Blessing of the Crib

We had a beautiful ceremony in Halla Oilbibhéir this morning as Father John, parents, grandparents and members of the community joined us for the blessing of our school crib. . Our first classes sang some gentle Christmas Carols as Mary and Joseph laid the baby Jesus in the crib. It was lovely to welcome back […]

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Banna Cheoil na Scoile

Our school band was busy today polishing the  final notes before they go busking to Blackpool SC in the morning. Jingle Bells and Rudolph rang out in the halla today as they had their last rehearsal. We would love to see as many of you as possible in Blackpool tomorrow to support, and enjoy, our […]

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‘Little Helpers’

The elves got to work in earnest today in Scoil Oilibhéir. Christmas trees and decorations popped up in every corridor with busy elves (who looked suspiciously like our Friends of Scoil Oilibhéir!!) hanging decorations bringing lots of good cheer. All pitched in to lend a helping hand – even Mr. O’Brien, our caretaker, was spotted […]

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Thinking of others at Christmas

The Health Promoting Committee has organised a collection of non-perishable food items for St Vincent de Paul this Christmas. This collection started on Monday 4th December and  Committee members will be in the hall every morning to collect these items for anyone who would like to make a contribution. We would like to emphasise that […]

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Let the Festivities begin!

Christmas is nearly upon us and the festivities begin this week in Scoil Oilibhéir. Here are some important dates for your diary: Dec 6th – Christmas Carols for the Elderly, after morning Mass in St. Oliver’s Church. All Welcome. Dec 7th – Banna Cheoil na Scoile busking in Blackpool @ 10am. Dec 8th – Blessing […]

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Tá aimsir na Nollag ag bagairt….

Scoil Oilibhéir is getting very festive these days as we look forward the many seasonal events ahead. Mrs. O’Bric has been so inspired by her neighbour Mrs. Hunt’s window display that she employed the services of some of our talented students to paint her windows too. We think that they did a great job, don’t […]

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St. Nick’s Ladies Football

St. Nick’s Ladies Football Team recently won the 13-a -side county championship. This season was their first year entering the competition and to win it was a huge achievement for the club.  The pupils of Scoil Oilibhéir gathered in the winter sunshine today to welcome the victorious team to the school. We are delighted to see […]

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Book Fair a Great Success

Our annual Book Fair exceeded all expectation this year as huge numbers of parents and members of the community called to view the projects and buy some books.  The school receives 60 % commission on all sales and this year we will be receiving €3,640 worth of books to help stock up the library/ class resources. A […]

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Christmas Preparations

The children in Scoil Oilibhéir are already getting ready for Christmas and today Ms Cronin’s class were busy making very special Christmas cards and decorations. What a wonderful job they did!  This year every child in the school will create a Christmas card which will be delivered to our elderly friends in local nursing homes. […]

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A Fairy Ring?!

The children of An Droichead 2 got a lovely surprise when we went out to play in our outdoor play area today. We found a set of large wooden stools  placed in a circle shape just like a fairy ring! Our teacher explained that they were cut out from a big tree which was blown […]

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