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Congratulations to the debating Team on reaching the final of the Primary Debating Competition. Thanks also to Ms. Buckley and Mrs. Crowley for all their efforts.
They take on Derryclough the final on Thursday 6th June in the West Cork Education Centre, Dunmanway at 6 30 pm.

Well done to our girls' football team in the Sciath na Scol final in Dunmanway. They played extremely well but lost out in the end to a very stong Gaelscoil Droichead na Bandan team


Libby Coppinger visited the school with the O Duffy Cup on Wednesday 22nd May.

Libby and colums team mates with the O Duffy and County Cups.
Boys football team
Seachtain na Gaeilge
indoor hurling team

Carrigboy National School

Primary Debating next round
Monday 25th March
in Rosscarbery

FAI 5 a side soccer
Tuesday 26th March (boys)
Wednesday 27th (girls)
in Clonakilty

Concert 2018
Farm Safety Talk

Red and White Day

Friday 14th September

in support of Cork Ladies Football Team

Infants 2018



Libby Coppinger

with the

O'Duffy Cup

Mrs. Paterson's knitting club

Thanks to everyone for supporting our hugely successful Craft Fair.

All the parental support is hugely appreciated.

Christmas Concert takes place on Friday 15th at 7 pm.

Muintir na nGael Football Winners
First Holy Communion 2017
Bantry Sports

Carrigboy National School
Calendar 16/17

SEPTEMBER 28TH: School closes at 2.10 for Staff Meeting

OCTOBER 31ST : Mid-term Break School Closed

NOVEMBER 7TH: Return to school
NOVEMBER 9TH: Parent Teacher Meetings details to follow
NOVEMBER 16TH: Parent Teacher Meetings details to follow

DECEMBER 5TH: Craft Fair School closes at 2.10
DECEMBER 16TH: Christmas Concert
DECEMBER 22ND: Christmas Holidays School closes at 12.30

JANUARY 9TH: Return to school

JANUARY 11TH: Primary Language Planning Day( School Closed)

JANUARY 25TH: School closes at 2.10 for Staff Meeting

FEBRUARY 23RD & 24TH: Mid-term Break School Closed
FEBRUARY 27TH : Return to school

MARCH 17TH: St. Patrick's day School closed

April 5th : Infant Open Day and Science Fair

APRIL 7th: School closes at 12.30 for the Easter Holidays
APRIL 24TH: Return to school

MAY 1ST: Bank Holiday School Closed

May 21st: First Holy Communion

JUNE 5TH: Bank Holiday School Closed
JUNE 27TH: Summer Holidays School closes at 12.30

We will notify you of any changes to the above timetable as soon as possible.

Happy Christmas from all at Carrigboy
Junior Infants 16
Bantry Sports 2016
First Holy Communion

Upcoming Events

May 27th Bantry Sports

May 30th West Midland Theatre Company

June 1st Cork City Sports

June 3rd Senior tour to Oysterhaven

June 6th Bank Holiday

June 8th Infant Tour to Skibbereen

June 10th Middle Tour to Fota and Titanic Cobh

June 13th School closed for Language Curriculum in service

June 24th Half day for Summer Holidays

Concert 15
Craft Fair 15
Friendship Friday

Carrigboy News

Carrigboy Christmas Craft Fair is on Monday 7th December.

Carrigboy Christmas Concert takes place on Friday December 18th .
Music Classes every Tuesday with Maureen O Donovan
Spanish classes every Friday with José.

Carrigboy National School received their Irish Flag and a copy of the proclamation last week as part of the preparations for the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The school was delighted to welcome Lieutenant Commander Mary Lane, Petty Officer Mark Lenihan and Private Phil O Keefe who talked to the pupils about the Irish Flag and the rising. James Mallon and Niamh Bignell helped the officers with the reading of the proclamation and Anthony O Sullivan and Jessica O Driscoll received the flag on behalf of the school community.

Jersey Day

The girl's team played Castledonovan NS in the next stage of the Mini Sevens football competition on Friday the 6th of November. After a very close match Carrigboy just held on to a two point lead. The team was Jessica O Driscoll, Orlaith O Flynn, Niamh Bignell, Rebecca Harrington, Aisling Stock, Erica Ross, Ava Mc Dill, Zoe Cronin, Caoimhe Horstmanshoff and Grace Hickey.

