Friday Challenge

This week’s Friday challenge is to submit an entry for this year’s school magazine.

It is your choice….you can design a cover, draw a picture, write a story, poem, recipe, joke or riddle or create a wordsearch or crossword.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!



May 14, 2013. Friday Challenge. 1 comment.

A Tour of Dublin

Over the past few weeks we have been presenting our plans for a five-day tour of Dublin for the Ryan family from Galway.

The task was to plan a tour of Dublin which catered for the interests of the Ryan family. Mr. Ryan likes history and wants to learn more about the Vikings. Mrs. Ryan enjoys shopping and would like to visit a museum. Paul Ryan has a huge interest in GAA and told his teacher he would see the Book of Kells and Amy Ryan loves swimming and would like to see a JLS concert while in Dublin.

The projects were outstanding and of an extremely high quality. The creativity of everyone was amazing as we had poster presentations, Powerpoint presentations, a letter and even a brochure. Everyone did very well in presenting their project to the class and we gave both positive and constructive feedback on each of the projects.

As you can see from the photos there was a huge amount of planning, research and creativity involved.

Congratulations everyone on doing a super job!

May 14, 2013. Class Projects, Friday Challenge. Leave a comment.

Friday Challenge


This Friday’s challenge brings together History and Geography as the challenge is to plan a trip to Dublin for a family of four.

You need to make sure your plan caters for the four special interests as described on your task sheet. As we discussed, you can present your plan on a poster or using a Powerpoint presentation. You can either work with a partner or on your own and you have almost two weeks to complete this challenge as the presentations will take place on Friday, 8th March.

Here are some links that may help you in planning your trip:

Heritage Ireland

The G.P.O.

Áras an Uachtaráin

Malahide Castle

Dublin City Sightseeing Tour

Walking Tour of Dublin

Viking Splash Tour


Dublin History & Heritage

Book of Kells

Croke Park

Aviva Stadium

National Aquatic Centre

Phoenix Park Bike Hire

National Gallery

Museum of Modern Art

National Museum

Dublin Writers’ Museum

Guinness Storehouse

National Concert Hall

The O2

Shopping in Dublin

Dublin Shopping Areas

Dublin Shopping Centres

Good luck and don’t forget if you come across a useful website please share it here!

February 26, 2013. Class Projects, Friday Challenge, History. 17 comments.

Friday Challenge – 21st February


This week’s challenge was to select a newspaper headline that attracted your attention.

There were some great headlines ranging from current affairs to sport to Justin Bieber! The class had to say whether it was an obvious or obscure headline and predict what the story might be about.

Bonus points went to Seán whose headline “The Odd Couple” stumped the class. We were all surprised when Seán revealed it related to a rugby article about Declan Kidney and Brian O’Driscoll’s relationship!

Congratulations to everyone on some very interesting headlines!

What did you think of this challenge?

February 23, 2013. Friday Challenge. 5 comments.

Friday Challenge


Our county challenge proved to be one of our most successful challenges.

19 children were able to identify all the counties of Ireland on a blank map, which is fantastic!

Congratulations everyone on a great challenge!

February 23, 2013. Friday Challenge. 1 comment.

Friday Challenge


This Friday’s challenge is to learn the counties of Ireland and to identify them on a blank map of Ireland.

Over the last week we have discussed the four provinces of Ireland and have been learning the counties in each province. We have had lots of fun playing a game called “Shotgun Counties” to help us remember the counties.

To help you practise your counties, you can click on the following links:

Drag & drop the counties

Exploring counties

Have you any tips for learning the counties?

February 4, 2013. Friday Challenge. 4 comments.

Friday Challenge


St Brigid


We had a wonderful day today as everyone presented their St. Brigid’s projects to the class. We had a mixture of poster presentations and Powerpoint presentations but each project was of a very high standard and we all learned lots of facts about St. Brigid’s life.

What new facts did you learn from undertaking this project?

Congratulations to everybody on some great work!

January 17, 2013. Friday Challenge. 8 comments.

Friday Challenge – Ag Siopadóireacht

Last Friday our challenge was to undertake a comhrá based on the theme of ag siopadóireacht. Each and every comhrá was ar fheabhas with lots of interesting props and frásaí as you can see from the photos. Even Ms. Fay had a go as the siopadóir!

Extra points were awarded to the children who added in some extra Gaeilge. Comhghairdeas do gach duine!!

January 17, 2013. Friday Challenge. 3 comments.

Friday Challenge

Our first Friday Challenge of 2013 is a Gaeilge Challenge.

As we have been talking about “An Siopa Leabhar” agus ag siopadóireacht, the challenge is to create a drama based on the theme. You can be in any shop – siopa cácaí, siopa bróga, siopa ríomhaire, siopa spórt, etc and you can use whatever props you need. There is just one rule….Bí ag caint as Gaeilge!!

Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!


January 10, 2013. Friday Challenge. 3 comments.

Friday Challenge

This Friday the challenge is to learn the “Calypso Carol” which we will be singing at our school carol service next Wednesday.

Click here to listen to the carol and here are the words:

Calypso Carol

See him lying on a bed of straw
A draughty stable with an open door
Mary cradling the babe she bore
The Prince of Glory is his name.

Oh, how far it is to Bethlehem
To see the Lord appear to men
Just as poor as was a stable then
The prince of glory was his name.

Star of silver sweep across the skies
Shows where Jesus in the manger lies
Shepherds swiftly from their sleep arise
To see the Saviour of the world.


Angels singing in the song you sang
Brings God’s glory to the heart of man
Sing with reverence so the baby can
Bring salvation to the soul.


We will also be joining the whole school in singing “The First Noel” and “O Come all ye Faithful” .

Click on the link for the words of those Christmas carols.


December 10, 2012. Friday Challenge. Leave a comment.

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