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NEW School Record–Lennon Berrigan!

June 23rd, 2017 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Wow! Lennon Berrigan in 5th class has broken the school record! Never before has anyone at Talbot typed so fast. 

Yesterday, the 22nd June 2017, Lennon typed at a speed of 74 words per minute (wpm). He showed me and his teacher Ms Ward the certificate from,which he got when practicing here in school.

Many many congratulations to him. How fast will he be next year? 

How fast will YOU be next year? Lennon practices on You can too, for free. Create an account for free and begin! Remember, you must practice with the fingers on the correct letters; aim to get good before aiming to get fast. Enjoy!

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Talbot’s Top Typists–Can YOU beat these speeds?

June 22nd, 2017 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Congrats to everyone who took part in this year’s Top TEN-FINGER Typing competition. 

Special congratulations to three of you who got over 50 words per minute (wpm)!!! Emily Maher in 5th with 52wpm, Kadie Johnston in 6th with 57wpm, and this year’s overall winner Lennon Berigan in 5thwith 58wpm. 

The school record is 72wpm (Andrew Seagrave, 2015). Will one of you ever get that fast? Create an account for FREE at, give it 2 or 3 hours some day, make sure you practice with your fingers in the right places and you will get real fast! Enjoy!

Click here to see the list of the class winners: Top Typists Using Ten Fingers 2017 WINNERS

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Frása na Mí

June 9th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Bhí an tUasal O’Donaill ag caint faoi caitheamh aimsire lena rang inniú. 

Cén caitheamh aimsire is fearr leat?

Is fearr liom. leat, leis, leí, linn, libh, leo……… ag imirt cispheil, peil, sacair, ag léamh, ag damhsa, ag éisteacht le cheol.

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Flag Raising Ceremony in Talbot Senior

May 25th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

On the 24th May 2017, Mr Molloy and some members of our Green team represented our school in the Helix Theatre at the An Taisce Green Flag Presentation Ceremony. This was a great achievement for our school as it was our 6th green flag. This flag was awarded to our school for our whole school work on the theme of GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP. Both staff and children have really enjoyed working on this theme which enabled us to discover how Green schools work has positively influenced people and environments worldwide while revising the previous Litter and waste theme.

We celebrated the event with music and singing led by Mr O’Donnell and our special guest Fr. Joe. 

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Operation Transformation 10@10

January 26th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Mr Gordon recently told us all about Operation Transformation and what we can do in school to improve our fitness, health and general well being. One idea for primary schools across the country is called ’10@10′, which encourages all primary school children to take part in 10 minutes of physical activity at each day. Here is the link to ‘classroom workout’. There will be 2 versions of this video, one in English and one as Gaeilge.


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January Book Reviews

January 20th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

The following books were recently reviewed by our teachers. Have a read and see what might interest you.

Tsunami Surges by Cath Senker

This book answers all your questions on tsunamis and looks at three case studies of recent tsunamis. An excellent, informative and up to date read for geography enthusiasts.

Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden

This book is the first of a Trilogy of fantasy books written by Irish author Dave Rudden. The main character is a young old Orphan called Denizen. The story begins in the miserable orphanage (Crosscaper) where Denizen lives on Achill Island Co Mayo.Denizen survives the dreary orphanage by reading fantasy books, he never has any visitors and knows nothing about his family. All of this changes just before Denizen reaches his 13th birthday. He is summoned to meet a mysterious aunt who he has never heard of. Denizen is very sceptical but agrees to go along. On the journey to meet his Aunt, as they reach Dublin they are attacked by a terrible monster of darkness. Denizen’s driver defeats the monster using magical powers. Denizen soon finds out that his mysterious aunt is the leader of a group of Knights who secretly fight to keep these monsters at bay. As Denizen turns 13, he discovers that he too has magical powers, and faces the choice of joining the battle against these monsters, or returning to the life he had in the orphanage. I have really enjoyed this book, it moves fast, is exciting and is based in Ireland. I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl or any fantasy novels.

Let’s See Ireland by Sarah Bowie

Go on holiday with Molly around Ireland, meet the animals in Dublin Zoo, skip across the Giant’s Causeway, peer over the Cliffs of Moher and much much more! (And see if you can spot who sneaked along with Molly and her family!) A nice read and fun illustrations.

Rover and the Big Fat Baby by Roddy Doyle

Join our own Dublin author Roddy Doyle for an absolutely hilarious read about Rover and his adventures around our city. Be warned, this book is not for the faint hearted, are you ready for the challenge?

Time after Time by Judi Curtin

Molly and Beth travel back in time to the 1980’s to find someone special. It is a lovely tale of friendship and adventure.

Barnyard Hullabaloo by Francesca Simon

This is a book about animals on Potter’s Barn Farm. They sing, stomp, make cakes, get lost, run off and go wild. This is a short book, but with wonderful vocabulary- screeched, snarled, yowled caterwauled and lots more interesting words.


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Our Newly Restocked Library

January 20th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Our school library was recently restocked with some amazing and fun new books so please make the most of these books and and enjoy visiting our beautiful library. 

If you enjoyed a book you’ve read, we would love to hear about it. Why not write a book review and add it to the book review area in the library. You may get a chance to share your review at assembly also. Tell us why you liked the book, your favourite parts/characters and what age group would this book appeal to. Don’t forget to include the book title, the author and your own name of course. 


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Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

Talbot Senior is closed on 28th October and will reopen on Monday 7th November. We hope you enjoy your mid-term break. South Dublin County Council is organizing many  fun events to celebrate Halloween. Check out their infographic at

See all the amazing costumes on our Halloween Fancy Dress Page,


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Healthy Lifestyle Fortnight

October 25th, 2016 by Ms Wynne

Healthy Lifestyle fortnight in Talbot Senior was great fun. The children enjoyed healthy fruit kebabs and healthy fruit smoothies. Ms Skelly’s class made soup for a whole class for 2.31 euro, have a look at their shopping list. They also did an interesting project on actual sugar content of common foods. The poster competition winners “What a Healthy Lifestyle Means to Me” will be announced at our November assembly. Have a sneak preview of one of our creative entries. Our new running track and improved field surface are well on their way to completion.


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Sam Maguire Cup

September 23rd, 2016 by Mr Byrne

Lately Mr Byrne’s class have been learning all about the Sam Maguire cup. The cup is given to the winners of the All Ireland Senior Football competition. Dublin are playing Mayo in the replay after they drew 0-15 each recently, and the winner keeps Sam Maguire for a year!

Sam Maguire was born in 1879 in Dunmanway, Co. Cork. At 20 years of age, he took a position with the postal service in London. There, he was involved in GAA affairs, he played for the Hibernians club and was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Sam even played with London in the All-lreland football finals of 1900, 1901 and 1902! In 1925, he came back to west Cork to live. He then developed TB and died in 1927 aged 49.

After his death, his friends collected money and had a cup made in his memory. It is based on the famous Ardagh Chalice, which can be viewed in the National Museum. Here are some Sam Maguires we made in art out of clay!

Sam mac2  sam Mac1

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