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 IrishThis beautifully illustrated book contains over 1,000 words and pictures to to make learning Irish easy and fun.
Bilingual Children's Picture BookLearn colours with this English-Irish children's picture dictionary.
My First Word Book in IrishContains 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 BookA fun sticker book designed to help children develop their Irish vocabulary and reading skills.
Snap Cards in IrishSuitable 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.
Dictionaries for Children
Highly visual Irish dictionaries tailored for children.
Collins Very First Irish DictionaryAn 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 DictionaryWith 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 FoclóraWe 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 DictionaryDesigned for learners of Irish of all ages, easily accessible Irish dictionary with a practical and fun supplement.
Collins Irish School DictionaryA really excellent and clear Irish dictionary specially designed for children and school students. Ideal in the classroom as well at home.
Irish for BeginnersThis 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 IrishAn 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 GaeilgeAnother 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 IrishAn 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 IrishJule'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 IrishA fine translation which loses none of Saint-Esupéry's ability to capture the questioning mind of the young.
Cú na mBaskervilleAn 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!