Irish Grinds



Essential Irish was launched in September 2009, due to the new marking scheme in Irish announced by the Department of Education that same year.  Our team  has worked diligently to ensure that our Irish programme remains unique and exclusive to our students. Additional facilities are provided to enhance and personalise our programme. We at Essential Irish promise to maximise your potential regardless of your level.

Leaving Cert Irish Aiste Workshop

This programme shows students how to tackle the Aiste in the Leaving Cert exam and also provides exclusive material for students to use when writing their own essays. This course is a wise investment as it allows students plenty of time to put the material into practice throughout the year in their school work.

Feel free to contact us should you need further information!

Essential Irish provides Leaving Cert Irish Grinds in Cork that offer:

Exclusive Material: We promise you exclusivity in the material and in the programme.  Everything we provide you is exclusive to our Essential Irish students.  Our material for Paper One written pieces (Aiste, Alt etc) is completely original and guaranteed to impress!

Individual Attention: This is to ensure you receive our personal attention during your time with us.

An Enthusiastic Teaching Team: in a relaxed atmosphere, our tutors will build your confidence and perfect your fluency in Irish.

Help outside Classroom Hour: Our tutor will upload Facebook live streamings to perfect the written work.

Essential Irish: Here is what past students have to say about our Irish programme……

“It has been one of the best decisions I have made.  All the material is at a a very high standard and all possible aspects are covered.  The LC course is broken down so well and the small classes are great! Ye go far beyond any other average weekly grind”  Nicole Collins, Christ King

“ The teachers were great; I learnt so much!  I would recommend Essential Irish to everyone!”  Deirdre O Halloran, Ballincollig Community College

“Teacher was so enthusiastic and the notes were fantastic. I  feel so much better prepared now”  Jean Kiely, Carrigaline Community College

“The small classes really gives a lot of time for practice and personalising my answers! Thanks a million!”   Gillian O Riordan, Mount Mercy College

“Notes were brilliant and the help with our pronunciation was really good too.  Don’t  think I would have been able for the oral without it” Joanne O Mahony, Christ King

“The oral part of Essential Irish was most beneficial because by the end I felt way more confident” Rachel Allen

“The teacher was so helpful, very approachable – you can tell she is passionate about the Irish language, she’s so enthusiastic!”Aideen Driscoll, Christ King

“The one to one attention in the oral was very beneficial – and the notes which were made to suit me” Eadoin Kelly, Scoil Mhuire

“I loved the concise and structured manner in which all of the material was presented and covered” Aoife Burke, Christ King

“In school there are so many in class – in Essential Irish the individual practice was really good” Grainne Deasy, Scoil Mhuire

“The material was really up-to-date and relevant.  The teacher was really helpful, dynamic and friendly”  Aoife O’Leary-McNeice, St Angela’s College

Essential French Language College, is a provider of Irish Grinds in Cork for Leaving Certificate students.

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