The Fair is ready!

Our Christmas Fair is this Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Out PTA  members and an army of volunteers have worked tirelessly for the last few weeks collecting and sorting stock for the fair. Over the last two days, they have transformed the Sports hall into a Christmas wonderland. There will be something for everyone at the Fair this year so please drop in for a while.

A big shout out to Mr. Ivers, our caretaker for all the extra work he has had to do this week and to the TY students from Castleknock College, Mount Sackville and Edmund Rice and other past pupils who also helped transform the hall.


Christmas Annuals

The annuals have arrived and  go on sale December 1st. Children can purchase one after small break from Mrs. Mac Donaghs office.. They should bring in the exact amount €5. Sales will continue until stocks run out.


What Daddy or Mammy does not remember the Christmas Annual which first went on sale 48 years ago? Since then they have been getting bigger and better every year.

Sourced from sustainably managed forests and 100% recyclable, each Folens Christmas Annual is bursting with activities, games, stories and competitions to entertain and delight this festive period. Plus, each Annual comes with a free Christmas pen or pencil.

This year they will be on sale after small break from Thursday, December 1st until stocks run out. They are priced at €5 which is great value for 80+ pages of fun!

Christmas Dates for the Diary

2nd December:

  • The Lighting of the Village Tree at 4:30 pm
  • Christmas Annuals on sale in school priced €5

WIN Folens Christmas Annuals for your Whole Class! -

3rd December:

  • The Christmas Fair returns to the Sports Hall. from 11 am to 3 pm and it will be spectacular!


8th December:

  • School Mass for 3rd class up.

12th to 16th December:

Crib Display

15th December:

  • Carol Service for the EVEN numbered classrooms at 11 am.
  • Odd classes of 3rd, 4th and 5th will visit the 6th class Winter Wonderland

16th December:

  • Carol Service for the ODD-numbered classrooms at 11 am.
  • Even classes of 3rd, 4th and 5th will visit the 6th class Winter Wonderland

19th and 20th of December

  • Santa Visits for Junior Infants to 2nd Class
  • Cribs go home

21st December:

  • Festive Dress Up morning. Holidays at 12 noon.

Sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation

In consultation with our parish priest, Fr. Damian McNeice and the parish team, we are happy to inform you that we have confirmed the dates for The Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation in 2023.

 We look forward to celebrating these special milestones in the children’s lives.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 2nd Classes
  • Monday, 27th February at 1 pm:   Ms. Corry’s class
  • Tuesday, 28th February at 1 pm:   Ms. Mc Keown’s class
  • Wednesday, 1st March at 1 pm:      Ms. Keane’s and Mr. MacCann’s class
  • Thursday, 2nd March at 1 pm:      Ms. Mc Gann’s class

Children attend school as normal

First Holy Communions
  • Saturday 13th May at 11:30 am:  Ms. Corry and  Ms. McGann’s classes
  • Saturday 20th May at 11:30 am:  Ms. McKeown, Ms. Keane and Mr. MacCann’s classes

We will give more information on arrangements for these dates nearer the time

Ceremonies of Light
  • Monday, 22nd May at 7 pm:  Ms. Doyle and Ms. Ní Fhearghail’s classes
  • Wednesday, 24th May at 7 pm:  Mr. Lowery and Mr. Lysaght’s classes
Sacrament of Confirmation  
  • Thursday 15th June at 11:30 am: Ms. Doyle’s and Ms. Ní Fhearghail’s classes.
  • Friday 16th June at 11:30 am: Mr. Lowery and Mr. Lysaght’s classes

Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again! Our sample Christmas Cards are back and they are fabulous! We will be sending them home on Monday with the order form and enabling the payment link on Aladdin. Please note we need your order and payment returned on or before Friday 18th so we can ensure we have the cards back in time for the Christmas post. Late orders cannot be considered.

Here are a few from the pile.

In memory of past teacher Mick O’Mahony

The community of St. Brigid’s National School was saddened to learn of the passing of a former colleague and teacher, Mick O’Mahony.  Mick passed away peacefully on October 26th in his native Cork.

Mick began his teaching career in 1971, shortly after Dave Nolan became principal. Some past pupils remember him arriving at school on a motorbike and thought he was so cool! Mick was the third most senior teacher in St. Brigid’s until he retired around 2006.

We want to extend our sympathy to all his family and friends but in particular to his children, Kevin, Grainne and Brendan, who are all past pupils of our school.