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Dylan Vaughan’s Communion Photos, May 2018

Well done to all the boys and girls in Mr Reade’s and Ms Moore’s 2nd Class who made their First Holy Communion last weekend. We were all very proud of how well you prepared for this special day. Well Done! Check out Dylan Vaughan’s  “St Marys Communion 2018″ images using the following link: https://dylanvaughan.photoshelter.com/gallery/St-Marys-Communion-2018/G00003PHuLgVQjqM/C0000v7wHd_.eRkY


Mr Reade’s Class Decorate the May Bush

The Tradition of Decorating the May Tree Wishing Trees (aka May Bushes, Fairy Trees, or Rag Trees) are hawthorn trees where people tie ribbons to ask blessings from the local saints/wee folk. The hawthorn flowers in May, time of the Bealtaine festival of rebirth (now generally known as May Day). Local people still tie ribbons or strips of colorful cloth to the wishing tree as
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Active School Week at St Mary’s N.S. 2018

St Mary’s participated in Active School Week from April 23rd – April 27th, with an extra day added (tomorrow April 30th) as a result of poor weather conditions last Monday. The focus of our ASW programme was on FUN and PARTICIPATION. It’s an ideal opportunity to introduce young people and their families to new ways of being active, both during the school day and in
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Fashion Through the Ages, April 2018

Ms O’ Connor’s 4th class put on a fantastic fashion show exhibiting fashion down through the ages. The children wore clothing from the Roman era, the medieval period,  the 1920’s, the 1950’s, the hippy 60’s and the colourful 80’s. Check out the photos below. Can you guess who is dressed from what era??? [Show as slideshow]


Newsletter Page 2, Feb 2018


Newsletter, Feb 2018


Cumann na mBunscoil, Kilkenny Handball, Jan 2018

Last Friday, 26th January, a number of children from St Mary’s competed in the Cumann na mBunscoil handball championships in O’ Loughlin’s Kilkenny and were very successful too! U-13 Boys Singles (Winner) David Holden U-13 Boys Doubles, Cian Farrell and Éanna O’ Keeffe U-13 Boys Double (Runner up) Oísín Farrell and Cian Doherty U-13 Girls Doubles (Winners) Katie Jordon and Aoibhe Ryan U-11 Girls
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Chrismas Newsletter, December 2017

Please Download a copy of the Christmas newsletter here.


Santa Makes a Surprise Visit to St Mary’s, Dec 12th 2017

Santa visited our school today, taking time out of his busy schedule to drop in a little chocolate treat to all of the very good boys and girls that have worked really hard throughout the year. See can you spot anyone you know in the pictures below? [Show as slideshow]


Christmas Shoebox appeal, Nov 2017

Shoe boxes have been piling high thanks to the effort of generous school children in St Mary’s who have been working hard to ensure that less fortunate children have a present to open this Christmas. Pupils from St. Mary’s have been handing over shoe boxes full of toys and gifts as part of Operation Christmas Child over the last few weeks. Well done to
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Ghoul School!!!! October 2017

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David Coleman, Child Psychologist, Talk in Grennan, Thurs 28th Sept


Ms Kelly’s Class – A Year in Photos

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3rd Class School Trip to Oceanic’s Surf Club, June 2017

(written by Julia Popielarska) On June 23rd we went on our school trip to Waterford. We went to Trámór to Oceanic’s Surf Club. We went surfing on body boards and on surf boards. We surfed in the sea for one hour. After the surfing we went to explore the rockpools with an ecologist called Glen. He told us about different creatures, habitats and sand
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6th Class Cake Sale, June 2017

(written by Róisín Collins) Today we had our school cake sale. It was a lot of fun!. There were lots of activities and lots of yummy treats to eat. We got to throw water balloons at Hannah Lanigan and we got to ride go-carts around the school roundabout. Sadly, there was no horse-riding this year but there was plenty of good things to make
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