Roinn na Gaeilge

The mission statement of the Irish Department is to give students an appreciation of their rich Gaelic heritage as well as a thorough grounding in the Irish language, both spoken and written. Irish is a compulsory subject in school and the department’s teachers follow the syllabus as laid down by the Department of Education and Skills and prepares its students for the State examinations at Junior and Leaving Certificate levels. Both ordinary and higher levels are available in all years and special emphasis is placed on the spoken language in transition year where 40% of the marks are allotted to the oral examination.