The school will close on Friday 28th June at 12 o’clock for the summer holidays.  The school will re-open on Wednesday 28th August at 9am.

The end of year School Mass took place on Wednesday 19th June in St.  Andrew’s Church.  Thanks to Mrs. Felix for all her hard work and effort and well done to her group of musicians for their fantastic music at the Mass. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

It’s also that time of year when we say goodbye to our 6th class.  A graduation ceremony was held on Friday 21st June.They were a pleasure to have in the school and a credit to their families.  We wish them well in secondary school. 

Preschool A.S.D. Classes: The children had a fantastic last term in the preschool this year. They went to The Big Blue Barn on their school tour.  We would also like to sincerely thank those who donated toys and resources to the preschool this year. They have been put to great use! We are sad to say goodbye to 7 of our pre-schoolers who are leaving in June. We wish all the best to Albert, Chrissie, Evie, Joshua, Louie, Rian and Tadhg in their new schools.

Well done to the boys on winning the Division 1 Final of the Cuman na mBunscol School’s Hurling competition and on winning the Glór Ceatharlach football competition. Also, well done to Dylan Kelly on being picked to play at half –time at the All-Ireland Hurling final and Fiacc O’Rourke on representing the school in the ‘Lift n Strike’ schools competition.

The Portal’ Radio Play: Muine Bheag Arts led a series of workshops with 6th Class to develop a radio play called ‘The Portal’ as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2024. All of the students in 6th Class immersed themselves in the workshops to create a brilliant radio play where students were involved in writing, acting, recording, drawing, creating foley sounds, and playing instruments. Listen to their play on

Gardening with Shirley Lee: All classes were involved in gardening activities: making bird feeders, taking cuttings, planting seeds. Thanks to 5th & 6th for their help in painting the wall.  It has really brightened up the yard.

Once again, we held a ‘Bike Day’ which was a great success.  Many thanks to all who made an effort to bring in their bikes and helmets. A special word of thanks to Murt Baird for the bike maintenance talk and Jason Clarke for providing extra bikes and helmets so everyone could participate in the activities.


Congratulations to the 2nd class boys on receiving their First Holy Communion on May 11th. Many thanks to their teacher Mrs. Keogh and the parents who helped to prepare them for their special day.

The Music Generation was a great success again this year. 2nd, 3rd and 4th held a concert for the school playing pieces on their recorders accompanied by their teacher Bill on his saxophone, and the boys doing after-school classes in saxophone and clarinet also performed.  Well done to all.

This term we had a ‘Circus Skills workshop’ for 5th & 6th. The children all participated in stilt walking, juggling and much more.

2nd, 3rd & 4th took part in a Heritage Workshop with Greta Ryan exploring the natural habitat in the area, learning about herbs and making plant prints.

Agri-aware Mobile farm’ visited the school with an array of animals where all classes got to pet them, feed them and farmer Tom spoke to them on the ‘Farm to Fork’ journey of the animals. They even got to name the calf  – ‘Dubh’.

Breakfast Club/Hot Meals: We have applied once again for this initiative which will commence in September with every pupil receiving food of their choice.  Bradbury’s will have some new choices added to the menu for September.

Well done to all classes who participated in the ‘SFI Curious Minds Gold Award’. Our school received a plaque for all the effort that the boys put in during the year.  This is the ninth year in a row our school has been given this award. A special word of thanks to Mrs. Keogh.

Thanks must also go to Tommy Cummins GRT for providing the cherry picker free of charge to the school to help with the painting of the tower for our new school sign.

4th class participated in ‘BrickFlicks Back to the Past’ sessions with tutor Dave Sheehan, where the boys created stop-motion pieces using Lego and recording videos and narration for the project.  All of this work along with work from students in Queen of the Universe was compiled together and made into a short film titled ‘Back to the Past: The Day the Portals came to Bagenalstown.  The film was showcased as part of the Bagenalstown in Bloom festival in June in the McGrath Hall. Well done boys on all of your hard work. It can be watched at

Many thanks to the Student Council for the new table games which have been a great success. The student council raised the funds for this by having bun sales which students in each class provided. Many thanks must also go to 2 parents who kindly donated money towards the game

Congratulations to the following groups on winning the school quiz which was held over the last number of weeks:

 Senior:  1st – Logan Rossiter, T.J. Minchin, Kyle Lillis, Dylan Flynn, David Vlas, Kuba Piotrowski, Liam Plant.  2nd – Alex Fisher, Ryan Hutchinson, Sebastian Kral, Jayden Clarke, Hugh O’Brien, Isaac Sheehan, Hugo Cunningham.  3rd – Barry McSteen, Cillian Ryan, Azaan Mobeen, Nathan Kavanagh, Eoin Kelly, Bobby Doyle, Harry Hughes.  4th – Aaron McAssey, Brandon Byrne, Owen Black, Tyler English, Jake Gardiner, Aidan Downing, Ben Cole, Adam Kelly.

Junior:  1st – Shahzaib Babar, Kyle Egan, Corey McAssey, Jack Wall, Christian Doran Cody, Aaron Barry.  2nd – Jack Coogan, Ben Kearney, Corey Yeates, Mark Roche, Noah O’Reilly, Mikey Byrne.  3rd – Kayden Aughney, Fionn Doyle, Oskar Walczak, Dorian Nowak, Keelan Coburn, Tyler Kelly. 4th – Daniel Corrigan, Callum Hutchinson, Eric Vlas, Daithí Hurley, Adam Condron, Tadhg Sinnott Coady.

Many thanks to the Parents Council and the Board of Management of the school for all their support and hard work in helping with the smooth running of the school. Their efforts are very much appreciated by the staff and pupils of St. Brigid’s.  Thanks to the Parents Council for their donation towards the purchase of Chromebooks for all pupils. Much appreciated.

On behalf of the staff I thank you the parents for your help and co-operation throughout the school year.  I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

O.Tuffy, Principal.