Cúpla Focal

Who we are Cupla Focal is a Waterford based company set up by transition year mini company students at Abbey Community College, Ferrybank. What We Do Cupla Focal make learner booklets for Irish beginner students and those who have already studied the language. We strive to make learning Irish fun and easy for young people. Our booklets contain a variety of sections of which to help those learning the language. Our booklets include: Gramadach Prós Filíocht Eachtra Scéal Leamhtuiscint Learners Posters Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CuplaFocal_

Mission: Promote the Irish language among young people and encourage its use in the everyday.


Happy Pride Month Everybody!🌈💛 June is a month where people from all over the world come together to support our LGBTQI+ friends in efforts to make the world a better place. ✌️Unfortunately, there is still prejudice against the community to this day-recent studies have found that 15% of young, homeless people in Britain identify as LGBTQI+. This situation has become a common story the world over down to a lack of acceptance of their sexual orientation or gender at home. Be an Ally today! Like and share our page to spread the word about this shocking statistic, and to be apart of the movement that want to change it! 💛

Our friends at BuskAid have some very exciting projects coming up! Make sure to like their page and leave a comment under the post to make recommendations for exciting stuff to come!

We're going to be busy with projects throughout 2017 leading up to next Christmas' BuskAid!

What would you like to see as part of BuskAid 2017?


Here is the video of BuskAid 2016! We hope you enjoy it because we certainly did!

Comhghairdeas BuskAid! Well done to the organisers, the musicians and the brilliant volunteers who stood out and shook buckets on Friday for the homeless in our city! What a brilliant thing for the homeless and for Waterford. Please spread the word about the good work BuskAid has done this Christmas 😊

After taking the last couple of days to relax, we can now reflect properly on what a fantastic day BuskAid was. We can reveal that we have raised in excess of €3700 and that figure is still growing, well exceeding our original target of €3000.

We want to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers and buskers who made the day as successful as it was. It was incredible to have such overwhelming involvement on the day, and since then, we have heard numerous comments about how BuskAid brought a real buzz and a sense of community to the city centre.

We also want to say a huge thank you to our sponsors - O'Keeffe Auto Body Repairs Ltd, Jordan's American Bar, Suir Dzign, The Vintage Factory, An Uisce Beatha, Blackfriars Coffee, The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Waterford In Your Pocket, Labyrinth Management & Events, and SLICE WOOD FIRE PIZZA. Without all their support and contributions we would not have been able to raise the funds we did.

It is with great delight that we will able to present two cheques to the Lions Club Christmas Hamper Appeal and Tintean Housing Association. Our aim with this fundraising effort was to take as many people as possible off the streets this Christmas and make sure as many people as possible had food in their bellies. BuskAid won't solve the homeless crisis. But, at a time when the Government seem unwilling to do what needs to be done, it is up to the Irish people to take matters into their own hands. BuskAid and the people of Waterford did that on Friday.

We look forward to seeing you all again for BuskAid 2017.


#BuskAid -Get out and support us on December 23rd in Waterford City to put up a fight against #homelessness

One Campaign For Change

Watch this!! Great video!! Let's end homelessness!

We have released a new video all about our petition!! Check it out now!! We want to end homelessness in Ireland but we can only end it if we act as ONE! Like, Comment, Share and Sign the Petition!!! https://youtu.be/cwKYWzgWOyk


Very Excited for our friends at One Campaign with their launch tomorrow! Best of luck guys!

One day left until the One Campaign for Change website goes live!! It's all very exciting and we are also very happy to announce the Abbey Community College Justice Group will hold the 2nd Project Launch day tomorrow afternoon where we will officially launch the petition and website to the public! Don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram for more updates and sign the petition HERE!!!!
#website #change #waterford #onecampaign #launch #petition #homelessness

One Campaign For Change

Check out this short video campaign by Humans of the South East ending homelessness-its an important issue that needs to be confronted! Like their page, like the video and share the video! Its a great cause!

