This section is to help parents get started with Irish, help their child, phrases to use in in school or at home, etc.
How to help your child
You can help your child by speaking Irish when on the school premises or speaking to the teacher. You do not have to have a lot of Irish and mixing with English is fine, this way your child understands that Irish is the language at school. It will encourage your child to speak Irish also.
Glór na Ríogh
This is a voluntary organisation setup in Naas to encourage Irish speaking in the community and organise events to enhance the Irish culture in the town. Muinteoir Eleanoir is the Chairman of Glór na Ríogh.
Níl Seán ar scoil. Tá sé tinn. Seán is not at school. He is sick.
Gabh mo leithscéal. Tá mé déanach. Excuse me. I’m late.
Bhí an trácht lofa. The traffic was terrible.
Cuir glaoch orm. Call me.
Tá nóta sa mhála scoile. There is a note in the schoolbag.
Cá bhfuil do mhála? Where is your bag?
Cá bhfuil do bhosca lón? Where is your lunch box?
An bhfuil d’obair bhaile agat? Have you got your homework?
Dia duit! Hello
Dia ‘s Muire duit! Reply to Hello
Conas atá tú? How are you?
Go maith agus tú féin? Good and how about you?
An bhfuil d’obair bhaile déanta agat? Did you do your homework?
Tá ocras orm. I am hungry.
Tá tart orm. I am thirsty.
Tá an dinneár réidh. Dinner is ready.
Ní maith liom prataí. I don’t like potatoes.
Is maith liom uachtar reoite. I like ice- cream.
Ar mhaith leat leabhar a léamh? Would you like to read a book?
Cad atá ar an teilifís? What is on the television?
Ar mhaith leat ceangail a 4 a imirt? Would you like to play Connect 4?
Ná bí dana! Don’t be bold.
Éirigh as! Stop that
Maith an fear/buachaill Good man/boy
Maith an bhean/cailín Good woman/girl
Tá sé in am dul a leaba. It’s time for bed
Táim traochta I am exhausted.
Scuab do fhiacla Brush your teeth.
Istigh sa cith leat! Into the shower with you.
Scuab do chuid ghruaige. Brush your hair.
Cuir do phitseamaí/gúna oíche ort Put on your pyjamas/nightie.
Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh Goodnight and sleep tight