A Thuistí, a chairde,

Bhí sé fíor-ghnóthach ar scoil le tamall le go leor rudaí ag tarlú gach seachtain, thíos gheobhaidh sibh tuairisc beag ar a bhí ar siúl le déanaí agus a bheidh ag tarlú don chuid eile don téarma.

We have had a very busy time at school recently especially since we returned after the Easter Break. Below you will find a list of some of our recent activities and what’s ahead for the rest of the term.

  • We had 14 Solar Panels installed under the recent government scheme on May 7th. We have been told that we will save @ €1,500 p/A.
  • Our school Chess Team visited Longford for a Festival of chess 11/04/24.
  • Rang 3 – Rang 6 have taken their swimming lessons.
  • Rang a Dó made their First Holy Communion last weekend – they were fabulous, well done to all involved and specialthanks to Múinteoir Fíona and Fr. Allman.
  • Rang 5 planted up our school garden with the help of Una fron Beechlawn Organic Farm – their efforts will be aired on TG4 (Saol na Feirme) in the coming months.
  • Rang 6 completed a mini-taster Golf Programme in conjunction with Ballinasloe Golf Club over the last two weeks.
  • Rang 6 are taking part in a transition programme in conjunction with Youth Work Ireland – the course will cover dealing with anxiety, social media use and transition to Secondary School.
  • Our school Boys’ Football team had a great day yesterday in Bullaun, winning all of their group matches easily and being narrowly defeated in the Semi-final of the competition. Well done to all concerned!
  • Our Girls’ football team are out on Monday in Maree, and our boys’ Hurling team are out on Thursday in Kilconieron – we wish them every success in their matches.
  • Our School Confirmation ceremony will take place on Wednesday next at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Church. The children are working hard preparing for the ceremony and are very much looking forward to the day.
  • Standardised testing will take place throughout the school over the coming weeks.
  • School Tour Season will be soon upon us – we are looking forward to these days out.
  • Seachtain Spóirt will take place in mid-June – our School Sports Day will take place during this week.
  • School reports will be issued in mid-June.


Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabhail le muintir na scoile agus mé ag dul ar scor ag tús mhí Dheireadh Fómhair seo chugainn. Onóir an tsaoil a bhí ann dom freastal a dhéanamh ar pháistí na scoile seo le breis is fiche bliain. Guím gach rath ar an scoil, páistí, tuistí, foireann agus bord sa todhchaí.


On a personal note, I would like to inform the school community that I will be retiring from my position as principal on October 6th. It has been the honour of my life to serve your children as a class-teacher since 1999 and as principal since 2002. I have loved my job, and will no doubt miss the children, but I will leave knowing that the school will continue to thrive in the years ahead. We have a fabulous staff, Board of Management, Parent body and of course children.

I would like to thank you, the parents of the school, for your support, kindness and friendship over the years.

It was 6 brave parents who sent their children to the Gaelscoil on that first September day in 1990. The classroom was a converted hairdresser’s salon and the teacher was unpaid………… buíochas leo agus le Carmel a bhunaigh an scoil.


Ruairí Ó hAnnluain