A campaign video with shocking statistics relating to homelessness in this country. Are you happy to live in a society where this is allowed to happen? We certainly are NOT. Together we can help solve this issue ... forever!!

Outrun Homelessness.
Page managed as a joint project between Waterford student Justice Groups.
Contribution , likes and support are appreciated. We can all do this together.

[06/14/15]   Yay!! 100 people like our page!! Since its the summer holidays, we realise it may be harder for people to buy our books!! Not to fear! If you would like a book, please email us at [email protected] and you can purchase our book!! They are €7 or two for €12 if you want to get someone you know a book! Buy soon so you won't be dissapointed!


Waterford Comhairle Na Og (Metropolitan Group 2)-Suffocating Society

Hey everyone!!! Wanted to share this great anti-smoking vid made by Waterford Comhairle na nÓg go check it out and share it with your friends!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et5ikj1iL_g

This short film is made as part of the X-HALE Youth Awards 2015 which aims to prevent young people from starting to smoke. To find out more about X-HALE visi...

[04/19/15]   Hey Everyone!!! Good News Announcement!!!!!!
Our books have gone down from €10 to only €7 so buy them fast, before they are all gone!
Also, if you are interested in buying 20+ copies, please contact us for group rates!
You can buy them by contacting any of the writers (Alana, Mairéad, Amy or Shannon) or Abbey students can buy them directly from the ACC's GPA on selected days! Listen out for the intercom announcements!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all here at Cúpla Focal!! Support the Irish Language and young writers by buying our books!!

Hey everybody! Have a look at our new video on how you can use your Cúpla Focal in the every day!!

Anois an tÁm!!! Well we forgot to post in the last two days but here is is, the Cúpla Focal Survival Guide to the basic bones of the Irish Language!! To make up for not posting, we have some pretty crazy photos of Alana being #arBís (excited dudes!) at the launch of the booklets! (Seriously, she is so excited, no joke!) So we have a challenge for you guys, which we shall tell you in the near future! Buy the Survival Guides, €10 each, they will be available to buy in the Abbey GPA from Monday onward and on request from either Amy, Alana, Mairead or Shannon!

Books waiting patiently in their bags fresh from printers!!!

3 days left until we launch our cover art online but the good news is, we have our books!! Ready to buy! Thanks to the awesome crew at Conmore press for getting us the books so quickly!! We are taking orders in the A.C.C.GPA tomorrow and Friday. If you want a copy, email us at [email protected] or get in contact with Amy, Alana, Mairead or Shannon who will hold a book for you! We will be selling them at €10 each and on a first come first served basis. Wow, this is really exciting, hope you guys are ready for this!

4 days til our cover art is launched mo chairde!!

5 days until we launch the cover art!! Are you guys excited?!

6 days until we launch our cover art!

WHAT THE FOCAL?! Cúpla Focal's new survival guides are launching very soon!! Keep the eye out for them in the A.C.C GPA very soon! Enjoy Seachtain na Gaeilge agus Labhair Gaeilge!!!

[03/02/15]   Dia Duit gach duine!!!!! So the big news.....(drum roll!!!!!) We are launching our new survival guide "Cúpla Focal Survival Guide to the basic bones of the Irish Language!! " They will be on sale in Abbey Community College's GPA at lunchtimes in the coming weeks at the price of €10 a copy. Teachers, you can buy 30 copies for €240 (that means students pay €8) If you have larger clubs, groups etc who want to buy our guides please don't hesitate to contact us or even if you don't attend the Abbey let us know and we will get you a copy just contact us at [email protected]!! Go raibh míle maith agat!!!

[03/01/15]   Big news to be announced tomorrow!! Watch this space!

[02/23/15]   6 days left until we let loose some awesome news! Watch this space!!!

[02/22/15]   7 days until we announce some pretty exciting news......!

Cúpla Focal

[10/24/14]   Ok your time is up!! We are going through the process of who has won!! Some great entries here! Thanks to everyone who has entered!!

