Tuesday, May 27, 2014


We would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who helped to make the First Holy Communion After Party at the school last Saturday such a lovely occasion. There was a wonderful team of people involved in this event and it was a testimony to the absolutely fantastic community of people who are involved in Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile.

It is important that we extend a special thanks to the mums, dads, children, family and friends who made such delicious food for everyone. There was not a scrap of food left!

To all of our set up people, our flower arrangers, ball puffers, decorators, tea and coffee pourers, servers and cleaner uppers - we could not have done it without you!

To the teachers and children who were so helpful in preparing the school for the party, we really appreciated your help.

Thanks to Mary Walsh from Sandycove who made such a beautiful and delicious Communion Cake for us.

Thanks also to the Kinsale G.A.A and to Eleanor Wrickson and all at the Trident Hotel for loaning us some essential catering equipment.

We left all of the containers, trays, etc under the table on the left hand side as you walk in the old entrance to the Gaelscoil and thank you again to anyone who prepared food for us.

We had great fun hosting this lovely day and we hope everyone did too!

Míle míle Buíochas
Caroline, Kevin and Trish

27 May 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Road Sign - Pointing the wrong direction again!

The Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile Road Sign is pointing in the wrong direction again!

Can we get a volunteer to stop by the sign with some tools and adjust it so it points in the right direction?

Just be careful as this is a very busy corner!

Thank you

Tennis Summer Camps

FUN TENNIS CAMPS this summer for under 12s and over 12s, starting at 4 years of age.
14-18 July 2014 and 11-15 August 2014 at Kinsale Tennis Club.

TENNIS poster summer camp 2014.pdf

Friday, May 23, 2014

City Sports Girls!

Congratulations to all our City Sports Winners!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Iompar Scoile / School Transport 2014 / 2015

Dear Parents

Just a reminder to those who may not have registered their children for School Transport next year (2014/2015), to please do so as soon as possible.

You will find the online application on the school website under the PA section.

If you would like to discuss further please contact the Parents Association at  pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie and we will be happy to assist you.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Seals getting released back to the sea

Hi all! The lucky seals who were rescued from the beach during the storms are being released back to the sea at 3pm on Wednesday 21st May 2014 at Garrylucas beach.

All welcome!

Childrens Computer Camps 2014 – Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile – 28th July – 1st Aug 2014

Our Summer Computer Camps 2014 are multi activity technology camps are for children ages 7 – 13 years. At our Summer Camps your child will create multimedia slide shows, movies and design and print their own T-Shirts, Mugs/Pen Holders and DVD Covers.

They will also learn to design and create their own computer games including characters, backgrounds and sounds. Children will learn basic coding, computer programming and web design. As well as these fun filled summer activities, children will also learn how to stay safe online.

Each child will work on their own Laptop, Ipad or Computer. On the summer camp, your child will use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Scratch, HTML, CSS, Microsoft Movie Maker, iTunes, Windows Media Player, and lots more. Over the years, we have designed the best Computer Camps available in Ireland.We combine structured Educational Sessions with the fun and games synonymous with Summer Camps.

Book Online
Please feel free to visit our website at www.summercamp.ie or contact us at 022-51318 for more information.

 Kind regards

Niamh Barrett
Managing Director
Niamh Barrett Computers Ltd.,
160 West End,
Co. Cork.
Tel: 022 51318

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PA Meeting Thursday 15th May 2014

Next PA Meeting Thursday 15th May 2014, Powder Room in the White Lady from 8-9.30pm.  All welcome.

Thank you

Friday, May 9, 2014

To all Holy Communion Parents

Giles and Catherine Norman have recently developed an app for iphone users that may come in handy for photos taken using iphone on Holy Communion Day.  Unfortunately its not available for android yet.  Details below:

Framed & Delivered is a new Irish app that makes sending photos from the phone special as it prints, frames, gift wraps and sends 6”x8” photos anywhere in the world for €19.95.

Developed in Kinsale, the app offers a simple, affordable, 6 step process to share those special photos that invariably remain on the iphone, going nowhere.

All you have to do is:

-          Download the Framed & delivered app from the app store
-          Take a photo or select one from camera roll; crop if required
-          Choose from ivory white, dark brown and charcoal black frame
-          Caption photo if required
-          Login, select delivery address, add gift card/message
-          Confirm and securely pay in euro, sterling or dollars

This straightforward process may be completed in minutes, as Framed & Delivered takes all the hassle out sending a special photo all over the world. Photographs are safely packaged and arrive beautifully gift wrapped – offering a personal gift at an affordable price.

