What a busy day !

What a busy day our Nursery gang had today. We welcomed Rotarian Gabriel Byrne and presented him with the shoeboxes kindly donated by parents.  On behalf of the Newry Rotary club, Gabriel expressed his thanks  and appreciation to the school community for our ongoing support.  Then our little stars shone brightly during their nativity performance for a packed out hall, full of proud family members .  They were fantastic and each and everyone of them played their part so well.



Exciting times ……

Today was such a special day in the Nursery as our new climbing frame arrived.  I really think the staff were more excited than the kids.   I’m sure you will agree the new apparatus really has that WOW factor.  Our sincere thanks to Peter McParland for his creativity, his skills and most importantly for giving up his time to plan and create the frame.  Today he was assisted by Noel McParland, our thanks to Noel for all he has done for the Nursery.  We are indebted to these gents for their interest and support.  For years we envisaged having an outdoor area that would challenge the children and provide hours of fun, well now we do !  In the current financial situation the Education system is in we could never have achieved this, it was the support given to us from the community during our recent fundraising efforts that made this possible.   We are so appreciative.  This is phase 1 of our project, there is much more to come.

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Thank you so much

What a wonderful event our “Chapters and Chatter” Afternoon tea party turned out to be. We are delighted with the positive feedback we are receiving.  It was an afternoon enjoyed by all ages, it was great to see so many people getting into the spirit of the event and joining in the activities.

Thank you so much to our sponsors for their generous donations and support.  The raffle prizes went down a treat.

Our sincere thanks to Martina Crilly who completely transformed Ti Chulainn into a magical fairytale land.  Her vision and talent is amazing and we truly appreciate your time, enthusiasm and support.

Thanks also to Mary Toal and the committee of Ti Chulainn for their support.  Mary has worked so hard to assist our fundraising ventures, we are very grateful for all you have done for us and we look forward to working with you in the future.

We are super excited to announce that between St Patrick’s day and the tea party we have raised a total of £3,123 for the Nursery.  We intend to start work immediately on our outdoor area.  As a school we want to thank the community and beyond for your generosity and ongoing support.  We are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the response.  Our sincere thanks.  Please share any images 


Chapters and Chatter – Round 2

Just a reminder that this Sunday that we will be hosting our rescheduled Afternoon Tea party in Ti Chulainn from 1pm – 3pm. We can’t wait; it promises to be a very special event with lots of surprises in store.

All tickets should be collected ASAP because we have a reserve list in place. To all the bakers that kindly offered their services we would appreciate it if you could drop buns/sandwiches on the Sunday morning between 11.00 – 12:00, or Saturday afternoon from 3-4pm in the Nursery. There will be a raffle on the day with a fantastic array of prizes to be won. Below is a list of our sponsors to date.

We would encourage everyone to enter into the spirit of the event and come in fancy dress. We have managed to persuade Ally McParland from F.B.I fashion to assist with judging the Best Costume categories. Ally and her cousins fashion blog is extremely popular with a vast following, she is well accustomed to judging such events but this is her first of this kind.

Noelle Marks from Shanroe photography will be there to capture all. Over the years Noelle has been so supportive of all school event; we truly appreciate your time. So folks glad rags on and smiles at the ready…. This is going to be fun.


Raffle Prizes

Thank you so much to the following local business who have kindly sponsored a raffle prize.

So far the list includes:

  • Berling Voucher
  • Four Ball at Clover Hill Golf Club
  • Vouchers for Hair by Maria
  • Scissor sister
  • Gym Trix – a free place for their Summer camp
  • Karen Daly at The Academy – Voucher for 7 Sessions at the Academy and one place on her post Easter bootcamp.
  • Hamper
  • Meal Voucher
  • Slieve Gullion Meats Voucher
  • LC Beauty voucher
  • Mullaghbawn GFC voucher
  • D.P. Fitness
  • Colaiste Airt – Free place in Irish Summer camp.
  • Lynda Strain MUA
  • Hair Care set from Coiffeur Hair Salon.
  • Tickets will cost £1 per strip or 6 strips for £5.

Good luck 




St Patrick’s Day



Dear families,

If you are looking for some family fun this St. Patrick’s day then the Ti Chulainn centre in Mullaghbawn is the place to be.

Festivities start at 12 noon with the local traditional group getting the “Craic agus Ceol” going with some Irish tunes. Following this be prepared to be entertained by the very talented Rooney/O’Malley/ Maguire school of Irish Dance. There will also be a special performance by Shaundelle Mark’s Dance troop.

The historic  Rugby Grand Slam between Ireland V’s England will be on live in the bar. This is sure to add to the atmosphere.

The kids will be entertained with Bouncy castles, Fun fair games, vintage tractors, face painting and party games.

Irish stew and other tasty bites will be served all day and a tuck shop is available for some treats.

The evening will conclude with live music and the chance of a good old sing song.

Join us in celebrating all things Irish. Avoid the crowds in the town and support local.

All funds raised are being kindly donated to the local Nursery unit of St. Mary’s, Mullaghbawn.

We look forward to seeing you there.