A new Irish Language reading pack which will assist adults in speaking Irish with their children has been launched by Donegal County Library.
It’s hoped that ‘Ag Ceiliúradh Teanga í a Léamh’ will support all adults – whether that be parents, guardians, teachers and others – so that they can share Irish Language books with the young people in their lives.
The new reading resource was launched this week at Edeninfagh Hall in Glenties.
It’s now available free to download online from www.childrensbooksireland.ie and a printed copy has now been produced for every school in Donegal.
The resource pack focuses on 15 high-quality books for readers from 0 to 18, with questions, challenges and activities that will allow them to further engage with the stories.
Donegal County Library has 30 copies of each title available to borrow as part of the class set collection.
Speaking at the launch on Wednesday, Leas-Chathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District, Cllr Michael McClafferty said the new resource pack is a great initiative.
“Donegal County Library and Children’s Books Ireland deserve high praise for the excellent work they are doing to promote the reading of Irish here in Donegal and throughout the country,” he said.
“Books are a great help when learning a language because there is richness in the words and phrases. You learn without realising it.”
Cathaoirleach of the Coiste na Gaeilge, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig spoke about the importance of supporting Gaeltacht schools and communities like Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich.
Schools and parents can find out more about the project by contacting their local library.