Designed to Move

Over the last 6 weeks Primary 3/4 have enjoyed taking part in the Designed to Move program with Burns Soccer School.  The children have really enhanced their fundamental skills over the last number weeks.  We extend our gratitude to Burns Soccer school and their Coach for their hard work with the children.


Michael J Murphy – Winter School

img_0420On Thursday night as part of the Michael J Murphy Winter School, Schools’ events, 21 families from the participating schools presented their mini documentaries telling of life in the past, here at the Foot of Slieve Gullion.

Following in the footsteps of Michael J himself, pupils interviewed parents and grandparents, dug out implements from the past and raided photo albums to create their I Movies telling of their families’ lives in the area and their struggles to survive. We heard stories of smuggling, pavving and even of an arrest from the altar!

Local journalist and broadcaster Eamonn Mallie kindly acted as compere for the evening and entertained everyone with stories from his own childhood and read his own poetry based upon his early home life. He was extremely impressed with pupils’ work and spoke words of encouragement to all present on the night.

There will be a second showing (date to be confirmed), if you would like to see the films for yourself and DVD’s will be available for purchase…they’d make a lovely Christmas gift for family near and far.

Holy Communion

Dear Primary 4 Parents,

We have received notification that First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 1st June 2019 @ 11am in St Mary’s Church Mullaghbawn.

Hopefully you will have received home today a list of important dates for the coming year, regarding Family mass, Enrolment Ceremony, First Penance etc.

Thank you

Mrs Murphy & Mrs Mackin




P4 Parents

untitledDear P4 Parent,

There will be a meeting on Thursday, 25th of October in St. Mary’s Church Mullaghabwn at 7 pm. All P4 Parents are required to attend. There are new arrangements in place for preparation for our P4 pupils to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy communion.

This meeting should take 30 minutes and will provide you with information about the monthly Family Mass and how you in partnership with the school and Parish, can help prepare the children over the coming months. We, along with members of the Parish Council, the P4 teachers look forward to seeing you there on the night.

Yours Faithfully

Fr. Heagney + Mr P Mc Donnell

Cross Country


The school was delighted to be notified of the team results from Cross Country last week. Amazingly, five teams were placed in the top three of their various race categories.

  • Primary 4  boys were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 girls were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 boys were placed 3rd
  • Primary 6 girls (team 1) were placed 2nd
  • Primary 6 boys (team 1) were placed 2nd

The members of these teams were presented with their medals at assembly on Friday. Pupils who missed assembly because they were either absent or attending the Nursery Graduation will receive their medals from their class teacher.

Well done everyone!