Leaving Certificate Irish at Coláiste Dhúlaigh builds upon the language developed during Junior Cycle. All four language skills are developed in order to enable students take an active part in the bilingual society in which we live in today in Ireland. Students are encouraged to share their views on a range of topics. Students are also prepared during Senior Cycle for further study in or through Irish.
Irish is assessed at three levels for both Junior and Senior cycle i.e. Foundation Level, Ordinary Level or Higher Level. The learner’s oral competency is assessed in Senior Cycle around Easter of the final year, in an oral examination worth 40%, at each level, of the overall mark, and the other three skills are assessed in June. Aspects of literary works must be studied at Ordinary Level while at Higher Level these same works and additional material must be studied in greater detail.
Seachtain na Gaeilge is celebrated annually at Coláiste Dhúlaigh where students are encouraged to take the Irish language in to the local community through various different activities and fund raising events. With the use of our JCSP library students have access to a wide range of literary works that are separate to the curriculum. Along with this, we have regular visits from external groups teaching Irish through the medium of comedy, comic art and drama.