Abair Liom 2nd Edition | Junior Infants - 4th Class | Folens Irish Language Programme

Making it easier than ever to teach the PLC

  • Abair Liom 2nd Edition offers the perfect balance of print, digital and hands-on resources in one easy-to-use package
  • Ignite a love of Irish with colourful characters in contemporary settings
  • Bring Irish to life with interactive posters, animated comhráite, vocabulary games and more
  • Complete curriculum coverage and extensive support for oral language, reading and writing
  • Detailed yearly and fortnightly plans - all available in editable format online
  • Integrated spellings - all in one book
  • Léigh Liom Irish levelled reading programme to accompany Abair Liom (1st & 2nd Class)
  • 5th & 6th Class coming 2024 with all the same fantastic features! 

Check out the Abair Liom, 2nd Edition Books, Plans and Digital Resources


Abair Liom 2nd Edition | Junior Infants - 4th Class | What's New | Folens | Irish Programme

What's new with Abair Liom?

  • Revised structure: reduced number of units to allow for more consolidation and better thematic alignment
  • More accessible: increased repetition of language and additional illustrations means children can access the content at their own level
  • Enhanced planning: editable fortnightly plans with two focus learning outcomes per strand, additional support for grammar and phonics, and plans now available in both Irish and English
  • Big Books for Infants: ideal for shared reading to develop comprehension and support the transfer of skills from English to Irish - purchased separately
  • Structured phonics scheme: systematic phonics development with methodical coverage of letter sounds
  • Support for parents: key phrases in Irish and English in each pupil book with pronunciations available online
  • New games: grammar and vocabulary games for every unit in 3rd & 4th to make learning more


Abair Liom 2nd Edition | Junior Infants - 4th Class | Folens Irish Language Programme

Junior Infants - 2nd Class

Abair Liom 2nd Edition JI- 2nd Class provides you with all you need for successful implementation of the PLC, from editable fortnightly plans and interactive posters to hands on resources like puppets and vocabulary flashcards

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Abair Liom 2nd Edition 3rd & 4th Pupil Books

3rd & 4th Class - Available now

In 3rd & 4th class, Abair Liom 2nd Edition is more accessible than ever. With increased repetition of language, additional illustrations, texts across a range of genres and new real-life videos to help bring Irish to life in the classroom, it provides you with all you need to successfully implement the PLC

Learn more about 3rd & 4th Class

5th & 6th Class coming in 2024

5th and 6th Class will be available in 2024, with all the great features of JI-4th Class 2nd Edition including more accessible texts, double-page spread for grammar, lots of fun digital games and integrated spellings! 

Check out the Abair Liom 5th Class sample pupil book

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Upcoming Webinar


Primary Irish Webinar: Bring Irish to life with Abair Liom!

Watch this webinar with experienced teacher, Jenny Kavanagh, to see how the Second Edition of Abair Liom is more engaging than ever. Get the inside track on all the new additions for Junior Infants-4th Class including more accessible texts, new digital games, and support for parents.

See why educator & author Daire Mac Pháidín believes Abair Liom, 2nd Edition makes it even easier to teach the PLC!

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