Thursday, December 31, 2015

Next PA meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th January 2016

The next PA meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th January 2016  in the White Lady Hotel at 8.30pm. All welcome. Please note that the meeting on the 6th January 2016 has been cancelled.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cake Sale / Rang 4 / Monday 21st December 2015

This months cake sale will be hosted by rang 4 and Muinteoir Roisín this coming Monday 21st December 2015. We have decided not to have it on Friday as usual as all classes will be in the church on Thursday evening for our school concert and so it would be unfair to expect 4th class and their parents to bake on Thursday. So if all kids can bring at least €1 to school on Monday to buy a bun or cake to support our ongoing school fundraising. There will be gluten free cakes available and a strict nut free policy adhered to for all baking - including no almond flour.

Many thanks in advance

Mrs. Claus

Monday, December 14, 2015

School Fundraiser December 2015, a great success!

A huge thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets..It was a great success ..We made €1240 for the school which is fantastic. Thanks a million to all those who helped out and thanks particularly to Ger Cullinane and Virginia Lynch for doing a great job with getting sponsors for prizes and organising the ticket sales. 

Finally thanks to our sponsors for coming up trumps with such great prizes.

Spainish Classes for Children 2016

Spainish Classes for Children 2016

Kinsale Music Academy @ The Gaelscoil

Kinsale Music Academy

For the attention of parents whose children are attending piano and violin lessons in Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile with Kinsale Music Academy - 

We will not be holding a Christmas concert / end of term performance so as not to interfere with the school's own Christmas Concert. 

There will be a performance organised before the Easter holidays instead.

Go raibh maith agaibh - Mairéad

2016 School Calendars Available Now

The eagerly awaited school calendars featuring our little darlings are now available from Hilda's  office from today. Only €10 each. They will also be available at the school concert on Thursday. Limited availability, so make sure you get yours early.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Basketball camp

Pat Price is the national U16 basketball coach and he is running a 'Holiday Basketball Skills' camp at Riverstick Sports Hall.

29th - 30th December 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm Boys / Girls ages 7-10
12:30pm - 3:00pm Boys / Girls ages 11-14

Max of 25 children per session

Pre-register by send a text to 085-879-2460 or emailing

Spread the word - thanks

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Raffle tickets and money

All raffle tickets and money to be in on Friday the 11th December 2015 as we are pulling the names that day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dramarama classes

Brand new term starting in January 2016 All students will be appearing in their own film at a Gala Screening!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Costumes for the “Nativity Play”

The children in Naíonán Mhóra are working very hard on their “Nativity Play” for this year’s Christmas Concert in Kinsale Parish Church on 17th December 2015 at 6pm.  Their show is the same as previous years and hence we are asking if families would like to donate or loan costumes for this year’s “Nativity Play”.  If you have a suitable costume that you would like to donate or loan to the school for the Junior Infant’s show, then please bring it in to Múinteóir Ciara before Friday 11th December 2015.  Clearly mark the costume with your name, and have it in a bag with the type of costume labelled on the bag, i.e. ”costume for angel”, “costume for shepherd”, etc.  If you wish to have the costume returned to you after the show, then please let  Múinteóir Ciara know.
Go raibh mile maith agaibh

Ceili Mór ARÍS - Save the date

If you are one of the many people who were infected by the "strictly come dancing" virus then this is your chance to get out your dancing shoes on and give it a whirl. If you are looking for a great night of music, craic and dancing then put this in your calendar.   Dont worry if you havent Céilí danced for a while (or maybe ever) we will have Fionán of CeiliFit there on the night to walk us all through the dances.

Event: An Ceili Mór
Location: Actons Hotel
Date: Friday 5th of February 2016
Time : 8pm door opens (9pm Céilí begins)

Más tú ceann de na daoine a bhí ionfhabhtaithe ag an "Strictly Come Dancing " víreas seo é do deis do bhróga damhsa a fháil amach agus cor a thabhairt dó . Nó má tá tú ag lorg  oíche mór le ceol, craic agus damhnsa, chur an Ceilí Mór i do féilire . Ná bí buartha más rud é nach raibh deis agat Damhnsa Ceilí a chleachtadh le fada, bheidh Fionán ó CeiliFit ann ar an oíche chun siúl tríd na damhsaí linn go léir.

Imeacht : An Céilí Mór
Suíomh : Óstán Actons
Dáta : Dé hAoine 5ú lá de Feabhra 2016
Am : Osclaíonn dorsaí ag a 8:00 ( TosnaIonn  an Céilí ag 09:00 )

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SuperValu 4th & 5th December 2015 - Volunteers please from parents of 3rd Class

Parents still required for the following days / times:

Friday 4th Dec. 2015
5pm to 6pm (1 extra person with Virginia Lynch reqd.)
6pm to 7pm (2 people reqd.)
7pm to 8pm (1 extra person with Ciara Ferguson reqd.)
8pm to 9pm (1 extra person with Virginia Lynch reqd.)

Saturday 5th Dec. 2015
10 am to 11 am (2 people reqd.)
11 am to 12 noon (2 people reqd.)
12 noon to 1pm ( 1 extra person with Judy Dwyer reqd.)
1pm to 2pm (1 extra person with Úna O' Sullivan reqd.)
2pm to 3pm (1 extra person with Úna O' Sullivan reqd.)
3pm to 4pm (2 people reqd.)
4pm to 5pm (2 people reqd.)
5pm to 6pm (2 people reqd.)
6pm to 7pm (2 people reqd.)
7pm to 8pm (2 people reqd.)
8pm to 9pm (2 people reqd.)

