Thursday, December 5, 2019

Our new Board of Management 2019-2023 is now in place. Our board consists of: 

              Monnie Power Chairperson
              Fr PJ Fegan
              Cathy Power, Secretary
              Ciara Meehan
              Julia Drohan
              Michael Cummins
              Rosemary Kennedy
              John Kirwan, Treasurer

Thanks once again to our previous Board members: Audrey Quigley, Catherine Fogarty, Tony Bolger and particulary Frank Quigley who has given so many years of his time to serve on our Board of Management.

Science Week photos Click here
The Little Red Kettle visited Rathgormack NS on  28th November. Click here to view the photos.Little Red Kettle

Friday, November 22, 2019

Scoil Mhuire Abbeyside Table Quiz.

Luke, Jamie, Aisling and Jamie from 4th Class who participated in the Scoil Mhuire Abbeyside Quiz last night.  It proved to be a really exciting and enjoyable evening.

Table Quiz

Well done to John, Peter, Oisin and James who came 3rd after a considerable number of tie breaks.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

5th Class Visit to Grow HQ

Visit to Grow HQ

5th Class visited Grow HQ on Thursday 17th October. They had a wonderful cookery class with head chef JB. They also met chief grower Richard Mee, where they did some sowing and harvesting and they gained some valuable tips for their school garden. The children had an amazing day.  

Visit to Grow HQ

Visit to Grow HQ

Congratulations to Amy, Maireád, Annie & Grace

Congratulations to Amy, Maireád, Annie & Grace who took part in the Gathering Feis in the Southcourt Hotel in Limerick on Saturday November 16th. The girls were very successful. Well done Girls!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Parent Nominees for Board of Management

Ballot papers were counted this afternoon and the parent nominees who have now been elected to our upcoming Board of Management 2019-2023 are Julia Drohan and Michael Cummins.

Huge thanks to the five parents who were willing to be nominated and gave all parents the opportunity to vote.

We would also like to thank Catherine Fogarty and Tony Bolger who served on the Board of Management for the last four years.

Thank you to all the pupils and parents who supported the shoe box appeal

Thank you to all the pupils and parents who supported the Shoe Box Appeal.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Swimming - representing Rathgormack N.S.

Well done to Bríd, Fiona and Kate who swam in the Munster schools competition held in UL on Saturday last. They swam well achieving PB's (personal bests).   


Congratulations to Maireád, Annie, Amy & Grace who competed in Feis Rince LuimnI on Sunday October 13th in Limerick.

Monday, October 14, 2019

2nd Class Local History Walk

2nd Class local history walk taking in our two old schools, Terry's Castle and the old graveyard.

Apple Day

5th & 6th Class hosted the annual stewed apple day.  Both classes enjoyed the day from preparing picked apples to serving their fellow students.  A great day was enjoyed by everyone.
Thank you for your support.
A donation was made to Richie Kennedy for his 'free fruit' in Clonmel hospital which delivers apples from Trass's Apple Farm by TY pupils in Clonmel School to the hospital every week for patients and visitors to eat, as often only unheathy snacks are available in vending machines.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Fwd: Grad photo

Best of luck to all of our 6th Class graduates pictured here at their Graduation Mass

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Bike Day on 19th June was a huge success and was enjoyed by all pupils and staff alike. Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped out on the day, by standing at junctions, cycling with the children, bike maintenance workshops & cycling stations set up in the school.... We could not have done it without you! We also held litter picks on the day, in and around the village.

 See all photos here
As Rathgormack NS have purchased quite a number of new textbooks as part of our Book Rental Scheme, we sorted through our older books and donated a huge number of books to schools in Zambia, Africa. We were delighted to receive this letter and photographs of some of our books in use in a school in Zambia.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Our Board of Management have compiled the Annual End of Year Report for 2018 / 2019. Click here to view

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Some photographs from our Junior & Senior Infant School tour, where they went to Sallyfort Farm on Friday June 14th. PhotographsPhotographs

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Respect Exhibition Go Games 2019

Huge congratulations to Ava Connolly who has been selected for the INTO/GAA/Cumann na mBunscoil Respect Exhibition Go Games 2019. Ava will be playing at half time in the All Ireland Football semi-final on Saturday August 10th in Croke Park. Ava has had a fantastic year and this is an amazing achievement. We are all very proud of you Ava.  Good luck!!  

