Folens is Ireland's leading supplier of Literacy and Numeracy educational resources, offering a range of books and resources that specialise in supporting the development of literacy and numeracy in children throughout Ireland. 


Special Offers

12.5% off Flying Start to Literacy

We’re celebrating the release of new Flying Start to Literacy titles with 12.5% discount on all Flying Start to Literacy orders before 25 February 2018. 

Flying Start to Literacy now offer an additional 24 paired (fiction and non-fiction) chapter books - linked to 12 perspectives titles for middle and upper level primary.

Flying Start Perspectives

Extend middle and upper level pupils’ thinking with additional points of views on the issues introduced in the paired texts. Flying Start Perspectives contain short texts in a magazine-style format and include posters, arguments, discussions, letters, and visual images. Lesson Plans help teachers engage and support children in critical discussions, assist them in recognising different points of view, and then to write about it.

Terms and conditions apply. Miimum spend €500. Offer ends 25 February 2018.

Contact your local Folens Literacy representative to discuss your product needs today.

 FREE Sample Pack

Book a Collins Big Cat presentation with your local Folens Literacy expert and receive a FREE Collins Big Cat sample pack worth over €70.

This sample pack includes 10 books!

Offer only available to schools that have not adopted the Collins Big Cat series. Limited stock available. 

View our full range of Literacy Products

Click on the image below to view our catalogue or read more about the Literacy Products we offer here.  

Click here to download our Literacy Price list/order form.


The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) summarises guided reading as follows:

  • Teacher works with 4-6 students in each group
  • Using levelled/banded readers and multiple copies of these readers
  • Children are grouped according to similarities in reading and development and instructional reading levels
  • Teacher introduces/consolidates strategies and concepts to support independent reading
  • Every child reads and is supported by teacher

Folens' Top Five Tips for Primary Literacy can be downloaded here. 



As education facilitators, Folens endeavour to provide quality, engaging events and workshops with world-class speakers. Our aim is to empower teachers and give an insight into topical issues facing education.

View details on upcoming Literacy Workshops