Thursday, February 27, 2014

Reminder: Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

Coffee Morning & Cake Sale In aid of Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile tomorrow Friday 28th Feb 2014, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Temperance Hall. Admission €3 Includes tea/coffee, scone and raffle entry.

Over the Rainbow - Pre-School

Over the Rainbow is located less than 5mins by car from Gaelscoil. There is a fabulous garden for children to play in, raised beds for planting and free range hens !!!! This is a fabulous environment where each individual child will grow and blossom in these magical pre-school years. I teach pre-school Irish vocabulary numbers /colours etc in a fun way ...
Please don't hesitate to contact me for more details.
Kind Regards,
Jane Neville
BEd Hons Queen's University Belfast.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


CÉILÍ MÓR & FÉILE 2nd March 2014.

An dtaitníonn an rince leat? Cuir ort do bhróga agus téir chuig Sráid an Chapaill Bhuí ar an 2ú Márta! Beidh  craic, ceol agus rince ann, mar aon le margadh bídh! Beidh an céilí agus an fhéile ar siúl mar chuid de Mhí na Gaeilge 2014. Bígí Linn! 

Do you enjoy dancing? Put on your dancing shoes and go to Grand Parade on the 2nd of March. There will be plenty of music, dancing and craic, as well as a market. The Céilí and Festival are part of Mí na Gaeilge 2014! Join Us! Bí ann gan teip.

Gael-Taca, Corcaigh le Gaeilge

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SVP Church Clothing Collection

The Society of St Vincent de Paul will be holding a Clothing Collection after all masses next weekend Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March 2014.

St John the Baptist Church
The Friary

Please bring any unwanted clothes to our van which will be located near to the Church.

Thanking you for your continued support.

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul
2 Tuckey Street,

Tel: 021-4270444 / 021-4943542

Irish Examiner : Doodle 4 Google draws huge interest

Clara featured in yesterday's Irish Examiner "Doodle 4 Google draws huge interest" Monday, February 24, 2014.
" Among those shortlisted is Clara Ní Chathail, a second-class pupil at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile in Kinsale, Co Cork, where principal Sinéad Ní Mhurchú said everyone was thrilled when she and senior infants pupil Philippa Nic an Taoisigh were in the running to be selected for public voting. “It’s great to have Clara in the running for the public vote, particularly for a growing school that first opened in 2007 and it’s the first time we had entries in the competition,” said Ms Ní Mhurchú." 

If you or your family and friends have not already please vote for Clara.  The winning artist will see his or her artwork on the Google Ireland homepage, receive a €5,000 college scholarship and a €10,000 technology grant for his or her school as well as a Chromebook for themselves and their teacher.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Coffee Morning & Cake Sale Friday 28th Feb 2014

PA meeting @ White Lady Powder Room

The next PA meeting is in the White Lady Powder Room on Tuesday 25th Feb 2014 from 8pm to 9.30pm

All welcome.

Thank you


Friday, February 21, 2014

Conor Cusack to speak at event promoting Positive Mental Health, organised by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS)

Former Cork hurler Conor Cusack has won widespread positive acclaim, as he has openly spoken of his own personal experiences struggling with mental health issues. Conor has shared his story, and he carries a message to others who are having difficulties. His message is to promote positive mental health, and it is a powerful one.

By sharing the difficulties that he has gone through, Conor is in a position to reduce the stigma that is so often associated with mental health, depression, or anxiety. Conor has been a very prominent advocate for addressing these important issues, and he has become a regular speaker around the country.

On Friday 7th March 2014, at 8pm in Actons Hotel in Kinsale, Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) are hosting a positive mental health awareness event, and they are delighted to confirm that Conor Cusack will be the keynote speaker on the night.

