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Dántaí Gaeilge ag ‘Guth Ghoill’ sna Dúnaibh

Congratulations to all who took part in the Céim Aniar poetry competition in Downings last Saturday. It was a most enjoyable day, with 41 pupils from the school participating.
D’éirigh go h-an mhaith le gach duine ar an lá. Bhuaidh Seán  comórtas Rang a Ceathair agus bhuaidh Máire  comórtas Rang a Sé. Bhuaidh Bríd, Róisin, Ava, Grace, Rose, Lucia, Donagh, Alanna, Cara, Patrick boinn ar an lá.
Lá Mór do na Gaeil i gCill Mhic nEanain a bhí ann. Doirn san aer.


School Newsletter

                           Nuachlitir na Scoile

Dear Parent

Please note the following,

The Céim Aniar poetry competition is scheduled for Saturday, 1st December. All taking part are to be in Downings Resource Centre, Main Street, Downings at 10am. Ádh mór ar an lá le gach duine.

There will be a one-hour theatre performance of Arabian Nights by the West Midland Theatre Group in the school at 12.45pm on Monday, 3rd December. The cost is €2 per child, or €5 per family.

Vincent de Paul, Kilmacrennan wish to thank all for contributions to their recent food hamper collection. It is much appreciated.

The school GAA League has reached the semi-final stage and excitement is building.

The Christmas Concerts are scheduled for Wednesday, 19th December. The Junior classes performances will begin at 11.30am. Senior classes Christmas Carols will begin at 1pm. Final details will issue closer to the day. Santa is scheduled to call to the school on Thursday, 20th December.

The school is once again co-hosting a pantomime night in An Grianán Theatre on Saturday, 19th January. Tickets will be on sale in the school next week for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and would make an ideal Christmas present!

The school will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday, 21st December at 12 noon and will re-open on Monday, 8th January, 2019.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

This newsletter is also available on under the School News drop-bar.


Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

Comhghairdeas le Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine.


Vincent de Paul Food Hampers

Dear Parent

Our local Vincent de Paul are organising Christmas food hampers and are hoping each family could donate one food item towards this. If you are in a position to help, we will accept donations in the school until Thursday, 22nd November.

Possible suggestions include (in date) tinned food, tea, coffee, pasta, spaghetti, rice, flour, jam, jelly, cereals, biscuits, crisps etc.

Many thanks in advance,

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Science Week

It’s been a busy week with Science Week in the school.  All pupils took part in some twenty science experiments in the School Hall, expertly organised by Fifth and Sixth classes.

Pics to follow

November Newsletter

Kilmacrennan NS

November 2018 Newsletter

Nuacht litir na Scoile

Please note the following dates for your diary,

A six-week swimming course for pupils in First and Fifth classes commenced on Thursday, 8th November. This is also an opportune time to refresh children’s name labels on coats, uniforms, swimming gear, lunch boxes, pencil cases, tin whistles and anything that has the potential to move!

A Súgradh Le Chéile workshop for parents of Junior Infant pupils is scheduled for Friday, November 16th at 12.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The Parent-teacher meetings are scheduled for Thursday, 22nd Nov from 3.15-5.45pm. Individual appointment times will issue shortly.

Our boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to participate in the FAIS Donegal 7 a side soccer finals in Ballyare this week. We wish both teams good luck in the event.

A Third and Fourth class team will participate in the Futsal competition in late November.

The In-House Gaelic football leagues are ongoing with one group stage game left for teams before the semi-finals line-up is known.

Pupils from our school will participate in the Guth Ghoill Irish language poetry competition in Downings on Saturday, 1st December. Please let your class teacher know if your child wishes to participate in the event.

We will host a West Midland’s theatre group performance of ‘Arabian Nights’ for all pupils in the School Hall on Monday, 3rd December at 12.45pm. The cost is €2 per child, or €5 per family.

I wish to congratulate all our athletes who participated in the Donegal cross-country championship in Buncrana recently. We had a most successful outing, particularly our U-11 and U-13 girls who captured team gold medals in the Large Schools Category.

Finally, to conclude with some old chestnuts; with dark, cold and wet mornings a feature of Winter, I wish to re-iterate that children should not be left to school before morning opening times, and I request that no cars use the staff/bus car-park in the mornings and at 2 and 3pm pick-up times.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.


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.

  • School Holidays

    • 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.