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March 2018

Easter Bake Sale! Easter Sunday Morning in the school. Details:

Our Parent Association are holding their annual Easter Bake Sale on April 1st, Easter Sunday. The Bake Sale will take place in the school after 9:30am Mass.

Members of the PA will be available to collect baking from 6pm to 6:30pm on Saturday evening, or before Mass on Sunday morning.

All proceeds raised by the PA are raised in aid of Craggagh National School.

Thank you for your help as always!

Poetry Evening with Terry McDonnagh @KStPatricksDay

As part of the St Patrick’s Day Festivities in Kiltimagh, we participated in a lovely evening of poetry and song with our friends from St Aidan’s NS.

The event was hosted and facilitated by local poet, Terry McDonnagh.

In the weeks leading up to this evening, Terry visited the school a number of times and conducted poetry workshops. Using the theme “Journeys” the children explored the life of Raifteirí through poem and song.

The children composed their own works, some of which were performed on the evening.

Thanks to Terry, Poetry Ireland and the Tourism Association in Kiltimagh.

You can find out more about Terry’s work here.

(Thanks to Mags Hession for the video)


Visit from local author Anthony Broderick @JEP_ie

Anthony Broderick, author of The Adventures Jack and Adam series of children books, visited us this week to talk about his work as an author and as an entrepreneur.

So far, Anthony has published 3 books in the Jack and Adam series.

Anthony spoke at length about the writing process, what inspires him and what drives him. He had lots of great tips for the children to help them with their own story writing.

Anthony also spoke about the business side of writing. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes, dealing with publishers, retailers and customers. This part of Anthony’s visit was especially interesting for us as we embark on our Junior Entrepreneur Project.

You can find out more about The Adventures of Jack and Adam here.

JEP Workshop

Junior Entrepreneur Workshop

We have embarked on another Junior Entrepreneur Adventure!

Our company is still in its infancy, and is as yet unnamed. However we had a very productive workshop last week with “Heritage Expert” Mark Wilson. We began production of our recycled copper key-rings and wooden key-ring holders.


We had a very busy assembly line with children hammering, filing, cleaning, and shaping our products.

We are absolutely delighted with our finished product. They will go on sale after the Easter holidays, with pricing yet to be determined!


Have a look at the pictures and videos below.


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Heritage Workshop

Heritage Workshop with Mark Wilson

We had a brilliant day with “Heritage Expert” Mark Wilson last week. Children from all classes learned about the many uses of the willow tree (sally) as well as a range of other traditional wood crafts.

As you can see form the images below, we had great fun making bunny faces, just in time for Easter!

We are very thankful to our Parent Association for funding this workshop. The workshop is also part funded by the Heritage In Schools Scheme.

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