Some dates for your diary in the run up to Christmas

  • Friday 8th December – school closed
  • Friday 15th December – school closed for Teachers In-Service Training
  • Sunday 17th December – Family Mass at 10am in Walshestown Church
  • Monday​ ​18th December – Christmas​ ​Carol​ ​Service​ ​at​ ​7pm​ ​in​ ​Clogherhead​ ​Church 

Tickets will be €5 per adult with no charge for children. In previous years, due to space limitations, we’ve had to limit the number of tickets per family but we’re happy to report there will be no limits this year. There will not be a raffle on the night. 

  • Thursday​ ​21st December – Mr​ ​Claus​ ​will​ ​make​ ​his​ ​annual​ ​visit​ ​to​ ​Walshestown & Christmas jumper day for all

We’re very lucky to have a direct line to Santa Claus on the Parent’s Council. He’s a huge fan of all the students in Walshestown and so, every year, takes time out of his busy schedule to pop in for a morning and have a little chat with all the children.

  • Friday​ ​22nd December – The​ ​Annual​ ​Christmas​ ​Raffle & end of term

Each year, in the run up to Christmas, the children sell lines for the Christmas Raffle. On the last day of school the Parent’s Council then host the raffle. The success of this event is only made possible by the incredible generosity of the parents of the school. Every year we’re blown away by both the quantity and quality of prizes donated. Donations for the 2017 Raffle are now being accepted and can be left into the school at any point. All donations will be gratefully received. Thank you in advance for your support! 

School closes for Christmas at 12 noon on the 22nd and reopens on Monday 8th January. 

Friday is Halloween dress up day!

🎃🎃 Friday is Halloween dress up day in Walshestown 🎃🎃

All parents are invited to join the pupils in the school hall on Friday morning for a quick parade of everyone in their spooky finery before classes start.

Also please remember that pupils are asked to bring a small donation  on the day – all funds collected will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.


Parent’s Committee AGM – 19th October

All parents welcome to come and join us Thursday night, 19th October, at 8pm in the school. 

You’ll get a feel for what the committee did last year, plans for this year and an idea of the support needed from parents. Attending the meeting doesn’t mean you’re making a commitment to get involved or help out in anyway but it’s a great place to get a feel for what’s involved and decide if you would like to help.

New committee members and supporters are always welcome.


Dear Parents

I would like to extend a warm welcome to children and parents.  I hope you had an enjoyable and restful break.  A special welcome to the new children and their families who are joining our school community this year.  We hope that you will have a happy time here at St Paul’s NS.  

The school building is looking very well after an extensive amount of work and refurbishment during the summer months.  The classrooms and halls look very refreshed after being freshly painted.  

We have no secretary and a teaching principal during teaching hours.  It would really be appreciated if you need to get a message to your child or child’s teacher that you email the school at  

I wish you and your family every good wish and blessing for the coming school year.

Beir Beannacht agus Buíochas

Is mise le meas

Anne-Marie Swinburne

Bric-a-Brac Sale, 6th April

Bric-a-Brac Bake Sale on Thursday 6th April at 11.30am.

Pupils from Juniors to 2nd class will be brought by their teachers to the Sale.  Pupils may bring money to purchase items at the Sale.

Monies raised will go towards an activity for all pupils and to the charity ‘Olivia’s Special Horses’ ( which offer therapeutic activities to children with special needs.

Parents are welcome to attend!