Accuracy in Irish (Intermediate) for Primary School Teachers - 2021 / 2022 School year

What kind of course is it?


Important: Participants in this course will not be entitled to EPV days upon completion of the course.
This course is aimed at those with a good standard of spoken Irish who have a reasonable understanding of the grammar of the language. The focus is on aspects of grammar that are more challenging than those found in the Basic Course, including those that come up in class on a regular basis and with which both pupils and teachers have difficulties.

The rules are explained in a simple, accessible way and an attempt has been made to avoid complicated terminology. The grammatical explanations are concise and throughout the course the author draws attention to patterns and to the way in which various structures are used in everyday speech and in the written language.

The course is bilingual - each sentence in Irish is translated into English.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • to improve the participants’ standard of grammar by explaining the more complicated aspects of grammar in a clear, concise manner;
  • to draw the teachers’ attention to the importance of accuracy in Irish and to encourage them to put what they have learnt into practice in the classroom, something that will benefit both them and their pupils;
  • to give teachers an opportunity to exchange practical ideas for the classroom through the discussion forum.


This course was written by Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Gaelchultúr’s Director of Education and one of the founders of the company. Lisa Madden edited Accuracy in Irish (Intermediate) for Primary School Teachers and wrote some additional exercises as well.

Course Content

The course does not aim to give a comprehensive account of Irish grammar, rather it concentrates on some of the core aspects of the grammar and on points that come up regularly in the classroom.

Module 1

  • Part 1: The Noun 1
  • Part 2: The Noun 2

Module 2

  • Part 1: The Vocative Case
  • Part 2: The Numbers

Module 3

  • Part 1: The Adjective 1
  • Part 2: The Adjective 2

Module 4

  • Part 1: The Present Tense
  • Part 2: The Future Tense

Module 5

  • Part 1: The Verbal Noun and the Verbal Adjective
  • Part 2: Online resources

Course guide

Course layout

There are five modules in the course Accuracy in Irish (Intermediate) for Primary School Teachers and each module contains a mixture of grammatical explanation and exercises. After you have read some grammar rules, you have an opportunity to try several exercises based on those rules.

All the exercises are interactive. Once you’ve completed an exercise, you can then click on the Seol (Send) button and receive feedback immediately. You’ll be told which answers were correct and which were incorrect, and you’ll given the correct answers and a score.


When can I begin the course?

Immediately! Students study the course independently of a teacher. This means that you can improve your Irish in the office or from the comfort of your home, at your own pace, and at whatever time suits you.

What happens if I have a question?

Write it on the forum! You’ll be able to contact other learners through this discussion forum. You can send messages, ask and answer questions, and express ideas there. Members of the Gaelchultúr team keep an eye on the forum, so they’ll be able to answer any tricky questions.

If you have any other questions, email or call 1890 252 900 or + 353 (0) 1 484 5220.