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Grandparents’ Day

‘Grandparents’ Morning’ was held in Kilmacrennan NS on Monday, 2nd February. Parents’/grandparents’/the wider community attended mass in the chapel at 10am. Afterwards, many visited the school for a cup of tea/St Bridget Crossmaking/ a visit to the classrooms etc.

In the lead up to the day, children discussed games/ games of old etc and invited grandparents’ to share their memories of the games they played when they were young. It was a lovely event and we thank all for their co-operation.

School Homework Club.

The School Homework Club is up and running for the new school year, operating from 3-4 p.m. on  Monday to Thursday of each week.  The cost is €2.50 per day.  This includes a juice, fruit and a slice of toast.  Contact Master Gallagher for further details.

School Book Lists & Book Rental.

School Book Lists for 2014-15 are now available; copies of these are also posted on the website (under Classes dropbar). 

A School Book Rental system is also in place for pupil’s from Third to Sixth classes at a cost of €20 per pupil, subject to a family maximum contribution of €50.  Each booklist from Third to Sixth classes specifies the books provided by the Book Rental Scheme and workbooks which need to be purchased.  For those wishing to participate in the rental scheme, please forward your contribution to the school by Wednesday, 11th June.  This will allow the school to purchase books before the summer recess.

As the vast majority of books required from Junior to Second classes are workbooks, it will be necessary to purchase these.  The school does provide readers for these classes.  There is no charge for this.

G8 Summit Outing for Fifth Class.

The cosmopolitan Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan Town was the setting for the second All-Ireland Children’s G8 Summit. Primary schools from many diverse areas of Ireland attended. Along with our own group of excellent fifth class pupils, we were joined by two Dublin schools, Balbriggan Educate Togeher and Griffeen Valley Educate Together from Lucan. St Mark’s Primary School based in the Twinbrook area of Belfast and Gracehill Primary School from Armagh were the two other schools from Northern Ireland who made up the quintet.

Many diverse topics were presented on the day including Racism, The Role of a Student Council for Children, Forty Years of St. Mark’s, The Hidden Cost of the World Cup and Animal Cruelty through the Recession.

The presentation was followed by a brainstorming session in which children from all schools mingled and gave their opinion on the very interesting topics discussed. An array of beautiful sandwiches, ciabatta rolls and chicken goujons kept the crew going until it was time to say goodbye and promise to meet again next year for yet another gathering.​


Josh Lynch, Kilmacrennan, Donegal

Irish Water Poster Competiton

Josh Lynch, Kilmacrennan, Donegal


Josh from first class was the Regional Winner of the Irish Water Poster Competition.  Here he is receiving his Samsung Galaxy tablet from Minister Phil Hogan T.D.  Also pictured is Patricia Oliver, Irish Water, Well done Josh

2014 Ulster GAA Champions.

Well done to the school girls who won the Ulster Indoor GAA title recently.  Having captured the County title in Letterkenny, the team represented Donegal at the Meadowhill Arena in Magherafelt.  Four consecutive victories saw them power their way to Kilmacrennan’s first Ulster title in this competition.  Comhghairdeas le gach duine as an éacht iontach.

Quiz Winners.


Having won the Co. Donegal Cumann na mBunscol Allianz Quiz final recently, the team then represented the county in the Ulster Finals in Irvinestown in March 2014.  Well done to Ciara, Manus, Meabh and Conor on a great performance on the day.  They finished three points clear of the 35 other teams who had qualified, thus capturing the Ulster title.


On the same day, a team from the school participated in the divisional finals of the Garda Quiz.  Daniel, Harrison, Grainne and Conor represented the school in this event and, in a similar vein to the other school team participating that day, they too ‘took home the bacon’, finishing in first place.  They will now compete in the Garda Quiz County Final in April 2014.

5K Event.

The Kilmacrennan 5K event was held on Tuesday, 13th May 2014.  The event was a huge success with over 700 registered entrants.  The school wishes to thank the many sponsors and volunteers for their assistance on the day and acknowledge the generosity of parents with regard to the tea and sandwiches that were served afterwards.




Parent-Association Letter of 21st May.

The next meeting of the Parent’s Association will be held in the school on Wed 28th May at 8p.m. We are hoping to run a fundraiser prior to the end of June, possibly a table quiz, your support would be appreciated.


Many thanks to the parents of the children of first class for the refreshments they served on the day of the First Holy Communion.


See you at the meeting!


Parents’ Association


quiz winners 2014 2

All Ireland Quiz Finalists

credit union winnersAll roads led to the RDS on Sunday 6th of April for the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz Finals.  We had two teams in this year’s finals, one in the U-11 Junior Competition and one team in the U-13 Senior Competition.  Both teams enjoyed a great day, finishing a mere four questions behind the winners.  Both teams were also the best performers from Ulster at the event.

 quiz winners 2014 2

  • School Holidays

    • Easter Holidays 2018
      Closing for Easter Holidays on Fri 23 March & re-opening on Mon 9 April 2018.
    • May Bank Holiday 2018.
      The school is closed on Mon 7th May 2018.
    • June Bank Holiday 2018.
      The school is closed on Mon 4th June 2018.
    • Provisional Summer Closure 2018
      Provisional date for Summer Holidays is Fri 22nd June 2018.

      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.