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20 Jul 2020

Communion and Confirmation – Proposed Dates

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Holy Cross Parish has announced arrangements for Confirmation and Communion for September 2020. Communion will be on Friday, 11 September 2020 at 6pm in Holy Cross Church, Tramore for Gaelscoil Philib Barún. Confirmation on Saturday, 12 September at 10:00am in Holy Cross Church, Tramore.

Please see letters attached for Communion and Confirmation.

2 Jul 2020

School Calendar 2020-2021

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

The calendar for the next school year (2019-2020) is now available to view from the School Calendar page. The majority of dates are confirmed but there are still some that may be subject to change closer to the time.

The parish has announced Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 10am in Holy Cross Church, Tramore as the provisional date for the confirmation. All details are available here.

23 Jun 2020

Rang 3 Lockdown Work

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

3rd class with Múinteoir Ailín and Múinteoir Méadhbh did great work during the school lockdown, which can be seen here.

17 Jun 2020

Book Lists 2020-2021

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

The book lists for 2020/21 are now available here.

Please indicate that you are availing of the book rental scheme by Friday, 19 June 2020. To do this, please register for online payments on DataBiz Solutions and make a part or full payment of the book rental for your child or children.

The school booklists are available online on www.pilibbarun.com and can be purchased at School Necessities, Tramore.

3 Jun 2020

European Blue Flag

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

6th class have succeeded in gaining a European blue flag for the school by raising awareness in the school about the European Union and its institutions and work. We congratulate them. Thuy Nga, a pupil in 6th class, has written a description of the work carried out.

Brat na Réalta Goirme

Bhí mé féin, Caitlyn, Heather, Rang a 6 agus Múinteoir Ben ag obair chun an brat gorm a fháil. Bhí orainn tionscadal a déanamh mar gheall ar an dara cogadh domhanda agus conas a thosaigh an tAontas Eorapach. Bhí tír atá in san Aontas Eorapach ag gach duine i rang a sé agus rinneamar taighde mar gheall ar an tír sin. Fuaireamar amach mar gheall ar bhia ón tír sin, an phríomhcathair, agus a teanga. Bhí ar rang a 5, 4 agus a 3 tionscadal a dhéananmh mar gheall ar rudaí éagsúla mar gheall ar an Aontas Eorapach agus fuair gach duine, ó rang a 6 síos go dtí rang a 3, leabhar le na tíortha ar fad san Aontas Eorapach agus fíricí mar gheall ar na tíortha ann. Bhíomar chun rudaí eile a dhéanamh cosúil le lá na hEorpa ach tháinigh covid-19 agus ní rabhamar in ann iad a dhéanamh. Ní raibhamar cinnte an mbeaimís in ann an brat a fháil i mbliana ach bhí obair ar fháil ar líne agus rinneamar é sin. Rinne ranganna eile obair mar gheall ar an Aontas Eorapach freisin. Faoi dhearadh fuaireamar amach go bhfuaireamar an brat gorm. Comhghairdeas agus go raibh maith agat go dtí gach duine a chabhraigh linn an brat gorm a fháil.

Thúy Ngá Ní Dhonnabháin, Rang a sé

21 May 2020

Book Rental 2020/21

Posted by James Mernin.

The Board of Management has raised slightly the cost of the book rental fees again this year to cover the cost of an online payment system.Due to guidelines in place while the Covid-19 pandemic is active the school will not be accepting cash payments. Instructions on how to facilitate this online payment system are available elsewhere on this site. Once this is done it will be very easy to complete any payments to be made to the school.

  • One Child: €143.26
  • Two Children in Family: €276.28 (€143.26 + €133.02)


  • Three Children in Family: €399.07 (€143.26 + €133.02 + €122.79)



Those parents who wish to purchase their own books, separate to the scheme, should inform the office but will still have to pay costs associated with reading resources, art, craft and photocopying of €51.46. The school office can be contacted by email only while the school is closed runaigspb@gmail.com or eolas@pilibbarun.com. All payments can be made in instalments online. Booklists will be on the school website from June.

20 May 2020

Newsletter, May 2020

Posted by James Mernin.

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

13 May 2020

Online payments

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Due to restrictions pertaining to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the school is putting a facility in place to allow parents to make payments to the school online. To this end, we are asking parents to log on with their email address to the portal we are using (Databiz Solutions) by following the directions here.

The school has a phone number registered with each family but will require an email also. Please use a current and up to date email. If you have changed your phone number please email the school with your new number and we will update our system before you can complete the registering process.

If you have any queries, please email runaigspb@gmail.com.

8 May 2020

Art Prize Winner

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Bhuaigh duine de dhaltaí Rang 6, Amelia Nic Aodhbhuí, duais ealaíne amach i gcomórtas eagraithe ag an gcomhlucht Edco lena saothair, de chuid Banksy, le feiscint anseo. Tá ealaíontóir sa bhaile den chéad scoth againn i Rang 6.

A pupil from 6th class, Amelia McEvoy, has won a prize for her artwork in a Banksy-inspired competition sponsored by Edco. 6th class have been displaying great art work completed at home while school has been closed, and posted on their Padlet page. Well done, Amelia.

29 Apr 2020

New Admission Policy being drafted

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Following the enacting of new legislation all schools are required to amend their admission policies. Gaelscoil Philib Barún has drafted a new policy to be in effect for 2021 which complies with new guidelines outlined by the legislation and will submit its policy for approval to its patron. The draft can be found here for parents who want to view it.