5 Irish Language Resources for Halloween from Gaeloideachas

Creidim Ionat

Halloween is almost here, and Gaeloideachas have plenty of ideas and resources that you can use to bring Irish into your celebrations at home. There is a full list of resources, words, and phrases collected by Gaeloideachas available here, but here are a few examples to start with:


  1. Déan Comhrá video

This video is especially useful for parents and guardians whose children are attending a naíonra or Irish-medium school. It’s full of words and phrases linked with the ancient Irish festival of Samhain, and of course Halloween.

  1. Oíche Shamhna Activity Booklet

This booklet was developed by Gaeloideachas for young children in the Naíonra, but it can be used at home too! It’s full of songs, rhymes, poems, and pictures to colour in.

  1. Treasure Hunt

Head out for a walk with your family around Hallowe’en, and see how many of the things on this list you can spot! This is a fun and engaging way to add to your Hallowe’en vocabulary.

  1. Movement Breaks

These cards have some nice ideas for movement breaks with a Hallowe’en theme. You could use them by themselves, or as part of other Hallowe’en activities as a movement break and to support regulation. Developed in partnership with Middletown Centre for Autism.

  1. Pumpkin Soup

Have you ever tried cooking through Irish? Why not try out this recipe for pumpkin soup? You’ll learn some new words and phrases as you’re cooking too!


We hope you enjoy them!


The resources listed on the Gaeloideachas website are free and can be accessed online.