Friday, May 18, 2018

Attention Parents of the 2017 Gaelscoil alumni!

Hello Parents of the 2017 Gaelscoil alumni!

If your child (teenager I mean!) would like to volunteer at the Gaelscoil during the month of June please let me know via email so we will work up the rota. 

The school is happy to take 2-4 pupils from 9am to 1:30pm each day as long as they speak in Irish at all times and will get to work assisting Sinead and the other teachers helping out and doing odd jobs.

So if interested let me know asap and so we start distributing a draft schedule.  This was very popular with the previous two years and a great way for them to brush up on their Irish skills again.

Thank you
Darren Burke
darren@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Gaelscoil Website Issues

Google rolled out a new change a few days ago that breaks a lot of the links on the Gaelscoil Website (http://www.gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie/).  This change affects all websites build on their platform and they are working on a solution now.  In the meanwhile some functionality is not working which hope to have fixed very soon.

Thank you

WebTeam@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie


FAI Summer Soccer School (Girls Only)

5 days of fun filled coaching with FAI accredited coaches
Each child receives an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate
Special family discounts available
400 camps Nationwide (Including Kinsale!)

Kinsale AFC
GIRLS ONLY CAMP
Madden Park, Charles Fort, Kinsale
2nd - 6th July 2018

More details or to book a place https://camps.fai.ie/summer-soccer-schools/












Monday, May 14, 2018

Kinsale Art Camp

Kinsale Art Camp

9th to 13th July 2018
16th to 20th July 2018

10 am – 1 pm

€125

Age groups
5 – 8
9 – 13
13+

Printing
Manga Art
Jewellery making (surf or bling)
Ceramics
Multi-Media
Painting
Games
Weaving

Booking & Enquiries
Aine: (086) 1655496 / (021) 4774099
Geraldine:  (087) 4641135
ainewade@yahoo.com





Friday, May 11, 2018

Techkidz Summer Camps (23rd - 27th July 2018)


Techkidz are holding our Summer Tech Camp in Scoil Naomh Ethin, Kinsale from 23rd to 27th  July 2018 – 10.00am to 12.30pm.

Our Summer Tech Camps are one of the best Summer Camps around.

Activities include Minecraft, Coding, HTML, Word, Animation, Raspberry Pi, Scratch, Web Design, Making a T Shirt, Robotics, 3D Design & Music.

Our Camps are for children from 7 - 14 years and are suitable for those children wanting to learn the basic skills as well as those wanting something a bit more advanced.

Our Camps are Fun and Educational and all our teachers are very experienced. We are Garda Vetted and fully insured and we provide all the equipment required.

This is our sixth year running the Tech Camp in Kinsale and its our 19th year running camps in County Cork. Our camps are very popular and we get great feedback from parents and children alike.

The cost of the camp is €110.

There is lots more information on our website www.techkidz.ie

You can also book online - https://www.techkidz.ie/shop/summer-camp-kinsale/

If you would like further information you are welcome to call us on 022 51318 or email barry@techkidz.ie

Friday, May 4, 2018

Agri Aware's Open Farm Day Bank Holiday Monday 7th of May 2018

We wanted to remind you about our new and exciting event that Agri Awarwill be hosting on the Bank Holiday Monday, 7th of May 2018.

Four farms throughout Ireland will open their gates to the public for Agri Aware’s National Open Farm Day! These farms are located in Dublin, Wicklow, Mayo and Cork.

This is an entirely FREE event that open to all ages!

There will be plenty of things to see and do on each of the four farms. Each farm will have an interactive education zone, farm machinery zone, cookery demonstrations featuring celebrity chefs, farm walks and more.



You can also check out a short video of our event hereà https://youtu.be/JncaKtpZV8U

This would be a great opportunity for your students as well as your own family, to explore an actual Irish working farm!

So pull on your wellies, pack a picnic and enjoy a day out on the farm!