Congratulations to our 5th and 6th classes on achieving first place in the maths week national target board challenge.

Thanks to everyone for supporting our Goal Jersey Day which raised
149 euro in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Confirmation Day for 5th and 6th classes will take place on May 6th 2016.

Sciath na Scol training every Wednesday after School.

First Holy Communion date for Second Class is Sunday May 22nd.

Junior Infants 2015
Carrigboy Golf Team

Centenary Day

March 21st 2015

Thanks to everyone for making it such a wonderful day.

End of an era at Carrigboy NS as
Mr. Joe O'Driscoll Retir

After 22 years of wonderful service to the children of Durrus Mr. O'Driscoll has decided to call it a day on a wonderful career. Joe spent the start of his career in Dublin before moving to Carrigboy in March 1992. Former principal Helen Burke recounted the huge influence he was to have on the school especially in the areas of GAA and drama. There was very little gaelic football being played in the school when Joe arrived and the first entries into Sciath na Scol were not very encouraging but in time the school's fortunes turned and Carrigboy have since won numerous titles including a four in a row in the last number of years. Darren Stock representing the local Muintir Bháire GAA club also thanked Joe for his many years of service to GAA in the area. Mr. O'Driscoll's Christmas Concerts have become ledgendary around Durrus with no one safe from becoming a character in the school play. Speaking on behalf of the parents Maureen O'Donovan paid tribute to Mr. O'Driscoll's tremendous sense of fun in the classroom while also sending extremely well prepared pupils on to second level both academically and socially. Principal Michael Cronin thanked Mr. O'Driscoll for his wonderful service to Carrigboy and to the wider Durrus community and for all his help and support through the years. Mr. O'Driscoll was presented with a quilt decorated with photos of Sir's time in Carrigboy which was made by the children of 5th and 6th classes helped by Polly Green, Tara Chamberlain and Mary O'Brien. Polly also made a wonderfully decorated cake for Sir. Mr. O'Driscoll was also presented with gifts from the parents, staff and pupils and a crystal clock from the Board of Management presented by chairperson Finbarr O'Sullivan.

Presentations 2014
Shannah makes History

Another busy year finished in Carrigboy NS on Wednesday the 25th last. Principal Michael Cronin thanked all the pupils, parents and staff for all their hard work and support throughout the year. The gold medals for full attendance went to Ronan Kelleher, Alaina O'Brien, Calvin Cronin, Tanisha O'Sullivan, Alex Kelleher, Anthony O'Sullivan, Leah O'Brien and Shannah O'Sullivan. Shannah was presented with a trophy and a voucher by Chairperson Finbarr O'Sullivan for making history in being the first girl in Carrigboy NS to achieve 8 years full attendance which is a remarkable achievement. Other award winners were; Footballers of the Year - Daniel O'Sullivan and Saoirse Sammon, Sports person of the Year - Sophie Harrington, Student of the Year - Mark Collins, Team of the Year - Senior boys relay team of Darragh Croke, Paul Shannon, Brian Pyburn, Daniel O'Sullivan and James Hickey for their hugely successful year, Staff Award - Samantha Gingell, Principal's Award - Kian Pyburn. The presentations finished with the graduation of 6th class who were all presented with their certs and a disk featuring images and thoughts of their time in Carrigboy compiled with the help of MS Sandra their computer tutor. Graduation class of 2014 - Millie Baynham, Enda Burke, Mark Collins, Gibbs Croke, Samantha Gingell, Sophie Harrington, James Hickey, Aoife O'Sullivan, Daniel O'Sullivan, Shannah O'Sullivan, Patrick Penney, Brian Pyburn, Kian Pyburn, Saoirse Sammon, Paul Shannon, Ben Stock, Cillian Stock. They were all wished the very best in their future education and careers.

Trying out our new bicycle rack
school tour to Kenmare



Health Promoting School Award

Discovery Primary Science Award

Plaque to Past Principal John O'Connell

Raising of Third Green Flag

Junior Infant Class




Cork City Sports



Holy Communion


Red and White Day

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