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24 Aug 2020

Reopening Plan

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Please see attached plan for the reopening of the school next Friday, 28 August 2020. We hope it clarifies for parents questions that may arise regarding the safe reopening of Gaelscoil Philib Barún for all its pupils.

24 Aug 2020

Padlet Page Updates

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Teachers will be using Padlet pages again in the 2020-2021 school year to communicate with parents with regard to issues in their classes. The list of pages per class can be found here.

17 Aug 2020

Teachers, Classes and Book Rental

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Details of classes and teachers are available here. Please note arrangements for safe return of pupils to the school.

Also, those still wanting to avail of book rental should please indicate same by registering with Databiz Solutions and paying for the books online. Even if you are buying the books you still need to pay for art and craft, reading resources, online resources and photocopying. See full details on the book rental blog.

13 Aug 2020

School Reopening

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

The Gaelscoil will reopen on Friday, 28 August 2020 for all classes and staggered times will apply, as follows:

  • Naíonáin Bheaga agus Mhóra ag 8:45am
  • Rang 1,2,3,4, ag 8:55am
  • Rang 5 agus 6 ag 9:05am

Information on the safe return to school is available on this letter. Please be aware that further updates will be communicated on this website and through text.

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.