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23rd june 2022


Farewell and good luck to our wonderful 6th class, class of 2022! Slán libh agus go néirí an bóthar libh 😀✨🌈

5th september 2021

As we embark upon a fresh school year at Mullaghbuoy NS, you are invited to view and read our updated Covid-19 Response Plan:

Mullaghbuoy NS Covid-19 Response Plan, September 2021

21st June 2021

Farewell to our leavers, rang a sé, class of 2021! Go néirí an bóthar libh 🌟


26th April 2021

Please see our revised calendar for the rest of this school year. Please note: We will be closed for the May Bank Holiday, Monday 3rd May, but open for the rest of the week.

School Calendar 2020-2021 updated

24th february 2021

In preparation for re-opening on Monday 1st March, we have revised our Covid-19 Response Plan document, click on the link below to view:

Updated Mullaghbuoy NS Covid 19 Response Plan ~ Feb 2021

8th february 2021

Please view our wonderful collection of St. Brigid’s Crosses on the link below, just click on the picture. Tá siad go hiontach ar fad! Well done everyone 🙌

St Brigid's Crosses cover

23rd december 2020

Click on the link below to view our ‘Virtual Christmas Showcase 2020’!

Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir ✨🎄💖

What a term we have had! Christmas holidays are upon us now and we wish all pupils and their families a safe, happy and peaceful break. It is certainly well deserved 👏.

Click here to enjoy some highlights from the term gone by:

term 1 2020,2021 highlights

Congratulations are due to past pupil Cian McGee, Áine Finegan (6th class) and Daithí Mc Cann (Senior Infants) on being awarded prizes in the parish writing competition, ‘Through Our Eyes’. We are so proud and can’t wait to see this wonderful book of essays when it is published 📖💫 .

Congratulations also to charlie o’neill (5th claSS) on coming 1st place overall in the 8-10 years category of this year’s credit union art competition 🥇🎉 (Theme – imagine More). well done charlie and all pupils who won a prize!


Finally, please see letter below from Minister for Education, Norma Foley, to you the students of Ireland. We echo her message of pride and admiration in how you have all got on with a new way of learning and attending school in the midst of this pandemic:

Letter to Students December 2020

20TH aUGUST 2020

There’s lots of activity here at Mullaghbuoy as we prepare for the return of our pupils on Thursday 27th August. The following plan has been compiled to help ensure a safe reopening of our school for all our families and staff. Please find this important document on the link below:

Mullaghbuoy Covid 19 Response Plan, Aug 2020

25th June 2020

View our highlights of life at Mullaghbuoy N.S. in the last year! Click the link below and enjoy! Happy Summer Holidays Everyone🌞“>End of Year Video Image
24th June 2020

Virtual Sports Day Highlights!

VSD video image

22nd June 2020

Class of 2020 ~Some Memories:

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21st June 2020

Check out our videos of some of this term’s highlights 😃👏:

a walk in nature

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Bake Off!

We are coming to the end of our 2019/2020 school year in the most unusual and unprecedented circumstances. The last day of school for this year is Thursday 25th June. We are so proud of the pupils of Mullaghbuoy NS for the exemplary way in which they have dealt with the changes brought on by the Covid-19 crisis. By staying at home, we have helped to saved lives, well done to all.

‘Graduation Day’ for our 6th Class will take place this Tuesday 23rd June. We will be welcoming the children to the school, one at a time, to collect their graduation gifts. This will be followed by an online call where goodbyes for now will be shared. We wish our 6th class good luck as they move forward to secondary school. Go néirí an t-ádh libh Rang a Sé😊🌈!

View our farewell video for 6th class:

slán libh rang a 6 image

6th class - growing up!

20th May 2020

Thank you to all the Front Line Workers in Ireland.

Please take the time to watch our short video which was made by 5th and 6th class to convey their heartfelt appreciation for all those working hard to keep our country moving and safe at this difficult time. Click on the image below to view our video 🙂


Confirmation Day

On Friday 9th of March our confirmation day arrived! Everyone got out of bed so early to prepare for their special day, and it was totally worth it. We all had an amazing time. Niamh McManus said a Prayer of The Faithful with Gerard Ryan, and also sang with John McGreehan. Katie O’Rourke read the Second Reading, and Michael Murphy did the Offertory. Emma Malone was also there. We were so thankful for the appearance of Archbishop Eamon at our Confirmation Mass; he made our mass very special. To celebrate, we all held our own parties at various venues, and we had the most awesome time! Thanks to Miss. McParland for helping us prepare, Father Tommy and Father Conlon, the servers, our parents, and once again Archbishop Eamon for all their help to make our day special for everyone.

