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The Ultimate Irish-Language Teaching Resource



  • NQTs
  • Teachers looking to enhance their teaching methodologies in the classroom
  • Parents who wish to support their children at home


Ar Aghaidh Leat is a bilingual teacher manual designed specifically for teachers in primary schools or parents supporting their child in developing the Irish language in the home. It provides an invaluable compilation of vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, writing and presentation skills to support the delivery of the Primary Language Curriculum.  It was developed by an experienced primary school teacher with the aim of enabling teachers to plan Irish lessons that reflect the diversity of their students' language experience.

Ar Aghaidh Leat aims to consolidate aspects of the three strands of the New Primary Language Curriculum. Within these strands are elements that describe essential language learning: developing communicative relationships through language, understanding the content and structure of language, as well as exploring and using language.


€ 25.00

Dr Yvonne Malone Fahy is a primary school teacher and has been teaching for the past 15 years in Co. Tipperary. Yvonne is passionate about teaching languages, particularly the Irish language, in a linguistically diverse classroom. She wrote this book to create a resource that can be used to address the language learning needs of all children, thereby allowing children to develop their language skills and progress their learning at their own pace. She completed a PhD in UCD in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. After a number of years working in the pharmaceutical industry, she diversified careers to  become a primary school teacher.

Dr Yvonne Malone Fahy - Author

What are the benefits of Ar Aghaidh Leat

  • One-stop shop for all vocabulary associated with the 10 themes of the Primary Language Curriculum.
  • All your grammatical questions answered when teaching tricky grammatical points to students.
  • Supports teachers in teaching sentence structure and writing stories for a variety of events/occasions.
  • Sets students up for oral presentations, debates and written reports, with key terminology used to structure these activities.
  • Games and activities for school and home, along with useful worksheets to support the learning of Irish.


Structure of the Book

Section One focuses on the acquisition of language across the 10 themes of the Irish Curriculum, along with four additional units: Logainmneacha, Teicneolaíocht, An Nádúr agus An Timpeallacht, and Seanfhocail. Each unit focuses on oral language, reading and writing within the theme. It also focuses on the on the assessment of thematic language learning.  

Section Two focuses on the development of grammar skills, supporting teachers/parents in teaching students’ important grammar skills and knowledge.

Section Three focuses on the language required to write stories, reports and debates, using the Irish language. This section also presents the language required in order to develop comprehension strategies. Game suggestions are also provided, and these can be played in the classroom or the home as children learn language through play