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

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

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 :

·         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:

·         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.

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