R6 Proclamation Day

As part of the Proclamation Day celebrations we constructed three of the buildings that were central to the 1916 Easter Rising. The G.P.O., City Hall and Liberty Hall. They were displayed in the library with all the other class projects.

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These boys all took part in the ceremony. Tadhg and Enoch are part of the band who performed ‘Foggy Dew’, Ahmed, Conor and Franz were part of a short Irish drama.

They all did a fantastic job.



Wilderness by Roddy Doyle

R6 are enjoying reading ‘Wilderness’ by Roddy Doyle. It takes place in Northern Finland surrounded by forests and snow. The main characters Johnny and Tom meet Rock the husky and his friends as they pull the sleds for the guests. The boys got to meet a real life husky called Bow who visited the school.

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For Art we used chalk to recreate the huskies!

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Credit Union Art Competition

Huge congratulations to Conor Russell from R6 who came 3rd in the 8-10 Category in the Credit Union Art Competition. The theme this year was ‘Happiness Is….’. There was a very high standard this year and we are all very proud of Conor. Conor was presented with his certificate and prize in the Westcourt Hotel on Thursday 22nd October.

Here is Conor with his winning entry!


Well done Conor!


Gaelic Success!

Huge congratulations to our super Gaelic team who beat Dundalk CBS 5-09 to 0-02 in the Semi final of Corn Bhliain Mhuire. Well done to  managers Mr Mulroy and Paul McElroy and the boys who are now through to the Final.DSC03177

Junior Entrepreneur Project


R6 were very lucky to be given an opportunity to take part in a national initiative to promote entrepreneurial skills among primary school children. The boys first looked at what strengths were needed to be an entrepreneur and how many of these strengths were already present in our classroom. A very successful entrepreneur who brought this project to Louth, Mr Patrick Joy, visited our class and told us how he entered the business world. He gave the boys great advice and also instilled a huge sense of self belief and that nothing is impossible. The boys chosen business venture was to hold a talent show in the school. The boys put a huge amount of work into distributing posters, organising auditions, putting the stage together and setting up for the show. They sold more tickets than they had expected and the show was a huge success. The class were involved in every aspect of putting the show on doing backstage, sound, selling tickets, holding a stall and our very own Benny was the MC. This was a great experience for everyone involved and hugely worthwhile. They made over €600 profit. They have spent some of the money on class trips and donated €50 to charities, Trocaire and Daffodil Day. We may have another treat before the end of the year!

Last week we went to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dundalk to meet all the schools in Louth who took part in the project. We received a flag for the school and a certificate for our participation.