Me, Mollser and I

Ms.Lanigan’s 5th and Ms. Harringtons’s 5th/6th attended “Me, Mollser”, a play in The Source Theatre, based on the 1913 Lockout, as part of their studies in history. The play was on tour from the Abbey Theatre, and it brought the boys back to life in Dublin during this very precarious time in our history.  The … [Read more…]

Credit Union Quiz

The first round of the annual Credit Union Quiz 2014 took place in the Premier Hall, Thurles, on Friday, January 31st.  Scoil Ailbhe was represented by two formidable teams. On the U-11 team, we had Jack Cooney-Shorley, Stephen Mawe, Jack O’Mara and Scott Brennan.  On the U-13 team, we had Liam Blake, Kieran Costello, Benedict … [Read more…]

Christmas Coffee Morning and Cake Sale

The annual coffee morning and cake sale was held on Friday, December 6th, 2013. This is a real combined effort between the Parents’ Council, teachers, staff, parents and students. One of the other favourite events of the day is the raffle for the creations extraordinaire by staff and students. It would be hard to pick … [Read more…]

Scoil Ailbhe School Choir

Following the choir’s fabulous performance at the Christmas concerts, further events were lined up for the week before Christmas. Firstly, the choir paid its annual visit to the Community Hospital of the Assumption, to entertain the residents there with a selection of Christmas carols. This was followed by a visit to the Source Library, to … [Read more…]

Visit to the Cinema

As the Christmas holidays draw near, the whole school prepares for our annual Christmas trip to the cinema.  The boys look forward to this outing for weeks – it’s not often you visit the cinema with 200 of your friends. We attended “Frozen” and”The Hobbit”. Many thanks to Mrs. Butler and Colm in the cinema … [Read more…]

Christmas Concert 2013

For the boys, the highlight of the Christmas season is the biennial Christmas concert. 2013 would be such a year, and given the huge numbers that attended the matinee and evening performances, this year’s concert maintained the standards of previous years. The concerts ran from Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 to Thursday, December 12th, 2013. Many … [Read more…]

Marita Conlon-McKenna Talk

The highlight of the first term for the boys in fifth and sixth classes will certainly have been the visit to the Source Library to hear the author, Marita Conlon-McKenna talk about her life, her work and the process of writing stories. Revealing a lot of details about her own life, Marita gave a great … [Read more…]

Oisín McCann Visit

On Tuesday, October 8th, the boys from Mr. Russell’s and Ms. Ryan’s fourth classes travelled to the Source to meet with the author, Oisín McCann. The boys were enthralled and enthused by his presentation, and were particularly impressed with his ability to draw. Oisín not alone writes books, but he illustrates his own book s … [Read more…]