Day 6: Ireland

Cén scéal: What’s the news? Here I am in Ireland, known as the Emerald Isle because of its beautiful green hills.

NEW WORD - Emerald: A beautiful green colour and it is also a beautiful gem. Do you know what a gem is?

The Irish are a country of storytellers. My grandmother Maree is a great storyteller, when she is not being a chatterbox (or spinning a yarn) she plays the Irish Jig on the piano!
NEW WORD - Irish Jig: a dance that comes from Ireland

Can you dance the Irish Jig? Have a listen to some of the music, I want to see you kick up your heels.

One for the BIG PEOPLE - Ed Sheeran Song Galway Girls 

How about an Irish story...the Leprechaun on the Loose!

The Irish have some very funny sayings that make me laugh, like:

  • What’s the story horse? - That’s how you ask a buddy what’s up!
  • Acting the maggot! - Behaving like a fool!
  • May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my grandmother’s teeth! 


  • St Patricks Day is March 17th - people around the world celebrate this day with Irish Dancing, Parades and Festivals. A lot of people in New Zealand can trace their family history to Ireland.
  • Did you know that New Zealand has the 7th biggest St Patrick’s Day parade in the World!
    How cool is that! You can find some more information on St Patrick's Day.

  • Ireland is famous for Guinness - The BIG PERSON in your house might drink it occasionally… especially on St Paddy’s Day! In some places they turn the Guinness Green! 
    What are your favourite things that are green? Green Fruit? Green Vegetables?


  • Did you know the submarine was invented in Ireland? Sing along with me to the Yellow Submarine...


See what I'm up to tomorrow

I'm just taking it ONE DAY AT A TIME - Don't forget to have some quiet time.

Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.
Stay safe, take care - Tabhair aire.



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