Donal the DART - DART FRIENDS 1
This little book tells the story of Donal, a little green passenger train on the
Dublin railway line with a big problem – he has overslept! His efforts to make up time by rushing aims to teach children that “if you try to do things too quickly you will often make mistakes”.
The book also helps children learn Irish language through a
character called Seán the DART, who speaks Gaeilge rather than English.
At the end of the book, there is a section on how to ‘Learn to Speak Irish with Seán the DART’. This includes some basic Irish phrases, using phonetics to assist little ones with the pronouncing the Irish words and phrases.