Sports Day

Wednesday 13th June was sports day!

Everybody was involved and took part in the different events – wellie throw, puc fada,

hurdles, water relay, jigsaw relay, races, shoe relay and lots more.

The eight teams were: Scrambled Legs, Castledaly Ballers, Purple Pygmy Puffs, Kilcleagh Kangaroos, Runner Beans, Ferraris, Flashing Dogs, & Cuddle Warriors and “Castledaly Ballers ” came out on top.

We all had great fun as you will see from our photos.


Senior School Tour

School Tour

This year we went to Loughcrew Adventure Centre for our school tour.

Our school tour started when we first stepped foot on the bus which would bring us to our destination. A journey which would take numerous hours. When we finally reached our destination the bus passed it!! We ended going up a really steep hill similar to a roller coaster. Then it turned out that at the top of the hill was the Loughcrew Cairns. So we set off again to the adventure centre. After going back down the hill we parked up and went to the cabins and left our bags there. We were split into two groups and set off to do our activities.

My group’s first activity was a race across a rope which was tied to two trees. The first person to reach the other team’s tree won. After everyone had a go we set off to the zipline which was great fun.

After this we had lunch and then set off to the rope course which was one of the largest activities. It was one of those things that tests your balance and endurance. The last two activities were where you got dirty; another obstacle course and the assault course. The assault course was like something out of Ireland’s fittest families except for one thing Loughcrew didn’t have showers.

I really enjoyed Loughcrew and its activities. Its instructors were really nice as well. This was definitely the best school tour of all my school years.



Lenrec Clothing Collection

What Lenrec Collects

We are holding a New & Used Clothing Collection on Thursday 10th May. Please leave bags of clean unwanted items into the school before 9.30 that morning. Items that Lenrec accept include Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Curtains, Towels, Soft Toys, Shoes, Handbags, Belts & Laptops. Mobile Phones are also accepted but please keep separate. Items that are not acceptable are Dirty or Wet clothing, Mats, Carpets, Duvets & Pillows.

This may be a good opportunity to prepare for summer. Please let your extended family, friends and neighbours know also as they may appreciate a local drop off centre.

Thanks for your support.


Animal Magic Wildlife Displays

We had a visit from Denis and Rosie from “Animal Magic Wildlife Displays.”

We met some wonderful animals.

First there was Lola – the amputee meerkat who was missing her front paw.

Next we met the lizards, Betty, Basil & Bruce.

Then we were introduced to “Poppy” the softest chinchilla.

We saw Emma the falcon, who flew over our heads for some chicken pieces.

Last of all we each got a chance to hold Fiachra, the boa constrictor who loved Mrs. Connolly’s sunglasses!

We all enjoyed our morning visitors. See our slideshow…


First Confession

Second class were busy preparing for their First Confession. Art formed part of the preparation and the children produced some lovely pictures, we share them with you here and hope you like them too.


Swimming Lessons 2018

The swimming lessons have concluded for this year and all who participated really enjoyed the lessons and improved their skills over the course of the 8 weeks.

We take this opportunity to thank Longford Westmeath Community Transport who assisted us with the travelling costs again this year. We continue to be very grateful for this assistance as it helps us to keep costs to a minimum.

Thank you Damien & Magdalen.


Castledaly G.A.A. Design a Jersey

Pictured are the winners of Castledaly GAA “Design a Jersey” competition with their Eason’s vouchers.

Well done to Charlie, George, Nathan & Sheenagh.



Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal

We had a wonderful response to our recent appeal for the Christmas Child Shoebox initiative. This is a great way to get the children to consider those who may not be as fortunate in life as we are and to learn to give a little to others. We thank you for your very generous contributions.

Here are photo’s of some of our collection.


“Acorns” and “Fabulous Fish”

Over the last few weeks we have been working on these ACORNS. They were worth all the work. We hope you think so too.

We also done some great work on this project. Here are our “FABULOUS FISH.”


Moate Show

We congratulate some of our pupils who came out winners in the Children’s Art section in the Annual Moate Agricultural Show. Well done to each of you, keep up the good work!


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