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Cheerios Breakfast Morning

Tuesday, October 16th 

We hosted a Cheerio’s breakfast morning for all pupils on Tuesday, 16th October. We raised €270 on the day and the proceeds are in aid of Childline.

Many thanks to you all and a special thanks to Master Gallagher and Fifth Class pupils for running the event.

Family Quiz Night

                                              Thursday, October 25th October- 

Please note that the Parents Association are hosting a Family Quiz Night in the School Hall at 7pm. It promises to be a fun-night and all are welcome.

October Newsletter

Kilmacrennan NS October Newsletter

All of us are well settled in to the new term, and the children are not doing too badly either!  Please note the following scheduled term-dates for your diary.

Monday, 8th October– As part of Wainfest, a children’s literary festival, pupils from Junior Infants to Third Classes are scheduled to attend a theatrical performance of ‘the Snail and the Whale’ in Letterkenny.  There is a €3 charge to cover the cost of the buses.

Tuesday, October 16th -we hope to host a Cheerio’s breakfast morning for all pupils (details to follow).

Wednesday, October 17th – We are also scheduled to take part in an FAIS soccer competition for senior pupils.

Thursday, October 18th – School’s Cross-Country County Final in Buncrana.

Monday, October 22nd please note that this is the final date to return boxes to the school for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Thursday, October 25th -first round of the Letterkenny Debating League.

Thursday, October 25th October- please note that the Parents Association are hosting a Family Quiz Night in the School Hall at 7pm. It promises to be a fun-night and all are welcome.

Halloween holidays- The school will now close for the Halloween holidays at 3pm on Thursday, 25th October as the premises will be used facilitate voting in the Presidential election on Friday, 26th October to.  We will re-open on Monday, 5th November.

November 8th– Please note that First and Fifth classes are scheduled for a six-week swimming course, beginning on the 8/11/18.  There will be a charge of €7 per lesson, or €40 for the term.

Our in-school cross-country training for pupils from First to Sixth classes has been up-and-running since the start of term.  We feel that the children’s fitness levels are improving considerably and we ask that all continue to participate in the programme.  We wish to commend all the athletes who represented our school at the Cross-Country district finals in Milford recently.  We were quite successful on the day, winning 16 individual medals, 6 team event and the Overall Best School Cup. Twenty-four athletes have qualified for the County Final in Buncrana later this month.


It has been brought to my attention that some parents feel that sufficient vision is not being afforded to children and parents as they seek to use the crossing point on the Main Road outside the school.   Therefore, I respectfully request that all rules of the road are observed and that nobody parks on double yellow lines in this area.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

School Athletics training

All pupils from First to Sixth classes are presently doing Cross-Country training at school. Please encourage participation as it makes a noticeable difference in fitness levels after a few weeks.  If anyone is finding it too difficult, feel free to do it at a walking pace.

Music Assembly

Second to Sixth classes have begun weekly Music assemblies with Mrs Gallagher. Please practice daily as ‘Practice makes perfect!.’

Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

Comhghairdeas le Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine don tseachtain seo. Comhghairdeas libh

September School Newsletter

Dear Parent,

I wish to welcome you all for our school year.  All children appear to have settled well and are looking forward to a new term.  Twenty Junior Infant pupils have enrolled this year and we wish them well.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few issues:

The school opens daily at 9.10am daily and supervision of pupils is provided from that time only onwards. School finishes daily at 2pm for Junior and Senior Infants, and at 3pm for all other classes.  No responsibility is accepted for children outside official school times. {For this week, Junior Infants will finish at 12 noon but will remain until 2pm from Monday, 10th September onwards}.

Please label all items of school uniform, lunch boxes, school books etc.

We request that we are at all times provided with up to date contact numbers, particularly with reference to mobile numbers.

We ask that you pay particular attention to road safety issues and request that your child is accompanied to and from the school gates. Parents are to park along the Main Road, observing normal parking regulations, paying attention to double yellow lines etc. The school car park is for staff and bus parking only.

We request that the school uniform is worn at all times, with non-branded grey tracksuit bottoms worn on PE days only. Also, we respectfully request that our Healthy Lunches policy is adhered to.

Please note that we have been informed that Confirmation of our Sixth Class is scheduled for Sunday, 10th February at 12.30pm.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Kilmacrennan NS win their first Letterkenny Cup

Kilmacrennan NS girls were worthy winners of the Letterkenny & District Schools cup for the first time ever recently. The tournament consists of all the primary schools in the Letterkenny Gaels, St Eunans, Glenswilly, Termon, Newtowncunningham and St Michaels catchment areas. The tournament is now in its fourth year and continues to grow. The girls were in Group 2 when the draw was made along with Glenswilly NS, Lurgybrack NS and SMGS Letterkenny. The girls had three tough games in the group stages but three wins saw them top the group and qualify for finals day in the Letterkenny Gaels pitch.The semi final saw them involved in a tight tussle with Woodlands NS.  Playing with the aid of a stiff breeze in the 1st half, the girls failed to convert the chances that came their way and went in at half time a point down. However, a much improved 2nd half showing saw the girls prevail by a four point margin.

The other semi final saw SMGS, Letterkenny win through against Illistrin NS to set up a repeat of the group stage encounter between Kilmacrennan NS and SMGS. The final saw the Kilmacrennan girls opt to play with the aid of the breeze in the 1st half again. However, unlike the semi final, the girls this time converted their chances and went in at the break with a commanding lead. They held on to this lead for the remainder of the game to run out winners on a scoreline of 2-5 to 0-3. The final whistle saw scenes of jubilation as the girls received the Susan Carr Memorial Cup for the first time ever.


Kilmac’s Got Talent 2018

Tuesday, 13th June, Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Classes took part in the Kilmac’s Got Talent Competition where we saw amazing acts throughout the day. It was a very tough decision for the Judges. What amazing Talent we have and well done to all  who took part. Everyone is a winner.

Senior Sports Day





A most enjoyable day was had at Senior Sports.  Scroll for a selection of the activities on the day.



  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Mid-Term 2018
      All schools will close from Monday 29th October 2018 to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 21st December 2018; Re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019.
    • Feb Mid-Term
      Closed on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019.
    • St Patrick's Day
      Closed on Monday, 18th March 2019.
    • Easter Holidays
      Closing on Friday, 12th April; re-opening on Monday, 29th April.
    • Summer Closing 2019.
      Last day of term is June 21st 2019

      Please note that the above dates are subject to change.  In the event of unforeseen closures, the Board of Management may use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to catch up on missed school days.