KYSS consists of a group of people, drawn from local Doctors, Gardai, Counsellors, Teachers, HSE, Youth Club Leaders and Workers, and Community Volunteers, who have come together to support young people, and to promote positive mental health in the wider Kinsale area. KYSS serves a catchment area of 10,000 people, covering Kinsale, and the surrounding parishes of Courceys, Innishannon, Ballinhassig, Clontead and Tracton. To date they have held an awareness day and the launch of a website and the booklet Mise (My Life), which addresses the stigma of mental health, drug and alcohol addiction.  More recently, ‘Minding Young People’s Mental Health’ talks were held and following a competition, wrist bands distributed with the slogan ‘Take Care, Help is There’.  Further information is available on

On Friday 7th March 2014 in Actons Hotel, the event will commence at 8pm, but it is anticipated that it will be well attended, so it is advisable to arrive early. The event is primarily aimed towards an adult audience, and if anyone under the age of 18 is to be in attendance, it is recommended that they be accompanied by a parent / guardian.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please vote for Clara!

Due to a mix-up on the Doodle 4 Google web page, the doodle originally circulated was not Clara's.
Clara's doodle is below. If you would like to vote for Clara's doodle please go to the Doodle 4 Google web page via the link  and navigate to Clara's doodle in the Group 2 section.
Her doodle is called "Adventures in Fairyland".

Thank you to everyone for your support.

Clara Ní Chathail, Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile
Adventures in Fairyland

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

5 Day Summer Gaeltacht Course for 5th & 6th Class Primary

5 Day Irish/Activity Courses for Primary Pupils during the Summer
Give primary students 'a taste' of Gaeltacht life.....
Spórt agus Spraoi
2010 saw the launch of our extremely successful 5 day mini Summer Gaeltacht course for primary students after continuous requests from parents over the years. 
These are specially designed 5 day residential courses for 5th & 6th class primary students and are completely separate and fully supervised courses, specifically designed around parent's requests and caters specifically for this age group.
5 Fun-filled days of Lessons & Activities through GAEILGE ALL for the unbelievable price of €295
Spórt uisce - Water Sports
Book the course of your choice from our set dates below for a guaranteed 5 FUN PACKED DAYS (Monday-Saturday) while also learning Irish in one of the best Irish summer colleges in Connemara.

D: 30/06/14 – 05/07/14
E: 07/07/14 – 12/07/14
F: 14/07/14 – 19/07/14
G: 21/07/14 – 26/07/14
Course Details
-Students will have a separate and specially designed course for the 5 days
-Specially trained primary school teachers will be in charge at ALL times
-As requested friends will be accommodated together in guesthouses
-The unbelievable cost of €295 includes full accommodation, tuition, sports, céilí & travel during the course

For full details and to download an application form check out our website at: or call the office on 091-551933 or e-mail us at

Get booking now for a memorable 5 day Gaeltacht experience at primary school to give you a taste of Gaeltacht life before doing the longer 3 weeks at secondary school!!! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kinsale Ladies GAA

There will be an Emergency General Meeting for Kinsale Ladies GAA Club in the Temperance Hall Kinsale on Monday 24th February 2014 at 8 p.m. It is vital for parents to attend this meeting so we can get necessary help needed in order to run the club for the year.
Any queries, please contact Chairperson Christina Broderick on 087-7692941

Monday, February 10, 2014

Junior infant parents

The school bake sale will take place on Friday 28th February 2014. Junior infants parents have been asked to head up this fundraiser . We need junior infant parents to help set up, sell cakes on the morning , and clean up after the event. Please add your name to the volunteer list which is located on muinteoir Michele's door if you spare an hour .

Thank you

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Congratulations Alyssa and Sarah!

Congratulations to Alyssa and Sarah who won 3rd prize in an international art competition and a DVD for their class.   Natcha from Le French club says "Je suis très fiert des nos petits irlandais"!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Final chance to purchase 'Feilíre 2014' / '2014 Calendars'

The last remaining 'Feilíre 2014' / '2014 Calendars' can be purchased for just €5 each and are available next week only from  Hilda's office.  All profits will benefit the school & your child. 

Thank you