Useful Resources and Websites

Cross Currents, A guide to multicultural books for young people (iBbY Ireland)

Diversity through the Arts, Lesson Plans for Educators in Primary Schools, Comhlamh, 2008 Click here to download this resource

Irish Girl Guides, Outreach Pack, Activities, arts and crafts for younger children. Outreach Pack

Signposts – Lessons for Living, Lessons on Diversity for Junior Infants to Second Class, Ailish Dermody, Fionnuala Ward and Eilisha Kelly Stepping Out, Yvonne Naylor and the Irish School of Ecumenics

Together We Play, Learn and Understand, A resource pack for language support teachers and teachers in culturally diverse classrooms, Joanna Parkes, HSE- West and the Balor Development Community Arts Group, 2009 Who we are, Dealing with Difference, Yvonne Naylor, Irish School of Ecumenics


Department of Education and Science

The Accessing Intercultural Materials (AIM) portal contains links to the majority of resources listed below. It is the gateway to many valuable intercultural materials.

The DES website also contains translations of useful documents for newcomer parents.


Links to materials produced by Integrate Ireland Language and Training (IILT) are now only available online through the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
IILT Primary Publications
Included on this website are:

  • Together towards Inclusion: Toolkit for Diversity in the Primary School
  • Creating an intercultural environment, Experiences and ideas provided by teachers working in schools
  • throughout Ireland
  • Visual Parent Teacher Meeting Report
  • Up and Away - A resource book for languages support in primary schools

Home / School Communication

Integrating Ireland
At Home in Ireland’, An Integration Guide for Immigrant Youth and Parents 2010, Integration and Social Inclusion Centre of Ireland on behalf of Integrating Ireland – the Immigrant Network

Jesuit Refugee Service
Community Links School Resource Folder (2006) Jesuit Refugee Service

Your Child and Schools in Ireland (2008) Jesuit Refugee Service
This 24 page Resource Folder provides information on the school system in Ireland to immigrant parents. It covers issues ranging from communicating with the school, to attendance, to uniforms, to school selection.

Inclusion and Diversity Service
Translated Letters for Schools: Common school letters translated into 15 languages.

Common school policies
translated into 15 languages

Primary Audit and Action Plan Templates

Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
Welcome Pack for Ethnic Minorities: Letters and basic forms in English, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Polish and Filipino.

New South Wales Government, Department of Education and Training
Translated Documents in 46 languages