[10/23/14]   Final day of scéal submissions amárach! Remember, "scéal timpiste" is the title of the story and email it to
[email protected]
You have until tomorrow evening to do it so please enter! The prize is having YOUR scéal in a published book! So get writing, mo chairde!!!

[10/21/14]   Did duit!! We have made a small mistake! If you are entering our competition (which I hope ye are!!) we need you to send it to THIS [email protected]!!!! I sadly typed it wrong but please enter!!!


Cupla Focal Survey | QuestionPro Survey

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Cupla Focal Survey | QuestionPro Survey

So we heard the other survey was giving a bit of bother, people couldn't fill it out as that so we made another one, exactly the same for universal use! Come on 2 minutes is all it takes so get filling it out!!!!!

questionpro.com QuestionPro Survey, Question 1: What Year are you in?

[10/14/14]   Little competition for ye!! So if ye submit an A4 page story, titled "Scéal Timpiste", give your name and email and email it to us at [email protected]. The best story will be printed in our book and the writer's name will be credited below! The stories are due the 20ú de Deireadh Fomhair (October) 2014 ar 18:00 (sé a chlog) So g'wan, get writing! And please, fill out our form!

[10/12/14]   So we didn't get to 100 by Friday :( Oh well, thanks for the awesome on going support and keep liking and sharing us and PLEASE fill out our form, it really does take 2 minutes so go wan!! Fill it out!


Cupla Focal Blog!

Good news Tumblr Fans!! We have joined Tumblr!!! Check out our blog!

cupla-focaluniverse.tumblr.com Tá Cupla Focal beo ar Tumblr!! So if you got the message, good for you, if not well Cupla Focal is live on Tumblr!! How exciting is that!!! (Very, I hear you say? :P) So here we will tell you our awesomesauce story of how our little group of people have come soooo super far in a few short weeks! He…


Cupla Focal-Survey

Dia duit gach duine!! Just a quick reminder, please fill out the survey!! It's takes 2 minutes (ok maybe a minute and a half) and it's for everyone!! Not just for secondary school students, for everyone else too! Just click the link below, it's super easy!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XKbr4Ra2IHngQ3sWv9bVxYfy-f4kr5J7GfSpo3BHyqE/viewform

docs.google.com Help us find out what we need to do to make the best quality booklet for you.

[10/07/14]   wooohooo!!! 55 likes!!! Amazing work folks!! Thanks so much for the support! So lets keep this going, 100 likes by Friday?!

[10/07/14]   Hows it going lads!! Thanks for the support! Can't believe we have so many likes already! So please keep it going and don't forget to fill out our survey!!! Dhá nóiméad le do thoil!!!


Cupla Focal (@CuplaFocal_) | Twitter

Please follow us on twitter for more frequent updates! https://twitter.com/CuplaFocal_

twitter.com Senaste tweets från Cupla Focal (@CuplaFocal_). Dia duit! We are Cupla Focal. For more information go visit and like our page. Port Lairge, Éire

[10/06/14]   So can we make 50 likes by Sunday night?? Help us out guys!! :D


Cupla Focal-Survey

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XKbr4Ra2IHngQ3sWv9bVxYfy-f4kr5J7GfSpo3BHyqE/viewform Hey everyone, please fill out this quick survey for us! We are just looking for some feedback on how to deliver a quality product to you!

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[10/06/14]   Dia duit!! We are Cupla Focal. A TY Enterprise group from Abbey Community College in Waterford City who try to promote the use of the Irish language in a fun way for young people. We encourage the use of Irish in everyday life, not just school, but at home, with friends, out and about etc. We are currently in the process of writing our "survival guide" to the Junior Cert Course. All of us here at Cupla Focal, have actually sat the exam and studied our brains out for 3 years. We completely get it, studying isn't fun but we want to make it easier on you people who haven't sat the exam yet or even if you want to start Irish again, our booklet is the perfect guide to the basics. Even if you have done your Junior Cert, please fill out our quick survey and tell us what you would have liked in this pack to help you. Please "Like" and "Share" our page, add us on Google+ and Twitter and that would be wonderful!
-Cupla Focal Team

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