Were delighted to have Jackie back teaching Music in our school!

We had a great first lesson and already looking forward to next week.

Teddy Bear Picnic

We made the most of the September sunshine this week and had a Teddy Bear Picnic!

For their Last Friday in Primary School our 6th Class completed a Tour de Ballyclough Cycle!

Great fun was had during the cycle by all.

Thank you to Garda John Fitzgerald who gave a bicycle safety talk to the class prior to the cycle and who marshalled the event.

A big thank you also to John Finnegan who greatly aided in co-ordinating the event and planning the route!

6th V's Staff Soccer Match

Tensions were high in Ballyclough National School today when our 6th Class lined out against our staff for a game of soccer.

This was no friendly game and ended with penalties !

After a few ferocious kicks and terrific saves our 6th class we’re victorious with the score 2-1

Thank you to our referee and match officials from 5th class for doing a great job.

The Match Officials

The Staff

6th Class

Lucy's Walk'N'Roll

We had a fantastic day in school today celebrating with Lucy who is doing a 5km Walk'n'Roll for Crann

Crann is a charity who provide life-long solutions for people & families living with neuro-physical disabilities.

First and Second class completed 1km around the school grounds cheered on by the children and staff!

Happy Christmas from Scoil Eoin Naofa, Ballyclough

We hope you enjoy our Christmas Songs and Poems


St Vincent de Paul Food Appeal

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul do great work all year round to help families in need. The school community in Scoil Eoin Naofa again responded to the call for non perishable food items. The St. Vincent de Paul collectors were delighted with the generosity of the families in Ballyclough who gave both food and donations. Sincere thanks to all.  

Santa visits Scoil Eoin Naofa. 

Junior and Senior Infants with their teacher Mr Burke

1st and 2nd Class with their teacher Ms O' Sullivan and principal Mrs Golden.

3rd and 4th Class with their teacher Mrs O' Sullivan and principal Mrs Golden.

There was great excitement in Scoil Eoin Naofa as Santa arrived on his sleigh, pulled by Rudolph. 

Santa was delighted to see all the children and staff dressed in their Christmas colours and He was especially delighted with the generosity of the families who contributed a considerable sum to Temple St. children's hospital.

5th Class with their teacher Mr Linehan and principal Mrs Golden

6th Class with their teacher Mr O' Mahoney and principal Mrs Golden

Official Opening of our New Classrooms

The Sunflower Room and The Daffodil Room


Lidl Colouring Competition

Well done to the boys and girls who won the Lidl colouring competition. We had a fantastic time visiting the new store and want to thank Lidl very much for the great tour. 

National Walk to School Week

Our staff and students were out in force this morning walking to school!

Riley the dog joined us too, I wonder can we count him?

Welcome Back to all the children in Ballyclough national school.  

We are delighted to see all our new Junior Infants settling in so well. 

Go n-éirí le gach duine go léir agus le Cúnamh Dé, beidh bliain slán, slántiúil amach romhainn i mBaile na gCloch

Congratulations on your retirement Mrs O' Callaghan

Thank you for everything you did!

We wish you a life full of happiness.


This week we said farewell to our wonderful 6th Class!

We celebrated their time in our school with a mass and waved them off under a guard of honour.

We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure in secondary school

“You’re off to great places. Today is your day! Your adventure is waiting, so get on your way”

Sixth Class went to Dublin. We took the train and the luas to get around. We had a guided tour of The Dáil, we visited the Book of Kells and library and shopped on Grafton Street. We had the best time. 

Fáilte and Welcome to our Incoming Junior Infants 

We were delighted to see so many of our Junior Infants visiting us this morning here in Ballyclough. 

We are really looking forward to seeing you all on August 30th! 

Bain taitneamh as an Samhradh!

A fantastic day out in Killaloe with 5th and 6th Classes! 

We had a ball!

Scoil Eoin Naofa supported the Linda Glassett Brosnan Memorial Event in conjunction with Cork's 96FM by holding a Jersey Day on Thursday, 19th of May. In honouring Linda's memory, the fundraiser was organised by her family to raise funds for CUH, Marymount and Breakthrough Cancer. €495 was raised and this will go towards the Giving for Living Radiothon Appeal in aid of cancer services.

In Scoil Eoin Naofa, on the same day, we raised the Green Flag for the seventh time. On this occasion, the Green Flag was for Global Citizenship, Litter & Waste. The pupils focused on global waste over the two year programme and the steps that we need to take to manage and reduce our carbon footprint. 

The Green School Committee members Eimear Kelleher, Emma O'Connell, Hugh Tyrrell and Laura Kelly worked extremely hard with pupils in their classes completing excellent projects with direction from Green School's Coordinator Mrs. O'Callaghan to achieve this flag. 

To conclude our very special day, third class and the Green School Committee members also planted some wildflower seeds in the garden in celebration of World Bee Day. 

We have been collecting 'Save the Bees' cards in school! It didn't take us long to fill the chart! 

Thank you to everyone who helped!

The boys and girls in fifth and sixth class went to Buttevent to a soccer blitz. The girls won the final and the boys came runner up. 

Our 5th and 6th Class Girls had a brilliant day in Glantane at a football and a hurling blitz.

Our 5th and 6th class boys enjoyed playing a hurling and football blitz in Glantane!

They played brilliantly!