Kilmac’s Got Talent

Congratulations to all the recent participants and finalists in this year’s KILMAC SCHOOL’S GOT TALENT 2019. The annual competition had singing, dancing, instrumental, magic, comedy and even gymnastics. The Senior winner was Kerry with a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Adele’s “When we were young” while the Junior prize was taken by Sarah Kate for her ballet dance to the accompaniment of the “Toy Story”theme song. Many thanks to Spar Supermarket, Millbridge, Coffee Time cafe and Sweeney’s Filling Station, Termon for their generous donation of prizes.

An Lá Spóirt

We recently held both our Junior and Senior Sports Day at Kilmacrennan NS. The children had a great time and enjoyed the fun and games.

Coastal Clean-Up

First and Second Class pupils partook in a coastal clean-up at Ards Strand recently. Many thanks to all at McGinley Motors who, in partnership with Volvo Car Ireland and Donegal County Council, organised the beach clean-up, helping to raise awareness and tackling the growing issue of marine plastic pollution.

June Newsletter

Dear Parent,

Our School Booklists and School Calendar for the next school year are now available and can also be viewed on our school website at

Please note that the school will close this Thursday, 13th June 2019 due to ESB works in the area.

The Parent’s Association will hold their final meeting of the school year on Thursday, 13th June at 8.30pm in the School Library. All are welcome to attend.

We hope to organise Junior to Second Class Sports Day tomorrow, Wednesday, 12th June, weather permitting.

The end of year mass for all pupils is next Tuesday, 18th June at 10am, followed by a Sixth Class barbeque. Classes end for Sixth Class pupils at 1pm.

The school term for all other pupils ends on Friday, 21st June at 12noon.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Gardaí visit to School

Many thanks to our local Gardaí- Garda McConigley and Garda Sweeney – who visited our Junior & Senior Infant Classes recently. There was great excitement as the children tested garda sirens, examined batons and wore garda hats

Green School Flag

Kilmacrennan N.S. raised its fifth Green Flag at a recent in-school ceremony. The Flag was earned by the pupils for their on going work on Biodiversity. The honour of raising the Flag fell to Raymond McBride of the Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed, ably assisted by Gerald and hardworking Green-School Committee, under the watchful eye of Mrs Doherty & Master Gallagher. Clodagh of Sixth Class was Mistress of Ceremonies for the day

School Newsletter

Dear Parent/s

We have organised our School Tour dates as follows

-Junior and Senior Infants- Wed 5th June

-First and Second Class- Thursday, 6th June

-Third and Fourth Class-Tuesday, 11th June

-Fifth and Sixth Class- Tuesday, 4th June.

Individual information notes will issue from each class teachers regarding the tours.

We hope to organise our Junior (Junior Infants to Second Class) and Senior Sports (Third to Sixth Class) Day over the coming days/ weeks.

We are raising our fifth Green Flag this Friday at 1.30pm. Raymond Mc Bride from the Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed will raise the flag. We are grateful to Raymond and co for providing the school with six new bird boxes this year.

Louis Walsh was spotted having tea with Master Gallagher in the Kilmacrennan Thatched Cottage tearoom recently. They are planning the annual In-School ‘Kilmac’s Got Talent’ event in the coming weeks. Pupils should let Master Gallagher know if they wish to participate in the spectacular event.

The End-of-Year Mass for Sixth Class and their parents is scheduled for Tuesday, 18th June at 10am.

School Booklists and details of the School Book Rental scheme will issue next week and will be posted on the school website. We would appreciate Self-Addressed-Envelopes for the purpose of posting school reports (one per family).

We are closed for pupils on Monday, 3rd June (Bank Holiday).

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney. T

Kilmac’s ‘Got Talent’

Louis Walsh was spotted around these parts recently, having heard that Kilmac NS is to host its highly popular annual in-school Kilmac Got Talent in the coming weeks. Further details will issue in-school shortly.

End of Year Mass

The end of year mass for Sixth Class and their parents is scheduled is Tuesday 18th June at 10 am.

School Tour Dates

Junior and Senior Infants- Wed 5th June
First and Second Class- Thursday 6th June
Third and Fourth Class- Tuesday 11th June
Fifth and Sixth Class- Tuesday 4th June

Individual class notes will issue with further details.

  • School Holidays

    • School Re-opening
      School re-opening on Wed 28th Aug
    • Halloween Mid-Term 2019
      All schools will close from Monday 28th October 2018 to Friday 1st November 2019 inclusive.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 20th  December 2019; Re-opening on Monday 6th January 2020.
    • Mid-term 2020
      The school will close on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st.
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will close on March 17th, 2020.
    • Easter Holidays
      The school will close on Friday, 3rd April and re-open on Monday, 20th April.
    • May Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 4th May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 1st June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.