Dia duit agus fáilte go dtí an roinn Gaeilge in Ardscoil Naomh Pól.

Hello and welcome to our Year 8 Irish page.

Year 8 Irish in St Paul’s is very exciting as many of you will be starting to learn Irish for the first time.

During Year 8 you will learn how to speak and write in Irish, as well as develop your skills in listening and reading in the language.  You will study many topics that will help you talk about yourself and develop your confidence to allow you to have a conversation with another person in Irish.  You will also have an opportunity to achieve the ‘Cupla Focal‘ award which you can wear on your blazer with pride.

You will also learn all about where you live and the meaning behind the places where you live.

Some of the learning areas in Irish at Year 8 are listed below:

  • All about myself
  • The classroom
  • Days of the Week, Months of the Year and Seasons
  • Talking about the Weather
  • Counting from one to a billion (yes, a billion!)
  • Telling the time
  • Talking about my family and friends
  • Discussing my hobbies and interests

The content for Year 8 Irish can be accessed via the video content we have produced to support our students while learning Irish.  You can find this content on our YouTube channel.

You can start your journey in Irish by watching this video below.


You will have great fun learning Irish at St Paul’s.  We have a special ‘Fáilte’ competition for students in Year 8, and you will have the opportunity to  join Club na Gaeilge and attend our annual Céilí which is held during Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish week).

In Year 8, we encourage students to pay their first visit to the Irish colleges of the Donegal Gaeltacht. The two week course is organised by Coláiste Mhuire, Loch an Iúir and is specifically designed for Year 8 students. This gives the students their first taste of Irish as a spoken, living language and every year they have a great time.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Irish department in St Paul’s.  You can find out more information about the Irish department at St Paul’s from our page on the main school website, or have a look at our special video promoting the Irish department at St Paul’s.

We really look forward to meeting you in September.

Slán go fóill.


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