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Subject Information 

Junior Cycle Gaeilge focuses on key topics such as Mé Féin, Mo Chlann, Mo Shaol ar Scoil, Mo Cheantar agus Caithimh Aimsire. The subject is taught through use of the main language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking while incorporating the Junior Cycle key skills. Students are encouraged to choose areas for their CBAs which are of interest to them, promoting self directed learning.  Senior Cycle Gaeilge is a continuation of Junior Cycle Gaeilge, with an emphasis on Literature, Oral Language, Comprehension, Composition and Listening. The oral exam is worth 40% in the Leaving Certificate - this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the student's overall knowledge of key topics and ability to communicate effectively. 

Department Members

  • Ms. Gillian Kettle

  • Ms. Lucy Pratt

  • Ms. Bláithín Murphy

  • Ms. Mary O'Sullivan

  • Ms. Anita O'Keeffe

  • Ms Mona Fitzpatrick

Why Study Irish?

Learning Gaeilge offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of our native language which is an integral part of our heritage and culture. 

What kind of student would Irish suit?

Students with a flair for languages will enjoy engaging with this subject. This language will suit students who are good communicators and who enjoy playing an active role in their learning. 

Career Sectors

This subject builds skills and knowledge that are particularly useful for careers in the following Career Sectors: 

  • Education & Training

  • Tourism and Hospitality

  • Media & Film

  • History

  • Culture and Languages

  • Government Policies and EU

  • Na Gardaí

  • An Post

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