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During this extended period of school closure, it may be an opportunity for the children (or parents) of Saints & Scholars to learn a new language. I am thinking in particular about our Primary 7 children who will be moving onto secondary education in a school which Irish is taught and to those who attended my after-school Irish club.


With that in mind, I have decided to upload and share a range of learning resources for children to try out, should they be interested.


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: sdowney318@c2kni.net.


Le dea-ghuí,


Mr. Downey



Irish language publishing house, Futa Fata have begun broadcasting a few minutes reading in Irish for little ones at 11am every morning via their Facebook page and on Instagram too.

Back to Basics

Practice what we have learned at home.


Dia duit - Hello

Dia is Muire duit - Hello (reply)


Cad é mar atá tú? - How are you?


Tá mé go maith - I am well

Tá mé go breá - I am great

Tá mé go measartha - I am okay

Tá mé go holc - I am not good (bad)


Cad é an t-aimn atá ort? - What is your name?


___________ an t-ainm atá orm - ___________ is my name.



Use the words you have learned about food (bia) and hobbies (caitheamh aimsire) to say what you like and dislike.


Is maith liom ___________ - I like ___________

Ní maith liom ___________ - I don't like ___________





How to log on to Duolingo

This is a short guide to logging onto Duolingo from home. 

You will need:

  • your C2K email address (e.g. jbloggs123@c2ken.net)
  • your recently reset password (if unsure, please ask you class teacher)


Once you have logged on you should be able to save your login information. Alternatively may wish to install the Duolingo App which is available for free on a variety of devices through the App Store (Apple) or the Google Play Store (Android). The login information is the same for both.


  1. Open up the Duolingo app or website (duolingo.com) and select "I already have an account"
  2. Choose the option to sign in with Google
  3. Enter your C2k username (e.g. jbloggs123) followed by @c2ken.net
    • If it asks for an organisational account then re-enter the email address and password (same as in school password - if unsure, please ask our class teacher)
  4. You should now be signed in to Duolingo