For more information about Agri Aware’s Open Farm, visit our website at www.agriaware.ie/openfarm or email us at openfarm@agriaware.ie


We hope to see you there,
The Agri Aware Team



P.S.: Keep an eye out on our social media for updates leading up to our National Open Farm Day. 
                                                                    Follow us: @agriaware





Kalyn Signature Open Farm

Thursday, May 3, 2018

David Coleman - 2nd Night added Wednesday June 6th 2018

TICKETS AVAILABLE:  https://bookwhen.com/rosariiryan



Good communication is key to healthy connections between you and your children, making it easier to guide, teach, understand, support and even discipline.

The breakdown in communication can leave parents feeling frustrated, desperate and hopeless, or worried about deteriorating relationships.

But it’s never too late to make real changes, and very often small changes can have a big impact. In this evening presentation, Clinical Psychologist David Coleman will guide us through the fundamentals of effective communication, translating psychological theories into common sense advice on how we can best respond to our children, and offering practical guidance for time-strapped, exhausted and stressed parents on how to raise resilient and emotionally intelligent children.

You may be familiar with David’s straightforward, no-jargon approach through his television programmes, books, columns in the Irish Independent or regular contributions to ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ on RTE Radio 1.

A parent himself David is open and honest about his own struggles as a parent and how from time to time he fails to ‘take his own advice’. His warm, empathic and often humorous approach to the challenging job of parenting is one of the many reasons he is so well received. David will address: · Making parenting work when you work outside the home ·

How to raise resilient and emotionally intelligent children · Communicating through conflict/setting boundaries, · The importance of listening to understand · Helping children understand and regulate emotions · Supporting a child/teen with anxiety





Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cake Sale Friday 27th April 2018

6th class are holding their cake sale tomorrow Friday 27th April 2018 so please remember to send in at least €1 per child tomorrow to buy a bun or cake. Only 2 cakes sales left after tomorrow and they will be managed by our junior and senior infants with the help of 5th and 6th class. Dates to follow. Last time this 6th class will host their cake sale so please support!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Le Petit Workshop - Summer Art Camp 2018

Well, spring is long to come, but summer planning is on!

This year Le petit Workshop summer art camps will be: JULY 16-20 / Ages 5-8 / 10am-12.30 JULY 23-27 / Ages 7-11 / 10am-12.30

Please find attached the 2018 flyer. For more info please visit Le Petit Workshop website: http://www.lepetitworkshop-81.webself.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Le-Petit-Workshop-1429173420701579/


Kinsale and District Lions’ Club Cycle Challenge 2018

This year we will have a 100km full adult cycle to Clonakilty fee is €40 but discounted to €35 for pre registration online.  Refreshments included in Clonakilty.

This year there will also be the first young people’s sponsored cycle to the Old Head and Garrettstown and back through Ballinspittle. Sponsorship cards will be provided for the youth / children’s cycle

All proceeds will go to Cork Hospitals Children’s Club who care for long term and sometimes terminally ill children and provide otherwise impossible treats and facilities for them like trips to Disney and valuable quality family time and care

Registration will be online  www.kinsalecyclechallenge.com or at Kinsale Community School from 8.30 am.

For both cycles lead cars will lead cycles down to outside Sonos for official start

Kinsale and District Lions’ Club is totally voluntary with all monies raised going directly to the charitable causes. No administration costs are ever diverted away from this.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kinsale Library Story-time and fancy Dress Saturday 21st April @ 3pm 2018



There is a children's fancy dress party and spring storytime organized in Kinsale library for this Saturday 21st of April at 3pm, to mark world book day.

Fancy dress is not compulsory, just a bit of optional fun. The idea is for children to dress up as their favourite characters from stories.

Everyone who attends will receive a small prize, and there'll be one award of a €20 euro book token.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

McCarthy's Community Talent Competition Auditions on April 22nd 2018




2018 Auditions April 22nd at The Old Cork Waterworks Experience. Lee Road, Cork. 10am-4pm. 

Celebrate the 10th event of this Performance arts community initiative with us.

click on links below for more information:




Monday, April 9, 2018

David Coleman Talk - Effective Communication with Children


Good communication is key to healthy connections between you and your children, making it easier to guide, teach, understand, support and even discipline. Breakdown in communication can leave parents feeling frustrated, desperate and hopeless, or worried about deteriorating relationships.

