Nuachtlitir Mí Aibreán

April 29th, 2015


Is í an Ghaeilge an teanga teagaisc in ár scoil agus an teanga chuarsáide idir na páistí agus na múinteoirí laistigh agus lasmuigh de na ranganna.

imagesCAK29QV7 The Irish Language is the language spoken between the children and teachers in Gaelscoil Donncha Rua and we love speaking through Irish with the extended school community, parents, grandparents, relatives and friends. ‘Is leatsa í’!

Well done to rang 4,5 & 6 for winning this week’s trophy for ‘Labhairt na Gaeilge’. Maith sibh gach éinne sa scoil atá ag feabhsú lá i ndiaidh lae. All children have excelled and improved in their oral Irish. Táimid ag druidim i dtreo an tSamhraidh Coimeád suas bheith ag obair go dian an t-am ar fad.

Céad Chomaoineach 

jan 2

Beidh lá mór ag rang a dó ar an 9ú Bealtaine nuair a bheidh said ag glacadh a gCéad Chomaoineach. Beidh seans ag rang 3,45 & 6 canadh sa chór agus na feadóga a sheinm an lá sin.

Children from Rang a dó will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 9th at 1pm in St John and Paul Church. We would ask all pupils from Rang 1 – 6 to attend, sing in the choir and play the tin whistle.




Congratulations to Beibhinn, Sophie, Tara, Abbi, Scott and Mathew who received their Confirmation last Saturday. Comhghairdeas!!

aisling new phone pics 420 aisling new phone pics 421  aisling new phone pics 419

All Blazers to be returned to the school as soon as possible. Go raibh Míle maith agaibh.

Turas Scoile/School Tour

Seo iad na pleannanna do thuras Naionáin bheaga, mhóra agus rang a haon: Beidh said ag dul go Amharclann Danlann in Inis ar an Luan 8ú lá Meitheamh chun Sean agus an Gas Pónaire a fheiceái lagus ina dhiaidh sin go ‘Denis’ Den’ – Praghas €20.

Our School Tour arrangements for this year are as follows:

Naíonáin Bheaga, Mhóra agus Rang a haon are going to the Danlann Theatre Ennis on Monday, June 8thto see Jack and the Beanstalk and afterwards a trip to Denis’ Den. Total cost per child – €20. Rang a 2 to Rang a 6 are travelling to the Adventure World (University of Limerick Activity Centre) on Wednesday, June 10th for a fun-filled day of swimming, canoeing, rafting, soccer, obstacle course and much more. Total cost per child – €33. See for more details. Money to be paid to school for all tours before May 29th. More information to follow.




Aontaíonn Coiste na dTuismitheoirí agus an Bord Bainistíochta gur cheart na headaí scoile a bheith á gcaitheamh ag gach páiste i rith na seachtaine agus i gcomhair ocáidí speisialta agus na headaí reatha don rang corp oideachais.


Parents Association and the Board of Management agree that the school uniform should be worn every day at school and at occasions outside of school e.g. school choir, concerts, at church etc. Tracksuits to be worn on swimming, P.E., and sports days.


Community Games

Congratulations to Kevin, Alfie, Shane and Beibhinn who competed in the Shannon Swimming Community Games recently. We wish them the best of luck in the county finals! Go n-eirí leo!


Music Generation Concert

MGNationalLOGO  jan 15

Ceolcoirm Céadaoin 3ú lá Meitheamh Rang 4,5 &6. Escalation Singing Concert will take place on the 3rd of June for, rang 4,5 & 6. There will be a rehearsal at 5pm followed by concert from 7-8pm. The school will provide bus there but lifts home that evening will be required. All parents are invited to attend!



 School Fees

We are always very grateful to the vast majority who have gone to great efforts to make a contribution to your child’s school expenses. The bill covers our Book Rental Scheme, art and craft materials, photocopying and for the first time 24 hour insurance cover for your child both in and outside of school. School Fees for 2015/2016 are as follows: €5o per child (+€3 for insurance). €70 per family (+ €3 per child in each family) . We would appreciate if fees could be paid before June 26th if possible.

***************Absence Slips***********************

As a requirement of TULSA and the NEWB, reasons for all student absences must be given to the school in writing. Ask your class teacher for form/s if required.


MPS Awareness Day

On Friday May 15th pupils are asked to come to school dressed in blue and bring along €1. All proceeds will go to The MPS Society (ref. for further details).


Glanadh Earraigh/National Spring Clean Day

D’éirigh thar barr leis an glanadh Earraigh ar an 18ú lá a d’eagraigh Coiste na dTuismitheoirí. Traoslaímid leo agus le gach éinne a chabhraigh, tuismitheoirí, múinteoirí, cáirde, íarscoláirí agus gan amhras daltaí na scoile. Bhí lá iontach ag cách. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir!

aisling new phone pics 310  DSCF2804  DSCF2769

Our National Spring Clean Day turned out to be a huge success on Saturday the 18th of April. The weather was fabulous and so many parents, grand- parents, friends, staff, teachers, past pupils and of course our wonderful students turned up to help out on  the day. Many jobs were done for free that would usually have cost the school a lot of money. The grass was cut, weeds pulled, windows, drains and gutters cleaned, raised vegetable beds planted as well as four new trees and a beautiful raised flower bed at the side of the school. All this fantastic work could not have been completed in such a short amount of time if it wasn’t for the help and hard work of our wonderful school community. Go raibh mile, míle maith agaibh go léir!

