Fáilte romhaibh go léir chuig ár suíomh idirlíon Gaeilge, tá siúl againn go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as. Mar a théann an seanfhocal ‘Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste’.

A sincere welcome to the Gaeilge section of our school website, we hope you enjoy engaging with it. As the seanfhocal goes ‘Broken Irish is better than clever English’, the intention of this saying is to encourage everyone to have a go with Gaeilge, it’s not about perfection rather it’s about embracing our culture! Regardless of your own experiences of the language your children will undoubtedly enjoy it more and be more likely to grasp it if the adults around them, staff and parents alike, have a positive disposition towards it. There are a range of supports below to help you and we hope you enjoy learning about the Gaeilge initiatives in our school.

Coiste Gaeilge 

We have a fantastic Coiste Gaeilge of volunteers from 5th and 6th class. They arrive to school early every Friday morning in order to promote Gaeilge and encourage their peers and younger children to engage with ‘Lá Gaeilge’ – which is our weekly dedicated day for trying to speak 'as Gaeilge'. Their dedication and enthusiasm keep us all going!

Podcast: ‘Raidió Scoil Lorcáin Naofa’

In December 2021, we launched our podcast ‘Raidió Scoil Lorcáin Naofa’. Since then, individual classes and their teachers have created and produced the podcast for a month at a time. The fantastic Gaeilge pieces they have created are commendable and give the children the opportunity to hear Gaeilge being used for a real-life purpose - click on the image below to listen:

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge takes place in March each year. This is a chance for us as a school to celebrate our culture and heritage, as well as enjoying using our cupla focail! Fun activities are organised for all levels and the week culminates in a Lá Glas where the whole school try to wear green to celebrate our traditions. Click here to read about all the activities undertaken to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024.

Parental Support

We want to help you to support your children to the best of your ability with Gaeilge. As such please find a range of supports below.

NCCA - Resources for Parents/Guardians

The tip sheets below have been developed by the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) to help parents and guardians support their children as they learn Irish. Each tip sheet describes a range of activities which you can do with your child at home ‘as Gaeilge’. These materials are designed to be fun and engaging for both parents and children.


An Ghaeilge Mórthimpeall Orm / Irish All Around Me


Spreagadh agus Spraoi sa Bhaile / Fun at Home


Mol an Óige agus Tiocfaidh Sí! / Praise, Praise, Praise!


Ag Labhairt is ag Léamh as Gaeilge / Speaking and Reading in Irish

Bua na Cainte at Home - Parent App

Click here to access the Bua na Cainte at Home app which includes a selection of conversations, songs, rhymes, poems and stories from the Bua na Cainte programme used from Junior Infants to 2nd Class

Click here for a list of useful websites and apps.

If as a parent you’d like to brush up on some useful phrases/common words, click here.

Spelling explained as Gaeilge

Grammar is simplified in the following powerpoints, this is intended to be a tool to support parents rather than to be shown to the children:

Aimsir Chaite 

Aimsir Chaite - Siolla Amháin

Aimsir Láithreach 

Aimsir Láithreach - Siolla Amháin

Aimsir Fháistineach

Aimsir Fháistineach - Siolla Amháin

Aimsir Chaite - Dhá Shiolla

Aimsir Láithreach - Dhá Shiolla

Aimsir Fháistineach - Dhá Shiolla