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Important People in our community- Michael McAssey visits Mrs. Nolan’s 5th class

On Tuesday 23rd January 2018 Michael McAssey came into Mrs. Nolan’s fifth class to answer questions that we made up because we were learning about people in our community.  Michel is a butcher, he has a shop in Ballon.  He … Continue reading

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A Farmer visits Junior & Senior Infants

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Brian’s Daddy came in to talk to us about the farm.  He brought in a stetescope, syringes and some pictures of cows, calves and a bull and silage.  Brian was … Continue reading

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Garda Egan visits Junior Infants

There was great excitment when Guard Egan came in to give out high vis jackets.  Erika was elighted to see her dad!

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David Donohue visits our school

Today the 6th of February David Donohue, the author of Walter Speizelbud and Moon Man, came to talk to us about writing books. He also told us about the storylines, characters and books he is writing and creating at the … Continue reading

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Vinnie brings the ‘Heineken Cup’ to Ballon NS

On Wednesday 25th January Vinnie Mahon from Tullow Rugby came to our school with the  ‘Heineken Cup’.  He brought the cup around to all the classes and the children were delighted with the visit.  Vinnie comes every Tuesday and coaches second and third … Continue reading

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Lollypop Lady visits Junior Infants

Catherine Gladney came to visit Junior infants to talk to them about road safety and how to cross the road safely.  It was very interesting and the children enjoyed her visit.

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(Farmer Pat) Pat Lalor visits Senior Infants

‘Farmer Pat’ visited Senior infants to show the children some household items used in the time before electricity.  He showed us the old kettle hung on a crane over the open fireplace, an iron heated in a fire, a ceramic hot … Continue reading

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Lollipop Lady visits the school

Today our Lollipop Lady Catherine Gladney came to our school to remind us about crossing the road safely.  She told us to go straight across the road and not to take any short cuts.  Please be aware of emerging traffic.  … Continue reading

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Japanese Earthquake Appeal

The following letter was received from Patrick & Yoshie Sherriff.
” Thank you for your donation of 62,600 y (535 euro).  We plan to spend every penny on supplies for a children’s fair we will be holding in  Ishinomaki on Sept … Continue reading

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Author Bob Burke visits our school

Bob Burke author of ‘The Third pig Detective Agency’ series, came to our school to tell us about writing stories.  He is a Bisto award  winning author.  He told us methods of getting ideas for a story and told us how … Continue reading

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