Weekly Grind

3rd Year

onsite On-Site
online Live-Stream
Over the course of the academic year, Seadhan will cover all aspects of the Higher Level Junior Cycle Irish exam with his students.
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How these Junior Cert Irish Grinds will help you:

Séadhan will cover 4 different poems, 2 different short stories, 2 novels and 2 dramas to ensure that you have a wide variety of content to choose from for the exam in June
You will be given a new set of notes every five weeks which will include poetry, stories, letters, prose and of course previous exam questions
Séadhan will use his experience and in-depth knowledge of the course to ensure that you are very comfortable with the exam layout and the content needed to succeed

Meet your Irish Teachers

Séadhan De Poire

Séadhan specialises in providing his Irish students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the language and its marking scheme. His style of teaching is focused on covering the curriculum in a concise way, so all his students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions.

He is a popular teacher due to his ability to stimulate students’ interest in the subject. Séadhan has worked with the state examinations commission correcting exam papers and has experience as an Oral Examiner for the Leaving Certificate. He has also taught in the Gaeltacht in Coláiste Ciarán and Coláise Ó Direáin. Séadhan has also authored a Junior Certificate Irish textbook in 2020 “Less Stress more success”.

Ros Cleere

Ros Cleere is an English and Irish teacher. He holds a degree in both his subjects and a Professional Masters in Education.

With a deep-rooted passion for fostering linguistic excellence, Ros employs personalised teaching methodologies to empower students in grasping language concepts effectively. Ros has worked with the state examinations commission correcting exam papers and has experience as an Oral Examiner for the Leaving Certificate, he possesses extensive knowledge of assessment methodologies and curriculum development, ensuring students achieve their full potential in their exams.

Hear from our Irish Students

“Séadhan is an amazing teacher, Irish finally makes sense to me and my confidence in my own ability in the subject has never been higher”

- Attended Séadhan's Junior Cert Irish Grinds

When can you attend our Irish Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Wednesdays 5:05pm 6:05pm On-Site
Wednesdays 5:05pm 6:05pm Live-Stream
Saturdays 10:30am 11:30am On-Site
Saturdays 10:30am 11:30am Live-Stream

Weekly Grinds Fees

Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €869 €869 -
2nd Subject €434 €1,303 €435
3rd Subject €434 €1,737 €870
4th Subject €434 €2,171 €1,305


Due Date
Payment 1
Payment 2
Payment 3
*Paying in instalments will increase overall price

More Info on our 3rd Year Irish Grinds

Over the course of the academic year, Séadhan will cover all aspects of the Higher Level Junior Cycle Irish exam with you.

Séadhan will focus on the verbs and sentence structure at the start of the year in the weekly grinds to ensure that you have the correct foundation to go on and achieve your best possible result.

You will become very familiar with the more difficult big mark sections on the exam such as the novel, the reading comprehension & the opinion piece.

Towards the end of the year Séadhan will discuss exam strategies, time management and helpful tips and exam shortcuts that you have confidence going into the Junior Cycle Irish exam.

Topics covered

- An Léamhthuiscint
- An Chluastuiscint
- Úrscéal (Cúpla / Daideo)
- Filíocht (Stadeolaíocht / An Ghealach / Jeaic ar scoil / Maith Dhom)
- Gearrscéal / Prós ( An Cluiche Mór / Katfish)
- Dráma ( An Gleann Álainn / Na Deoraithe)
- Fógra
- Ceapadóireacht ( Spórt / An Timpeallacht / Ceol / Oideachas / Teicneolaíocht / Bia)


- Na Briathra Coitianta
- An Aimsir Chaite
- An Aimsir Láithreach
- An Aimsir Fháistineach
- An Modh Coinníollach
- Na Réamhfhocail
- Séimhiú & Urú
- An Tuiseal Ginideach
- An t-ainmfhocal
- An t-ainm briathartha

Where can you attend these grinds?

You can experience our live and interactive weekly grinds by attending classes either:


On-site: We offer on-site classroom-based weekly grinds in our Stillorgan location.


Online via Live-stream: We also offer you the option of attending our weekly grinds via live-stream meaning you can participate from anywhere in Ireland.


Regardless of which option you select, you will be able to interact with our teachers and ask questions. These weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration and all classes are accompanied by our renowned Dublin Academy study notes. If you opt for Live-streamed weekly grinds, our study notes will be posted to your home free of charge.


The foundation of our Leaving Cert weekly grinds is ‘exam focus’. Our teachers strip away the unnecessary sections of each subject and focus solely on the core, examinable material, the aim of which is increasing your exam performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for weekly grinds?

Start Date:
Classes commence week beginning Monday 9th September 2024.


Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:


Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 28th October- classes resume Monday 4th November 2024
Monday 10th February – classes resume Monday 17th February 2025

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 9th December 2024 – classes resume on Monday 6th January 2025

Easter Holidays:
Monday 14th April - Sunday 27th April

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 17th May 2025

Please note weekly grinds take place as normal on bank holidays

Can students ask questions in weekly grinds?

Yes. Regardless of whether students are attending weekly grinds on-site or via live-stream they will be free to ask our teachers questions.

How long are the weekly grinds?

Leaving Cert weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration. Junior Cert weekly grinds are 60 minutes in duration.

Can I get recordings of the weekly grinds?

We do not offer recordings of our on-site or live-stream weekly grinds. Students attending our weekly grinds will have the option of adding our On-demand grinds videos to their chosen subject for just €125 (normally €525). The On-demand grinds contain over 40 hours of high-quality videos shot from our school studio covering the entire Leaving Cert curriculum in each subject.

Can I change my choice of subject for my weekly grind during the year?

Yes, however, please note that an administration charge of €25 will apply if a student decides to change their choice of subject during the year.

How do I access my live-streamed weekly grinds?

You will access your live-streamed weekly grinds via our online learning management system, DASH (Dublin Academy School Hub). We will send you logins for this platform in advance of your live-streamed grind.

If I opt for live-streamed grinds, how do I get my study notes?

Your study notes will be posted to your house free of charge in advance of your live-streamed grinds commencing. Please note, study notes will take up to 3 working days to arrive from the time of booking.

Can I try out the weekly grinds for free before signing up?

Yes, all students can attend a free trial of our weekly grinds to ensure they are happy with the service.

Do Weekly Grinds take place on bank holiday Mondays?

Yes, weekly grinds take place as scheduled on bank holidays and public holidays throughout the year.