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5th Class Visit to Clondalkin Library

October 27th, 2017 by Mr Byrne

On Thursday 26th October, Mr. Byrne’s 5th class visited Clondalkin Library as part of South Dublin County Council Book festival. We listened to and chatted to children’s author, Tom Palmer. Tom is from Yorkshire in England and he flew over specially to talk to schools in South Dublin libraries.

During the talk, children from our school and Clonburris asked Tom lots of good questions about his books, what it is like being an author, himself and how to go about writing a book! We found out in his spare time he spends time with his family, he enjoys reading, he watches sports (especially football) and he likes to go running on the Yorkshire Moors.

We learned that Tom writes books about topics he knows a lot about. He travels to countries and places first to research people and places in his books. To get inspiration for writing he reads lots of books and watches relevant movies. Tom writes about people he has met. His mam inspired him to read lots when he was a teenager, as he wasn’t that interested in reading books when he was young. He showed us his writing folder where he plans all his books before he writes. The publisher has already asked Tom to write six books next year!

Towards the end we played a quiz , then some games and Cody and Bradley even won some prizes! Overall, we all had an enjoyable time listening to and asking questions with Tom. Some of us want to write our own books when we are older!

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Bog Jumping!

June 28th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Here are some pictures from the 4th Class School Tour yesterday! We went to Causey Farm in Navan, Co. Meath!  We had a fantastic day – enjoy our Bog Jumping pictures!

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Trip to Marshes Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral

February 28th, 2017 by lkilleen6895

We had a great time on our tour on the 22nd of February. We went to Marshes Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Oisín was our tour guide in the library. We saw some doodles in books, some of which were over 500 years old. We also got to make some of our own doodles and even got to do some printing on our very own bookmarks. In St. Patrick’s Cathedral Ciara showed us around and we got to make our own stain glass windows!! An excellent tour and we would recommend a visit to these places to everyone. Ms. Shaw’s Class

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Trip to Glanmore

February 7th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Today, our class (4th) went on a school trip to Glanmore foods to see where and how our tasty school lunches are produced. Alan Silver from Dublin Bus brought us over to the factory in Blanchardstown at 10am. We were given a guided tour of the factory and we got to see every step of the process used to make our lunches! We even got a chance to try making our own creations with the bread dough. When the tour ended, we were given a snack and Alan brought us back to school. We were even given a goody bags of treats each to take home!

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Summer Tour for Student Councillors & Green School Reps

June 21st, 2016 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Here are some photos of today. Click on them twice for a closer look.

How lucky we are to be able to go visit the Phoenix Park, only a few minutes away.

Thank you to all these people…

  1. Mr Molloy for organising the trip,
  2. Sr Catherine for driving some of us,
  3. Ray the driver (he got us there, and back, safe and sound)
  4. the tour guides, including Bernie from Clondalkin, who taught us about life back in the old days in castles like Ashtown Castle,
  5. your parents for giving you permission,
  6. Mr Ruddy for paying for the bus and the ice-creams 🙂
  7. and of course… 
  8. you! Not only have you worked so well all year for your class. Today you showed again how wonderful you are—playing so peacefully with each other, listening so well to the guides, cleaning up so so well “for the boys in green” :), and just being your wonderful selves.

Hope you like the photos.


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Here are the photos… Rainbows in the Phoenix Park…

May 25th, 2016 by Mr. Stuart and tagged

What a beautiful, fun, relaxed great time we all had in the park. Thank you, everyone!

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Enrichment Club – Trip to Google

May 11th, 2016 by Mr Byrne

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On Tuesday 10th of May, students from our Enrichment Club with Sr Catherine, Mr. Byrne and Mr. Stuart went to Google offices on Barrow street in Dublin city centre.IMG_20160510_133454

In Google, we were accompanied by Georgina and Andrew who work there. We were first given proper name tags so we wouldn’t get lost! Next, we headed to a conference room where we talked about the history of Google, had a quiz and talked new projects that they are working on, like driver-less cars and wifi balloons!

After that we went on the tour where we got to see really cool places like the play ground, quiet thinking rooms, chill areas, offices, gaming rooms, the hyperlink (which is a bridge which connects three buildings together), mini kitchens, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa area and there’s a doctor too! Google office’s don’t look like a work place – it looked like a play place!

Overall we had lots of fun and learned lots of interesting facts. We learned to work there you have to be able to work in teams, be hard working and smart, and having lots of other non-school interests and pastimes is really important too.

Robert, Britney and Zainab – 6th Class




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DFL Trip 2015

June 25th, 2015 by Ms. Gallagher

On Tuesday the 23rd of June 42 of the BEST behaved children in the WHOLE school were rewarded with a trip to the Phoenix Park! We had a fabulous day and the weather was great.

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Ms Ní Fhlathartas 6th Class visit Xilinx

November 28th, 2014 by anafhlatharta4572

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Our class visited Xilinx on Tuesday the 25th of November to take part in the Dragons Den. As you can see, they all really enjoyed it.

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Happy Photos of Rainbows in the Phoenix Park… Great Memories!

June 27th, 2014 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,


We had a great year in Rainbows again this year. 16 weeks of meetings where we got to share and care. Well done, everyone!

Here (at last!) are the photos of our trip to the Phoenix Park... a great day!


And good luck to everyone in Rainbows. All the facilitators really are so grateful to you for being so brilliant. Take it easy.

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