Books are arranged by subject, using the Dewey Classification System (DDC). Examples of the classification numbers (or shelf marks) for Irish are listed below.
Dictionaries REF 491.3
Books can be searched for using the school’s online catalogue – Heritage. To access it, simply log onto SACnet.
Irish language books such as ‘Dunmharu ar an Dart’ can be found on the spinner between the issue desk and the magazines.
Beo! (internet magazine for Irish speakers) – www.beo.ie
La Nua can be found at www.nuacht.com
The Irish Times has Irish language articles – www.ireland.com
Raidio na Gaeltachta (RTE’s Irish language broadcaster) – www.rte.ie/rnag
Raidio na Life (Baile Atha Cliath) – www.rnl106.com
TG4 – www.tg4.ie An bhfaca tu ‘Ros na Run’?
Please note that we do not subscribe to the online version of these newspapers.
Web based resources mean information is available to you 24/7 and you don’t have to be physically present in the library to use them. The following is a selection of what is available on the internet.
Sometimes the website address will change or the link will be broken. To re-find the site:
1) Go to www.google.com
2) Click on the ‘Advanced Search’ link
3) In the ‘exact phrase’ box type in the website you are looking for eg ESL Gold
4) Click on ‘Google Search’ and the new website address should be displayed
Ard-Mhusaem na hEireann (National Museum of Ireland – the nation’s premier cultural institution with a strong emphasis on Ireland’s art, material culture and natural history.) – www.museum.ie
Ask About Ireland (The place to find answers about Ireland. Our countryside, our heritage, the way we work and play. Here you’ll have access to information, rare images and documents from Irish public libraries, museums and archive) – www.askaboutireland.ie
Buildings of Ireland (the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage website. Its work involves identifying and recording the architectural heritage of Ireland, from 1700 to the present day) – www.buildingsofireland.ie
Duchas (historic sites, buildings, gardens and inland waterways) – www.heritageireland.ie
Gailearai Naisiunta na hEireann (The NGI has an extensive, representative collection of Irish painting) – www.nationalgallery.ie
Irish Placenames – www.logainm.ie
Knowth and Newgrange – www.knowth.com Click on the link for information relating to Newgrange, a Unesco World Heritage site
Leabharlann Naisiunta na hEireann (National Library of Ireland’s mission is to collect, preserve and make available books, manuscripts and illustrative material of Irish interest. The National Library is free of charge to all who want to use it. A Reader’s Ticket is necessary in order to consult most categories of material. The Library does not lend books and reading is done in the various reading rooms. There is also a copying service and it is possible to get photocopies, photographs, slides, or microfilm of most items in the collections. The Library has an ongoing programme of exhibitions) – www.nli.ie
Grammar and Vocabulary
Daltai na Gaeilge (grammar, phrases, proverbs, similes, games) – www.daltai.com
English/Irish Dictionary – www.englishirishdictionary.com/dictionary
Word of the Day (Focal an Lae) – http://w3.lincolnu.edu/~focal/
www.acmhainn.ie (dictionary, lists of terms, lessons, texts)
Conradh na Gaeilge (promoting the learning, use and teaching of Irish) – www.cnag.ie. There is a link to ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’
Focloir (focloir beag) – www.csis.ul.ie/focloir/
Foras na Gaeilge (responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland) – www.gaeilge.ie
Gaelspell (use this site to correct your spelling mistakes. Options 1 & 2 require a fee, Option 3 is free, but there is no technical support) – www.gaelspell.htm
An Cearrbhach Mac Caba – www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3802
An Cearrbhach Mac Caba (Freagra samplach) – www.rte.ie/rnag/gaeilgenahardteiste/cearrbhachceist.pdf
Clare sa Speir (Freagra Samplach) – www.rte.ie/rnag/gaeilgenahardteiste/claresaspeirceist.pdf
Coileach Ghleann Phadraig – http://skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3818
Fiche Bliain ag Fas (Freagra Samplach) – www.rte.ie/rnag/gaeilgenahardteiste/fichebliainagfasceist.pdf
Fiche Bliain ag Fas – www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3797
Lig Sinn I gCathu – www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3817
Dan do Mhelissa – www.skoool.ie/skoool/homeworkzone.asp?id=3779
Faoiseamh a Geheobhadsa – www.skoool.ie/skoool/homeworkzone.asp?id=3780
Faoiseamh a Geheobhadsa (Freagra Samplach) – www.rte.ie/rnag/gaeilgenahardteiste/faoiseamhagheobhadsaceist.pdf
Gealt (Freagra Samplach) – www.rte.ie/rnag/gaeilgenahardteiste/gealtceist.pdf
An Mhathair – www.skoool.ie/skoool/homeworkzone.asp?id=3800
Oiche Nollaig na mBan – www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3785
An tOilean – www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3801
Poetrybeo.ie (a mobile and tablet app for Android and Windows). It contains poems, explanations, short and detailed notes.
Comhar (provides support to all Irish teachers in the in their efforts to expand on their own professionalism and to improve upon the syllabus and learning of Irish) – www.comhar.ie
Basic level Irish lessons can be found at http://homepage.eircom.net/~eofeasa/lessindex.htm
www.tobar.ie – tacaiocht ar-line do Mhuinteoiri
Still can’t find what you’re looking for?
Then speak to Miss Ryan!