Book Review – Kilmainham Gaol

Book Review – Kilmainham Gaol

I was very excited on Tuesday when my teacher handed me “Kilmainham Gaol” by Andrew O’ Connor, to read and review. I love history and really enjoyed studying the stories of the famine and the 1916 rising which had strong links to the Gaol. This book is a reflection of...
Space Week 2018

Space Week 2018

Space Week, running from October 4th – 10th this year, is a week that encourages people to engage with Science, Technology, Education and Maths (STEM) through the inspirational topic of space. Space Week is run by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in partnership with...
Tree Day 2018

Tree Day 2018

The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is calling on primary school children across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day on Thursday 4th October 2018. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be nature nice!” or “Bí dóighiúil don dúlra!” Tetra...
Poolbeg Beginning of the Year Book Competition

Poolbeg Beginning of the Year Book Competition

To mark the beginning of another school year, we’ve teamed up again with the kind people at Poolbeg Press to bring you another great competition. Poolbeg has put together a selection of books which mark special dates throughout the school year eg. “Scéal Naomh...
Guest Post – School/Class Radio Station

Guest Post – School/Class Radio Station

School Radio. How did we get the idea is something that I am often asked. Since 2009, I had been doing short podcasts with book and movie reviews with my classes. Sometimes, we would speculate where a book was going and record a podcast, then read the rest of the...
Book Review: Tomi

Book Review: Tomi

‘Tomi’ is a true story, based on Tomi Riechental’s childhood experiences of the horrors of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time in World War 2 when Jews were treated like criminals and brutally murdered simply because of their different religion. Many people...