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Irish Resources & Supports at Primary Level

Irish Curriculum - read details of the Primary level curriculum for the Irish language as provided by the NCCA service, Note when visiting the site that the Irish curriculum details are displayed in Irish and that you can view details for the different class levels by clicking on the menu at the left hand side.

Exemption from Irish - There are some circumstances where a student can be exempted from learning Irish - find out more.

Gael Scoileanna - There are approximately 170 primary schools teaching fully through the Irish medium and 39 secondary schools throughout the 32 counties. Click on the links to view the primary gael scoils and on the following link to view a list of secondary gael cholaisti.

Summer Irish Colleges for Primary Students

Colaiste na bhFiann - holds 3 week residential courses and day courses for primary students in 4th/5th/6th class

Colaiste Chorca Dhuibhne - holds 3 week courses in Kerry for primary age 10 - 12 yrs

Spleodar - holds residential courses in July & August in Roscum for ages 9 - 13 yrs

Useful Irish Websites
A database of Irish terms containing over 270,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions.
Free online course to help parents learn the basics to help their kids
Access to quizzes, crosswords & flashcards
Downloadable Gaeilge Resources & worksheets for Primary Teachers or Parents
Abair Leat!
The materials presented in Abair Leat! are intended as a learning aid for people of any age group who wish to improve their speaking skill in Gaeilge.

Parent Suggestions & Questions

Home Tuition (Paul Burke, 06/10)
Irish Language classes for parents (fiona15, 03/09 16:27)
Gaeltacht for 6th class pupils? (Lynda, 02/11 15:28)
New Primary Irish Resources Page and Discussion Thread (SchoolDays, 28/06)