Abbeylara Summer Camp

A  Summer Camp will take place on the school grounds from Monday August 8th to Friday August 12th.  Prices are €40 per child and €35 for the second or third child in a family.  For more information contact Colm Smyth at 086 0793768 or William Crawford at 087 9223899.  The camp is open to children from all areas   

Booklists for September 2016

All booklists are available on the Downloads Page

School Shout 17 latest edition

The latest edition of School Shout, the seventeenth  edition is available now.  Follow the link to the  Download page

Dates for your Diary

Senior Tour to Lough Crew on Friday June 17th

Cycle Training on Thursday 16th June with Tiernan, our Green schools Co-Ordinator

Raising of our Fourth Green Flag on Monday June 13th at 10.30am by Mairead McGuinness MEP.  Come and join in the celebrations

See Report on Events Page

First Communion will be held on Saturday May 21st  2016

History Projects

The senior room have just completed some group work on Christopher Columbus.  See Children At Work page 

Art Activities

We have just finished some clay pieces in art.  We enjoyed making various pots and ornaments.  See photos on Children At work page

Easter Egg Hunt

On the day of the holidays we had an easter egg hunt outside all over the school grounds.   See Events page for photos

Confirmation Day

Fifth and Sixth Class received Confirmation on Saturday April 16th in Abbeylara Church, they had a lovely display of art in the church.See Children at Work page.

Flag and Proclamation Presentation

On Friday 22nd of January we received the Tricolour and a copy of the Proclamation from members of the Irish Army.   See Events Page.

Maths Week

Follow the link to see what we did for Maths Week, have a look at Children at Work page

School Calendar

For this years school calendar follow the link to the Download Page

Green Flag News

We all walked to school on the week of February 22nd. We wore our hi-vis jackets and we enjoyed walking. This is for our Third Green Flag.  We also continue to make sure our school is cvompletely litter free.  See photos on   Events Page

Other News

See some useful web links for parents and pupils  Parent Association

Abbeylara GAA Club  a link to our local GAA club  http://abbeylaragaa.com

See some photos below from our latest events

Dates for your Diary

First Penance will be held on Monday 14th March 2016

Confirmation will be held on Saturday April 16th 2016

First Communion will be held on Saturday May 21st  2016












Historical Artefacts Display

We gathered many interesting items from home ranging from an old gun found in the RIC Barracks in Abbeylara, an army bugle, a ring box from the 1800s, a delph hot water bottle, lots of carpenter tools including a drill. a box camera, a builder's manual from the early1900s, a shoemaker's  last,  lots of old family photographs, some very old coins in silver and bronze. See Children at Work page for photos  

World Book Day

This year we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as book characters, we had a pair of Red Riding Hoods, a Queen of Hearts, Mary Poppins and Paddington to name but a few.

Grandparents Day

Following the presentation of the Flag and Procalmation we held a ceremony to celebrate Grandparents Day 2016.  See some photos in the Gallery Section below.

World Champion Handballers

We invited Darren and Niall Flynn, Jonathon Mahon and Fintan Creamer to our school as Darren and Niall were crowned World Champion Handballers in the Doubles competition and Jonathon and Niall got to the semi-final stage.  The competitions were held in Calgary Canada and we will publish our interview later.

Digital School of Distinction Award

In November we had our inspection of our Digital School of Distinction Award.  We are the second school in Co. Longford to receive the reward which is given to a school which gets the children to make full use of  computers or laptops  in the classroom. The inspectors saw us using maths and reading apps.  We all use Reading Eggs.  In the senior room we worked on Ordinance Survey maps and we could compare Abbeylara today with a map of Abbeylara in 1836.  We can find our own homes on the map too.