Monday, 3 December 2018

Aistear- The Bakery

The children in Junior and Senior Infants have been learning all about The Bakery in Aistear this November. First of all there were lots of stories, rhymes and songs to learn and listen to, to help prepare us for the month ahead.The children learned the songs, 'Do You know the Muffin Man?, Hot Cross Buns, the rhyme Five Little Cupcakes and listened to the stories of The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen.
The children designed and built bakerys (both inside and out), ovens and chimneys in Small World and Construction. They made the yummiest cakes, cupcakes, tarts and muffins in Sand Play. There were some very scary zombie cakes made in Playdough too! They enjoyed pretending to be bakers, customers, and shopkeepers in Role Play in our very own bakery 'Pudding Lane Bakery'. They were even taking online and phone in orders for wedding and birthday cakes!
But the best bit was when the children got to bake for real! They baked chocolate chip cookies and rice crispie buns. We had enough to share with everyone in the whole school, so the big kids were thrilled too! In Mrs. Brennan's classroom, they baked gingerbread men. What a busy, but great time we have had in Aistear this month!

Monday, 26 November 2018

Budding Gardeners

Junior Infants have been busy sowing Tulip bulbs with our care-taker Danny. We can't wait till Spring when they will bloom. This lovely bunch certainly have green fingers!

Friday, 16 November 2018

The children of Kilrickle NS were very generous this year, bringing in 40 shoe-boxes for the Team Hope Christmas Shoe box appeal. These boxes will be delivered straight into the hands of some of the world's most vulnerable children- many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Best of Luck Team Dessie O'Briens

Kilrickle National School would like to wish Dessie O'Brien's Quiz Team the best of luck in Galway Bay FM's 'On The Verge' Sports Quiz Final.  The final takes place tonight; Friday 31st of August at 8pm in the Claregalway Hotel 👍 👍👍

Thursday, 16 August 2018

All Ireland Hurling Final 2018 - Best Wishes

Kilrickle National School would like to wish James Skehill; Galway Goalkeeper and Damien Joyce; working with Galway's backroom team the very best of luck on Sunday in the All Ireland Hurling final.

James and Damien visited our school last year with Liam McCarty. All going well Liam will be back to us for another year.

Best wishes too to all the players on the Galway senior and minor panels on Sunday and safe travels to all our supporters making the exciting journey up to Croker for the match.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

History Project: Decade of Centenaries

Kilrickle National School History Project

The senior classes are doing a local history project on the events of 1912-1922 in the area.

This is part of the 'Decade of Centenaries' history competition.

The decade 2012-2022 is categorised as the 'Decade of Centenaries' as it marks the centenary of a number of important historical events and developments that occurred in the period 1912-1922.

For more information on Decade of Centenaries please click on: Decade of Centenaries

We are also delighted to have Heritage in School Expert, Martin Curley helping the school with this project.

We are looking at the reasons that people became involved in the Volunteers, Sinn Fein and the IRA at this time. We are particularly interested in local family stories which we will record and may exhibit as part of the project.

We would be grateful if you could help our students by answering some of the following questions:

Q: What memories or stories were passed on in your family about this time or earlier? e.g. stories about land division, evictions, migration or emigration

Q: Can you recall any local people who were involved in the 1916 Rising or in the 1919-21 War of Independence? Do you have any stories about that time?

Q: What kind of farming was carried out in the area at this time? What type of houses did people live in? What memories have been passed down about how people lived in the area?

Q: What did people do for entertainment and fun? Are there any stories of hurling or other sports from that time? Were there any ‘visiting houses’ in the area? 

Q: Are there any stories from earlier times e.g. Anthony Daly or the Great Hunger? What was said about those times in the area?

We would be grateful if you could write down some of your memories and send them to Kilrickle National School. 

Alternatively, arrangements can be made for school students near you to collect this information for their project. 

If you have any pictures that would help with the project please contact the school and we will arrange for a copy to be made.

Areas of interest include:
  •  ·         Anthony Daly & The Whiteboys 
  • ·         Land and ownership in Kilrickle 1640-1922
  • ·         Poverty & Hardship : 1822 Famine, An Gorta Mor, Evictions
  • ·         The Land League and United Irish League in Kilrickle 
  • ·         Formation of the Kilrickle Volunteers and activity in 1916
  • ·       1919-21 Kilrickle IRA activities
  • ·         Patrick Hogan; The first Minister for Agriculture in the  Free State Government

These are some of the online resources that we will be using.
You may find them of interest.

1821 Census: 

1912-21 Eyewitness statements:

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Christmas Treat: Trip to Cinema

Today, the whole school was treated to a trip to the IMC cinema in Galway to see the film; Ferdinand.

The film was very enjoyable. All we can say without giving too much away is that Ferdinand is not your typical bull and definitely not one you would see in the fields in and around Kilrickle!!!

On arrival, the children received the usual cinema goodies and on the way home we stopped in the Galway Plaza for our lunch making sure we all left room for icecream!

By the end of the day we were all happy,contented but tired. With only a few days left to the Christmas holidays it was the perfect way to wind down to the end of the year.

All in all it was an enjoyable day.