Irish is a core subject which is taught at foundation, ordinary and higher level for bought Junior and Leaving Cert Level. The study of Irish emphasises the development of oral, aural, reading and writing skills and also gives students an insight into Irish literature and culture.

Time allocation

All class periods are 40 minutes. 
In the Junior Cycle, Irish is timetabled for five periods a week.
In Transition Year, Irish is timetabled for four periods a week.
In the Senior Cycle, Irish is timetabled for five periods a week



Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning process.  Students also have formal in-house examinations at the end of each term. In Third Year and Sixth Year, students complete Mock Examinations in February. Leaving Certificate students complete the Oral component of the Leaving Certificate Examination around Easter each year.  The State Examination Commission confirms the date of the oral examination each year.  The Junior Certificate Examination and Leaving Certificate Examination take place in June.

Other Information

A wide variety of extra- curricular activities take place in all years including an Irish conversation group. During Seachtain na Gaeilge, students take part in table quizzes and other activities "as Gaeilge". Students are strongly encouraged to go to the Gaeltacht each summer and scholarships are available within the school

Tá sé mar aidhm again I bpobalscoil na nDomhnaí an ghaeilge a spreagadh agus a chur chun cinn I measc na ndaltaí. Mar a deir an seanfhocal “ Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”