Parents Association Meeting 2nd December 2015

December Parents Association meeting tonight (02/12/15) @ 8.30pm in The Powder Room, The White Lady Hotel.
All parents and reps are welcome to attend. The more the merrier J

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 Santa Dash

The second Annual Kinsale Triathlon Club Santa Dash will take place on Sunday the 13th of December 2015 in Kinsale. The race will start in the town park (beside Actons Hotel) at 11:30am sharp.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Ciara O’Brien Trust and Kinsale Christmas lights. There are prizes for the best dressed family, Kinsale’s fittest family and best estimated time for run and other fun spot prizes.

The participation costs are €10 per adult and €5 per child. Kinsale Triathlon Club would like to thank Actons Hotel Kinsale and Life Science Consultants for their kind support of this event.

All welcome - we are looking forward to seeing you on the start line.

Register online now – click here 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cake sale Rang 3

Well done to rang 3 who managed to sell €454 worth of cakes at last Fridays cake sale on 20th Nov 2015. Thanks to the kids and parents who helped with the baking, for raising such a fantastic amount of money. Well done to all involved

Monday, November 23, 2015

Minutes of Parents Association meeting Nov 2015


1. The aim is to raise €10,000 this year and this will be difficult to achieve without help from the parents.  Parents Association meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month and can committee members, class reps and Board of Management parents reps please block off this date in their diaries.

2. Next PA meeting will be 2nd December 2015 at 8.30 in the White Lady Hotel – new parents always welcome

3. Updates
School book fair raised €2137.25 of which €1282.35 goes to the school. Very successful and we may repeat the book fair later in the year.

Ciara Duffy organised the photos for the school calendar which will be ready in December.

4. Class Reps
Class reps this year (2015/2016) are:

Naoinán Beaga – Aileen Hurley
Naoinán Mora – Deborah Ni Riain
Rang 1 – Carol Nyhan
Rang 2 – Catherine Dillon
Rang 3 – Ger Cullinane
Rang 4 – Grace Crowley
Rang 5 – Emma O’Callaghan
Rang 6 – Sinead Nolan

5. Fundraising/ Family events

Each class is going to take responsibility for one event this year. Where possible the class responsible for organising the event has put next to the event in the list below. A number of fundraising events have already been carried out e.g. Book fair, calendar and cake sales are under-way.

A number of ideas were put forward for fundraising for the year and the following events were decided upon, with others possibly to be organised later.  Can people please get in contact with the PA if they wish to get involved in organising or helping at any of these events or if they have any ideas for fundraising or family events.

Ongoing Events

Cake Sales - (organised by Rang 1 rep- Carol Nyhan)
Book Fair/s - ( Rang 5 organised by R5 rep Emma O’Callaghan)
Calendar (Ciara Duffy)

PA will a few talks for the children- some suggested Garda/Dietician/ the importance of healthy eating/ role of garda in community etc.

December 2015
Concert 17th December 2015 at 6pm.
Coppers collection (Naoinán Mora)
Christmas Hamper (Rang 3)
Santa visiting the school on 22nd December 2015

January 2016
Family Bingo
Evening at Chuckies - date to be confirmed. ( Naoinán Beaga)

February 2016
Coffee morning and bric a brac sale – Temperance Hall

March 2016

April 2016
Church Gate Collection (Rang 4)
Parents night out

June 2016
Sports Day

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cake Sale / Friday 20th Nov 2015 / Rang 3

This coming Friday 20th November 2015 Muinteoir Eavan and rang 3 will be hosting this months cake sale. As usual there will be gluten free cakes available and all baking will be done with a strict nut free policy including almond flour. So if all children can bring in at least €1 to buy a bun or cake from our rang 3 bakers, to help towards the ongoing school fundraising.
Many thanks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Reminder - PA meeting

Parent Association meeting tomorrow Wednesday 11th November 2015 @ 8.30pm in The Powder Room at the White Lady Hotel. It is very imported that the PA is well supported and all parents are welcome to attend.

Kinsale Christmas 2015

A Voluntary Community Group - is once again hosting Santa @ The Mill Kinsale.

Dates available this year - December 2015 - Sat 5th, Sun 6th, Fri 11th, Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Fri 18th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th.  

To book your visit to Santa @ The Mill go to

Monday, November 9, 2015

Final reminder - School Calendar Photos Tuesday 10th November 2015

We will be taking the photos for the school calendar tomorrow morning, Tuesday 10th November 2015. Please can you make sure that your child comes to school in full uniform, neat and tidy. Children can bring in festive items for the photo - santa hats for December, halloween hats for October etc.

For the small children, up to and including 1st class it is very important that their date of birth is written clearly on their hand.

With thanks

Parents Asscociation

Thursday, November 5, 2015

PA Meeting Wednesday 11th 2015

PA meeting Wednesday 11th 2015 @ 8.30pm in The Powder Room, The White Lady Hotel.
All parents, class reps, etc are welcome to attend.

Cake Sale October 2015

A big thank you to Rang 5 who raised a grand total of €306 for the school in their recent cake sale. Well done to the kids involved and to the parents who helped with the baking.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Conversational Irish/Ciorcal Cainte starting Friday November 6th 2015

A small group (mainly Gaelscoil parents) plans to meet at 6pm each Friday for 1 hour in the Blue Haven Bar for a chat ‘as Gaeilge’.  If you are interested, just come along on the night.  All levels of Irish are welcome, it’s open to everybody & is free of charge.

Geansaí scoile caillte

Tá geansaí scoile scoile caillte ag Eimear ó rang a dó. Tá ainm Sofie Finley agus Gearóid sa gheansaí.

Eimear from second class is missing her school jumper. Sofie Finley and Gearoid is written on it. If you find it please bring it into Hilda.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Blankets of Hope return on Friday 6th of November 2015

Our blankets are making great progress and we will be back with the children on Friday 6th Nov 2015 from 10.30am. If any parent is available to help on Friday please text/call Grace 087 9788132

Monday, October 26, 2015

Grianghraif Nua / New Photos

Check out plenty of new photos recently uploaded to the school website under the 'Grianghraif / Photos' link.

