Irish Language Books for Children and Parents

This page is aimed for parents and teachers who are teaching Irish to young children and teenagers. We have a selection of picture books for babies and toddlers, visual dictionaries, children’s novels and comics.

Picture and Word Books in Irish

Basic language especially designed to help children develop their reading skills in Irish,

Very First Words in Irish

This beautifully illustrated book contains over 1,000 words and pictures to to make learning Irish easy and fun.

Bilingual Children's Picture Book

Learn colours with this English-Irish children's picture dictionary.

My First Word Book in Irish

Contains over 270 words to help young children build their Irish vocabularly.

Big Book of Irish Words (Hardcover)

A sturdy board book to help young children learn their very first words in Irish. Features pictures of 100 familiar objects arranged in favourite topics.

Everyday Words in Irish Sticker Book

A fun sticker book designed to help children develop their Irish vocabulary and reading skills.

Snap Cards in Irish

Suitable for young children, this work contains cards that are illustrated with the author's hand-made model characters and features everyday objects such as apples and balloons.

Irish Flashcards (Everyday Words Flashcards)

A great way to help your children learn simple vocab. There are 50 cards, each with a word and picture.

Dictionaries for Children

Highly visual Irish dictionaries tailored for children.

Collins Very First Irish Dictionary

An ideal first Irish dictionary for young kids aged 5+ and above, designed to introduce Irish vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way.

Oxford Visual Irish Dictionary

With thousands of words from a variety of topics, the new Oxford Children's Irish-English Visual Dictionary gives students learning, and using, Irish the best reading and writing support.

Buntús Foclóra

We all remember this one from school! This picture-dictionary aims to help children to develop a basic vocabulary in Irish. Each spread contains a hidden duck to find.

Easy Learning Irish Dictionary

Designed for learners of Irish of all ages, easily accessible Irish dictionary with a practical and fun supplement.

Collins Irish School Dictionary

A really excellent and clear Irish dictionary specially designed for children and school students. Ideal in the classroom as well at home.

Irish for Beginners

This title deals with everyday situations in which children may find themselves while abroad. Irish grammar is clearly explained, and puzzles provide plenty of practice.

Classic Books for Children

Literary classics translated into Irish that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults.

The Hobbit in Irish

An excellent translation into Irish. The beloved fantasy classic for readers of all ages, about a hobbit called Bilbo Baggins who is whisked off on an unexpected journey by Gandalf the wizard and a company of thirteen dwarves.

Harry Potter as Gaeilge

Another top quality translation as Gaeilge. Learners and lovers of the Irish language will delight in Máire Nic Mhaoláin's sparkling Irish language translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of the original.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Irish

An Irish translation by Pádraig Ó Cadhla (1875-1948) was published in 1922 but no other Irish version has appeared since. The present Irish version is a completely new translation.

Around the World in Eighty Days in Irish

Jule's Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" as Gaeilge. The translation appeared for the first time in 1912 in weekly instalments in the Irish Weekly Independent.

The Little Prince in Irish

A fine translation which loses none of Saint-Esupéry's ability to capture the questioning mind of the young.

Cú na mBaskerville

An Gúm published this Irish-language translation by Nioclás Tóibín in 1934. In this new edition of that translation, edited by Aibhistín Ó Duibh, the text has been standardized to conform to the written Irish of today.

Comics in Irish

Tintin and Asterix now translated into Irish!

Tintin: An tOilean Dubh

Tintin and Milik are out walking when they come across two aviators in dire straits ... and that's when our heroes also find themselves up to their neck in it.

Tintin: Portán na nOrdóg Órga

As Tintin pursues a gang of drug smugglers he's locked up in the brig of Kapten Haileabo's ship, where the captain is under the influence of the bottle and under the thumb of his dastardly crew.

Tintin sa Tibeid

Tintin i nGaeilge : Tintin in Irish

Tintin: Todóga na bhFarónna

Tintin i nGaeilge : Tintin in Irish

Asterix agus an Corrán Óir

Asterix agus an Corrán Óir

Asterix na nGallach

Asterix na nGallach

Asterix I dTír na Sasanach

The Romans have landed in Britain, but the stiff upper-lipped local Brits put up a jolly good fight, asking Asterix, Obelix and the Magic Potion for help.

Asterix agus Cleopatra

Asterix agus Cleopatra


Irish Songs We Learned At School (2 CDs)

John Spillane records the most popular traditional Irish songs we all learned at school. 2 CD set.

Scrabble Irish Language Edition

Classic game of Scrabble specially adapted for the Irish language. Letter frequencies reflect their use in Irish. A treasured possession for an Irish speaker

Spongebob Squarepants as Gaeilge

As seen on TG4, this DVD contains 74 minutes and 7 episodes of Spongebob dubbed entirely in Irish! Great for all ages.

Irish-Speaking Teddy Bear

Babóg Baby is an Irish-speaking teddy bear that teaches numbers, colours and shapes all as Gaeilge. Babóg Baby is the world's first Irish Speaking toy!

Raise Them Through Irish

A Collection of papers and essays by scholars, activists, and parents discussing the linguistic and social challenges of raising children through Irish.

Fun Songs for Children in Irish (Book+CD)

A beautifully illustrated book featuring 24 new songs in Irish for children of all ages sung by children from the Donegal Gaeltacht.