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.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Liam MacCarthy Visits Kilrickle

Last Wednesday Kilrickle National School was delighted to welcome the Liam MacCarthy and the Irish Press Cups to the school with local heroes James Skehill and Damien Joyce.

After Galway's fantastic year in sport, winning the senior and minor all - Ireland hurling competitions, the children of Kilrickle were eager to get their hands on the trophies, particularly the Liam MacCarthy which had eluded the county for so long.

Damien and James spoke to us about winning the trophies and took time to take pictures and sign jerseys, hurleys and sliotars to name but a few.

Both men were extremely kind to us and it was an absolute pleasure to have them come to our school, taking time out of their hectic schedules with both players having represented their club and county with distinction.

May their visit fuel the ambitions and motivations of the next generation of hurling and camóige players in our school.
Míle Buíochas daoibh!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Extension to Kilrickle National School Highly Commended

We are delighted that our new school extension was Highly Commended in the Best Educational Building section at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland or RIAI Awards recently. Not only that but the project received a special mention in the Architectural Association of Ireland Awards (AAI) 2017 too. Our school's project even features in the current issue of Architectural Ireland. This new addition to our school received international attention also; being a featured piece on some important architectural websites focusing on the educational setting. Please click on the links below to find out more. Many thanks must once again be given to all those involved in making this project a reality. It is a great source of pride for our school and one which generations of children attending Kilrickle National School will benefit from for years to come.

American Architectural Website: The Journal of the American Institute of Architects   

Italian Architectural Website: Divisare

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Today, Ms. Maura Larkin; local representative of Team Hope collected Christmas Shoe Boxes full of treats and goodies for children less fortunate in foreign countries. These shoe boxes were kindly donated by the pupils of Kilrickle NS. This is a fantastic project and offers a great opportunity to spread the Christmas cheer. It's a reminder of how blessed and fortunate we are while also receiving the gift of giving and bringing the joy of Christmas to children elsewhere. To find out more about where our shoe boxes go please visit Team Hope's website by clicking on the following link: Stories from Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Thank You Certificate from Team Hope sent to our school. Míle Buíochas!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

The children of Kilrickle National School experienced Baboró; an international arts festival for children, which took place in theatres all around Galway this week.

Junior & Senior Infants along with First Class went to An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway City to see 'What Does Red Do On Thursday', while Second to Sixth Class went to watch 'They Called Her Vivaldi' presented in the Town Hall Theatre, also in the city.

Despite the rainy conditions it didn't put a dampener on the day's experience for the pupils as Baboró while very entertaining also opens the imagination of children and inspires them to see beyond conventional performances we are used to seeing today. 

For more information on the shows please click on their names.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Kilrickle National School is Gearing Up for All - Ireland Sunday

Kilrickle NS would like to wish the Galway senior and minor teams the very best of luck as they bid to bring the Liam McCarty and The Irish Press cups back to the west. The children were very excited with the prospect of what Sunday's result might bring!!! Gaillimhe Abú!!!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

First Aid Course in our School

A basic first aid course was held in our school over the past two Wednesday evenings. Fifth and sixth class students learned basic first aid; including how to put someone into the recovery position, CPR first respondents and how to use a defibrillator.

The course facilitator was Nurse Ann Gardener and we would like to thank Ann for conducting the course in our school to the pupils, teachers and members of the community.

Also, practiced was how to fit a triangular bandage and other common bandage strappings. 

It was of great benefit to all. Thank you to all those involved. 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Mother's Day Card

Check out our 'Love you to Pieces' Mother's Day cards.

In the senior room we made Tea-rrific Mother's Day Cards with messages based on pins like 'I love you a latte' and 'I cannot espresso how much I love you' 😉

 Happy Mother's Day to all our Mammy's and Nanny's here in Kilrickle National School and throughout the land. We hope you have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Our Hyacinths are blooming!

Check out our beautiful blooming hyacinths that our caretaker Danny planted not so long ago inside the school gate. For more info on this beautiful plant please click on the following link: 


Monday, 20 March 2017

Healthy Lunch Boxes

Information regarding what to put in a child's healthy lunchbox has gone home with pupils recently, with practical tips for children and parents on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox.

At present the two classrooms in the school are running a competition to see who can include the most vegetable portions in their lunchbox diet. The classroom with the biggest percentage will be awarded a lucky treat!!!

Write A Book Winners

Kilrickle NS Write A Book winners are invited to attend a presentation ceremony of Special Merit Awards on Monday, 3rd April in the Radisson Hotel Galway. Registration will begin at 6:45pm and presentations will start at 7:30pm. Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone that participated in Write A Book this year.

Friday, 3 February 2017


These fabulous lighthouses are art the Junior room created thus week. Well done  everyone. To find out more about the great lighthouses of Ireland please click on the following link: greatlighthousesofireland

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Making St Brigid Crosses

This week was Catholic Schools' Week and also the beginning of Spring. Please click on the following link to see a slideshow of our pupils making St. Brigid crosses to mark Feburary 1st; the feast day of St Brigid, who is a patron saint of Ireland: Video

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Swans from 'The Children of Lir'

Great constructions by the Junior Room. Inspiration for these swans came from the ancient Irish myth of 'The Children of Lir'.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Art Work inspired by Pablo Picasso

Here is artwork that the senior room completed based on the famous artist Pablo Picasso. 
He invented and developed "Cubism"; a modern painting technique. 
These paintings are based on Picasso's Red and Blue works.