Oíche Shamhna / Halloween 2015, Gáirdín na Scoile / Garden Harvest/Vegetable Soup, Lá Spraoi / Fun Day Rang a 3 2015/2016, Leadóg Bhoird, Sciath na Scol - Peil Gaelach, Turasanna Scoile / School Tours 2015, Honey I shrunk the kids!, Gáirdín na scoile / School Garden, Lá Spraoi/ Fun Day- Slán le Rang a 6, Blankets of Hope and lots more.

Chun pictiúirí a cur nó a bhaint den suíomh scoile déan teangbháil le / To have pictures added or removed please contact :

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Campa Oíche Shamhna/ Halloween Camp 2015

Cá háit / Where: Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile
Dátaí / Dates: 28/10/15- 30/10/15 (3 Days- Dé Céadaoin- Dé hAoine)
Am / Time: 09.30 a.m. -2.00 p.m.
Praghas / Price: €45 páiste amháin, €85 beirt pháiste, €115 triúr páiste. (Early drop off at 08.50 a.m. is available, with a fee of €5 extra per child in total.)

Beidh dhá ghrúpa, sóisearach agus sinsearach. Ealaín agus spóirt (ag brath ar an aimsir) a bheidh i gceist, comh maith le bácáil, bac -chúrsa agus tóraíocht taisce. Fáilte rompu gléasadh suas ar an lá deirneach.

There will be a junior group and a senior group. They will enjoy a range of activities each day, a variety of art, sport (weather dependent) such as basketball, rounders, soccer, GAA, obstacle course, playground games, as well as a treasure hunt, fancy dress and baking on one of the days.

Junior-6th class pupils welcome, but spaces are limited.

Cláraigh anois/register by email:

Go raibh maith agaibh,
Siobhán Ní Núnáin (le Róisín Ní Mhathúna)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cake Sale Friday 23rd Oct 2015

This Friday 23rd Oct 2015, 5th class will host the first cake sale of this school year. We would ask that all kids bring at least €1 to school on Friday so that they can buy a bun or cake. There will be gluten free cakes available and there is a strict nut free policy for all the baking - including almond flour. Last year the monthly cake sales raised over €3000 for the school funds. It is a very enjoyable way for all kids to be involved in fundraising for the school and as last year each class will get their turn to host their own cake sale. So happy baking 5th class!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cardiac Screening in Kinsale

Over the past few weeks Kinsale GAA Club has been in contact with AMS (Advanced Medical Services) a Cork based company, who provide a Cardiac Screening Programme.  Kinsale GAA feel that this is an extremely important issue and to this end the club are now delighted to announce that it will be facilitating/hosting a Cardiac Screening Clinic, which all Club Members, the entire Kinsale Community and its surrounding areas, may avail of.

The Cardiac Screening Clinic will take place on Saturday, October 31st 2015 - The clinic will be open from 9.30am-5pm. Each screening will take 25 minutes.

Location:- Elite Pilates Kinsale Studio, Unit 1, Kinsale Commercial Park, Kinsale

(Many thanks to Trudy McGillicuddy who very kindly offered the use of Elite Pilates Studio to host this Screening Clinic)

Bookings can be made online using our website or over the phone (1890 300 333) or email.
On the Website click on the ‘book a Cardiac Sports Screening’ tab/link. The clinic code is: kinsale
Individuals with no online access, can call 1890 300 333 to make a booking or email

People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment.

Fee for the Screening is €65 per person (Tax Deductible).

Additional Information:- Although the GAA recommend screening for players aged 14 and over, the screening is in fact suitable for anyone over 12 years. The individual cost is €65. A further small discount to families will also be on offer.

Cardiac Screening is covered by LAYA Health Insurance – therefore the screening would be free to all LAYA Healthcare members, however, you must still make a booking to avail of the service.  Other Health Insurance companies may offer the facility to claim back a percentage of the cost at the end of individuals Health Insurance year - please enquire with your Health Insurance provider to confirm this.

Please note that Kinsale GAA Club are facilitating this Screening Clinic for Kinsale GAA Members and the wider Kinsale Area – all bookings and/or any questions/queries that individuals may have regarding Cardiac Screening should be referred to AMS directly.

Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?
• Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)
• 1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality
• The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.
• In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.
• The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years
• The European Society of Cardiology & the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.
• Heartaid’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Aonach Leabhair/ Book Fair

You may be aware that the Book Fair is starting in the School tomorrow morning (14th Oct 2015).

Every day the Book Fair will be open in the morning from 8.30am to 9.00am and in the afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.00pm and will be open on Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Monday 19th October 2015

Books are always a great idea for presents and why not be super organised and do some Christmas Present Shopping at the Book Fair.

This is an important Fundraiser for the School in terms of receiving Free Books.  The more books that the School sells over the course of the four days  – the more free books we earn for the school.  Usually about 60% of the sales comes back to the school in the form of free books. (This is the agreement between the school and the Book Fair company).

So it’s a win-win!  You get to buy and enjoy fabulous books and at the same time you are supporting our School by ensuring that every child in the school gets the opportunity to read more fantastic books during school hours.

Looking forward to seeing your all there.

Go raibh mile maith agat go léir.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Coláiste Íde Open Days

Coláiste Íde near Dingle, Co.Kerry are holding open days on October 10th and 11th 2015. Further information can be gotten by contacting the school;

Coláiste Íde

Baile an Ghóilín

An Daingean

Co. Chiarraí

V92 E432

Fón: 00353669151211

Feaics: 00353669151203


Suíomh idirlín:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bookfair 2015

Bookfair 2015 will take place in the school from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th October, and on Monday 19th October 2015, between 8.30 and 9am, and also between 1.30 and 3pm.
The teachers will park inside the yard to free up spaces for those days.

