Ballyneale National School


Category Archives: DRAMA


Drama starts this Wednesday with Amy Hill for 6 weeks.

Christmas Pageant

This year’s Christmas Pageant was a wonderful occasion including the Nativity Play, School Choir and Jane’s Guitar Group.

Thanks to all that came to witness it, it really marks the start of the Christmas Season here in Ballyneale.

Thanks to Mary O’Hanlon for directing the Christmas Pageant.  Thanks to all the staff for their time and effort and to all the children. There was a lot of work put in behind the scenes to make it so flawless. Here are a few pictures from behind the scenes….

Christmas Pageant


This year’s Christmas Pageant will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Ballyneale on Wednesday December 21st at 6.30pm.

It will feature the Nativity Play, School Choir and Jane’s Guitar Group.

This is a wonderful occasion for the school.

Thanks to Mary O’Hanlon for directing the Christmas Pageant.  Thanks to all the staff for their time and effort and to all the children.

It is great to see the whole school community working so closely together.

Carrick-on-Suir Library: Time Capsule 2016 – 2066

On Friday the 9th December Carrick-on-Suir Library celebrated their final 1916 centenary event. We’ve had a very busy year marking this special occasion and we were delighted to take part and contribute to a full programme of events in the Local Library.

The students and teachers of  Ballyneale, CBS Greenschool, Gaelscoil Carraig na Suire, Newtown Upper and Presentation Primary worked very hard  writing  letters and selecting the item for the time capsule and preparing a party piece for today’s event. Over 130 students took part in total.

The boys from CBS Green School sang two songs, Dying Rebel and Kevin Barry, accompanied by the accordian. Presentation girls sang Grace and were joined by our singers and guitarists (thank you Jane) for the final two verses. We also performed a 1916 drama directed by Mary O’Hanlon. While the Gaelscoil finished the festivities very fittingly with Amhran na Bhfiann.

The entire event was a huge success here are some photos of the occasion.


Library Time Capsule


A number of children have been invited to take part in the Library’s final 1916 commemoration event of the year this Friday December 9th at 11.00 a.m.

They have been busy writing “A letter to my Future Self” which will be part of the documents and objects placed in the time capsule which will be then sealed for 50 years. The capsule will be mounted on a wall in the library for all to see in the near future.

Red Kettle

The Red Kettle drama group were in the school on November 14th, capturing the children’s imagination with a story involving Normal Norman and his pal Weird Waldo. It was very entertaining and the children engaged in the whole process. Thanks again to the Red Kettle group for the entertainment.

Fantastic performances!!


Pictures of the Children in 5th and 6th class enjoying their Drama Lessons with Amy Hill.