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How to write a blog in irish leaving cert

how to write a blog in irish leaving cert theleavingcert.com as michael2010. It was purely a moment of impulse that I applied to be on the blogging team for 2010/2011. I had never even visited theleavingcert.com that much before and honestly I didn’t think some of the other bloggers had much to say either, nothing helpful to prospective Leaving Certs anyway.

I think that anyone who has ever considered starting their own blog and is in Leaving Cert. should try it. I benefited by getting a chance to write articles that explored some points that would be able to use in Leaving Cert. English. This way I could develop my ideas and have them discussed by my peers from across the country. Writing decent articles on study, exams and subjects in particular really focusses your mind and makes the subject really clear in your mind. Even if you don’t publish the blog post, at least you know that you are personally not able to develop that idea.

Blogging gives you something to do when you want to take a study break but don’t what to stray too far from actual work. You don’t have to blog everyday or even every week. If you join sites like students.theleavingcert.

how to write a blog in irish leaving cert Leaving Certificate Irish | Exam Papers by Topic | Studyclix


There are five poems printed on the paper. These poems are also on the ordinary level paper but the standard of answering expected is more detailed. There are eight additional higher level poems on the course.


Drama/Biography/short stories/bealoideas
You are required to write about an Irish language drama that you've studied
Also, you must answer a question on the History of the Irish language and literature.

Gnathleibheal/Ordinary Level

(i) Bealtriail: The Oral exam is an important part of the exam. 240 marks - 40%

(ii) The Aural/listening exam. 60 marks - 10%

(iii) There are two written papers (50%) - Paper one is worth 100 marks and paper two is worth 200 marks

Paper one – 100 marks
A Written Composition Section with a choice out of; Write a letter, conversation, story or a paragraph. Usually these options are topics that you will have studied for the Oral exam.

There are two reading comprehensions, one usually about a famous person and the other about something to do with young people, current affairs etc.

You must answer two questions and there is a choice between two in each case.

Three out of the five poems are printed on the paper. You must answer two questions on the poems. The questions are generally about a theme, a feeling, an explanation of a line or did you enjoy the poem, etc.

Bunleibheal/Foundation Level.
The main part of this course is Listening and speaking. There is one written paper only and this is very similar to Junior Cert Ordinary level consisting mostly of reading comprehension. There are no prescribed prose or poetry sections in this course. However you may be asked questions about an unseen poem.

Future Careers with Leaving Certificate Irish

Irish is a requirement for entry into a number of third level courses. Future careers include Teaching, Translation, working in Gaeltacht areas, Garda, Lawyer.

Conas atá cúrsaí í gContae Mhaigh Eo?

Tá mé ag an Gaeltacht I nDún nan Gall. Chuamar go dtí staisiún an bhus go luath ar maidin. Cheannaigh mé ticéad go Dún na nGall. Bhí an turas go dtí an Ghaeltacht tuirsiúil. Chaith mé beagnach cúig huaire ar an mbus. Bhí me ag éisteacht le mo iPod agus ag smaoineamh ar an treimhse a bhí I ndán dom mar bhí sceitimíní orm.

Tá mé ag fanacht i dteach halainn in eineacht le cuigear cailín eile. Tá an teacht nua-aimsearachta agus an-mhór ach tá sé ró-gnóthacht gach maidin. Tá Bhean an Tí an-cabhrach agus tá a bia iontach. Bhuail mé le cairde nua agus buailim leo gach lá. Tá an chraic anseo ar fheasbhas agus tá a lán le déanamh. Táimid ag dul ag snamh san fharraige agus ag imirt peile sa phairc aitiúil. Imrimid a lán cluichí ar an trá.

Tá an aimsir go hálainn anseo. Bíonn an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch gach lá agus tá an teocht an ard seo. Is breá liom an aimsir maith mar táimid abaltá ag dul go dtí an trá agus an bhaile mór. Ní maith liom an scoil mar tá an seomra ranga ró-te agus níl sé compordach.

it is worth practicing speaking Irish aloud as often as possible. You'll find some advice on preparing for your Oral on our blog.

Irish (Gaeilge) Course Content

  • Oral (speaking)
  • Written
  • Aural (listening)
  • Reading
  • Unseen Poetry
  • Studied Poetry
  • Unseen Prose
  • Studied Prose
  • Unseen Drama/Biography/short stories
  • Studied Drama/Biography/short stories

The Exam

Ardleibheal/Higher Level

(i) Bealtriail (The Oral/ speaking exam) 240 marks - 40%

(ii) The Aural/listening exam. 60 marks - 10%

(iii) Two written papers. 300 marks - 50%

Paper one - 100marks
A) Composition Section with a choice of; Write either an essay, a story, an article for a newspaper or a debate/speech.

Paper Two - 200marks

First there are two reading comprehensions usually connected to cultural affairs, famous people, current affairs, etc.

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