Category Archives: Exploring the Outdoors

Walking on Sunshine

The senior class enjoyed a lovely walk around Ballyheerin today. We had a look at the two older national schools that were in Ballyheerin before the establishment of our present school in 1913. We made a lot of new friends as we saw lots of lovely horses and their foals on our travels! The blue skies, calm water and fresh air left us feeling

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5-a-side Soccer

Earlier this month, our pupils competed in FAI Spar Primary 5s competition. The pupils of Ballyheerin NS played very well, especially our 6th class players who represented our school in this competition for the final time. We are all very proud of them. Here, they are pictured in their lovely football kits. Well done also to Jack, who made a fantastic footballing debut for

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Donegal Donkey Sanctuary

Our children, along with the children from Drumfad NS, visited the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe on Monday 22nd May. We had a tour around the Donkey Sanctuary and saw the donkeys in the fields and more of them in the stables. We were so excited to see the new foal Hope ! We were also delighted to see Timmy the Donkey, as Drumfad

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Ballyheerin Spring Clean-Up

We had our annual Ballyheerin Spring Clean up on Wednesday 26th April. All of the children and adults wore high-vis jackets and garden gloves. We headed off in a few separate groups around the roads of Ballyheerin and filled over 12 bags of rubbish. We found that the roads were much cleaner than other years. We hope next year to move our clean-up to

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Ballyheerin NS Exhibition at the Fanad Lighthouse

Ballyheerin school is delighted to be hosting our own Exhibition at the Fanad Lighthouse on Tuesday 7th March 11am – 12:30pm. The whole community of “In between the waters” are invited along, as well as parents, families and neighbours. Firstly, we will have a grounds tour of the Lighthouse, leaving the ticket office at 11am approx. Then, some of the children will present their

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Fashion Design

The children are so excited to have the Fashion Designer Rebecca Marsden coming to work with them in the school. Rebecca will create some artwork with the children based on our locality. The designs will be exhibited in the Regional Cultural Centre on 9th Dec 1-2pm. All will be welcome to attend the Exhibition, where a child from our school will present our design.


Mulroy Estate Autumn Walk

Thank you so much to the Mulroy Estate for allowing us to go on an Autumn Nature Exploration around the grounds. Thank you also to our nature expert Aengus Kennedy who was our guide. All of the children, teachers and parents who went on the walk thoroughy enjoyed the adventure. It was a very healthy learning experience for us all. Check out our photos

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