But it’s never too late to make real changes, and very often small changes can have a big impact. 

In this evening presentation Clinical Psychologist David Coleman will guide us through the fundamentals of effective communication, translating psychological theories into common sense advice on how we can best respond to our children, and offering practical guidance for time-strapped, exhausted and stressed parents on how to raise resilient and emotionally intelligent children.

You may be familiar with David’s straightforward, no-jargon approach through his television programmes, books, columns in the Irish Independent or regular contributions to ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ on RTE Radio 1.

 A parent himself David is open and honest about his own struggles as a parent and how from time to time he fails to ‘take his own advice’.  His warm, empathic and often humorous approach to the challenging job of parenting is one of the many reasons he is so well received:

David will address:
· Making parenting work when you work outside the home
· How to raise resilient and emotionally intelligent children
· Communicating through conflict / setting boundaries,
· The importance of listening to understand
· Helping children understand and regulate emotions
· Supporting a child / teen with anxiety

Tickets prices
Early bird (until 18/4/2018) €30
Full price (after 18/4/2018) €35

TICKETS AVAILABLE: https://bookwhen.com/rosariiryan

https://www.rosariiryan.ie/david-coleman-talk

Friday, March 23, 2018

Blankets of Hope 2018

Over the past few years, the children of Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile have taken part in the "blankets of hope" programme to create lovely blankets which we gave to people in our Cork hospitals as a comforter as they underwent chemo.

We have started again in 2018, and have made great progress as you can see! This year we are asking the 6th class knitters to help 3rd to 5th class. They will go into the classes for an hour for 4 weeks after Easter in the hope that each of the classes will create their own blanket.

So dust off the knitting needles and make a start if you can over Easter. 20 stitches, 20 rows – to end up as a square.
Huge thanks to all the kids who have been busy knitting and the muinteoirí who are very supportive of this programme



Easter Basketball Camp 2018



Pop Up Gaeltacht Chionn tSáile tonight Friday 23rd at 8pm 2018


A chara, 

Faye Ní Mhurchú is ainm dom agus tá cónaí orm i gCionn tSáile. Is mac léinn Gaeilge mé in Ollscoil Chorcaí fé láthair. 

Tá mé fhéin agus cara liom (beirt iarrdhaltaí don Phobalscoil) ag eagrú Pop Up Gaeltacht i gCionn tSáile don chéad uair riamh mar chuid de Seachtain na Gaeilge. Beidh sé ar siúl an Aoine seo chugainn sa Lord Kingsale ag tosnú ar 8. 

Bheimis fíor-bhuíoch díbh dá mbeadh sibh in ann an scéal a scaipeadh i measc na dtuismitheoirí ar eagla go mbeadh suim acu ann. 

Tá imeacht curtha suas againn ar Facebook leis an eolas go léir. 


Má thá aon cheist agaibh, ná bíodh drogall oraibh dul i dteagmháil liom. 

Le gach dea-ghuí, 


Faye 

Dátaí Cúrsaí 4ú / 5ú / 6 ú Rang Bunscoile Coláiste Cholumba 2018


Dátaí Cúrsaí
4ú / 5ú / 6 ú Rang Bunscoile
Coláiste Cholumba 2018
Taithí iontach sa Ghaeltacht!
Is cúrsa é seo atá eagraithe do scoláirí bunscoile amháin.
Rithfidh an cúrsa ón Domhnach go dtí an Satharn i rith mí Iúil. 
Deartha go sonrach don bhunleibhéal tugann an cúrsa taithí na Gaeltachta
in atmaisféar spraíúil sábháilte.
Tá na cúrsaí seo scartha ónar cúrsaí 2 & 3 seachtaine.
Cosnaíonn na cúrsaí seo €330. Clúdaíonn sé seo lóistín & teagasc.

