July 1st 2024

Newsletter 36

July 1st, 2024

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Apologies that you are only receiving this now but as you can imagine Friday was a very busy day not to mention an emotional one for me it being my last day with the children. They gave me the best send off ever and the fingerprint painting they created for me is absolutely stunning and has already taken pride of place in my home. Go raibh mile maith agaibh a pháistí. I will treasure this forever.

The month of June is always such an action-packed month with so much going on from sporting events to school tours, to school concerts, to trips to the beach to teddy bear picnics not to mention the 6th Class Graduation. Congratulations to all the boys and girls on all they have achieved over the course of the last year.  You are amazing and we are so proud of each and every one of you.

This month we also celebrated 50 years of teaching and learning in the main school building with a special outdoor service followed by an Ice-cream Party for the children and some light refreshments and a slide show for staff (current and past) and for parents. It was a very special day to mark a very special place.  

Birthday Greetings Seventeen children celebrated birthdays at school over the course of the last week up to and including today 1st July. They are Dylan Murphy (11yrs), Conan Donegan Keogh (11yrs), Richie Jain (10yrs), Noah Jablonski (11yrs), Emma Mc Dermott (12yrs), Hannah Allmann (12yrs), Alex Krepel (11yrs), Liam Waghorn (10yrs), Conor Walker(12yrs), Síofra Synott (8yrs), Brian Campbell (9yrs), Chloe McCormack (9yrs), Ciarán Maddock (8yrs) Mollie Duffy (11yrs), Conal Kelly (9yrs), Oisín Hickey (8yrs) and Johan Josy (9yrs). Breithlá sona daoibh go léir. And to all the boys and girls celebrating birthdays over the summer

School Attendance last week– 90.2% attendance. 9.8% absence.

Staff for 2024/2025

  • Principal – Emma Uí Shúilleabhain
  • Junior Infants – Emma Hickey and Kate Gilbert
  • Senior Infants – Aoife Curley and Rachel Curran
  • 1st Class – Aoife Corcoran and Suzanne Carwood/Karen Coffey
  • 2nd Class – Sorcha Purcell and Niamh Duggan
  • 3rd Class – Suzanne O’ Donnell and Ann Finnerty
  • 4th Class – Síle Heneghan and Caroline Mangan
  • 5th Class – Caitríona Woodcock/Claire Walle and Victoria Quinn
  • 6th Class – Martin Dodd, Annmarie Horan and Clodagh Brennan
  • Special Education  Team – Orla Teehan (Deputy Principal), Ciara McNally, Niamh Murray/Maria Hickey. Cian Molloy, Leisha McGerr and Sorcha Dowd
  • EAL Teacher – Niamh Murphy
  • SNAs – Helena Moore, Sharleen Hogan, Emma Doyle, Liza Hynes, Sharon Felton, Helen Murphy, and Gwen Wood
  • Caretaker – John Hughes

6th Class Graduation Day – Wednesday 26th June This is always such a special day at our school. The boys and girls who have been with us for eight years are now ready to move on to the next stage of their learning journey and we were honoured and privileged to be part of this momentous occasion.

The day kicked off with a surprise Pizza and Ice-cream Party hosted by the PA in the Green Yard which the children really enjoyed. At the end of the party the children were presented with their Year Books which kept them occupied for a long time as they reminisced over pictures and stories from their time here at St. Brigid’s.

At 7pm we had a Graduation Mass in Holy Rosary Church concelebrated by Fr. Des which was very moving. After the mass we headed over to Kilian Hall for some light refreshments. The 6th class then entertained us all with a song they had composed to the tune of Cold Play’s “Viva La Vida”. There was hardly a dry eye in the house. It was a fitting end to the children’s time at St. Brigid’s.  

Céad Míle Fáilte We extend a very warm welcome to  our our new principal Ms, Emma Uí Shúilleabháin, our 33 new Junior Infants and 11 other children who will be joining St. Brigid’s on the 29th August. We wish them well and hope they will be very happy at our school.


  • We would like to say goodbye to our three 6th classes. Goodbyes always bring exciting new beginnings, and we send our 6th classes away safe in the knowledge that they are ready to start their amazing new chapters.
  • For those students who are moving school we wish you all the best in your new schools and community. We would love you to stay in touch and let us know how you are getting on.

First day of the new school year – Thursday 29th August

On behalf of the team here at St. Brigid’s I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support throughout the year. Tabhair aire agus bíodh laethanta saoire aoibhinn agaibh go léir.  Be sure to take time as a family to talk, play and READ together.

 I would also like to acknowledge the respect and loyalty you have shown to me personally as principal over the last seven years. This is something I have never taken for granted but greatly appreciate. It has been an absolute privilege to have been principal of such an amazing school and I am really going to miss it.

Finally, I thank the pupils of St. Brigid’s N.S. past and present for all that they are and aspire to be and for giving me such fulfilment and enjoyment over the years. I will cherish the memories we shared forever.

Happy holidays!!

Le meas,    

Máire Costello


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