“Our Shoes” Appeal Launched

“Our Shoes” Appeal Launched

A nationwide campaign has been launched to get Irish primary schools involved in the “Our Shoes” Appeal. The campaign aims to get pupils to collect their pre-loved shoes/boots/runners and donate them to needy children in townships in South Africa. The mission of the...
Book Review – In Between Worlds

Book Review – In Between Worlds

“In Between Worlds” by Nicola Pierce is a book set during the famine in Ireland. Maggie is the main character, and she tells the story as an old woman living in Australia. She is from a village in Cork and she travelled to a workhouse and then to Australia. Most of...
Book Review – Tread Softly

Book Review – Tread Softly

We were delighted in our class to be given the chance to review such a beautiful book. “Tread Softly, Classic Irish Poems for Children” gathers some of Ireland’s most cherished poems in this anthology. Beautiful illustrations by Erin Brown bring these poems to life....
Book Review – The Golden Hare

Book Review – The Golden Hare

Having read Paddy Donnelly’s book “Fox and Son Tailers” and loving it, the Junior room in Castleplunkett NS jumped at the opportunity to read and review “The Golden Hare” for Seomra Ranga, and we were not disappointed! Meara and her Granddad head out on a quest in...
Book Review – Go On the Girls in Green

Book Review – Go On the Girls in Green

This book is perfect for any Irish soccer fan. It celebrates 50 years of Ireland’s women’s national team, from their first major tournament to the women’s World Cup in 2023. This book is filled with player profiles, photos and facts about each of the girls on the...
Book Review – The Climbing Boys

Book Review – The Climbing Boys

“The Climbing Boys” takes place in Dublin in the 1800’s. The main character is Hugh O’Dare. He lives in a poor family and when his dad breaks his arm he has to leave school and work as a climbing boy with his two brothers. Out of nowhere a man and his climbing boy try...