Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Modern Irish (Language + Literature) 1+2
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Modern Irish Level 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Miscellaneous 10 x 1 Hour Miscellaneous
Seminar 20 x 1 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment assignments  20%
Semester Assessment oral exam  10%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   70%
Supplementary Assessment assignments  20%
Supplementary Assessment oral exam  10%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   70%

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this module:

1. You will be able to hold an extended conversation in Irish.

2. You will have a working knowledge of the language's basic grammar, including the
autonomous forms of the verb, the subjunctive mood, the genitive of all noun classes, relative clauses, indirect statement, and diverse copula constructions.

3. You will be able to follow simple lectures in Irish.

4. You will be able to participate in simple discussion through the medium of Irish

5. You will be able to write short, simple essays in Irish.

6. You will have read short selections from the oral literature of the Gaeltacht and from modern prose.

7. You will be able to discuss the social and literary context of these reading selections.

Brief description

Language classes: Irish grammar; translation from Irish into English and English into Irish. Literary study of selected 20th-century texts (poetry, short stories); and a study of the history of Irish literature from 1600 to the present, with readings of selected texts.


This module is at CQFW Level 5