Book Fair and Afternoon Tea!

Ballyheerin National school’s annual book fair is well and truly underway 🙂 The children are enjoying book shopping and browsing through the lovely books we have on display! We would like to thank everyone who joined us or give a donation towards our coffee morning. A very special thanks to all the parents and children who helped out on the day and to all

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No Winter Blues here!

The senior class went for a lovely nature walk today where we compared how our local flora had changed or stayed the same since our nature walk in Autumn. You may see one of the posters which the senior class made to advertise our coffee morning which will next place in the school next Friday between 1pm-3pm in aid of Niamh Toland. We are

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Halloween is here!

Ballyheerin NS got super spooky today for our annual Halloween show. Instead of the usual  pupils arriving this morning, we had a knight, a scary granny, a mermaid, a vending machine and a piñata to name but a few! v   Both the junior and senior class prepared poems and songs relating to the themes of Autumn, Harvest and of course, Halloween. Both classes

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Wainfest- Museum on the Move

The senior class enjoyed front row seats at an exhibition of Ice age mammals recently which included the Irish elk, Irish wolf and even a mammoth! The lifesize re-enactments of the animals were fantastic and we able to answer all the questions we were asked! We even got to hold a real mammoth tooth!

Trip to Dunlewey

We all travelled to the adventure centre at Dunlewey for our school tour. We went on a really cool boat trip around the lake, even spotting a haunted house, and the Poisoned Glen church ruins of course. The children loved going up onto the top deck. We also had a fantastic tour guide who brought us on a visit to an old cottage. He

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GAA Sports Day

Thank you so much to Margaretta & all at Gaeil Fhánada CLG for organising yet another successful Sports Day for all of the schools in Fanad. The children from Ballyheerin school enjoyed the day, especially getting the opportunity to get to know the other children in the area. Go raibh maith agaibh Gaeil Fhánada CLG.

Open Morning

We welcomed our New incoming Junior Infants to our school to get to know us all. We are so excited to welcome them to school on Monday 2nd Sept. We hope they enjoyed exploring their new classroom and school.


The children are attending swimming lessons at Mevagh Dive Centre.

Brickz 4 Kids

The children enjoyed using lego and batteries to create motorised vehicles. It was lots of fun! LEGO® based education programmes have proven to be a very effective method of introe hop provides children of all ages with a fun and educational way to develop their understanding of engineering principles. Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary model builds, which have all been designed by engineers, are accompanied

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5 a-Side Soccer

The Senior Class children travelled to Ballyare for 5 a-side soccer tournament. The children played very well and scored lots of goals. We were very proud of each one of them. Maith sibh, a pháistí!