If you're trying to practice your Irish Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Irish and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Irish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!
Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Irish dictionary if you want.
Tá ag gach uile dhuine an ceart chun an oideachais. Bhéarfar an t-oideachas in aisce, sna céimeanna tosaigh agus bunaidh ach go háirithe. Beidh an bun-oideachas éigeantach. Cuirfear an t-oideachas teicniúil agus gairmiúil ar fáil go comhchoiteann; beidh combrochtain do réir fiúntais ag gach uile dhuine ar an árd-oideachas.
Beidh de chuspóir ag an oideachas pearsantacht an duine d'fhorbairt ina hiomláinte agus urraim a neartú do chearta an duine agus do no saoirsí bunaidh. Cothóidh sé an chomhthuiscint, an caonfhulaing agus and caradas idir an náisiúin agus na ciní agus na haicmí creidimh uile, agus cabhróidh sé le bearta na Náisiún Aontuithe do chaomhnadh na síochána.
Tá ag na tuismitheoirí, i dtosach ar chách eile, an ceart chun an cineál oideachais a thoghadh a bhéarfar dá leanaí
Tá ag gach uile dhuine an ceart chun páirt a ghlachadh gan cosc i saol cultúrtha an phobail, áineas na n-ealaíon a bheith aige agus páirtiú in ascnamh agus is sochair na heolaíochta.
Tá ag gach uile dhuine an ceart go gcosnófaí na leasa morálta agus abhartha a leanas as aon tsaothar eolaíochta, litríochta nó ealaíon arb é is údar dó.
Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Irish text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
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