Cúrsaí Bunscoile 4th/5th/6th Class Primary
G: 01/07/2018 - 07/07/2018
H: 08/07/2018 - 14/07/2018
I: 22/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
A wonderful Gaeltacht experience!
The college organises a very popular course for primary pupils
which runs Sunday to Saturday during July. 
Tailored specifically for their age group this allows primary students to gain the benefits of the Gaeltacht experience in a safe and fun atmosphere.
These courses are run separately to our 2 & 3 week courses. This course normally costs €330 (inclusive of accommodation & tuition)
Féach thíos ár bhfoirm iarratais do chúrsaí bunscoile 2018. Bheimis fíor bhuíoch díot má tá suim ag scoláirí i do rang/scoil freastal ar chúrsa linn an samhradh seo chugainn, iad a chur ar an eolas maidir lenar cúrsaí, nó an fhoirm iarratais thíos a dháileadh orthu.


Má tá aon eolas eile uait faoi seo, níl ort ach glaoch ar an uimhir thíos chun tuilleadh eolas a fháil nó is féidir leat dul go dtí ár suíomh idirlín ag www.colaistecholumba.ie.

Arís ár mbuíochas as ucht do chúnamh.

Le gach deá ghuí,

Coláiste Cholumba
Coláiste Cholumba, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
091-595184

Friday, March 16, 2018

Kinsale GAA Easter Camp

Kinsale GAA Easter Camp
3rd - 5th April 2018
Places are limited and forms are available from Maurice Murphy’s!
Make sure to book your place now!!


Race Night at Kinsale Rugby Club

Race Night at Kinsale Rugby Club, Saturday 24th March 2018.  Starts 7pm with first race at 7:30pm.  Raffle and auction on the night and Free Admission.  Proceeds to U13 Tour.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Starcamp takes place at Kinsale Community School from 16-20 July 2018





STARCAMP
Tel:     +353 (0)21-4377900
Web:   www.starcamp.ie
www.facebook.com/starcampireland
www.twitter.com/starcampireland

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Club na Mara CLOSED on Monday 5th March 2018

Club na Mara as a mark of respect to Orla Dockery,  Club na Mara will be CLOSED on Monday 5th March 2018. Orla was a very dear friend of mine and worked alongside me at our afterschool club for nearly 2 years. It is with a very sad heart that I will be attending her funeral service on Monday afternoon.

 Club will reopen as usual on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Many thanks
 Trish Ryan

Friday, February 23, 2018

GAA Training Times for 2018 Season

Girls Football (Under 6 to Under 14)
Monday, 5th March 2018 in Sáile
U6 to U12 in Sáile Astro Turf Pitch
from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.

Girls U13/14 training has also started in Sáile Hall on Monday nights  - 6.30pm to 7.30pm. €2 per player, Water, Gum Shield

Girls Camogie (Under 6 to Under 14) Sunday, 8th April 2018 in Kinsale Community School Astro Pitch
U11, 12, 13, 14 from 10am to 11am
U6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from 11.15am to 12.15am
€2 per player, Water, Hurley & Helmet

If you’re interested in getting involved in Under 16 to Adult training, please contact Catherine or Emma. This year Kinsale Ladies will have a Junior & Senior Football Team & a Junior Camogie Team!

Boys Hurling & Football (Under 6 to Under 14)
There are various different start times and locations for the many different teams.  All information will be sent via your WhatsApp Groups. Or please contact Emma for information.

Under 14 Boys training has started in Sáile, every Wednesday on the Astro Turf  - 4.30pm to 5.30pm. €2 per player please.

If you’re interested in getting involved in Boys Under 16 to Adult Men training, please contact Catherine or Emma.

We would love to see some new faces training with our Adult Teams – we have Under 16 and Minor Hurling & Football, Junior A Hurling, Junior B Football, Under 21 Hurling & Football and Intermediate Mens Football.

