Activities to print Pictures
Conversation questions Quotes
Festivals Sayings and Phrases
Information Songs
Interactive activities Sports
Interactive games Stories
Lesson plans Videos
Listening Webquests

(Updated on 18/02/2011)

Related pages :

IRELAND (Geography)
IRELAND (History)
Saint Patrick's Day


Information :

  • Ireland profile - Timeline

  • Cobh Museum "is situated overlooking Cork Harbour. 
    Formerly known as Queenstown, Cobh has a long association with emigration and was the last port of call for the Titanic.
    The exhibitions reflect the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh and the Great Island."

    + Links to Local Attractions & Tours

  • 10 Uncanniest Irish Mythological Creatures
    Gancanagh - Bean Nighe - Merrow - Clurichaun - Fir Bolg - Kelpie - Leprechaun - Selkie - Dullahan -  Banshee 


  • Irish Culture and Customs (
    Site Index | Kids | Kitchen | Shopping | Poetry | Weddings | Travel | Basic Irish | Quotes | Books | Music | Movies | Trivia | Blessings | Links | Jokes |

  • Irish Culture - The Talk and Sounds of Ireland (
    "Irish culture is rich in its diversity.
    In this section of we give you a series of articles on many aspects of this culture.
    From the many great Irish dishes including Boxty and Champ.
    We also bring you a complete section on Irish names including family names, first names and place names.
    Irish culture also extends to the Irish language and amazing stories of Irish myth and legend..."
  • Culture of Ireland (Wikipedia)
    1 Farming and rural tradition
    1.1 Townlands, villages, parishes and counties 1.2 Land ownership and land hunger
    2 Family life
    3 Holidays and festivals
    4 Cultural institutions, organisations and events
    4.1 Institutions and organisations 4.2 Events
    5 Religion
    6 Literature and the arts
    7 Food and drink
    7.1 Food in early Ireland 7.2 The potato in Ireland 7.3 Food in Ireland today 7.4 Pub culture
    8 Languages
    9 Media 9.1 Print
    9.2 Radio 9.3 Television 9.4 Film
    10 Sport...


    FEATURES : Irish Fairies / Titanic / Blarney Stone / Ghostwatch
    CULTURE : Music / Talk / Names / recipes
    HISTORY : People / Places / Events
    TRAVEL : Attractions / Accomodation / Tours / Nature





Pictures :

  • Ireland - a map
    with Yeats, WIld, Joyce, Irish cross, Irish setter, Irish wolfhound, Irish cob, a standing stone, Shannon river, Cliffs of Moher, sheep, salmon,
    Cork, Dublin Four Courts and St Patrick, Giants'Causeway, harp, shamrock, Leprechaun, etc.



Festivals :

  • Bloomsday - June 16th
    "is a commemoration observed annually on June 16th in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce  and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. Joyce chose the date because his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle happened on that day, when they walked to the Dublin urban village of Ringsend.
    The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses...
    The day involves a range of cultural activities including Ulysses readings and dramatisations, pub crawls and general merriment..."



Sports :



    • Hurling (
      It "is a game similar to hockey, in that it is played with a small ball and a curved wooden stick..."

    • Hurling, Ireland (
      "It's actually a mad kind of aerial hockey invented to make the English feel embarrassed about tiggy-touchwood soccer..."


    • Découvrir le sport national irlandais : Hurling (Wikipedia)


Listening :


  • Ireland Ebook - AUDIO (
    "This ebook is an electronic talking book about Ireland created by Mr. Aherne's 6th class.
    Hear about Irish history, Irish geography, Irish government, Irish language (Gaelic), Ireland's flag, Ireland's currency, and Irish symbols."



INTERACTIVE activities :


  • Ireland
    "Watch the slideshow (with videos) and play the game. All the answers are in the show. Good Luck!"

    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)



Activities TO PRINT :



Lesson plans :

  • Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) propose un travail réalisé cette semaine sur l'Irlande et l'Irlande du Nord avec ses 3èmes.
    "A la suite d'un introduction sur l'irlande et l'Irlande du Nord, voici les documents que j'ai utilisés lors d'une courte séquence en îlots différenciés façon T.E.A.M.
    Lors de la première heure, les élèves sont répartis en groupes de niveaux et travaillent sur l'un des 6 sujets que j'ai choisi d'aborder
    - mon travail rentrant dans le cadre d'un échange épistolaire avec des correspondants nord-irlandais, l'accent est mis sur l'Irlande du Nord.
    Au cours de la seconde heure, les groupes rapportent à tour de rôle les éléments de leur recherche aux autres via une fiche récapitulative.
    Enfin je propose un quiz aux élèves après mémorisation des éléments de la fiche pour boucler la séquence."


  • Ireland
    Magazine article - Word game - Poem -Cartoon - Trivia - Links

    (British Council)


Webquests :


  • Limerick - "Listen to Clive Hawkins, then play the game."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid



Conversation questions :

  • Diaporama sur l'Irlande à projeter avec un vidéoprojecteur,
    les élèves devant interroger leurs camarades : Have you ever + PP ?
    - activité créée par Estelle Piron pour des élèves de 4ème, en parallèle avec une séquence du manuel SPRING.


Sayings and Phrases :


Quotes :


Stories :

  • Irish Fairy Tales (
    The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill - The Boyhood of Fionn - The Birth of Bran - Oisin's Mother - The Wooing of Becfola - The Little Brawl at Allen -
    The Carl of the Drab Coat - The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran - Mongan's Frenzy


Songs :



    • Molly Malone (pdf) created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)
      - Worksheet: une fiche d'activité en compréhension de l'oral et compréhension de l'écrit sur la chanson "Molly Malone" + Key
      - with COCKLES AND MUSSELS, a traditional Irish song

    • Molly Malone
      ”Molly Malone” is a popular song which has acquired the status of an Irish anthem. It has become one of the unofficial anthems of Dublin City.
      It tells the tale of a beautiful fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but died young, of a fever."

      + Lyrics
      + VIDEO
      + Activities


    • Molly Malone "(also known as "Cockles and Mussels") is a popular song which has acquired the status of an Irish anthem."
      - with the lyrics
      Listen to the song.

Videos :


  • The Murals of Northern Ireland
    "Murals have been painted in Northern Ireland for over 100 years.
    In this documentary, leading murals historian Bill Rolston explains how they adapt to a changing political climate and the changing attitudes of republican and loyalist communities.
    William Jackson, grandson of one of the first muralists, discusses the sense of identity that murals instill in communities.
    Others look at murals as a tool for conflict transformation.
    Jeanette Warke, manager of a youth centre in Derry~Londonderry, describes how they can have a positive impact on younger generations."