Dan’s Amazing Story!

In April, the Omeath Historical Society held a story competition. They were looking for old family stories or legends that had been passed down through the family tree. Dan Ferguson wrote a fantastic story about his grandfather saving a young boy from drowning. Dan also brought in the newspaper article about it, that was written shortly after the event. The judges described it as an interesting story, and that his grandfather was very humble and courageous. Of course he won first place, and deservedly so. He was the only one in our area to win a prize. Congrats Dan!


green schools logo

Here at Mullaghbouy N.S., we are working hard on our third green flag. In order to get it, our green schools committee are trying to save water. We already have two green flags. We achieved our first green flag for reducing litter and waste. We achieved our second green flag for saving energy.

Our committee is:

6th Class – Michael Murphy

5th Class – Fionn O Reilly

4th Class – Roan Donnelly

3rd Class – Kate O’Neill

2nd Class – James McMahon

1st Class – Liam Woods

To save water we have ensured that:

  • Children are more aware of turning off the tap after washing their hands.
  • The excess water is used to water all of our plant.s
  • We have put 1 litre bottles in the cisterns of all the toilets to save 1 litre of water every flush.

Green Codes:

Be smart, use your brain. Don’t be silly and let it down the drain!

Saving water can be cool, but if you don’t you’re a fool!

Energy squad – turn off lights Water squad- turn off taps

Jr + sr Cillian, Aibhlinn Jr+Sr Sarah, Aódhan

1st 2nd 3rd Aoife, Sleibhin , Sophie 1st, 2nd, 3rd James, Liam, Kate

4th 5th 6th Eva, Dúalta, Emma 4th, 5th, 6th Fionn, Roan, Micheal

World Book Day

On Friday 23rd of March, the pupils of Mullaghbuoy National School dressed up as their favourite book characters. There were lots of different ideas, and we had an awesome day. Some

The Mullaghbuoy News – Christmas 2017 Edition


On the 12th of December, we had our Nativity Showcase in the church. 4th, 5th & 6th class voiced whilst 1st, 2nd & 3rd class acted. Our Junior and Senior Infants joined in to do the actions for Away in a Manger, and everyone had such a great time! It was a very enjoyable night for the parents and other members of the parish, and a great way to get us into the festive season.



Christmas Shoeboxes

This term, as usual, we sent out shoe boxes full of stuff like clothes, toys, sanitary, cleansing items etc. This year we shipped them out to families in Romania. We donated an outstanding amount of shoe boxes – over 50! We would like to thank all the parents and children for putting together all the amazing boxes and a special thanks to Mrs Theresa Flynn for organizing and sending the boxes all that way.


Coding Workshop

This term 4th, 5th and 6th class visited St. Vincent’s Secondary School in Dundalk for a coding workshop! It was really fun and all the classes enjoyed the experience. It really tested our intelligence and we all want to thanks St. Vincent’s for giving us the opportunity. We hope to see you again for another visit soon!


Cumann na mBunscol Quiz

The Cumann na mBunscol quiz came and went, and this year’s team had much success. On the team was Katie O’Rourke, John McGreehan, Niamh McManus, Aoife McGee and Fionn O’Rielly. After succeeding in the first round, we travelled to Knockbridge where we came first in our category and second overall. Well done Mullaghbuoy, small schools champions of Louth!


Our Trip To Swan Lake

We were all excited to see ‘Swan Lake’, especially since our own pupil from Mullaghbuoy, Kate O’Neill, would be taking part! So we arrived in Belfast at the Grand Opera Theatre to see ‘Swan Lake’, and we could not wait! While we waited for the play we watched the theatre fill up. The dancing was very elegant and emotional, you could feel what the dancers felt. It was an amazing experience for all the school, and we would like to thank the Grand Opera Theatre for hosting this magnificent event, and all the dancers that took part.


Credit Union Art Competition

This year’s theme for the Credit Union Art Competition was ‘Set your Imagination Free’, and of course all of Mullaghbuoy’s students did just that. In the 11-13 category, we had Niamh McManus in first place, Emma Malone in second and Aoife McGee in third. In the 8-10 category, we had Kate O’Neill in first, followed by Daniel Paige and Saidbh Richardson in second and third. Lastly, in the -7 group, we had Charlie O’Neill in third, Holly McCann in second and Ryan Ferguson, who also came second overall in all the parish in his category. Well done Ryan!!


Thanks for reading the Christmas edition of The Mullaghbuoy NS Website Newsletter! We wish you and all your family a very merry Christmas, and a very healthy and happy new year!



Compiled by Sixth Class 🙂