For lots more information please like the Kinsale GAA Facebook page and/or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and on our Website.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Pitch!
(Limited amount of Borrowing Hurleys & Helmets available for new beginners)

Please contact:
Catherine Murphy
For Girls Underage and Adult Ladies Football
087-2168734 or catherinem484@hotmail.com

Please contact:
Emma O Callaghan
For Camogie Girls Underage and Junior Ladies
Boys Underage, Adult Men Hurling & Football
086-3926527 or emmsocallaghan@gmail.com

Monday, February 19, 2018

Internet Safety Public Meeting 26th Feb 2018

When: Monday 26 February 2018 at 8pm
Where St. Eltins National School Kinsale
Speakers: Sinead Glennon, Head of Mental Health Services in Cork/Kerry and Scott Hegarty, iKyds, Internet Safety Company.


Club Na Mara - Afterschool Club

Club na Mara does not open on school half days and so is closed on Tuesday 20th February 2018.  Thank you.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Engineers Week 2018 – Robotic Workshop

LSC are running a free workshop for 10-12 year old Girls and Boys, at Temperance Hall on Saturday the 24th of February 2018. Each workshop will last 2 hours where children will be introduced to the world of Robotics. The aim of the event is to inspire young people to explore Engineering career paths and highlight the diverse opportunities Engineering has to offer.

You must register your child’s place online at : http://lscconnect.com/lscs-engineers-week-robotics-workshop/

·         Date: Saturday, 24th February 2018
·         Workshop 1: 12 noon
·         Workshop 2: 2.30 pm
·         Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale
·         Audience: Children aged 10 – 12

We look forward to seeing you there.


Seachtain na nInnealtóirí 2018 - Ceardlann Róbatach

Tá LSC ag reáchtáil ceardlann saor in aisce do Chailíní agus Buachaillí 10-12 bliain d'aois, ag an halla temperance ar Dé Sathairn an 24ú Feabhra 2018.

Beidh gach ceardlann 2 uair an chloig ar fhad agus beibh paistí tugtha isteach i saol na Róbatach.

Is é aidhm an hócáide ná daoine óga a spreagadh chun bealaí gairme Innealtóireachta a iniúchadh agus béim a chur ar na deiseanna éagsúla atá ag Innealtóireacht a thairiscint.

Caithfidh tú áit do leanaí a chlárú ar líne ag: http://lscconnect.com/lscs-engineers-week-robotics-workshop/

·         Dáta:                    Dé Sathairn, 24ú Feabhra 2018
·         Ceardlann 1:     12 meán lae
·         Ceardlann 2:     2.30 in
·         Suíomh:              Halla an Teampaill, Cionn tSáile
·         Lucht Féachana:  Leanaí idir 10 agus 12 bliana d'aois

Táimid ag tnúth le tú a fheiceáil ann.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Free admission to Michael Collins House

Looking for something to do with the family during mid-term break? Kids go free all next week 14th to 17th February 2018 at Michael Collins House, 7 Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 D235. Adult tickets just €5. Join us for daily guided tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm or take the self guided tour with interactive displays, audio visuals and family fun activity sheets. An enjoyable, entertaining and educational experience for all the family.

https://www.michaelcollinshouse.ie/

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Last CAKE SALE before LENT

Tomorrow Friday 9th Feb 2018 is Rang 2 turn to go on cake sale duty. A little ahead of schedule to get in ahead of Lent which starts on Wednesday.  So please remember to send in at least €1 with each child going to school tomorrow to buy a bun or a cake from 2nd class.




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Plastic Free Kinsale


Plastic Free Kinsale, a new community initiative to reduce unnecessary plastic use and increase recycling, was launched on the 25th January 2018 by Madeleine Murray and Tara Shine.

Ireland is one of Europe’s top 5 plastic waste producers, producing 61 kilogrammes per person, per year.   Now that China, who in 2016 took 95% of Ireland’s plastic for recycling, has signalled that it will no longer accept our waste, reducing the amount of plastic we consume is a must.

