

At Leaving Certificate, students use the book ‘Fuinneamh’ and have 5 periods of Irish in 5th year and 6 periods of Irish in 6th year. Students will study the following topics at Leaving Certificate:

Revision of Junior Certificate course (grammar, essay writing etc)

Oral Work

Aural Work

Writing (e.g. essay, letters, story writing)

Poetry study and prose study (Higher level)

 

At Leaving Certificate level, the subject is assessed in the following methods:

Regular class tests

Formal in house exams (Christmas & Summer)

State exams after 2 years

 

 

 

Department Staff Subject Web Resources
Subject Co-Ordinator – Ms F. McLaughlin

Academic Staff – Ms B. Barry

Academic Staff – Ms R. Campbell

Academic Staff – Ms S. Crawford

Academic Staff – Mr D. Hutton

Academic Staff – Ms M. Nelson

Academic Staff – Ms L. Dolan

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