Latest news from St Mary’s…

Hallowe’en Raffle Prizes Revealed!

The Saint Mary’s Parents’ Association organise a series of raffles throughout the year. The Hallowe’en raffle prizes were revealed on Friday at Assembly and they are truly spectacular, see above!

A strip of 5 tickets costs €1 and Sixth Class will tour the classes next week until Thursday, selling tickets. The raffle will take place on Friday October 25th at Assembly.

Good luck everyone!

On Tuesday, we had a visit from Clodagh and Karl from ZEEKO, an organisation educating pupils and their parents on how to make the most of the Internet, safely!

During the day, they held seminars with pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class. The pupils really enjoyed the day and are ready to take on the job of spreading the word on internet safety through the school!

A Zeeko talk on internet safety has been moved to a future date. Keep in touch, here!

Thanks to Karl and Clodagh. We’ll see them again at a future date!

Stay informed on Internet Security issues. Check out our pages of Internet Safety Links on the right hand side of this home page!

Pupils from 5th Class, above,  gave us a very entertaining theatrical treat on Friday at Assembly with their performance of “The 4th Little Pig”.

Well done everyone and thanks to Ms Ní Mhurchadha for helping  organise it.

Following the extremely well-received Stella O’Malley talk, Stella has made her slides available for everyone to view. Access them by clicking the link below…

St Marys Ashbourne RHKAW

Thanks Stella!


Maths Week 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in maths week 2019! 


St Mary’s Parents’ Association

Principal, Mr O’Connor receives a cheque for €18,ooo from the PA Treasurer, Tara Corcoran following a very successful season of fund-raising events. All this money will be spent on projects to benefit ALL pupils of St Mary’s. Thank YOU!


As a part of the School Self-Evaluation Process in English, we are focusing on developing writing skills. In 5th Class the pupils are working on the topic of Recount Writing. Examples from Ms Moriarty’s Class are pictured above.

Well done everyone!

Farewell Mr O’Connor

Friday, October 4th was the last day at work for one of our caretakers, Mr Joe O’Connor. Joe has been with us for almost four years and in that time has shared his duties with our second caretaker, Mr Maurice Swinburne.

 Always, obliging and diligent in his work, Joe has been a pleasure to work with. But not only that – Joe quickly became a key member of the Saint Mary’s Team and we will miss him very much around the school.

On behalf of the Principal, Staff, the Board of Management and particularly, the pupils of our school, we thank you sincerely for your work and we wish you, health and happiness in your retirement, Joe.

The whole school gathered in the hall for a special tribute Assembly , to thank Mr O’Connor for everything he has done for us over his time working here.

 We are sure you will continue to be busy and we look forward to a visit from you when you can spare the time!

Beir Bua is Beannacht!