A Visit to the Fire Station

The lucky boys in Ms. Power’s 2nd and 3rd class visited the Fire Station just before Hallowe’en, to hear all about their important work. Firefighters Dan Kennedy and Michael McCarthy looked after the boys on the day. The boys listened to a talk on the job of the firefighter, learned how to use the important … [Read more…]


Monday to Wednesday of this school week, October 24th to 26th sees us celebrate a new event in Scoil Ailbhe. Socktober – the celebration of socks – will be held!!  Both staff and students will be wearing their brightest, most colourful socks over these three days.  Each boy is asked to contribute some money for … [Read more…]

“Spirit of the Titanic” Author

Nicola Pierse, the author of the “Spirit of the Titanic”, a recently published historical fiction book for children, visited the Source Library, on Monday, October 10th. Our 5th and 6th class boys were lucky enough to be invited down to this event, and had a wonderful time. Nicola led us through her novel very skillfully … [Read more…]

Cross-Country Success

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 was the annual Tipperary Primary Schools Cross-Country competition. Unusually, for cross-country, the day was bright and dry – with not a drop of rain in sight. The event was held at the Thurles Crokes Athletics Grounds.  We had two teams in the competition – ten boys from 3rd and 4th class, … [Read more…]

National Tree Day 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 was National Tree Day in Ireland. In honour of the occasion, Ms. Lanigan’s 5th Class travelled to Marl Bog Woodlands, outside Dundrum, to participate in the Coillte woodland tours. Although the day appeared stormy and wet, the sun shone upon our arrival in the woods – this had to be a … [Read more…]

U-13 Footballers Win

A thrilling encounter was the only way to describe the U-13 football match between Scoil Ailbhe and the boys from Tipperary town. Closely fought at all times, scores were taken well by both teams. It was a very sporting occasion, and many parents attended the match in Pairc Ailbhe, to support our team. Well done … [Read more…]

Launch of Mr. Quigney’s New Book!

“Schooldays – Cool Days or Cruel Days?” is the second book of our recently retired principal, Mr. Flan Quigney. The book was launched in Hayes Hotel on Friday, September 23rd, by Mr. Jimmy Duggan. The crowded hall heard Flan praised highly for his creative endeavours. With the profits going to a very worthy cause, we … [Read more…]

Best of Luck Tipperary!

Scoil Ailbhe wish the very best of luck to the Tipperary hurler’s in tomorrow’s All-Ireland final.  We send special good wishes to the hurlers from Thurles Sarsfields – Lar Corbett, Padraic Maher, Michael Cahill, Pa Bourke, Michael Gleeson and Stephen Lillis.  Five of these men are past pupils of our school – they now represent … [Read more…]

Back to School!

Thursday, September 1st, saw the boys of Scoil Ailbhe return to school to start a new year. We welcomed a huge group of 2nd class boys, looking absolutely fabulous in their new school uniforms! They formed a very excited group in the yard as they waited to meet Mr. Smyth and Ms. Power, their teachers. … [Read more…]

Scoil Ailbhe Wins U-11 Go Games Competition

Both of our U-11 hurling teams played in the Go Games County Final in Semple Stadium on Tuesday, June 14th. Bathed in glorious sunshine, the two games, played simultaneously, got off to a cracking start, as the boys from Scoil Ailbhe landed the first points of the matches. In the Old Stand, the rest of … [Read more…]