Tara and Madeleine held a sustainability focus group with householders and businesses in Kinsale, the results of which made it clear that people want to do the right thing to reduce waste and live healthy and sustainable lives. However, people feel overwhelmed and frustrated by lack of clarity around what they should do and confusion abounds around the information on offer. Plastic Free Kinsale was born, an initiative dedicated to tackling this messaging issue and providing simple and accessible information. Their aim is to mobilise action in homes, business, clubs and schools in the town, and to have fun doing it.

Launching Plastic Free Kinsale, Tara said, ‘we all see the plastic washed up on our beaches and get frustrated with the amount of plastic packaging we end up with when we do our shopping.  Hopefully Plastic Free Kinsale can help to empower more of us to make a difference through our actions.’

Plastic Free Kinsale’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are used to share top tips, facts and solutions. This includes three simple things each club, school, household and business can take to reduce plastic waste.  Everyone is encouraged to get involved. Discussions with people in town also revealed a demand for face-to-face events; so a recycling workshop has been organised in conjunction with Transition Towns Kinsale and Tidy Towns for the 22nd February, at 7.30 pm at the Friary.  Other workshops, presentations, beach cleans and family events will be organised throughout the year.

‘We hope to play our small part in making sustainability smarter and more convenient,’ said Madeleine. ‘We believe that while people may not be experts on the environment or climate change, they are very much experts on their family’s health and well-being and financial security and have more power than they realise. We are giving the right information in a user friendly way. We are really thrilled with the positive reactions we are getting around.

Instagram: @plasticfreekinsale
Twitter: @plasticfreekin
Facebook PlasticFreeKinsale


Fundraiser Disco for St. Multose National School

16th Feb 2018 9:30pm to late at Bacchus Night Club.  Tickets €10


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Primary Students

Please find attached an English and Irish version of the leaflet that was sent to schools recently entitled Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Primary Students. 


Curriculum and Assessment Policy Unit
Department of Education and Skills
Block 2, Floor 2,
Marlborough Street,
Dublin 1


 jc-info-parents-primary-lg-aug-17.pdf

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Autism and the Primary School Training Classes for Parents

Middletown centre for autism will hold training courses for parents at Scoil Naomh Eltin starting in February.

Location: Scoil Naomh Eltin

Duration: 6 weeks

Starting date: 6th February 2018

Times: 9:15am to 11:15a.m.

For more information and to book online click here.



Monday, January 29, 2018

Valentine’s Ball Teenage Disco for 12 – 15 years (1st and 2nd Years)

Valentine’s Ball Teenage Disco at Sáile – Kinsale Sports and Community Centre, Saturday February 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm. Admission €10

Click here for more details

12 – 15 years only (1st and 2nd Years)







Crosshaven Children's Race 2018

Children's Road Race on SUNDAY 11th March 2018 at 11:00am.  Entries will be taken on the morning of the event and it is open for all children of Primary School age.  Those who are in Juniors - First Classes must have a parent run with them.  The cost of entry is €10. 


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rang 1 Bake Sale Friday 26th January 2018

First class will be busy baking tonight for their big cake sale tomorrow Friday 26th January 2018 so please send an least €1 into school with each child tomorrow to buy a bun or cake


Thank you!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Conversational Irish and beginners night classes

There will be a conversational Irish night class commencing soon in the community school.  There will also be a beginners class run on a Monday night with Rob Ó Foghlú.  Registration is Tuesday  night 23rd January 2018 from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. For further info contact Linda Dreelan 0878491935 or 0214773174 Cost: €85.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Kinsale GAA presents KINSYNC

Kinsale GAA presents KINSYNC
Get those lips ready to rock!
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February 2018
Acton's Hotel
7:30pm - over 18s only
Tickets €15 from Maurice Murphy's Paint Shop
In aid of Kinsale GAA, Ladies and Men's Club.


Football for All

Carrigaline United Football for All is an inclusive FAI soccer programme for girls and boys from 6-18 years. Its mission is to plan, coordinate, develop and deliver opportunities to participate in team sports to children and teens that may not ordinarily have the chance to do so.

The programme provides ability centric training to players with varying needs, including ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hearing Impairment, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome

Cliceáil ar an nasc seo i gcóir eolas breise.

Click here for further information.