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18 Feb 2020

Enrolment of New Infants

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Parents wishing to enrol children in Junior Infants for next September are being asked to submit applications for enrolment during the month of February. Enrolment forms are available from the school office or alternatively may be downloaded here.

Applications must have a birth certificate attached. Those who have pre-enrolled must confirm their application in writing by filling out a new form which they will have received by post last month. All applications will be processed in March and places will be offered according to procedures outlined in the enrolment policy.

If your child’s application falls within criteria outlined in the enrolment policy please indicate this on your application. For example if he/she has a sibling in the school already. This policy can be viewed on the website. Queries about enrolment and education in an all-Irish school can be made to the school office. We will be more than happy to answer any questions.

18 Feb 2020

Murúch, 6th Class Play

Posted by James Mernin.

Múinteoir Ben’s 6th class present “Murúch”. Recently staged at Coirm Gael Linn in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, it has wowed the critics. “Léiriú Foirfe / a perfect production” said the judges. Best of luck to all the poor unfortunate shipwrecked sailors and their drums at their next performance in Ring at the Waterford Schools Drama Festival.
The story follows a fisherman to the bottom of the sea where he is imprisoned with all the other shipwrecked sailors who are under the sea monster’s spell. How do they escape?

Merrow (from Irish Murúch, Middle Irish murdúchann or murdúchu) is a mermaid or merman in Irish folklore.

14 Feb 2020

A Gift for Ann and Denny

Posted by James Mernin.

At the Christmas Carol service in December the Principal, Daithí de Paor presented Ann and Denis de Landers with a travel voucher to mark their retirement from cleaning and caretaking at the school following 33 years service. Pictured above are staff representatives and members of the Board of Management with Ann and Denny.

14 Feb 2020

Newsletter, February 2020

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletters (February 2020) is now available on the Newsletters page.

13 Dec 2019

Beware of the Dragon

Posted by James Mernin.

Parents will be selling tickets at the concerts instead of an admission charge. We are asking for spot prizes so if you would like to donate please drop them in to the school office. Also, if you could volunteer to sell tickets at one of the concerts the parents association would be most grateful.

There will also be an appearance by the infamous Fenor Dragon at the concerts. He was captured by 6th class one morning as he flew overhead and is being held in a humane and safe facility at the bottom of their class.

12 Dec 2019

New Board of Management

Posted by James Mernin.

A New Board of Management has been appointed and will serve a four year term from 2019-2023:

  • Seán de Bhál (Chairperson)
  • Deirdre Uí Mhaidín (Patron’s Nominee)
  • Daithí de Paor (School Principal)
  • Nora Storey (Mother)
  • Derek de Barra (Father)
  • Ben Mac Caoilte (Teacher)
  • Yvonne Mc Cormack (Community Representative)
  • Tracey Mhic Ghearailt (Community Representative)
We welcome the new members of our board and congratulate John Wall on being appointed as chairperson.

12 Dec 2019

Christmas Concerts 2019

Posted by James Mernin.

The school Christmas concerts will be held on Wednesday-Thursday, 18-19 December 2019. Here is the timetable:

Ceádaoin, 18ú lá Nollaig6:00pmNaíonáin Bheaga
 6:30pmNaíonáin Mhóra
 7:00pmRang 5
 7:30pmRang 5
Déardaoin, 19ú lá Nollaig6:00pmRang 1
 6:30pmRang 2
 7:00pmRang 3
 7:30pmRang 4

12 Dec 2019

Newsletter, December 2019

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletters (December 2019) is now available on the Newsletters page.

18 Nov 2019

Buddy Bench in memory of Áine Cholbéir

Posted by James Mernin.

Nochtadh cathaoir na gcarad deartha ag John Hayes i gcuimhne ar Áine Cholbéir a bhíodh ag obair i Naíonra Philib Barún A Buddy Bench, created by John Hayes, Fenor, has been unveiled in memory of Áine Cholbéir who had worked for many years in Naíonra Philib Barún.

Áine’s family attended a mass in her memory and Ruairí her son spoke eloquently afterwards expressing the family’s thanks for the seat and noting the affection they all had for Gaelscoil Philib Barún. The bench will eventually be placed in a position accessible to pupils playing in the yard. It was sponsored by the Parents Association, the school Board of Management and Naíonra Philib Barún CLG. Pictured are members of Áine’s family.

18 Nov 2019

In-Service Day

Posted by James Mernin.

The school will be closed for in-service day on Monday, 25 November 2019, to facilitate inservice training for all the teachers on the new language curriculum.