My Lockdown Experience: Ryan Whelan, Muire Gan Smál, 1st Class, Age 7

My Lockdown Experience: Ryan Whelan, Muire Gan Smál, 1st Class, Age 7

Today we have the third of the ‘My Lock-down Experience’ responses from Scoil Muire Gan Smál initiated by Principal Seamus Moynihan. It’s the turn of Ryan Whelan – a first class pupil and seven years old. Q. What is lock-down like this time compared to last year? A. It’s much harder now because we are…

My Lockdown Story: Chloe McElligott, Third Class, Age 9 – since February 2nd

My Lockdown Story: Chloe McElligott, Third Class, Age 9 – since February 2nd

Castleisland’s newest school principal, Seamus Moynihan suggested a few weeks ago that we could run with accounts of living with lock-down from the points of view of his pupils at Scoil Muire gan Smál.  Parental consent has been granted and, as you’ll see from the headline, Chloe McElligott’s account is the first of the three…

Planning for the Year Ahead at Scoil Muire gan Smál

Planning for the Year Ahead at Scoil Muire gan Smál

Schools throughout the world are striving towards normality in these times of uncertainty for teachers, pupils and parents and all involved in the life of local schools. The beginning of a new year always ushers in a sense of hope with it. In this year of 2021, a year of commemorations of the uncertainties faced…

Extraordinary Sixth Class Graduations at Scoil Muire Gan Smál

Extraordinary Sixth Class Graduations at Scoil Muire Gan Smál

“Although this was always going to be a strange year due to the current circumstances, on Monday our amazing sixth class girls graduated from the school,” said spokesperson, Emma Sweeney. “Sixth class teacher Claire. Smith wanted to make sure that the day was as special as possible for her graduates. Ms. Smith gathered a team…

Bridge Over Un-Troubled Waters First Proposed in 1991

Bridge Over Un-Troubled Waters First Proposed in 1991

Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting gave Castleisland and the general area more than a cursory going over. Several councillors had motions down and questions to be answered on issues of concern and interest to the locality. One of the most significant is the question on the proposed ‘Tullig Walkway’ which would see the pathway in…

Meeting to hear Motions on Issues in Castleisland and Scartaglin

Meeting to hear Motions on Issues in Castleisland and Scartaglin

The next meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Killarney will be held in the Town Hall, Killarney in the morning, Wednesday, July 26th at 10am. The following is a list of motions and questions on the agenda in relation to the Castleisland and Scartaglin areas. Motions number 3 and 4 under the…

Muire Gan Smál U-11 Girls to Represent Kerry in Dublin

Muire Gan Smál U-11 Girls to Represent Kerry in Dublin

 Would you know which famous writer used the pseudonym ‘Boz’ or which country the NIKKEI Stock Market Index is associated with? You probably would when asked in a casual manner. However, in the white heat of competition, against the clock and another team of quiz specialists in a hall full of spectators. Would you? And…

Muire Gan Smál U-11s Advance in Credit Union Quiz

Muire Gan Smál U-11s Advance in Credit Union Quiz

It was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 years of age. They were competing in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues. The questions, compiled nationally, by primary school teachers, covered such general topics as: geography;…

Sixth Class Girls Step Up from Primary

Sixth Class Girls Step Up from Primary

The caps and gowns were out again at Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School on Wednesday, June 25th.  The sixth class girls excitedly prepared for their graduation from the school. Acting principal, Maura Browne sent the following report on the annual but still momentous day for the  school and its departing pupils. “There was great excitement as…

Muire Gan Smal Graduations 2014

Muire Gan Smal Graduations 2014

Scoil Muire Gan Smal graduation took place on Wednesday June 18th. Parents, grand-parents and family joined with the children to celebrate the day. The big event took place on the stage of the school hall. The children performed songs and rhymes for the assembled crowd.  There was also a slide show of the children’s achievements during…