6th Class went on a Waterwalk with Catherine Norris and a Teagasc Advisor and Water Specialist and undertook a field study on the ecosystem of a river and it's environmental impact. Click here to see photographs. Photos

6th Class Pizza Day! Click here to see photos. Pizza day photos
3rd to 6th Class School Tour to The Watershed, Kilkenny on Friday 7th June. Click here to see photographs. Photos

Thursday, June 6, 2019

U14 Camogie - County Champions

Congratulations to Clonea U14 Camogie team on winning the county championship.  They visited the school today with their shield.  Well done girls!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Congratulations to Ella & Aine

Huge congratulations to Ella (camogie) and Áine (football) who were selected to represent Waterford in the Primary Go Games this year. Ella played at half time during the Waterford and Tipperary hurling match in Thurles and Áine played at half time during the Waterford and Clare football match in Ennis. This is such a fantastic achievement and very well deserved. Well done girls. We are extremely proud of you both.    

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Congratulations to our U13 Camogie team who won the Eastern Final in Carriganore on Wednesday 29th May 2019. The girls have had a fantastic season beating Newtown, Clonea & GS Philib Barún. In the final they beat Fenor on a scoreline of 13-2 to 1-3. Well done girls. We are very proud of you all. 
View more photos here

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Congratulations to our U13 girls camogie team who have qualified for the Eastern Final on 29th May in Walsh Park (venue may change). The girls have had great success this year beating Newtown, Clonea and Gaeilscoil Philib Barún. Best of luck in the final girls!!!!  

Friday, May 17, 2019

Thank You - Claire

A big "Thank You" from our First Holy Communion Class to Claire Walsh, who made specially designed cakes for them - they were delicious!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Winners at Irish Dancing Feis

Congratulations to Mairead, Amy, Caitlin, Fiona & Annie who took part in an Irish Dancing Feis in Limerick on Sunday May 12th.  The girls were very successful - winning medals and trophies.  Well done girls!

Friday, May 10, 2019


We are delighted with our new Irish Wildlife display area.
Huge thanks to Martin Hennebry who generously donated his time, materials and expertise to make the stands and display the Irish Wildlife and Bird Plaques for us.  
We purchased these plaques with funding acquired under an Agenda 21 grant. View here

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Easter Knitted Chicks Sale 2019

6th Class would like to thank everyone -  families and friends - for their support.

A special thank you to Musgraves (Waterford), Lidl, Aldi and Super Valu (Carrick-on-Suir) for their generous donations of chocolate Easter eggs.


A huge thank you to Bobby Byrne who offered his time, expertise and materials for free over the Easter holidays to repair our shed roof.

We are very grateful to have this job done so well.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Light Houses by 3rd & 4th Classes

3rd & 4th class made lighthouses as part of Science & Geography lessons using wire, bulbs and batteries to make circuits in order to have a working light.  

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rathgormack Badminton Club Winners

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who won medals recently in the underage Badminton Competition - competing against Lismore and Kilmacthomas.
Well done to everyone.

All Ireland Medal Winner

Well done Kate on receiving an All Ireland Medal on winning the U9 25 metre underwater swim on Sunday at the National Aquatic Centre. We are all very proud of you.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Spar FAI Primary Soccer - 3rd April

Well done to our 5th & 6th class girls who competed in the Spar FAI Primary School's 5 a side, on Wednesday 3rd April. The girls did very well, and qualified for the final on the day, where they lost 3-1 to Piltown.  

Mini Sevens County Final on Tuesday 2nd April

Our mini 7's girls football team were in Fraher field on Tuesday April 2nd for the county final against Coolnasmear. They had a fantastic first half but unfortunately bad weather conditions in the second half held them back. Unfortunately they lost the game. We are all extremely proud of the girls and their fantastic achievements in football this year.

Boys Soccer in Ferrybank on Monday 1st April

Our 5th and 6th Class boys took part in the FAI soccer tournament in Ferrybank on Monday April 1st. The boys had a great day and played very well against tough opponents. Well done boys!!  

Thursday, March 14, 2019

We marked Seachtain na Gaeilge with a ceolchoirm today. All classes performed as Gaeilge for the rest of the school, on stage in the Community Centre Hall. Bhíomar ansin chun an Ghaeilge agus ár gcultúr dúchais a chéiliúradh tríd ceol, amhráin, filíocht, dráma agus craic. Bhaineamar an taitneamh as. Have a look though the photos here. Ceolchoirm Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019
3rd & 4th Class held an exhibition for other classes and parents on 1st March, showcasing their Dream Bedrooms in a Shoebox. Have a look at some of the photographs of the event here. Dream Bedrooms Exhibition

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Irish Dancing Winners in Limerick.

Congratulations to Annie, Fiona, Caitlín, Amy & Niamh who all won  trophies for Irish Dancing at the week-end.  Well done girls.