Thursday, June 21st,

(the longest day of the year)



The Green Team  with Mr Ó Brádaigh and Ms O’Connor were kept busy organising a great display in the Hall. All classes did fantastic work over recent weeks. We were delighted to see all the projects  and the constructions made from found materials!  


It was great!

Congratulations to all the participants and winners in the relay races and the

Principal’s Cup, run during school on Tuesday. 



We are very proud of our Senior Boys’ Football Team who played so well against St Comcille’s BNS, Kells on Saturday in Trim GAA Grounds.

Despite a valiant effort from our boys, it wasn’t to be on the day and Kells emerged victorious. However, we are all so proud of the way our lads played on the day. It was a great game.

Better luck next year boys and thank you for all your hard work throughout the year!!!






Bhíomar ag labhairt Gaeilge le linn na seachtaine mar táimid bródúil as ár dteanga féin!

Bhí tionól againn ar an Aoine, 16ú Márta agus bhíomar an-ghnóthach ar fad!

Bronnadh trófaíanna ar dhaltaí a rinne sár-iarracht an Ghaeilge a labhairt i rith na seachtaine. Seo iad thuas.

Bhí na múinteoirí ag damhsa ós comhair na scoile !!!

Assembly on Friday, March 16th last was one of the busiest of the year!

Féach ar na pictiúrí de na ceolchoirmeacha a tharla  ar an Déardaoin. Bhí gach duine páirteach agus bhaineamar go léir spraoi astu.


Chess Winners Announced!

Pictured are the winners of Mr Ó Brádaigh’s Chess Club Competition, held recently. The standard of play was phenomenal and we applaud all the winners and runners-up. We’d also like to thank Mr Ó Brádaigh for all his mentoring of the children involved. Bravo!


Music Workshops

Second Class participated in Córfhéile na Scoileanna 2018 recently held in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght. They played their recorders beautifully and really entertained the audience of parents, teachers and other schools.

The amount of hard work that it took to get to such a high musical standard was evident on the day.

Congratulations boys and girls!

A special word of thanks to Ms Dowling, who conducted on the day and trained the two classes. Thanks too, to Ms McGuone for her help and support.


 There was even more scooting in Junior Infants this week…

The pupils of Junior and Senior Infants are experiencing the thrill of speed as they are attending scooting lessons given by Caroline!

It’s not a random exercise however as the children are being educated in the safe ways of scooting, enabling them to scoot wherever they like in safety.

We are delighted at the progress made by all the children taking part.


Well done children and a special word of thanks to Caroline for all her hard work in guiding the children through the course.

Now! Scoot off with you, boys and girls!!!




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Congratulations to Ms Moroney’s and Mr Cawley’s classes who made their Confirmation  on Saturday, February 24th in our Parish Church.

The lovely ceremony, Celebrated by Bishop Smith was very uplifting.

We are very proud of you all, 6th Class and we wish you well for the future!

Congratulations to everyone concerned.

Ms Biggs’ 4th Class will be appearing at the 2018 Córfhéile in March and they are already rehearsing like professionals!

Conducted by Ms Biggs, they gave us a magnificent performance of their three pieces at Assembly on February 23rd. The standard of singing was fantastic, with beautiful clear notes and wonderful dynamics. We wish them well at Corfhéile and we thank them all for their hard work and dedication to their task!

Mol an Óige!

(Córfhéile is a non-competitive school choir festival held every year in Dublin, but even though it is non-competitive, the standard of singing is super-high!)


Scooting Workshops

Headgear at the ready!

Many classes in the school took part in scooting workshops with Caroline.

Scooter Parking FULL!

The children really enjoyed the day and are now trained to scoot safely whenever they are out and about and on their way to school.

Loving it!

Thanks Caroline and also, a word of thanks to the Green Team and their teacher leaders for organizing such a fun event!

Speed 3…

Now, scoot off with you…!



Saint Mary’s was proud to take part in the Dublin Peace Proms Concert in the RDS on Sunday afternoon, February 4th last.

Along with 2,500 other children from schools across the region, we sang and danced for two hours. It was an action-packed day.


We left Ashbourne at 10:45 a.m. and were back at 5:30 p.m., tired but happy. Many thanks to the children for their enthusiasm and their hard work over the many weeks of lunchtime rehearsals!

Lunchtimes just won’t be the same…

A  special word of thanks to Ms Wylde for organizing everything so well.

Well done everyone and thank you!!!


In honour of Saint Brigid, the boys and girls in Mr Giblin’s, Third Class made St Brigid’s crosses from reeds and rushes in the traditional way.

Assisted by Mr ÓBrádaigh, the pupils took well to their task and completed some really excellent examples of the cross, which St Brigid took with her on her work to convert the Irish to Christianity.

Great idea!

Well done everyone!


Cash For Clobber has Finished!  


We’ve made money  for school projects to benefit all children!

(Details to follow!)





Did your children get some new technology lately… a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop?






Keep up-to-date on the latest trends in cyber security.


This year’s theme is:   #UP2US

The internet and social media are wonderful tools which can really enhance the lives we lead. We ALL need to stick together and protect ourselves from the less welcome side to living in cyber space.

So…let’s take up the challenge to make the internet safe for everyone! See below…

 In our school we take cyber security and cyber-bullying seriously!


CyberSafeIreland is a not-for-profit organisation that works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner.


As well as organising talks and tutorials, we are here all year-round to help parents and students stay safe online.

See how, below…

Follow the arrow…

1. See our many links on INTERNET SAFETY. 

(They’re up a bit, on the right of this page.) 

2.Check out the video below. Made in Cork, it contains hints on how to deal with cyber-bullying.

It’s a great message for our children.

A powerful way to tackle cyber-bullying!

Keep talking about how to stay safe online and how to cope with online/mobile bullying.

(It may be the most important conversation you have this week!)

Watch this…


Senior Girls Football

The Senior Girls Footballers had their first training session of 2018 last week. There were 39 players, from 3rd class to 6th class on the field on the day!! That’s very impressive. Ms Kavanagh and Ms Flaherty were equally impressed with the turnout and the high level of skill demonstrated by the  girls.

Pictured are some of the squad on the day.

Well done everyone on a great start to the new year!


FAI Football Coaching Sessions

During the week, Johnny Brokins from the FAI and 6 pupils from Ashbourne Community School came to the school and did football drills with us.

We started off with a warm-up by running around the yard and running into groups. Two ACS coaches gave us footballs. While we were dribbling, the coaches called out numbers and also colours. Green meant go, red meant stop and orange meant run on the spot.

After that we did two versus two matches. It was great fun. Thanks to Johnny and the ACS pupils for coming!

Niall and Dylan,  5th Class

A look back…

The Saint Mary’s Carol Service and Nativity Play took place on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:30pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne. It was a great night. Thanks to everyone who helped.

We are a SINGING School!

We were delighted to see you all at this wonderful celebration of the real meaning of Christmas.

As usual, the Church was PACKED on the night and we had a wonderful time re-living the events surrounding the first Christmas. 

To the actors, the soloists and the children in the congregation we say a huge CONGRATULATIONS!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way. 



Amazon Affiliate Program 2018

Shop with us ALL YEAR ROUND…

When you aren’t shopping locally you may choose to purchase an item on Amazon.

If this is the case, there is now a way where you can make your purchase and also help raise funds for St Mary’s.

When you click on this link…


…you will be directed to Amazon.

Depending on the items you then buy, St Mary’s will receive between 1% and 10% commission of your purchase price.

Many thanks if you wish to support this fundraiser.


Check out this video…


Road safety starts with you and me!


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