The aim of Junior Certificate Irish in the college is to improve the students ability to communicate through Irish.  There is a focus on improving your language skills through concentrating on four areas:    

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading

Junior Certificate Irish is assessed in the following way:

  • an aural exam- listen to a CD and answer questions based on it
  • a written exam- answer questions about what has been studied

The written part of the exam ranges from writing a postcard,  reading a notice to commenting on a piece of poetry or story you have never seen before, writing essays to letter writing.

The exam can be taken at Higher, Ordinary or Foundation level. 

This Irish Factsheet provides you with an overview of Junior Cycle Irish. Just click on the link below: