Bridgie’s Travels Friday 29th

Friday 29th

Happy Friday everyone,

I always love Fridays in school!

The reason I love Fridays in school is because of the delicious cakes Ms.Stokes always brings into the staff room! They are A-may-zing!

But because we’re not in school we’re not getting any of Ms.Stokes lovely baking!!

So today I decided to go visit somewhere a little different in search of my old favourite….donuts! As you can see from the pictures I found just the place for a bear like me!

Don’t worry I brushed my teeth afterwards and I eat lots of fruit and vegetables everyday so the odd sweet doesn’t do a bear any harm.

Well done on all your great work this week boys & girls.

If you’ve any suggestions on places around Castleknock that I should visit please let me know

Finding Bridgie in the Village

Thursday 28th

Good morning boys & girls,

My adventures took me right into the middle of Castleknock village today. I visited St.Brigid’s Well on College Road which is just across from Myos and next to the wall of St.Brigid’s church.

Some of you might walk or drive past the Well everyday on the way to school and I know lots of you visited the well as part of Local History & Geography Week last year.

Nobody knows exactly how long the Well has been in Castleknock but it has been there for a long long time…..long before any of the shops and any of your houses were built.

People used to travel from all around the area to get drinking water from the Well before we could get water from our kitchen taps. On hot days long ago, teachers in our school used to send children to the well with a bucket to get drinking water for the children.

I hope you’re not missing school too much boys & girls. Keep up all the great work for your teachers.

Don’t forget to send me an email with your pictures or stories

See you tomorrow,


Bridgie’s Travels Wed 27th

The Pope’s Cross

Hello everyone!

I had a picnic at one of my absolute favourite places in the whole world today – The Pope’s Cross.

It took me a long time to walk there so I was pretty tired by the time I sat down on the bench with my ham sambos, bottle of juice and of course my favourite…..a tasty donut! I actually fell asleep on the bench after my lunch for a while!

I enjoy rolling down the hills at the Pope’s cross and I love to see the Dublin mountains in the distance. It’s always bustling with people out and about enjoying the fresh air.

Did you know that the Pope’s Cross is made of steel and it is over 35 metres tall. It took the builders a long time to erect because it is so windy there. Have you noticed how windy it is there?!

It was built over 40 years ago for the visit of the Pope to Ireland in 1979. He said mass in the phoenix Park and over 1 million people attended !! 

Do you like to visit the Pope’s Cross?

What 5 things would you see if you are standing beside the Pope’s Cross?

Tuesday 26th

Tuesday 26th

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…….I was SO cold on my travels around Castleknock yesterday!!

I took a wander into the grounds of Castleknock College. I heard it was a very old school so I decided to do some investigating. I found out that the school is nearly 200 years old…..that’s even older than our school!

Did you know that there is actually a castle in Casteknock?! That must be where the name came from. 

I discovered that the castle is hundreds of years old! Only the ruins of the castle remain today but long ago it was a Norman Castle and you could see far and wide from the top! It was also surrounded by high walls and a moat. This helped the families living in the castle to protect themselves from invaders! 

I noticed another big hill as I was leaving so I’ll have to come back another day to investigate.

Here’s some things for you to think about today:

How old is our school? (Hint: You might find some help on your school jumper)

Do you know of any stories that have a castle in them?

Could you draw a picture of a castle for me? Remember to include high walls and a moat.

See you tomorrow,


Happy Monday from Bridgie!

Making snow angels

Good morning boys & girls…Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a brilliant weekend. I was very excited to wake up to snow yesterday morning, I’m sure you were too!

I tried to make some snow angels but it’s quite difficult when your arms and legs are as soft as mine!

I’ll be heading off on my adventures around Castleknock again today so please continue to send me all your brilliant emails and drawings. I’ve included some of the pictures that I’ve received below. I can’t show you them all because there’s just so many!

See you tomorrow! Have a great day today!


Day 4 Bridgie’s Travels

Good morning everyone….It’s FRIDAY!

Thank you for all your messages over the past few days! I thought my iPad was going to explode with all the emails!

I’m having a great time on my adventures around Castleknock – there’s so many interesting places for me to visit!

Yesterday, I went to one of my favourite places in Castleknock, St.Brigid’s GAA club. I love to head down to Russell Park and practice my hurling and football skills with all my friends. There’s always so many friendly people around to help me improve.

Did you know that St.Brigid’s is one of the biggest GAA clubs in the country?  Boys and girls from all around Castleknock and Blanchardstown play in the club every week.

Here’s some questions for you:

– When was St.Brigid’s GAA founded? (Hint: look closely at the picture)

– The Dublin Ladies GAA goalkeeper plays for St.Brigid’s, what is her name?

– What’s your favourite sport to play?

Have a great weekend everyone….See you again on Monday!


Here is a fantastic drawing Sophie sent me of my trip to the Old Post Office yesterday. Can you see Paul , the dentist looking out the window ?  I hope that dog doesn’t like eating teddies!

Day 3 Bridgie’s Travels

Look… Christopher drew Bridgie was in the Park yesterday !

Day 3 – Thursday 21st Jan

Hello boys & girls !!

What a great day I had yesterday. I was up bright and early and went to one of my favourite places in Casteknock – the heart of the village.

First of all, I popped into Lidl and got myself a tasty donut ( I really LOVE donuts)  and then I just sat and watched the world go by.

A few cars were heading towards the Phoenix Park and others were heading the opposite direction towards Blanchardstown.

After I finished my donut I visited the dentist! Did you know that Castleknock Dental Practise (where I’m sure lots of you go) used to be a shop and Post Office! Guess what the phone number of the Post Office used to be long ago ….1….Yes 1 !!!

Some of you may have noticed the big green Post Office sign that is on the wall in the dentists today.

Have you been to the dentist in Castleknock Village?

Does you Mum, Dad or maybe one of your grandparents remember when the dentist was a post office?

What’s your favourite shop/building in Castleknock?

I’d love to hear from you…here’s my email address…