Christmas 2021

Our Beautiful Christmas Tree with our annual Christmas raffle prizes underneath!!!!

The true meaning of Christmas! Our Advent Wreath, as we prepare to celebrate the birthday of Jesus. We’re counting down to the special day when the baby Jesus was born in a humble stable in Bethlehem.

The baby Jesus was placed in our crib this week at our final school assembly.

Santa’s elves are busy at this time of the year!!! Here they are, working hard in their workshop!!!

Lots of things happened in St. Mary’s this Christmas! Here’s just a few of them…….

Normally, we would be looking forward to our annual Christmas Carol Service in Ashbourne Church at this time of the year! Unfortunately, this could not happen this year. The two fourth classes produced a very special Nativity video to tell the true meaning of Christmas: the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Well done to all the children for the effort they put into their artwork and their voice recordings to make each of these beautiful videos! Well done to Ms. Bennett and Mr. Ó Brádaigh too, on their fantastic video-editing skills! We hope you all enjoy each video! 

Watch Ms. Bennett‘s Nativity video HERE…

Watch Mr. Ó Brádaigh’s Nativity video HERE…

Ms Kelly & Ms Flaherty’s 5th Classes: A walk to the Post Office to post letters to a local nursing home followed by hot chocolate afterwards to reward their good deed! 


Every child in St. Mary’s enjoyed tasty crepes on Thursday 16th! They were yummy! Thank to Ms. NÍ Mhurchadha and her team of elves for making the day so enjoyable for everyone! 


Some examples of the amazing Christmas art work from around St. Mary’s NS…..


Mr. Ó Brádaigh’s 4th Class posted presents to residents in Esker Lodge Nursing Home in Cavan recently! The class worked so hard to fill their boxes with beautiful gifts! Mr. Ó Brádaigh would like to thank their parents for help and kindness with this project too! Well done, everybody! A lovely lesson on the importance of giving and thinking of others at Christmas was learned by all!


Ms Lehane’s Room 5 HOT CHOCOLATE PARTY!!!!


Ms Flaherty’s Festive Christmas Jumpers!



Mr. Cawley’s 6th Class’s GINGERBREAD MEN!!! Yum Yum!!




4th Class Kris Kindle Presents!!!!


Fun in our Christmas Jumpers!!!!


The main man himself, Santa, took time out from his busy Christmas preparations to visit St. Mary’s !! Ho! Ho! Ho!


Ms Bennett’s 4th Class posted presents to residents in a nursing home in Dunboyne this Christmas! They spend a number of weeks planning what they were going to buy and worked so hard to make sure their nursing home resident was in for a lovely surprise!! A remarkable act of kindness this festive season! Well done to all involved! And thanks to Ms. Bennett’s Class parents for all their help with this very worthwhile project!