DSCF2772  DSCF2778  DSCF2807

A special thanks to Emma, Michelle and Kellie; our Parent’s Council for organising a fantastic day. We would love to have more parents involved as there is lots more planned for the coming school year.


 School Policies: Board of Management have recently ratified and updated Child Protection Policy, Code of Behaviour Policy and Enrolment Policies ( click on policies link).    

School Closures

Scoil Dúnta 4ú Bealtaine – Lá saoire bainc. Scoil Dúnta Luan 1ú agus Mairt 2ú Meitheamh – Lá saoire bainc agus lá saor.

Reminder: School will be closed Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th, Bank Holiday Monday June 1st and a school holiday Tuesday June 2nd. School holidays begin June 27th.



Lá an Chóineartaithe/ Confirmation Day 2015

April 27th, 2015

Comhgáirdeachas mhór chuig Mathew, Scott, Abbi, Beibhinn, Sophie agus Tara a rinne an Chóineartú ar an Sathairn seo chaite. Bhí an ceol agus an canadh go hálainn!

Congratulations to Rang a 6 on receiving their Confirmation last Saturday. They did the school very proud with the beautiful singing, playing  the tin-whistle and reading of prayers. Maith sibh!

aisling new phone pics 415   aisling new phone pics 418  aisling new phone pics 421

aisling new phone pics 420  aisling new phone pics 422   aisling new phone pics 417

Rang a 4,5 & 6

April 16th, 2015

Bhuaigh na cailíní cluiche peil!

Girls football 2


Ag obair sa seomra ranga

image (7)   image (6)  image (5)


Ag  cniotáil

image (3)  image (4)  20150304_112108

Ag seinm ceol

DSCF2700  DSCF2695

Ag Damhsa

DSCF2596  DSCF2599  DSCF2583

 Obair déanta le ealaíontóir


Ealaíon álainn déanta ag Rang a 4, 5 agus a 6

june 15 414  june 15 413  june 15 415

june 15 416  june 15 413 june 15 415

march 15 015  march 15 020  march 15 018

Rang a 2&3 ag obair sa seomra ranga

April 16th, 2015

 Péint agus dath

Art 2  Art 4 Art 5 DSCF4126  Art 6 Art 7 Art 8  Art 2 Art class

Fabraic agus snáithín

DSCF4049   DSCF4050  DSCF4052 DSCF4051   DSCF4056  DSCF4069 DSCF4053   DSCF4058  DSCF4071 DSCF4072   DSCF4057   DSCF4073


DSCF4022  DSCF4011  DSCF4010 DSCF4007  DSCF4009  DSCF4020 DSCF4008   DSCF4021  DSCF4019

Ag Tógáil (Mata)

DSCF4064  DSCF4063  DSCF4060 DSCF4060  DSCF4061  DSCF4062

Ag imirt iománaíocht

DSCF4138   DSCF4139   DSCF4140

Food Dudes

DSCF4141   DSCF4143   DSCF4145

National Spring Clean

April 16th, 2015

D’éirigh thar barr leis an glanadh Earraigh inniu a d’eagraigh Coiste na dTuismitheoirí. Traoslaímid leo agus le gach éinne a chabhraigh, tuismitheoirí, múinteoirí, cáirde, íarscoláirí agus gan amhras daltaí na scoile. Bhí lá iontach ag cách. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir!

DSCF2781  DSCF2782  DSCF2783 DSCF2784  DSCF2785  DSCF2786 DSCF2788  DSCF2789   DSCF2791 DSCF2792  DSCF2793   DSCF2795

DSCF2796  DSCF2798  DSCF2801

DSCF2801  DSCF2802  DSCF2804

DSCF2806  DSCF2807  DSCF2808

The National Spring Clean Day in Gaelscoil Donncha Rua was a fantastic success today. A huge thank you to our Parent’s Association for all the effort put into organising the event. Thank you so much also to our fantastic school community; staff, teachers, friends, parents, grandparents, past pupils and of course our wonderful students who really got stuck in and helped out today.

DSCF2778  DSCF2769  DSCF2771

DSCF2770 DSCF2774 DSCF2775

DSCF2777  DSCF2779 DSCF2797

DSCF2785 aisling new phone pics 310  DSCF2790


Ealaíon álainn

April 16th, 2015

An t-Earrach/ Spring

Déanta ag Rang a 4, 5 agus a 6.

 march 15 022  march 15 020  march 15 024

march 15 023   march 15 017   march 15 016

 march 15 018   march 15 015  march 15 019

Frásaí Gaeilge

April 16th, 2015


imagesCAXTG4Z0   imagesCAQQGRBK

imagesCAK29QV7   imagesCAHP0ECG