Bridgie’s Travels…. Winners

Do you remember Bridgie’s  travels during lockdown ? Bridgie was delighted with the response from all the boys and girls who sent her photos, drawings, emails and quiz answers.  Her inbox was full everyday ! Yesterday Mr. Mac Cann announced the winners of the raffle .

Congratulations to the winners pictured below and thanks to everyone who took part. 

Bridgie’s Last Message

Well boys and girls, my adventures have come to an end!!

You’d think I would be sad but I’m actually delighted. I had such fun out and about learning all about the local history and geography of Castleknock. What an amazing place it is !! But I’m even happier that you are all returning to school.

I’ve been busy in the office today helping Ms.Mooney. She must be the busiest school secretary in the whole of Ireland !!

So I’ve a little quiz for you based on my adventures. The winner will receive a signed photograph of me…..and a night off homework ( I’ll have to talk to your teacher first though!!) Send your answers  over the next week  or so to

1. What’s my favourite food?

2. What animals did I see on the second day of my adventures?

3. What is the name of the GAA grounds where St.Brigid’s play?

4. I learned to play a new game on Friday 5th February. What was it?

5. What is the name of the hill in Castleknock College?

6. What lock did I visit on 9th February?

I’ll see you all in school very soon boys & girls!


Oh I nearly forgot ….a very special thank you to my  good friend,  Mr Mac Cann who came with me on my travels everyday during lockdown.  Mr. Mac Cann made sure I didn’t get lost or hungry and  even helped me write my diary .

Bridgie at School

I’m so excited boys and girls!!!   Some of you are coming back to school next week!!!!  I can’t wait to hear the sounds of children having fun and learning in school again!

As soon as I heard the news, I decided to run around the school and check on all the Junior Infants and Senior Infants classrooms as well as the 1st and 2nd building.

I know that all the teachers are really excited for your return too.

I’m off to help Mr. Ivers and Ms. Mooney again today – they’ve lots to do to get the school ready for you!

Check in tomorrow for my final update!


Good Morning

Good morning boys and girls…..what a beautiful day!!

How was your weekend ?

I didn’t do too much….apart from….playing basketball…..throwing a javelin….playing bowling….oh and I found a really weird musical instrument in one of the teacher’s classrooms. I think it’s from Australia….I’m nor sure what it’s called so perhaps you could find out and let me know. Its makes a cool sound when you blow into it!

Skittle expert
javelin thrower
Basketball player

Bridgie gets chased by the President’s dog!

Wednesday Feb 17th

As I approached the gates to Aras an Uachtarain I noticed that the Garda protecting the gate was having a little snooze so I thought I’d try to sneak in and see if I could meet Michael D Higgins, our President.

All was going well until I heard the sound of the president’s dog running towards me at speed! He looked friendly but I wasn’t prepared to take any risks! Who knows what would have happened if he got hold of me!

So I scampered back through the gates and took a much needed rest against the Aras an Uachtarain sign as you can see in the picture. I found out later that the President’s dog is called Bród which means pride. I thought that was a great name seeing as we all have such pride in our local area.

Did you know that the two president’s before Michael D Higgins were women? Mary Robinson was our President from 1990 to 1997 and Mary McAleese was our President from 1997 to 2011. Our Presidents serve for a period of 7 years and can do two terms (14 years) if they get re-elected.

Have you ever met the President?

I have heard he is often seen out and about going for a walk. In fact someone once told me that they saw him in Spar once!

I’ll be taking a break for the mid-term so check the website next week for more updates on my adventures!!

Enjoy your couple of days off homeschooling everyone!

A Famous Bear

Phoenix Monument

I’m Famous!!

I was delighted to meet some of my fans this morning!

As I sat on the steps of the Phoenix monument, I was approached by two very friendly local people who have been following my adventures on the school website.  They were very keen to get a picture of me as you can see.

It was a really beautiful morning in the park and no better time to take a closer look at the Phoenix monument.

The monument was originally erected by the fourth Earl of Chesterfield and repositioned during the 1830s to its current location on the main axis of the park along Chesterfield Avenue. It is said to mark the middle of the park.

Don’t forget to send me your pictures and stories to

See you tomorrow for more adventures.

A Rugby Bear

Good morning boys and girls.

I hope you had a nice weekend.

I didn’t  venture too far this weekend after my busy week. Did you get out for a walk or on your bike?

I had a great time watching Ireland play France in the rugby yesterday. I really thought we were going to snatch victory at the end but it wasnt too be. The boys did us proud though.

Check back tomorrow for more adventures!

Ps. Did you have a nice Valentine’s day ❤️❤️❤️ ?

Bridgie goes cycling ! Friday 12th Feb

Friday 12th Feb

Happy Friday everyone!

Well done on all your brilliant work again this week. Your teachers are very proud of you all.

I took a trip on my bike today boys & girls. I’ve only recently learned how to cycle without stabilisers so I was very excited.

It was absolutely freezing cold….I could hardly feel my paws!!

Do you  recognise where I was?

I cycled all the way to Porterstown Park. Many of you come here to play football for Castleknock Celtic and run with Metro St.Brigids’ running club. In fact this is where our school cross country running team come to compete against other local schools.

I even spotted some rabbits dashing into their burrows when they saw me coming.

Have you ever been to Porterstown Park?

Where is your favourite place to cycle in Castleknock?

Don’t forget it’s treat day in school today!

Letters to Bridgie

I receive lots of  emails every day to my  address.  I try to reply to them all but today I thought I would share a few with everyone.  I am so happy to see you all out and about visiting all my favourite places and some of you are even bringing your own teddies along.  I hope you are learning lots of interesting things about your locality.  Please keep sending me your pictures and drawings  for my bedroom wall.


Hi Teddy,
I visited the Phoenix park after you were there the other day. And I spotted a fox and I drew a picture of him for you. Hope you like it.
Charles Duffy
2nd class


Thank you for the stories about Bridgie.😊

Claire Feely
Junior Infants
Room 4
Miss Stack

Good afternoon Bridgie .

This is so true, we passed by the church everyday and never stop by.
Today I  decided to pay a visit while going for my  daily walk with my Dad.  It was indeed very peaceful and fun watching all the cars .
Good bye have fun with all the adventure.

 Hi Bridgie,

We expected you to get to Ashtown Castle sometime. We thought it was a good place to go to, it is very interesting.
We went inside once, we learned that each floor was only one room!
we went to all your other places as well, we look forward to your news every day
Have fun on your travels
Vanessa & Ruth
Following in Bridgie’s footsteps  !


Yassein 5th class