Parents Association Meeting

PA meeting Tuesday 13th October 2015 @ 8.30pm in The Powder Room, The White Lady.
All welcome.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Éadaí agus Éide Scoile gan ainmneacha Caillte agus faighte le déanaí / Clothes and uniform without names lost and found recently

Éadaí agus Éide Scoile gan ainmneacha Caillte agus faighte le déanaí / Clothes and uniform without names lost and found recently

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking

Tune into RTE 1 this evening Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 7:30pm to see our own Oliver Queva from Max's cook with Rachel Allen on her new show filmed here in Kinsale!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Uaireadóir Caillte / Lost watch

Uaireadóir deas caillte sa scoil inné. Tá sé san oifig. Cuir glaoch má's leatsa é.

A nice watch lost at in the school grounds yesterday. It's in the office. Give a call if it's yours.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Violin Tuition in Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile

Kinsale Music Academy are now offering Violin tuition in Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile. 

Group classes will be taking place on Fridays during the school day. These classes will be arranged according to age and ability. 

A limited number of individual one-to-one lessons will be available after school hours on Monday and Thursday afternoons. 

For more information please contact Mairéad at / 0873579000

Dyspraxia Ireland Summit 2015

Dyspraxia Ireland Summit 2015

We are pleased to be announcing details of our upcoming Dyspraxia Ireland Summit 2015, this Summit brings together leading experts in the field of Dyspraxia/DCD from Ireland and the U.K. Attendance at this event will be beneficial for both people with Dyspraxia/DCD and Health and Educational Professionals alike. The summit will take place on Saturday, 10th October 2015, Sheraton Hotel Athlone, Co. Westmeath.


The theme of the Summit this year is “Thrive with Dyspraxia”


We are very excited to have the following speakers addressing this theme:


  • Gareth Noble is one of Ireland’s leading litigators in the area of Education Law: cases for children and families in respect of bullying, disciplinary issues, educational law issues and services for children. 
  • Catherine Sweeney, former Chairperson of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) and an Associate with the Special Education Support Services (SESS). Catherine will talk about the supports available to students with Dyspraxia and how to support a student in school. 
  • Dorothy Armstrong, Senior Occupational Therapist and Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in NUI Galway. Dorothy runs her own private practice in Maynooth. Dorothy will speak about 'Helping children transition into secondary school - lessons learned from my PhD research' and much more. 
  • Neasa Caulfield and Jenny Smyth Senior Occupational Therapists with the HSE, Louth will talk about the ‘Pathways of an assessment /intervention’ and how they bring a new model to the system. 
  • Hannah McDonnell who has Dyspraxia is currently working as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in London. Hannah will talk about her struggles and successes throughout her career so far. 
  • Donna Shannon is a Counselling Psychologist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Donna has 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults and has a special interest in working with people with Dyspraxia/DCD. Donna will talk about ‘self-esteem and well-being‘. 
  • Victoria Biggs, who has Dyspraxia, is an academic and the author of ‘Caged in Chaos’. Victoria will talk about her journey right up to and through college. 
  • Also four members of our Association will talk about their journey with Dyspraxia/DCD. 

This Summit is aimed at people who are affected by Dyspraxia/DCD and professionals working in this area. Tickets can be booked through Dyspraxia Ireland at 01 8747085 or online at

Senior Infants

Can parents of Senior Infants please check the label on their school jumpers. Cathal O'Dowd came home last week with no jumper. His initials COD are written on the label.

Thank you.

Refugee Collection

Huge thanks to all those who donated to the Refugee Collection collection. We received approximately 100 bags of good quality items. Thanks also to those who volunteered their time.

If you have items you would still like to donate you can drop them directly to the Topaz garage in Kinsale.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Kinsale Boys Choir

Musical Director: Frank Buckley BA, BMus, HDE

Musical Education for Boys through Choral Singing.

Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile

Junior Choir (boys 7 to 9 years)
Senior Choir (boys 10 years and older)

Frank Buckley
021-4774483 / 086 0893118

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Parents Association 2015/2016

We are happy to announce that a new Parents Association Committee was formed on 23th Sept 2015.

Chairperson: Virginia Lynch
Vice Chairperson: TBA​​​
Secretary​: ​Aileen Hurley
Vice Secretary: ​Yvonne McCarthy
Treasurer​: ​Grace Nyhan 
Vice Treasurer​: Natasha  Farley

We would like to congratulate the new committee an wish them all the best for the coming year.

Particular thanks to all the amazing Class Reps from last year. You made our life very easy and were a absolute pleasure to work with.

Thanks also to all the many many parents who gave their free time and energy to contribute to our school.

Outgoing PA Committee 2014/15

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reminder : Collection for Refugees

We still need one more volunteer to help at the Gaelscoil on Friday Sept 25th 2015 from 6pm to 8pm.
Please contact Madeleine at

To recap - high quality donations/no food/no cash. Essential items needed include-

1. Blankets and Quilts (Any size)
2. Warm Jackets (Adult's and Children's)
3. Thermal Socks, Hats, Scarves and Gloves
4. Underwear Sets
5. Sleeping bags
6. Plastic Floor Carpets
7. Water - proof boots (Adult's and Children's)
8. Bed Sheets, Pillow Covers, Quilt Covers
9. Men's clothes specifically

Friday Sept 25th 2015 3:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday Sept 26th 2015 9:00am-1:00pm

Other items welcome but the above list is what's most wanted.  Very important: Please have things bagged/boxed & labeled

Reminder: Calling all Knitters – Blankets of Hope are back!

You may remember last summer we presented an amazing 5 blankets to the Girls Club Cork which they gave to children as comforters as they undergo chemo. This charity provides help in many ways to  anyone who is undergoing chemo.

This year we are hoping to help more children and so our 2nd to 6th class  will be taking part in the "blankets of hope" programme where each child will be taught to knit, and then the square sewn into a larger blanket.

