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.


Chapters and Chatter postponed



It it is with great regret and disappointment that we have to postpone Sunday’s event due to the weather.   It will now be on Sunday 25th of March, 1pm-3pm.  The event is at present completely sold out.  If this new date does not suit those with tickets, you will be given a full refund and your tickets will be offered to those on the reserve list.    Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Chapters and Chatter – sold out !

stamp sold out with red text on whiteWow – it is a sell out .  We regret to inform you that we have no more tickets available .  This event will be strictly for ticket holders only.  If you wish to be put on a reserve list please PM any member of  the Nursery staff.  If you have a ticket which you are not going to need, please let us know.  Fingers crossed the weather is in our favour. 

Who won the Golden Ticket ?

aba46f21-c7b2-4883-a5aa-41d3b39e5eecCongratulations to………………………Catherine Murchan

Mum of Alannah and Danny.  Catherine purchased our lucky 50th ticket.  Well done Catherine, we have an Amazon voucher waiting for you.

The forecast is not looking good but we will remain optimistic that our event on Sunday will go ahead. Should we need to reschedule I will post an update on Saturday around lunchtime.

Thank you so much to all the bakers that offered to make treats.  We are overwhelmed by your support and very much looking forward to sampling the goodies.

We have only a small number of tickets left before the event is SOLD OUT  ! Your support is appreciated and very encouraging.  Thank you. 

Tickets now available


Tickets are are selling fast for this event.  Many thanks to Orla McParland for designing and producing our tickets. I’m sure you will agree they look fantastic and very inviting.  This event will be suitable for all family members.  We are delighted with the generosity of so many local businesses who have donated amazing prizes for the raffle, I will post all the prizes on offer later in the week.   It is guaranteed to be a fun filled afternoon ………… we are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast for this week and if necessary we can reschedule ( hopefully not ).   Tickets available from the Nursery staff. 

“Chapters and Chatter” – Nursery fundraising



Dear Family and Friends of St. Mary’s,

Once upon a time in a pre-school not far from you there was a Nursery staff who didn’t know what to do. You see, their outdoor play area had lost it’s sparkle and fun – the children cried “This place is done !”.

With no Government to aid us and cut backs galore there seemed to be no one to lift the project of the floor……….

But Oh No this wont happen In Mullaghbawn parish because we have the community spirit which can make this idea flourish.

Find out the details below to help us make our garden grow.

With a little help from our friends … all good story ends……

                                 And they all lived happily ever after.

You are invited to Afternoon tea with a twist.

“Chapters and Chatter”

Date: 4th March   Location: TiChulainn hall  Time: 1-3pm

In conjunction with World Book Day we invite you and your family to dress up as your favourite book character and join us for a magical experience of fun and frolics exploring books and enjoying treats. Sample Gruaffalo pie, Book worms and The Hungry Caterpillar diet to name but a few. Design cupcakes, face painting and many more games and fun stations.

Tickets prices are £5 per person and will be allocated on a first come basis. Tickets are limited and available from the the Nursery staff. The lucky person who purchases the 50th ticket will be the Golden ticket holder and will receive a prize.

There will be a raffle on the day and we are looking for local businesses to sponsor a prize. If you would like to help out with this please get in touch, any help would be appreciated on the event.

This is guaranteed to be a very special event offering families the opportunity to spend time together, have fun and enter the magical world of books.

Dressing up is encouraged but totally optional.

Regards,                                                           The Nursery team

50/50 Winner Week 1


One P3 pupil almost bursting with excitement, confirmed the name and address of our Week 1 winner as her Mum! Congratulations Mum, winner of this week’s Jackpot, of £110. We’re confident  that next week’s Jackpot will be even more, so be sure to get your tickets in, just £1! The draw will take place on Thursday as Friday is St. Patrick’s Day and school is closed.

50/50 Draw


50/50 fever is rising as the first draw of this year draws ever closer!!! The draw costs just £1 /week to enter, and the weekly pot is divided 50/50 with half the proceeds going towards the prize money and half into school funds….the more people who buy tickets the greater the weekly prize. Friends and family, far and wide can enter so long as we have a contact number for them in the event of their winning.

The first draw is this Friday, 10th of March, and runs for 5 weeks every Friday until 7th of April, (except for next week when the draw will be made on Thursday, as Friday is St. Patrick’s Day).

Tickets have been sent home, with the oldest in families, more are available if needed, just contact the school office. Money raised helps subsidise: cost of buses for school trips, transport for sports events, group events at the Feis etc.

Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!!