Author visit

Sarah Webb

Last Friday 16th October – 5th & 6th class had a zoom call with an Irish author called Sarah Webb. She answered some questions and gave us ideas for Autumn poems.

We got to ask lots of questions; we asked about her dog, who is called Lucky, tips to be a writer, her motto in life and many more. She told us that her book Animal Crackers was one of her favourites as she loves animals. One of the tips she gave to people who wanted to be authors was to read lots of books.

Some people read their autumn poems. At the end she showed us her Halloween costume. She also showed us some of the books she wrote e.g. Blazing A Trail, Irish Women who Changed the World.




Confirmation 2020

Confirmation 2020

At the end of a summer of uncertainty on August 15th the children from 6th class finally received the sacrament of Confirmation in St. Ciaran’s Church.

Mons. Noonan welcomed everybody warmly and told us that this was the first time Confirmation had ever been celebrated in there.

Our 17 wonderful young people also graduated from primary school and were presented with their certificates by Mrs. Bradley.

It was a joy to meet them again and wish them the very best as they move on to the next phase in life. We will miss them!




U-14 ART

Congratulations to Caitlín who won First prize recently in the local U-14 Art Community Games and to our other prizewinners:

Ellie & Mary – both received 1st prize in Drawing

Harry & Mary – both received 1st prize in Handwriting

Darragh & James – both received 2nd prize for Handwriting

Alex & Aoibheann – both received 3rd prize in Handwriting

Well done to you all, we are very proud of you.



U12 Ladies Gaelic Football

These girls play U12 Gaelic football with Moate All Whites  – on October 20th last they won the U12 A Ladies Championship – well done girls, keep it up.


A.I.T. Athletics

Pupils from 1st to 6th class have just completed a 6-week block of Athletics training in A.I.T.

They tried various disciplines including – long jump, hurdles, relays, sprint & high jump.

We are very grateful to the staff of A.I.T. for affording the children this opportunity.

Míle Buíochas!

Have a look at them in action!


Coughlan Shield Winners 2019

Here are some members of the Castledaly team who beat Garrycastle in the Coughlan Shield on Sunday 6th October.

Well done everybody!


Totem Pole

On Monday 9th Sept 5th & 6th class had the pleasure of working with Dominique Foley (Tuar Ard). Together they designed a Totem Pole that will form part of an exhibition in Tuar Ard during Cultural Week from Monday Sept 20th.

Be sure to drop in to view their creation.


Moate Show 2019

As always we submitted lots of entries to Moate Show, we drew pictures, we wrote poems and we did very careful handwriting.

Here are our proud prize-winners with their work and their plaques. Congratulations and well done to all.


Sports Day

Due to the weather this year we ran a succession of Sports Days. Children from 1st to 6th classes were grouped into 8 teams. The Woahs, The Money-makers, The Nifty 9’s, No Name, Fastest Friesians, Unbeatable 8, The Reckless Rebels, The Rocks.

Events included: Relay race, 3 legged race, hurdles, hoola hoops, water relay, skipathon, basketball, & wellie throwing.

Our winners were Unbeatable 8 – well named indeed!

Look at our photos.



 Each year we make 2 special awards “Sports star of the Year” for a pupil in 6th class and our “Michael English Award for contribution to School Life” which goes to a 5th class pupil. Here are some pictures of Kellie (6th class) and Seara (5th class) receiving their well-deserved awards. Well done girls.



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