We are looking for volunteers to help get the kids started during school. We are hoping to start on Friday September 25th 2015. If you are available to come into the school and help the kids please contact Grace (Mamaí le Eva, Ellen and Gráinne Ní Chrualaíoch) 087 9788132 (all you need to be able to do is plain stitch – no fancy stuff required !!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Grassroots Tennis

Grassroots Tennis Coaching (with a Tennis Ireland Coach) will begin Wednesday 30th September 2015 at Saile in Kinsale.

3.30pm - 4.30pm : 5 to 7 year olds
4.30pm - 5.30pm : 8 to 12 year olds

Fee Options
€40 for 4 weeks or €12 drop in on the day



Learn about the game of tennis in a 
fun & safe way.

Rackets can be provided.

Everybody welcome!


For Registration:

Tel: 021-4773929 or email: 

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Beidh AGM Coiste na dTuismitheoirí ar siúl ar an Luan an 21/09/2015 ag a 8 sa Powder Room in Ostán an White Lady. Beidh Coiste nua a chur le chéile ar an oíche agus teastaíonn uaim go mbeadh slua mór i láthair. Ag súil le bualadh libh ann ar an oíche.

The annual Gaelscoil PA AGM will take place on Monday 21/09/2015 in the Powder Room of The White Lady at 8pm. Elections will take place to construct a new PA for the 2015/2016 school year. I strongly encourage all parents to attend the meeting and to help make your children's experience in Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile even better, and to support the school. I look forward to meeting you on the night.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Calling all Knitters – Blankets of Hope are back!

You may remember last summer we presented an amazing 5 blankets to the Girls Club Cork which they gave to children as comforters as they undergo chemo. This charity provides help in many ways to  anyone who is undergoing chemo.

This year we are hoping to help more children and so our 2nd to 6th class  will be taking part in the "blankets of hope" programme where each child will be taught to knit, and then the square sewn into a larger blanket.

We are looking for volunteers to help get the kids started during school. We are hoping to start on Friday September 25th 2015. If you are available to come into the school and help the kids please contact Grace (Mamaí le Eva, Ellen and Gráinne Ní Chrualaíoch) 087 9788132 (all you need to be able to do is plain stitch – no fancy stuff required !!)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Is Eolaí Mé - Sraith Nua TG4 / I am a scientist - A new TG4 Series

Tá Meangadh Fíbín ag taifeadadh sraith eolaíochta do dhaoine óga do TG4 i mí Meán Fómhair 2015.  Tá muid ag cuardach daoine óga le spéis faoi leith san eolaíocht a bhainfeadh sult as páirt a ghlacadh sa léiriúchán teilifíse spraíúil seo.
Ba chóir go mbeadh na heolaithe óga seo:
Ina gcainteoirí líofa Gaeilge
Idir 10-12 bliain d’aois
Gealgháireach agus cairdiúil
Ar fáil fá choinne 1-2 lá taifeadadh i nGaillimh ón 28ú Meán Fómhair -9ú Deireadh Fómhair 2015 (i gcuideachta tuismitheora/caomhnóra; cuirfear lóistín ar fáil)

Treoirlínte maidir leis an bhFíseán a Chur Isteach
Tá muid ag iarraidh ar ár n-eolaithe óga uile mír fhíseáin ghearr díobh féin a chur isteach!
Maidir le d’fhíseán, ba chóir:
Nach mbeadh sé níos faide ná 2 nóiméad
Go mbeifeá féin le feiceáil ann agus tú ag labhairt Gaeilge
Go n-inseodh sé beagán dúinn fút féin
Go léireodh sé dúinn go bhfuil spéis faoi leith agat san eolaíocht.

Seol do fhíseán chugainn ar ríomhphost chuig: roimh 4ú Meán Fómhair 2015.
I do ríomhphost, scríobh an méid seo a leanas ann le do thoil: d’ainm, d’aois, do sheoladh, do shonraí teagmhála agus deimhniú go mbeidh tú ar fáil le haghaidh 1-2 lá taifeadadh i nGaillimh idir 28 Meán Fómhair- 9 Deireadh Fómhair 2015.
Ba chóir go ndéanfadh duine fásta maoirseacht ar gach iarratas ríomhphoist. Coinneofar go príobháideach na físeáin a chuirtear isteach agus scriosfar iad chomh luath agus a bheidh próiseas roghnú na n-aisteoirí críochnaithe.

Meangadh Fíbín is recording a young people’s science series for TG4 in September 2015.  We are looking for enthusiastic young scientists who would enjoy the experience of being part of this fun television production. 
Our young scientists should be:
Fluent Irish speakers
Between 10 and 12 years of age
Bubbly and outgoing
Available for 1-2 days filming in Galway from 28 September - 9 October 2015 (accompanied by parent/guardian, accommodation provided)
Video Submission Guidelines
We are asking all our young scientists to send in a short video clip of themselves! 
Your video should:
Be no more than 2 minutes long.  
Feature you speaking in Irish 
Tell us a bit about yourself 
Demonstrate that you are a science enthusiast.
Please email your video clip to:  before 4th September 2015.  
In the body of your email please write the following: your name, age, address, contact details and confirmation that you are available for 1-2 days filming in Galway between 28th September and 9th  October 2015.  
All email submissions should be supervised by an adult. All videos submitted remain private and will be destroyed once the casting process is complete. 

Spanish Classes for kids

Play and learn together!!! Group lessons are a fun, interactive way for children to learn a second language.


