Category: Mrs. Mc Sweeney

Halloween fun in Mrs. Mc Sweeney’s room

3rd & 4th had a Halloween class party, in our pods of course! We had treats and art on Ms Crowley’s last day with us.

Cork v Kerry Munster football final

Congratulations to Maeve O Neill who will represent her county in football on July 2nd in Killarney during the Cork v Kerry Munster football final!!

Well done Maeve!!




Sow & Grow Update

The boys and girls were delighted to take home their baby carrots, runner beans and cress- they will continue to water and look after them at home!



Horse Riding

Well done to Heather Cooley in fifth class who recently won these lovely rosettes for her horse riding !


U14 Cork Camogie Team

Past pupils Mairéad Crowley and Dáire O’Brien called to the school to show us the many plaques and medals they have won while playing with the U14 Cork Camogie Team.  We are proud that they attended Ballinacarriga N.S. and we wish them all the best in the future.DSCF2354 DSCF2351 DSCF2350

Library Visit

5th class attended a library visit in Dunmanway from author Marita Conlon McKenna who wrote “Under the Hawthorn Tree” among others.  The girls really enjoyed the experience and found it very interesting.

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Something Fishy in Ballinacarriga

Something Fishy in Ballinacarriga!

Ballinacarriga National School was delighted to welcome Michael McPartland (Inland Fisheries Ireland) Mary O’ Donovan and Chrissie O’ Mahony (West Cork Education Centre) to present the Fifth Class with the ‘Something Fishy’ West Cork regional prize.

The Fifth class girls had been very busy taking part in the Something Fishy Project last year with Ms. Kelly. This project explores different aspects of fish life- water, fish, the life cycle of salmon, fish stocks, angling, conservation of our rivers and lakes and fish as part of the food chain.

To enter the children had to produce a class project on any aspect of the Something Fishy Programme. The Fifth class, with Ms. Kelly’s help, created a video on the life cycle of the fish. All the projects are marked initially on a regional basis and we here in Ballinacarriga were delighted to hear the girls had won the West Cork round of the competition. Mary O’ Donovan said the standard this year was very high and the girls had used a combination of music, drama and animation very effectively in their entry. Ms. Glavin (Principal) said she was very proud of the girls and how they demonstrated their understanding of the fish life cycle.

The winning projects will now be put forward to the national competition so we wish the girls the best of luck in the next round. Maith sibh Cailíní


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Green School

Green School Co-ordinator Catherine Russell called to the school to introduce the Travel theme which we will be undertaking over the next two years.  4th class are our Green School Team that will try to reduce the amount of travel to and from school.DSCF2315 DSCF2316 DSCF2317


5th & 6th class had great fun making cars for science.  They were learning about forces and used wind power to move their cars.DSCF2281 DSCF2282 DSCF2284DSCF2293 DSCF2290 DSCF2296 DSCF2297 DSCF2298

Primary Go Games in Semple Stadium

Eimear O’Brien playing in the Primary Go Games in Semple Stadium against Tipperary.  Well done to Eimear.  She did us proud !image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6


Congratulations to the boys and girls of 5th and 6th class who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Monday 14th March.DSCF1715 DSCF1716 DSCF1723 DSCF1724 DSCF1728 2016-03-14 22.18.40

West Cork Road Bowling Final

A huge congratulations to Eimear O’Connell in 5th class who came second in the Youth Team Championship of the West Cork Road Bowling finals. DSCF1578[1]Eimear was bowling on the Vale road just outside Bandon.


Ms. O’Mahony’s room made snowmen out of socks !DSCF1360 DSCF1361 DSCF1362 DSCF1363

Christmas tree

DSCF1351Ms. O’Mahony’s class have been very busy decorating their Christmas tree.

Mrs Milner’s Class

Jennifer came into our class on Thursday 3rd of October and did lovely paintings with us. Here are some examples: