News Archive

Enrolments for September 2022

Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2022

If you wish to enrol your child for September 2022, please contact the school on 071 91 66758 or download an Enrolment Form from our website. We would be delighted to arrange a suitable time for you and your child to visit the school.

Enrolment for September 2021
Enrolment for September 2021

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

We are accepting enrolments now via Email and post for Sep 2021 onwards. Please contact us at if you would like us to post an enrolment form to you. Otherwise, please download an enrolment form and either email it back to us or send it in the post.

Free Access to The Primary Planet news magazine

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

News Bites Media have published their curriculum-linked news magazines online with FREE ACCESS TO ALL until schools reopen. These magazines are loved by children and provide hours of reading, fun and quality learning for primary school children.  Families can logo on to and choose from:  The Primary Planet (9-12-year-olds) News Flash  (7-10-year-olds)  Eipic (Irish language news magazine for 11+)

Children, Youth & Family Activities

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020

Follow this link: Children, Youth & Family Activities Sligo Sport and Recreation partnership are delighted to share tips and online resources with fun fitness ideas to keep for yours kids active at home. It is so important for all children and youth to play and be active, and maintain their 60 mins of physical activity […]

Online Resources

Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2020

Here are some resources you might find useful at times throughout the day. Many of the books the children use are from this publishing company. They have made all of their resources accessible to everybody. Setting up an account is a simple process and doesn’t take long. One part that may be very helpful […]

Bishop Kevin- First Holy Communion

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

I have just prepared a short video message for the children who would be due to celebrate their First Communion. I have encouraged them to keep saying their prayers and, perhaps, to check out our on-line resources. I have wanted to reassure them the Jesus wants to come to them, but I have adverted to the possibility […]

A Letter from Father Christy to the School Community

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Parochial House, Grange, Co. Sligo Website: Facebook: Ahamlish Parish Sligo 4th April 2020 Dear Parents & Guardians, I hope that you and your family are safe and well. This is undoubtedly a challenging time for families and I would like to affirm all of you in the good work you are doing as parents […]

Newsletter from Sligo/Leitrim Childcare for Parents

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sligo County Childcare Committee have launched a new Parents Newsletter for Sligo/Leitrim. The newsletter has been put together to try and support parents and families as best we can to stay positive during these testing times. We felt it was important to create a positive resource for parents that we could share with them weekly […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.     […]

Helpful Tips

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hello everybody, These are strange times for us all. I hope you are all getting used to your new classrooms at home! Don’t worry if you are finding it hard to get things done, we will figure out a way to make this work together. There are lots of different ways we can make this […]


Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020   World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them. 📚   Reader

Support for Parents & Pupils during Covid-19 Crisis-Twinkl Resources

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Setting this up is really easy to do – are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class. Setting this up is really […]

Christmas Concert 2019

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Castlegal N.S. staged a Christmas Concert on 10th December 2019. A memorable night for all !        

Welcome back to the New School Year – 2019-2020

Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019

Fáilte ar ais! Castlegal N.S. will re-open on Thursday, 29th August. We hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays and are looking forward to the start of a new school year! We would like to extend a  very warm welcome to the new pupils who are joining our school this year.We are delighted to welcome you […]

Lá na bPancóga

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mix the pancake, stir the pancake, Pop it in the pan; Fry the pancake, toss the pancake, Catch it if you can! 

Spelling Bee Finalist 2019

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

William Allingham

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

On the 19th February 2019, pupils visited the birthplace of the poet William Allingham in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. We recited his well known poem ‘ The Fairies’.

Christmas and Music at Scoil Naomh Mhuire

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2019

Families at the school supported the Christmas Shoebox appeal for Team Hope. Pupils also presented some of the their musical skills from Music Generation in December  In November pupils attended an enjoyable choral workshop with Veronica McCarron from Britain’s Got Talent .   

Science Week 2018

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2019

The whole school travelled to Sligo in November and completed the Science Trail as part of Science Week . 

