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Fáilte chuig Roinn na Gaeilge i gColáiste Mhuire Cois Abhann 

Welcome to The Irish Department in Marian College

Tá Gaeilge an-tábhachtach dúinn sa scoil seo agus déanaimid ár ndícheall i gcónaí an teanga álainn seo a chur chun cinn gach iarracht is feidir linn.

Irish is very important to this school and we do our best always to promote this beautiful language as much as we can.

AN TEASTAS SÓISEARACH (Junior Certificate)

Junior Certificate Irish builds upon the language developed and learned during primary education. The student’s vocabulary is both reinforced and enriched at this stage and the four language skills: Éisteacht, labhairt, léamh agus scríobh (Aural, oral, reading and writing) are further developed.

A new revised Junior Cycle Irish course was introduced to all First Years in September 2017.

  1. It will be offered at two levels- Ardleibhéal (HL) agus Gnáthléibhéal(OL)
  2. The curriculum specification has three strands:
  1. Communitive Competence
  2. Language and Cultural Awareness
  3. Self-awareness as learners

There are still some similarities between the old and the new course. However, there are some notable differences. For example, students will be encouraged to partake in:

  • Féinmheasúnú (self-assessment)
  • Punann ( portfolio) a choimeád
  • Obair bheirte (pair work)
  • Obair ghrúpa ( group work)
  • Cur i láthair ( presentation)
  • Teicneolaíocht dhigiteach( digital technology)
  • Tasc cultúir ( culture task)
  • NA 8 PRÍOMHSCILEANNA( the 8 main skills
  • A bheith liteartha(being literate)
  • A bheith uimheartha(being numerate)
  • Cumarsáid(communicating)
  • A bheith cruthaitheach(being creative)
  • Mé féin a bhainistiú( managing myself)
  • Obair le daoine eile( working with others)
  • Fanacht folláin( staying well)
  • Eolas agus smaointeoireacht( managing information and thinking)


MEASÚNÚ AGUS AN SCRÚDÚ (Assessment and Examination)

The assessment of Irish for the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) will comprise of two Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs); Language portfolio and Communication Task and a final examination. The CBAs will allow students to demonstrate their language, communicative, and interactive abilities in ways not possible in a formal examination. The assessments will be closely related to the day-to-day work in the classroom. There will be an Assessment Task to complete after the second CBA. The Assessment Task will be related to the learning outcomes on which the second CBA is based. The Assessment Task will be sent to The State Examinations Commission (SEC) for marking along with the final examination.


Leaving Cert Irish builds upon the language developed during Junior Cycle. All four language skills, Éísteacht,labhairt,léamh agus scríobh are further developed, in order to enable the student take an active part in the bilingual society in which we live in today in Ireland. They will cover a wide range of more advanced topics from An Córas Oideachais, Fadhbanna sóisialta An Timpeallacht,to name a few.. They will study Litríocht na Gaeilge(Irish literature) in the form of Prós agus Filíocht (prose and poetry) , Scannán( film) and Drámaíocht(drama) as well as An teanga scríofa( the written language).

Irish is assessed at three levels- Ardléibhéal(higher), Gnathléibhéal(Ordinary) and Bonnléibhéal(Foundation) level.

The Scrúdú cainte (oral) exam is worth 40% of the Leaving Cert exam!

Bíonn Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl i mí Márta gach bliain.

Seachtain na Gaeilge is marked each year in the school, with events like: Cluichí spóirt, Tráth na gCeist, Comórtais Ealaíne , Gaeilge 24, Amhráin, Scannáin , Turais go dtí an Irish Film Institute agus An Triail .

Bíonn turas go dtí na hOileáin Árann eagraithe gach bliain freisin.

A quote from Patrick Pearse:

“ Tir gan teanga, tír gan anam”…

A country without a language is a country without a soul

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