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Easter Break

School will reopen on Monday the 4th April.

Easter Walk and Egg Hunt

Pupils, staff, parents, grandparents and members of the community walked the Ballyneale block today on their Easter walk.

Afterwards there was an egg hunt around the school grounds for all classes.  Followed by the annual Easter Raffle.

Proclamation Day

Busy day here as Ballyneale School along with all schools in Ireland, marked Proclamation Day.

At noon, pupils, staff, parents, grandparents and members of the community raised the flag of Ireland and sang Amhrán na bhFiann.

Afterwards all pupils along with Jane’s Montessori released green, white and orange balloons thanks to the Parents Association.

This was followed with poetry and song and the reading of New Proclamations for Ireland composed by Infants to 6th Class.

A short drama directed by Mary O’Hanlon and based on the events leading up to the signing of the 1916 Proclamation then took place.

It was a very special and memorable day here in Ballyneale School.


Easter Walk Tomorrow

The Easter Walk takes place tomorrow the 16th at 9.30 a.m.  This is a community event and all are welcome.  It will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on the school grounds for the children.  The school will close for the Easter break tomorrow at 12.30.

Soccer Finals

The girls competed in a 5-a-side Soccer County Final today in Littleton.  They played against a tough Thomastown team in the final who they had beaten earlier in the day in the group stages.

Unfortunately in the final Thomastown got the better out of us.  We ran out of steam.  This is a huge achievement for the girls to reach the County Finals.  A big thank you to Ian, Eugene and Ms. Whelan for all the coaching sessions with the girls.

Girls Soccer Team


New Proclamations

Here is a picture of the new proclamation for Ireland that 3rd to 6th composed.  This will be read out tomorrow on Proclamation Day at noon.  Infants up to 2nd Class also composed their proclamations.

Proclamation 3rd to 6th