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Tinteán/Hearth by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

The poem was published in The Irish Times on the 13th August 2016. It was posted on November 6, 2016 by Tinteán Editorial Team/EMcK. Doireann Ní Ghríofa has recently been awarded the prestigious Rooney Prize of Irish Literature, Ireland’s oldest literary award. Congratulations! Please see the original article here at Tintean.Org   Tinteán Ag scuabadh luaithe as an ngráta […]

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Beginners Level – Term 4 Test and Additional Class Materials

The following test is based of the Buntus Cainte textbook, focusing on four dialogues: 71, 81, 85 and 87. Questions Answers – To be updated.    Here also are the two pages of Beal Beo 4. These are provided as supplementary to GGS, one very 21st century classroom material, and the other reflecting the social mores of […]

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Irish Language Radio Station

The following radio station has been suggested to us by a class member Kate. Bite Size Irish Gaelic “It teaches bitesize Gaelic and the stuff we are learning in our workbooks, this helps us move forward in bitesize conversations. It is extremely good. It is also mixed with traditional music. It plays in the background […]

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Youtube Series – Pronunciation and Help for Beginners

This YouTube series seems particularly suited to beginners with the kind of clear and accessible pronunciation that helps newcomers develop confidence to attempt simple conversations. Submitted by Kate. R

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Secondary Level – 2016 Semester 1 – Prt 2

Week 4 Homework: Coimisiún na Scrúduithe Stáit – 2009 – LINK HERE Ceist 4 (a) agus (b) (lch. 6 &7) Ceist 6 (b) amhain ((b) only, not (a))(lch.11) Past exams for practice: Junior Certificate – Foundation Junior Certificate – Ordinary Leaving Certificate – Foundation TEG – Listening Exercises 52 Sec Eamonn agus Siobhan Link Here 1.20 Nom Suil […]

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Secondary Level – 2016 Semester 1 – Prt 1

Week 1 Irish Junior Certificate exam – Pages 5. Click Here to View Copy Roinn II Léamhthuiscint C1, Leaving Certificate exam – Pages 6 – 12. Click Here to View Copy Roinn II Léamhthuiscint C2 agus C3 Roinn III Ceapadóireacht C6. (b) TEG – Listening Exercises 1.20 min Telephone Numbers Link Here 40 sec Nationality Link Here 3.14 […]

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Beginners Level – 2016 Semester 1 – Prt 1

Work covered in class during weeks 1 and 2. Beal Beo 4, pages 195/196 (Pg195 Link – Pg196 Link) Why Ciara was crying etc.  Finding out what the rest of the passage means. (In pairs) Understanding/answering six questions, starting with some geography! Practise Gaeilge Gan Stró GGS page 17, GGS page 19, Conversations 2C and 2D: Beal […]

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TG Lurgan

Bealach taitneamnach le fanacht i dtiún leis an teanga ná a bheith ag éisteacht le amhráin as Gaeilge. Bailiúchán breá d’amhráin nuachumtha chomh maith le leaganacha Gaeilge de cheanna a bhfuil tóir orthu atá i TG Lurgan. Learning and singing along the lyrics of popular songs is an enjoyable as well as being a very […]

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Looking for Irish in Australia

Looking for Irish in Australia “Most of our capital cities in Australia have year-long Irish language classes.You can also immerse yourself in Irish at the daonscoileanna, folkschools, in Melbourne and in Sydney, whether you are a beginner or a native speaker. Bain triail as! Have a go!” Have a read of this article posted by teacher, […]

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Spreagúil Nuacht – TG4 in Australia

TG4 (Ireland’s fantastic Irish language TV channel) has announced that their online player (from which you can access and watch all of their programs) can now be used for free here in Australia!! Most programs are in Irish, but they have both Irish and English subtitle options. Follow the link below to visit the player: […]

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