0877138836 Lourdes Moreno

The Old School House, Rose Abbey. Kinsale

Four weeks €50

THURSDAYS or FRIDAYS 16:30 -17:30

Ceili Fit

Looking for a winter night class with a difference?
Try Ceili Fit
“Better than an hour in the gym!”
Beginners course starting Monday September 14th 2015 8.00pm in Kinsale Temperance Hall Followed by Improvers class to book online
Enquiries to Fionan on 087 818 5111

“Kinsale Voices” Acapella Performance Choir Actively seeking new members

New 6 week Autumn term
Begins Monday 14th Sept. 2015, 7.30-9.30pm
Hamlet's VIP Room and every Monday after
€10/€8 per 2 hour class waged/unwaged
(First night is free as a trial.)
For info call 086 8759949

Sunday, September 13, 2015


New classes for Dramarama start in St Multose Hall. Monday 14th September 2015
Broadway Bound 8-12 year olds. 5-6pm
Mini stage Stars. 6-7pm
Call Ann Marie on 087 975 5764 to reserve a place
100% pass rate in 2015 for students take LAMDA exams. All passed with a minimum of a merit and distinctions.
Students have placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Feis Maitui and dozens more have been highly commended!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Last call for Camden Fort Meagher for 2015!

Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven finish their summer season in style this weekend, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015. The closing weekend line up includes the “Irish Military Living History” and the “Romans” Re-enactment Groups as well as live music and fun for all the family!
IMLH Group are dedicated to bringing history back to life! Their mission is to give people an impression of what life was like for the average soldier, to educate the public of a time gone by and the sacrifices made by so many.  The Re-enactment groups are regular at the fort and always guarantee a fun and educational day out for military enthusiasts and families alike! Charlies Trad and Folk will provide live music at the weekend, including Uilleann pipes, Bodhran, Banjo and Tin Whistles. This is your final chance, this year; to visit Camden Fort Meagher, so don’t miss out!

Camden Fort Meagher is a Cork County Council Restoration Project in partnership with a dedicated group of local volunteers. Overlooking Cork Harbour and internationally recognised as being "one of the finest remaining examples of a Coastal Artillery Fort in the world”. Enjoy an ideal family day out with lots to see and do, including underground tunnels and chambers, exhibitions and harbour view Tearooms.
Admission: €5 per adult, €4 for 4-18 years old and children under 4 go free.

For times and further information, see or follow us on Facebook!
A Cork County Council Restoration Project

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Traditional Irish Music Classes

Recommencing on week of 15th Sept 2015

Monday Innishannon/ Kilmacsimom Community centre (3pm and 4.30pm)
Tuesday Riverstick (4.30pm to 5.30pm)
Wednesday Ballinspittle (3.15pm to 4.15pm)
Thursday Goggins hill (3pm to 4pm)

Instruments include: Tin Whistle , Flute, Violin, Concertina, Banjo, Button Accordion , Piano Accordion, Bodhran and Harp.

Contact Rosaire Cagney (087) 9033884 for more details

Book now as  Limited places available

- SCT trad music exams carried out each year
- Participation in Cork county Fleadh Ceol each year.
- Fee: €7.00 per child

Congratulations to our individual students who participated in this yrs All-Ireland Fleadh Ceol in Sligo.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Calais Collection

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Gaelscoil on the days of the collections - Friday Sept 25th 2015 15:00-20:00 and Saturday Sept 26th 2015 9:00-13:00.

Please contact Madeleine at

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kinsale GAA Underage Girls

Kinsale GAA underage Girls Football (Under 6 up TO U12)
Training will resume Monday, 7th September, 2015 at 4.45pm – 5.45pm
Main GAA Pitch, on Bandon Road

Monday, August 31, 2015

Kids Story Yoga

A fun yoga class for children where yoga is taught through story. The aim of this course is to teach breathing & relaxation techniques, self-awareness and meditation, develop flexibility and strength, and to have fun while doing yoga.

Location: Kinsale Yoga Centre

Course 1.  Five Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 21 and
Course 2.  Five Wednesdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 2, 2015

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: €40 for 5 weeks

This class is open to children from 8-12 years.  Class size limited.

Any questions, please contact Mary Hayes 087-7623822.  Mary has 17 years experience in yoga and 6 years instructing yoga to children.

Also, offering classes for Teens and Teen Yoga 16+(Transcending into Adulthood)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Club Na Mara August 2015

"Club Na Mara"

Tosnóidh Club na Mara ar an 31ú lá de Mí Lúnasa.
Club Na Mara will begin on 31st August 2015.

Eolas ó Trish Uí Riain ar
Information from Trish Ryan on

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dramarama New Term Timetable

Drama classes for children are held in St. Multose Hall.

Mini Stage Stars (4-7 Year Olds)
Monday 6-7pm, Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm, Wednesday 5.45-6.45pm

Broadway Bound (8-12 Year Olds)
Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm

All Stars (13-16 Year Olds)
Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm

Brand new Adult Beginners Acting Classes (From page to stage, go on, you know you want to!)
Wednesday 6.45-7.45pm

Call Ann Marie on 087 975 5764 to reserve a place.

"I have enjoyed a 100% pass rate with my students in their 2015 LAMDA Acting Exams. Everyone was awarded a merit or distinction. My students have been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in Feis Maitui, whilst dozens more have been Highly Commended."

Monday, June 29, 2015

Club Na Mara

   "Club Na Mara"            
Afterschool Club at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile.

I am delighted to announce that "Club Na Mara" will be going ahead at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile from the start of the new school year and a very big thank you to everyone who completed the school survey regarding the Afterschool Club.

We will be offering the following as part of our service:

-Breakfast Club - 8am (or earlier if required) to 8.45am including breakfast
-Family Club - 1.30pm to 2.30pm for children waiting for the later collection time
-Afterschool Club - 1.30pm to 6pm to include supervised homework, a hot snack, organised activities, loads of outdoor play and drop off to local afterschool activities by arrangement.
-Homework Club - for children wishing to avail of supervised homework.

If you are interested in any of the above please email me your queries/interest to and I will contact you to discuss this further.