The Framed & Delivered app is currently available on the app store for iphones. An android version will be available in the near future.


Catherine Norman
Giles Norman Photography Galleries

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kinsale GAA

Dear Parents,

These are some upcoming events taking place within our local GAA club.

For more information you can contact Catherine 0872168734.

Boys Underage training takes place every Sunday morning 11am to 12.15. Girls training takes place on Mondays 4.30-5.30. Both take place in Kinsle GAA Grounds on Bandon Road. New members are very welcome.

Kinsale GAA is holding a clothes collection in association with the Hope foundation. We’ll be collecting; clothes (but they can’t be rags), curtains, towels, hand bags, belts, shoes and bed linen. Duvets, bed quilts and pillows will not be accepted.  The clothes etc will be exported to Africa, Pakistan and India. This is a club development fundraiser so we would appreciate your support. The clothes will be collected in the pitch on May 10th 2014, 10am-5pm, May 11th 2014 10am-1pm, May 12th 2014 4pm-6pm. It could be a great chance for a spring clean!

The annual Kinsale GAA Coffee morning will take place in the Temperance Hall on May 16th 2014. 10am-2pm.

Would you like to win 4 One Direction tickets for just €2? Call into Maurice Murphy's now to be in with a chance.

Kinsale GAA will hold its Golf Classic on May 23rd 2014. A team of 3 costs €180 and tee box sponsorship costs €50. Book now with Laurence, 0879056737. Thank you to Eurospar Kinsale and O Learys Car Sale Bandon for coming on board as joint main sponsors.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

First Communion Party - 24th May 2014

Hello everyone

The Gaelscoil First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 24th Mary 2014. Traditionally the parents of children in Rang 1 co-ordinate and organise the party which takes place back at the school immediately following the First Communion.

This year we need help with the following:

- baking cupcakes, tray bakes, tea bracks, etc (in general cakes which can be easily portioned, served and eaten and which have no impact on the lovely communion outfits!)
- making sandwiches
- setting up the school on Friday 23rd May 2014 from about 3pm
- preparing for the party on the morning of 24th May 2014 from about 9.30am
- helping to serve tea, coffee, and food. Supervising the children's room and helping out during the communion party - from about 12pm on 24th May 2014
- helping with clean up including washing up, cleaning and tidying and ensuring all is ready for school on Monday from about 2pm on 24th May 2014

We would be delighted with help in all or any of the above areas and from anyone who is available (this appeal is by no means exclusive to Rang 1 parents!). A form is available outside of Hilda's office and we would ask anyone who can help to please fill out your name and number on this sheet and indicate what it is you can help with.

Míle Buíochas
Trish agus Caroline

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vote for Kinsale in Foodie Towns 2014

Kinsale has been nominated in the top 10 for this award and we need to create awareness and get the public voting to put us at No 1!! Here is the link for voting - can you all please post to your website / Facebook pages / Twitter / Linked In and any other social media accounts as well as through your conventional databases / texts etc .............SPREAD THE WORD.
Voting now open and closes online on Sunday 18 May 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Willow Dome - stones!

The Willow Dome is almost finished, well done to all the team who helped with this living project. However we need to put an outer ring of stones around the perimeter of the Dome. So we are asking all children if they are out at the beach over the weekend to collect 2 or 3 large stones. They can either decorate them at home with permanent markers or they can leave them au natural, and they can decorate them in school.

Stones can be laid on the perimeter next week. Also we are looking for donations of wood trunks that could be  varnished and used for seating? There will be another chance for children to try their hands at either weaving a porthole or a fish next week at school if they wish.


Cloths collection in the GAA pitch on 10th May 2014 in aid of Kinsale GAA.
Kinsale GAA golf classic is on Fri 23rd May 2014 in Kinsale golf club.
Team of 3 for €180 including food.
Enter a team or sponsor a hole.

Contact Laurance Murphy 087 9056737 for more details.

Thanks to our sponsors, Kevin O’ Leary Motor Group

Thursday, May 1, 2014


K-CoRD (Kinsale Community Repsone to Dementia) and Positive Ageing Week, Kinsale (PAW), would like to invite you to their Bealtaine event on Thursday 8th May 2014 at Kinsale Yacht Club in association with the Rampart Players.

Tide of Time: stories and songs of the sea will run from 7.00pm-9.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Phone Liz  at 4709700 for more information.