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9 Mar 2020

A Thank You for Seán

Posted by James Mernin.

Seán Breatnach, former chairperson of the Board of Management, receiving a presentation from the Board of Management of Gaelscoil Philib Barún, of a painting celebrating Seán’s long service to the Gaelscoil in Tramore.
Seán has been a voluntary member of the Board since 1985 and chairperson since 1999. He was instrumental in achieving the wonderful building the school now occupies.

9 Mar 2020

Newsletter, March 2020

Posted by James Mernin.

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

2 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted by James Mernin.

The Department of Education and Skills have extensive information available on its website, updated regularly, regarding schools and the Covid 19 virus.
You can access the information here.

24 Feb 2020

Solar Panels Competition

Posted by James Mernin.

5th class pupils have entered a competition run by Friends of the Earth to get solar panels for the school. They prepared a video which is hosted on the FOE.ie website. We would appreciate it if you could vote for their video here before Friday 28th February at 5pm.

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.