Arts Week 2015 – Cooking

Ms. Power led the boys in the home baking department again this year. The boys had to use all their maths to weigh and mix ingredients carefully, if they wanted the best chocolate muffins in the world! Working in groups, the boys have never shown such determination and concentration…………… it’s amazing how baking concentrates the … [Read more…]

Arts Week 2015 – Yoga

The world of yoga, relaxation and meditation was opened to the boys by yoga practitioner, Marie Mills.  Marie showed the boys a variety of poses, including the warrior and downward dog. She spoke about the importance of regulating our breathing, and had us practice good techniques in this regard. It will take a little more … [Read more…]

Arts Week 2015 – Woodturning

A regular feature of Arts Week is the skill of woodturning, introduced to the groups by Muiris Ó Chléirigh, iarmhúinteoir Scoil Ailbhe. Muiris delights students with his hands-on demonstrations, and his production of favourites such as the spinning tops of past generations, and the vases, we can present to our mothers!  The boys were certainly … [Read more…]

Arts Week 2015 – Music

Arts Week 2015 in Scoil Ailbhe took place the week before Easter – and what a busy week that proved to be!!  The week began with music workshops. Colm from the National Symphony Orchestra introduced us to his world – the world of percussion. He reinforced our sightreading and notation skills through the use of … [Read more…]

Another All-Ireland Final Awaits Scoil Ailbhe!

The U-11 quiz team from Scoil Ailbhe are in the final weeks of preparation for the All-Ireland Final of the Credit Union quiz. The final will be held on Sunday, April 12th, in the RDS, Dublin, and will feature the top quiz brains from all over Ireland. The boys have reached this stage having triumphed … [Read more…]

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Tar éis na himeachtaí ar fad a bhí againn i rith na seachtaine,  tá gach duine sa scoil tuirseach traochta! We are all exhausted after another tremendous Seachtain na Gaeilge. From cluichí Fíor nó Bréagach ar an guthán…………… to the Comórtas Caint na Gaeilge leis na daoine is fearr ag caint as Gaeilge……….                              … [Read more…]

Ceolchoirm sa Halla

Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as an gceolchoirm sa halla ar an Déardaoin, 12ú Márta.  Tháinig Johnny agus Pól chun seinm dúinn, agus chan siad roinnt amhráin freisin.  Many thanks to Johnny McCarthy and Paul Byrne for the great entertainment le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. The boys were very impressed with the fantastic musicians, who kept us entertained … [Read more…]

Yard League Final 2015

With the sound of the piper in the yard, the minor hurling teams from second class took their positions, to raise the curtain on this year’s Yard League Final. They treated us to a spectacle of skill in hurling, as they determinedly hunted for and poached goals. It was a thrilling encounter, watched by a … [Read more…]

Bricfeásta Mór do Sheachtain na Gaeilge!

Bhain na daltaí i Scoil Ailbhe an-taitneamh as an mbricfeásta iontach a chur Premier Meats ar fáil dúinn. The boys in Scoil Ailbhe really enjoyed the fabulous breakfast supplied by Premier Meats for the Bricfeásta Mór do Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Dermot and Colm charmed their way into the boys hearts with their super sausages. There … [Read more…]

Service of Light

The Confirmation candidates, their parents and teachers celebrated the Service of Light in the Church of St. Brigid and St. Joseph in Bóthar na Naomh, on Monday, March 9th. This is a very meaningful service, as the parents pass the light of faith onto their sons, handing them responsibility for their faith formation into the … [Read more…]