Smoke Free Poster Competition

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pupils with their poster entries to Molaise Gaels ‘Saor O Thobac’ Poster Competition  

Super Valu Athletics Fest

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2018

In the morning when I was dropped from school, everyone was outside practising.  When teacher opened the door, I started to get nervous.  John the bus driver picked us up then. When we came to the IT, we began practising again.  After a while, the yellow teams were called.  Our heat was heat six.  It […]

Vegetable Harvest

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2018

 Last April we planted many vegetables including potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, chives and mint in our school garden. We were participating in a programme called Incredible  Edibles which provided us with the seeds. To day the 14th of September 2018, we made soup with potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, chives and stock cubes.  It took 2 […]

Barna Waste Easter Egg Winners

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

 Congratulations to our prize winners!

Incredible Edibles 2018

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries, turnips and herbs. 

Social, Environmental & Scientific Education (SESE)

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018

Social, environmental and scientific education (SESE) provides opportunities  for the child to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of the natural, human, social and cultural dimensions of local and wider environments, to learn and practise a wide range of skills, and to acquire open, critical and responsible attitudes. SESE enables the child to live as […]

Spelling Bee

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We recently held the Easons Spelling Bee in Scoil Naomh Mhuire. It was open to pupils in 5th and 6th  class. A worthy finalist was chosen and he went on to represent the school in the Sligo County Spelling Bee Final.                               […]

Pancake Tuesday

Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pancakes  for everyone at Scoil Naomh Mhuire !

Food Dudes

Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme begins at the school on Monday, 19th February. Food Dudes is a programme developed by the University of Wales, Bangor, to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tasting and […]

St. Brigid’s Day

Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2018


Christmas at Scoil Naomh Mhuire by Ava

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

On the 19th December 2017, there was a Christmas play in Scoil Naomh Mhuire.  I thought it was really good so I have to report about it. It started off with the Principal saying a few words and giving a warm welcome.  After that,  the Senior Room sang two songs called “Try Everything” and “All […]

Super Valu Athletics Fest 22/9/2017

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas Jumper Day 22/12/2017

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lights, camels, action !

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Christmas Show by Grace   What a day!  Castlegals best performance yet!!  On the 19th December, I went to Castlegal National School play.          There were two performances, one from the Junior Room and one from the Senior Room.  The Junior Room play was called “A Christmas Recipe”.  All the children […]

An Nollaig

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Christmas Show by Alyssa The Christmas Recipe Oh what a wonderful night at Castlegal National School.  The pupils put on a brilliant show.  They were two shows in all.  The first one was called a Christmas Recipe.  It was amazing! There  were two cooks called Shona and Michael.  There was a Santa Claus called […]

Dodgeball Tournament at Grange Post Primary

Posted on Sunday, December 10, 2017

   On 1st December, three teams from Scoil Naomh Mhuire completed in a Dodgeball Tournament in Grange Post Primary School.  It was a fun day and congratulations to the Transition Year students and the staff for organising the event.     

Field trip to Tawley Woods

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

 Some very spooky characters turned up in Castlegal on the 27th October!

Skipathon at Scoil Naomh Mhuire

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Wainfest 2017

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

On 12th October 2017, pupils met the author Steven Butler for an entertaining workshop in Bundoran Library. Steven read from his books ‘Odd Bods’ and ‘The Diary of Denis the Menace’ and gave us all an insight into the life of an author.

Fair Play Award

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  The Fair Play Awards were introduced to encourage Fair Play in Cumann na mBunscol competitions both on and off the pitch. This is a whole school award. Schools nominate the team they feel best demonstrates Fair Play in their particular groups.  Congratulations and well done to the pupils from Third to Sixth Class on […]

Gairdín na Scoile- The School Garden 2017

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The children participated in ‘The Incredible Edibles Project’.    Turnips   Carrots and potatoes   Chives- The chives germinated in the classroom  Lettuce and chives in full bloom!         The Harvest!

Aistear at Scoil Naomh Mhuire

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017

The Aistear Curriculum Framework provides the children with opportunities to engage in a variety of types of play like Creative play, Language play, Exploratory play, Constructive play, Pretend play, Pretend play and Small world play.      

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