Go raibh mile maith agat
Trish Ryan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Parents Association update


Huge thanks to the parents of Rang 1 and their class rep Catherine Dillion for the Communion  Party. It was a wonderful party and a wonderful day, the school party made it even more special for all the children and their families! Thanks to Fidelma, Jane, Helena, Virginia, Elma, and  Elayne for the big effort and to all the many many parents for their delicious donations and to all those who gave their time on the day to help out. Thanks also for the delicious home made Communion Cake which arrived the next day at the school... a lovely touch!


The last and biggest bumper Cake Sale of the year was held last Thursday week (11th June 2015), hosted by N Mhora and Ranga 6. The most successfully cake sale of the year raising €501.32 for the school!  Big thanks to all the children of both classes . Thanks to all the  parents and children for all the baking, decorating and to M Alma and M Eavan for pulling it all together.  Rang 6 offered new and existing parents the chance to buy Tea and Coffee (as well as cake) which boosted the total by approx €80.

We can't thank Carol Nyhan enough for her winning concept and her consistent effort throughout the year in making our Cake Sales so successful ! The 8 Cake Sales this year raised a massive €3,136 for the school.

Thanks again to all the parents of the school whose hard work and dedication has allowed us to donate €18,000 to the widening of the road project this year!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Your Child's Education Passport

A new circular has just been issued to schools. National Parents Council would particularly like to draw your attention to the first section of the Circular “Education Passport”.

The Education Passport will be of particular interest to those of you who have children in 6th class as it refers to the information which will be sent to your child’s secondary school. The use of this method of reporting is compulsory for schools from this year and includes an opportunity for you as parents to input into the report. Your school should give you a profile sheet called “My child’s profile” to fill out about your child. This is a great opportunity for you to ensure that your child’s new secondary school fully understands your child as an individual. If you do not receive this sheet you should ask for it at the school. If in the unlikely event that you have difficulty  accessing the sheet through the school you can down load it here, and forward it on to your child’s new school yourself.

You should also receive a copy of your child’s profile called (My Profile) before both are sent to the secondary school.
For a copy of the Circular please follow:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Final cake sale

The final cake sale of the school year will take place tomorrow Thursday 11th June 2015, this time hosted by the very patient Senior Infants! Also tomorrow the new junior infants for 2015-2016 will be coming into school from 10am to 11.30am and they will also be invited to attend the cake sale.  6th class will be helping Senior Infants and will also sell teas and coffees to these parents. So as normal can each child bring in at least €1 tomorrow to buy a cake or bun. There will be gluten free cakes available and as usual a strict nut free policy for all the baking. Thanks again to all parents who have sent in the very valuable euros and baking through the year. It has proved to be a very enjoyable and successful fundraiser.

Carol O'Callaghan
Senior Infants

Sunday, May 31, 2015

NPC Education Conference 2015

The NPC Conference 2015 will take place on Saturday the 13th of June 2015, in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1 (on the LUAS redline Mayor Square – NCI stop), 10.30am to 4pm.


All parents are welcome. Information below. We hope you and other parents of children in your child’s school can join us on the day. (Apologies if you have already registered, but don’t forget to circulate to all parents of children in your child’s school)


Building Brighter Futures - Partnership for Success


Speakers included experts in the area of education and parental involvement from Canada and Ireland.


The conference is aimed at supporting parents in becoming involved in their children’s education.


Guest speakers include:


  • Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan T.D.
  • Annie Kidder, Executive Director of People for Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Helping your child succeed at school– what matters most
  • Paul Gilligan, Clinical Psychologist and CEO of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services - Parenting and Education; Getting the balance right
  • Pam Buchanan, Learning Facilitator - Fun Learning Activities to Try at Home


Places are limited, to secure your attendance you must register in advance click here to register or email your contact details to or contact 01 8874034


Open to all parents and others interested in primary school education.

Dramarama Summer Camps

Dramarama Acting and Speech Academy will be running two summer camps at St Multose Hall. Both camps run Monday to Friday, 9.30-2.30pm with two dates to choose from;

Camp A: 29th June - 3rd July 2015
Camp B: 6th July - 10th July 2015

Children who have been on the camp said "It was the best fun ever."

We do Camp Olympics, roasting s'mores, arts and crafts, wet Wednesday Water fun and lots of drama activities.

To book, you can do so on our website: or call Ann Marie Lewis Lewis on 087 975 5764 for more information.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

First Holy Communion Saturday 23rd May 2015

Just 2 items with regard to the Holy Communion this Saturday 23rd May 2015

First class parents are organising the communion party at the school after the Mass. Parents of 2nd class have been enquiring as to how many guests they can bring to the school so as to have some idea how many people to expect they are aiming to cater for approximately 6 adults per communion child.

The galleries will be open in the church for the Holy Communion.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer Carnival in aid of St.Multose School

Summer Carnival takes place on Saturday 23rd May 2015 from 2pm to 4pm at St.Multose Hall, Kinsale.  A great fun event for the whole family with lots of games and a carnival cafe with hot dogs and treats.

Kinsale Surf Adventures Summer Camps

Cruinniú Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin

Cur i gcuimhne. Meeting of prospective parents of Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin Tuesday 19th May 2015, 7.30pm at the Carrigaline Court Hotel.  Fáilte roimh cách.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Communion Party 23rd May 2015

We need volunteers to help park cars for the Communion party. From 12 - 1pm on Saturday 23rd May 2105

Anybody wanting to make cakes or sandwiches please contact Catherine Dillon 086 1928764.

Tomorrow's cake sale Friday 15th May 2015

In relation to tomorrow's cake sale (Friday 15th May 2015), we want to let parents know that there will be as usual a strict nut free policy for all the baking,  and there will be gluten free cakes available. However there will no longer be cakes available for other food intolerances eg. dairy, wheat. This is purely to ensure the health and safety of the children.
Many thanks

see more here

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Friday Cake Sale - Correction

Please note correction to note regarding this coming Friday 15th May 2015 cake sale. It is N Bheaga with the supervision of Rang 5 who will be on duty this Friday and not N Mhora. N Mhora will be hosting the last cake sale of the year in June with the help of Rang 6.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Parent Association Update - May 2015

It's been a great year and it's not over yet!!! Huge thanks to all the parents, teachers and children of the school who have all worked together during this year of intense fundraising. So far, we have raised an incredible €18,469  to widen the access road to the school for the safety of our families and to fulfill our planning requirement for two new class rooms.

