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Interactive games
- Conversation questions -
Stories
- Songs - Videos

(Updated on 18/02/2011)



Related pages :

Ireland (geography) - HISTORY of IRELAND - Saint Patrick's Day

 


Information :

  • 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
    (cobhmuseum.com)

  • 10 Uncanniest Irish Mythological Creatures
    Gancanagh - Bean Nighe - Merrow - Clurichaun - Fir Bolg - Kelpie - Leprechaun - Selkie - Dullahan -  Banshee 
    (geekosystem.com)

     

  • Irish Culture and Customs (irishcultureandcustoms.com)
    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 (irelandseye.com)
    "Irish culture is rich in its diversity.
    In this section of Irelandseye.com 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...

 

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

    (irelandseye.com)

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Pictures :

 

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..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

Sports :

 

  • HURLING :

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

    • Hurling, Ireland (lonelyplanet.com)
      "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 (apples4theteacher.com)
    "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 :

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

    (British Council)


 

Webquests :



INTERACTIVE games :

  • 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.

 

Stories :

  • Irish Fairy Tales (sacred-texts.com)
    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 :

    • 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

      (lewebpedagogique.com)



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




Videos :