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Ready , Set , Go – Health and Fitness at Castlehackett N.S.

Date: September 26, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

A major effort is being made currently to get all the pupils more active. Pocket planners to record the physical activity of the children have been circulated. It’s encouraging to see the progress in speed, strength and endurance that all the pupils are making. The signs are all there that this will be another very…

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The Worms and the Scientist

Date: September 26, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Mr Malachy Naughton a retired local science teacher held a workshop on the topic of soil with the pupils on the 10th of September. During the session the children learned all about the importance of “the farmer’s best friend” aka the humble earthworm! The children were also actively involved in 5 soil experiments, a field…

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A Musical Guest Visitor to Castlehackett N.S. !

Date: September 26, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Past pupil of Castlehackett N.S. and university student of music Ms Catherine McHugh returned to her Alma Mater on the 12th of September to enchant both staff and pupils alike with a medley of pieces on our new school piano! Catherine, who is a regular performer with Seán Keane and who scooped top awards at…

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Presentation of Second Annual Dr. John Bligh Awards

Date: June 15, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: Events, News

Pupils of Castlehackett NS with descendants of Dr John Bligh, who attended the school in the 1800s. They had visited in 2011. Dr. John Bligh was born in Castlehackett in the early 19th Century. Drs John and Alexander Murray Bligh and their half-brother Colonel Patrick Kelly were past pupils. Awards will be presented at Castlehackett…

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Colonel Patrick Kelly – Memorial on June 16th

Date: June 13, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: Events, News

Dr John Bligh, after whom Castlehackett NS’s annual awards are named, was the half-brother of Colonel Patrick Kelly, also a past pupil. The life of the Colonel, who was killed in action in 1864 at the Battle of Petersburg during the US Civil War, will be honoured by a memorial stone which will be unveiled…

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Raftery Cup – Castlehackett NS beat a gallant St. Colman’s

Date: May 14, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Heartiest congratulations to Castlehackett NS who beat a gallant St. Colman’s team in the 7-a-side Raftery Cup match in Belclare this evening and have now progressed to the Cup final. It will be held next week, probably on Weds, probably in Corofin and probably versus Corrandrum, all subject to verification so watch this space! The…

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Raftery Cup Fixtures

Date: May 14, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Please see below for fixtures for the Raftery Cup. Once again, the Castlehackett NS would appreciate all your support 🙂  

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Acorn Life Sponsored National Schools Cup & Shield Fixtures

Date: May 14, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Please check out the times and dates for the Acorn Cup & Shield matches. The Castlehackett NS would appreciate your support!    

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Chess how you like it!

Date: May 5, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Someone once said ‘A bad day of chess, is better than any good day at work’ (or in this case, school!) We’ll have to ask Liam Molloy, Dylan Hannon, Mason Glynn, Alan Morris, Matthew Toolan, Ciarán Morris, Conor Glynn and Fiachra Costello if this is true.  They recently represented Castlehackett NS at the ChessZ Galway…

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Artists in the making compete in the Caherlistrane Community Games Poster Competition

Date: May 5, 2014 Author: Castlehackett NS Categories: News

Congratulations to Gavin Coyne, 1st Class, who recently came 1st in the Under 8’s category and to Conor Glynn, 5th Class, who came 2nd in the Under 12’s category in the Caherlistrane Community Games Poster Competition. Also pictured is Conor’s mum, Evelyn Glynn and the Community Games Chairperson, Mary Bohan Keane.  

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