Dates for your Diary

School Opening Mass Friday 15th September 2016

School Photographer Thursday 22nd September 2016

Goal Jersey Day Friday 14th October 2016

Maths Week Monday October 17th to Friday 21st October 2016

Halloween Party organised by Parents' Association on Monday 31st October in School Hall at 8pm.  

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

History Projects

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


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














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.