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Junior Cycle Gaeilge
The junior Irish programme aims at providing the students with the communication skills to allow them to participate in everyday interactions with other Irish speakers and to be able to engage with the language in oral, aural and written forms. It also helps students develop a broad knowledge of cultural, social and political matters of Ireland. Irish is a compulsory subject in the Junior Cycle.

An Ghaeilge mar ábhar scoile

Is ábhar éigeantach í an Ghaeilge le rogha leathan ar an gcuracalam. Cuirtear an-bhéim ar scilleanna cumarsáide na teanga a mhúineadh do na daltaí agus an teanga a thabhairt dóibh ar bhealach taitneamhach agus spleodrach. Tá sé mar aidhm ag Roinn na Gaeilge go mbeadh cúltúr beo na tíre fite fuaite le múineadh na teanga. 

Course Content
The Junior Cycle assessment includes two classroom-based assessments (an oral piece and a compilation of written pieces) and a final exam at common level.


News items


Vlogs and other social media resources

Basic extracts from magazines and other authentic and non authentic material

Personal pieces (letters, postcards, notes, blogs…)


Creative pieces





Role plays



Type of Homework/Projects/Assignments
Homework and assignments vary to help students develop all language skills (reading / grammar / listening / writing / presentation / research…)
Extra Curricular Activities
Extra-curricular activities include trips to the Gaeltacht, theatre and cinema and in school activities such as the after school Club na Gaeilge.
IT resources, a wide array of authentic educational materials, as well as an after school Irish homework club
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