Category: Events

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Ballinacarriga church on Saturday 19th September.

Well Being Morning

On Monday 17th February 2020, we had a lovely Well-being Morning. Our parents joined us for some light refreshments and a yoga class with Lisa Kingston. It was a very enjoyable morning  and thanks to everyone who helped and supported.



Christmas Carol Service & Nativity

Bi-centenary mass

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the children in 2nd class who received their First Holy Communion in Ballinacarriga church on Saturday 25th May.

Annual Tractor Run

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The theme of this year’s parade was Disney. Our float was called ‘Snow White and the Irish Leprechauns’.


Seachtain na Gaeilge

We celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge from 1st – 15th March. During this time, we organised many events to promote the Irish language and culture. Various events included a ciorcal cainte and scannán at lunch time, a tráth na gceist, biongó, ceilí dancing and learning songs in gaeilge.

We held a school ceolchoirm which invited the children to perform their talents in front of the school. It is evident that Ballinacarriga N.S. has many upcoming stars! Congratulations to all who performed on the day. Following the talent show, each class performed a song in gaeilge. To finish off the show, each class danced a ceilí dance in which they had been learning over the previous two weeks. Everyone had a great time while keeping the Irish language and culture alive.

Tír gan teanga tír gan anam – A country without a language is a country without a soul

1st Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls in 2nd class who received their 1st Holy Communion in Ballinacarriga Church on Saturday 19th May. 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The theme for this year’s parade was ‘Sam Maguire’.  

Farrah & Margaret Win Library Bus Competition!

Former pupils Margaret Collins & Farrah Healy won a competition to have their art pieces displayed on the side of the brand new West Cork Library Bus!! They entered this competition last May when in 6th class.

Farrah wrote a positive reading adage of her own making – “If you read cover to cover, you speak head to head.”

Margaret drew a picture of with an inspirational Irish sentence she made up herself – “Tá an bus leabharlainne ag dul ó cheann go ceann.”

The new bus was launched at an event in the Parkway Hotel on Friday 1st September, hosted by Declan Hurley, Mayor of County Cork.

Well done to both girls!

6th class Graduation

Congratulations to the 6th class who had their graduation 👨‍🎓 on Thursday 22nd June.

The 10 girls & boys provided some lovely entertainment- poems, songs & memories!

A fabulous cake was provided by the Parents Association with all the children’s names on it.



Visit from Mary Hennigan- Physio

Mary came to visit the children to teach them about the spine, how to protect themselves from injury and strengthen their cores.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day




Our theme for this year’s parade was Saint Brigid. The infants did a great job as Brigid’s followers.

World Book Day

img_2159 img_2160 img_2161 img_2168 img_2169 img_2170 img_2172 img_2173 img_2174 img_2175img_2177 img_2178 img_2179 img_2180 img_2181 img_2182 img_2183 img_2184 img_2186 img_2187img_2188 img_2189 img_2190Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day. The staff & students dressed up as characters from their favourite book! The children told us about their character & their favourite bits of the book.

We got active with World Book Day activities:

In groups of 5/6, the children raced to pass books from one side of the room to the other- it ended in a draw between 2 teams- very exciting stuff!! 😬

Debating team

img_1935 img_1937 img_1938 img_1940Commiserations to the 6th class debating team who took park in the West Cork education centre debate against Knockskeagh. We were proposing the motion “We should only eat food produced in Ireland”. Sadly, they did not progress to the next round. Congratulations to everyone involved! You did the school proud!!

Santa was here!!!!

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Quiz Winners

We would like to congratulate the winning team, “Teacher’s Pets” who won the first Parent’s Association table quiz in Tots on Saturday 26th Nov. Well done to David Hicks, Patsy Dineen, Triona McCarthy and Cillian McCarthy.

We would also like to thank the Parents Association who put a lot a time and effort into the organisation of this event. The Parents Association is made up of Ann O Mahony, Irene O Donovan, Sharon O Donovan, Mairéad O Driscoll, Mairéad Walsh and Anna O Neill.

Congratulations to all involved for making it a very enjoyable night. quiz-winners

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls in 2nd class who received their First Holy Communion in Ballinacarriga Church on Sunday 8th May.FullSizeRender

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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