Category: LatestPhotos

First Holy Communion

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

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. 

‘Wellbeing Wednesday’

As part of the Amber Flag initiative, the heallth promoting schools team hosted a ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ event.  There was a great turnout and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

Darrara Agricultural College

The whole school visited Darrara Agricultural College to see what life on the farm is like during springtime.  Everyone had an enjoyable day.  Thanks so much to Karen Lehane for organising the trip. e

Turning on of the Christmas lights in the Cork County Hall

County Mayor Declan Hurley  invited our whole school to attend the turning on of the Christmas lights in the Cork County Hall on Wednesday 6th December.  We had the opportunity to sing Christmas carols on this special day.  Thank you to Declan for this honour as a day of enjoyment was had by all. 

Irish Pony Society

Heather Cooley in 6th class was weighed down with prizes after attending the Irish Pony Society Cork area and national awards recently. We are very proud of her achievements and wish her all the best in the future!! 


We are very happy to welcome Niamh Whelton, our new Special Needs Assistant to Ballinacarriga NS. Niamh has part time hours in the school so will usually in here in the mornings.

Stella and Niamh will make a fantastic new Special Needs team.

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.

Trip to Kilmichael Ambush site


The 3rd to 6th class went to the ambush site in Kilmichael on Monday 6th March with Charles Mccarthy & Conor O Driscoll. They visited the monument and the house where the boys went after the ambush. They saw the bog where 3 of the boys of Kilmichael were temporarily buried- today there is a cross standing in the bog.

A big thank you to Charles, Conor and Claire O Brien for bringing the children & for their wealth of knowledge!!

Active Week-Football

  • Tony Walsh came for our last football session. We played lots of games & then we got sweets!! Thanks Tony!!
  • img_2194
  • img_2195

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!! 😬

Great Gear Bags

Great Gear Bags!


  • The 4th, 5th and 6th class Junior Entrepreneur students in Ballinacarriga N.S. are proud to present Great Gear Bags!
  • These gear bags are fantastic as you can get them personalised with your initials and the school name.
  • Costing just €30 and available in a variety of colours (red, green or blue) this gear bag is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Contact us any morning in the senior classroom to order your bag today!
  • For more information see our school website
  • Call us on 023-8845944
  • Email us on

*Closing date for orders is Friday March 3rd  

Junior Entrepreneur programme

img_1868 img_1869 img_1870 img_1871 img_1872 img_1873 img_1874 img_1875 img_1876 img_1877Read more: Junior Entrepreneur programme

Santa was here!!!!

img_1460 img_1468img_1458Read more: Santa was here!!!!

Horse Riding

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


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