Irish Course for Primary School Teaching – Enrolling now for LC 2021

Our exceptionally popular Irish Course for Primary School Teaching enables students to achieve the required minimum H4 grade (60-69%) in Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish required for entry to Primary Teacher training.

We are now accepting bookings for Leaving Certificate 2021 online classes.

About The Irish For Primary Teaching Course

This intensive part-time Irish Course for Primary School Teaching is aimed at mature students and offers the choice of enrolling in weekly classes in Dundrum or in Dublin City Centre.  All enrolled students benefit from access to recorded classes to assist with revision throughout the academic year.  Our top teachers ensure that students are well prepared to sit the Leaving Certificate exam in June. The course covers the prescribed Leaving Certificate course, in full, in one year.


Darran Breathnach

B.A (Honours) NUIM, Ard-dioplóma san oideachas NUIG

Darran is a secondary school teacher of Irish  for the past 10 years. He has a great passion for his subject and spends much of the summer in the Gaeltacht. Darran puts a massive emphasis on the spoken language and firmly believes that this improves all aspects of the language. He has done much work with the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) to encourage the use of technology in language learning. He takes great pride in giving students a ‘grá’ for the language and engaging them. He is very much aware of the challenges students face when learning the language but is confident in his ability to equip students with the tools and confidence they need to excel in the language.

Academic Requirements for Initial Teacher Education (Primary Teaching)

A grade of H4 in Higher Level Irish is required for entry to Primary Teacher training in St. Patrick’s, Drumcondra, Coláiste Mhuire (Marino Institute of Education), Griffith Avenue, Froebel College of Education, Maynooth, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, and Hibernia College, Dublin (online).

Please note that it is also necessary to have a minimum grade of O4 or H7 in both English & Mathematics.  Ashfield College will offer half-price grinds in English (H) and Maths (H & O) to all IFPT students.

The Department of Education and Skills outlines full details of educational requirements for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Primary here.

Fees include Online Classes

If you can’t make a class, or would like to watch it over, all our classes are streamed live and recorded for watching anytime you wish.

Join Anytime

Missed the September Start? No problem, enrol now, and catch up with the classes you missed online.

Join Anytime – Timetable – Irish Course For Primary School Teaching 2020-21

 Thursday   6.30pm – 9.00 pm (1 Academic Year)      Online     –  Starts 10th September 2020*

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Irish for Primary School Teaching (H)

Irish for Primary School Teaching Online - Leaving Cert 2021


7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Darran Breathnach

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