We  have minimal costs attached to running the PA and  (thanks again to the generosity of the schools parents)  low costs associated with the Confirmation and Communion etc.  We should still be able to contribute an incredible €18,000 plus to the project by the end of this term!!!

Cakes Sales - Carol Nyhan - N Mhora class Rep
Thanks to Rosin's rang 2/3 for yet another great Cake Sale last month which raised €400.23. Thanks to all the children and parents for the delicious baking and to M. Roisin for hosting. And thanks to all the parents who gave their children €1 or more to buy cakes.

To date the school's Cake Sales have raised €2,212 and we have two left :
Rang 5 will help N Mhora with their sale on the 15th May 2015 (this coming Friday) and
Rang 6 will help N Beaga on the 11th June 2015.

Confirmation Tea - Emma O Callaghan - Rang 4 class Rep
Big Thanks to Emma O Callaghan and the Rang 4 parents who  hosted the après Confirmation tea party in the Friary  on Tuesday.  It exceeded all expectations! Thanks for all the many many delicious contributions and to all those who gave up their time on the day to help out.

Communion Party - Catherine Dillion - Rang 1 class Rep
The communion party is coming up soon on the 23rd May 2015 and there's alot of preparation to be done. If anyone can help out please contact Catherine Dillion on 086 192 8764

Outdoor Chess Board
Big thanks the Gareth Price for painting the chess board in the playground so the kids can play outdoor chess and drafts this term.

Blanket of Hope- Grace Nyhan
Thanks Grace and her helpers for getting us all knitting ...another great skill ! Rang 2 to rang  6 are knitting like crazy, making knitted squares to be stitched into "blankets of hope " for children going through chemo. One more week to go!
Looks like we ll be able to make at least 5 beautiful blankets. If anyone can help stitching squares together please contact Grace Nyhan 087 978 8132

Thanks to Audrey Cantillion and team Carma at .
for kindly donating €340 to the school.  Carma Carpooling enables you to find nearby people going your way so you can share your commute.

Eli Lilly
Massive thanks to Eli Lilly for donating €2,500 towards the cost of building the wall and widening the road across from our school, and to Sinead Nolan and Una O Sulivan for helping with the application .

Many thanks to the teachers for running the Bob a Job this year. We raised €765 from all our children's hard work!

Thanks again for all the parental help and support, making our great school ever better!

Dervilla Wrynn

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kinsale GAA Club Coffee Morning 16th May 2015

Kinsale GAA Club Coffee Morning 16th May 2015


There was a big mix-up with all the uniforms after the classes ended on Wednesday at drama. There were some uniforms left lying on the floor in the Temperance hall!  Denise (AKA Hannah’s Mam Rang 2) picked up whatever Gaelscoil Uniforms that were left and she will bring them into the school to Hilda on Thursday morning (7th May 2015).  The kids just went off home wearing their costumes and forgot about the uniforms!

I think other kids might have brought home other people’s uniforms by mistake – my own girl Beibhinn (Senior Inf) brought home somebody else’s Tracksuit and T-shirt!! And so her’s must be in somebodys else’s bag!!

If your children are involved in the Dramatricks/Konfident Kids Group – can you please check their Sports Uniforms to see if they have the right one or maybe they might have two of something by mistake.

We can sort out swapping the uniforms back at the school – Hilda does not mind if we use the school office to hand in/store the uniforms so we can all go through the bundle and get back our own ones.

Thanks a mill,

Emma (AKA Beibhinn’s Mam – Senior Infs)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Junior Sailing Courses from Kinsale Yacht Club for 6 weeks beginning in July 2015

Junior Sailing Courses from Kinsale Yacht Club for 6 weeks beginning in July 2015. We are hoping to encourage more young sailors into the club, so all new sailors are very welcome.  See attached poster.

KYC summer course.pdf

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Clonakilty Founded Charity 'JUST ONE' Appeal

With the tragic news of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal only a few short days ago, perhaps it may be possible to circulate news from the just-one Charity to the school community?  


just-one’s founder Declan Murphy (from Clonakilty), gave an illustrated talk to all the school during an assembly in the autumn of 2012.  While Declan was studying to become primary school teacher, he went on a trip to Nepal.  As a result he vowed to return and help the children there once he’d graduated and so he has done, by founding the now 10 year old  just-one Charity.  


The charity works with children who’ve been forced to live and beg on the streets on Kathmandu.  The charity’s work seeks not only to facilitate access to education for street children but it also offers counselling and rehabilitation services to the children and offers family support and empowerment to their family network.

Having been in contact with Declan’s family it is suggested that people go to the just-one website and Facebook pages for accounts and pictures of what’s happening concerning the children the charity has been helping.  All the Just-One children and support workers are safe and accounted for, though one staff member’s mother and three sisters were killed by the quake.


Your donations to global organisations will go to provide emergency relief work right across the Himalayas and your urgently needed donations to just-one will go straight to keeping the more than 70 children and 30 families that it supports safe and well along with allowing continued support to their families through the current uncertainty and to help them and their families to start getting their lives back on track again.  These were families who were already struggling against the chronic poverty which saw their respective children come to just-one’s attention in the first place.

Whether it’s a once off donation or a preferred monthly contribution in support of just-ones work, you’ll find all the required details here and can rest assured too that it’ll be put to the very best use in support of the incredibly brave and resilient gang of kids we’re so privileged to work with in Nepal.



Thank you for taking the time to read this.


Yours sincerely,


Jane Connaughton,

(a childhood neighbour and friend Declan Murphy and his family).