It’s our Birthday.
Deputy on 01/31/2021

It’s our Birthday.

Monday February 1st is Saint Brigid’s Day. AND our school birthday ?How old do you think we are ?The school was first opened on February 1st 1865Click here to see our history slide show

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History Week in Room 4!
Editor on 02/09/2020

History Week in Room 4!

Lots of children brought in items from the past- old telephone, chalk box, photographs, roman army helmet, teddies, watches, kodak camera, turf, books and so much more! We learned a lot about St. Brigid’s School from long ago. We had a brilliant time with Mr. Lowery’s 6th Class where we put our Hist

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An 1865 television
Editor on 02/09/2020

An 1865 television

Ann in 2nd class made , yes made a roller screen tv…a very creative way to show off her Local History Project on the old school.

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Treasures of Castleknock  Exhibition
Editor on 02/09/2020

Treasures of Castleknock Exhibition

Last week Mr. Mac Cann organised a local history exhibition in the school library. Some pupils and teachers brought in old artefacts and then spoke about them to classes when they visited. Sarah and Grace Duffy brought in their Grandad’s first computer and Mr.Courtney brought in his uncle’s geomet

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Local History Quiz
Deputy on 02/01/2020

Local History Quiz

Click Here for the Online History Quiz.Top scorers will be entered in a raffle before the mid term. Paper versions will be available to print next week.15 questions … and spellings and capitals matter online so be careful !

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Rooms 5 and 6 go on a Local Tour
Deputy on 01/30/2020

Rooms 5 and 6 go on a Local Tour

Senior Infants Rooms 5 and 6 went on a tour of the village today. They visited the site of the old post office which is now a dentists and then they saw St Brigid’s well. They also stopped at the site of the old school.

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Walking Tour of Castleknock College in 4th
Editor on 01/28/2020

Walking Tour of Castleknock College in 4th

The children thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by Gerry Davis today. Gerry told them all about the college history and in particular the castle, it’s Norman origins and the Tyrell family who built it. The children were impressed about how far you could see from the castle top- a view stretching acro

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Local History Week . Day 1
Editor on 01/27/2020

Local History Week . Day 1

Local History week got off to a great start today with the outdoor classroom display which included old school bikes and bales of hay. Some older classes ran a local history Kahoot Quiz in the stem room. Tomorrow 4th will visit Castleknock College and Senior Infants will visit the Village Pump and

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Visit from Larry Curran
Editor on 02/06/2019

Visit from Larry Curran

Larry Curran visited the school last week to tell the children all about his quite remarkable Grandfather. ‘Pop’ as he called him was not only on duty in Boland’s Mill during the 1916 rising but was also one of the Commanding officers in the Magazine Fort when it was raided in 1939. Larry regaled

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Room 2     School Long Ago
Editor on 01/30/2019

Room 2 School Long Ago

The children in Room 2 learned all about Saint Brigid’s NS in the past. They examined the model of the old school and drew sketches of the school. The children were taught a lesson in the old classroom dressed in children’s clothes from the past. They then went on a class trip to the site of the ori

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Local History in Junior Infants
Editor on 01/29/2019

Local History in Junior Infants

Room 4 were busy this week learning all about the Old School and then drawing it. They also looked at some old artefacts that they brought in to share.

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Movie Making in 5th
Editor on 01/29/2019

Movie Making in 5th

Mr Lowery and his class wrote , acted and recorded a fabulous movie telling three historical tales. Watch their performances below and don’t forget to watch the bloopers at the end ! The MGM LionDunsink and a Moon RockDublin Zoo during the Rising

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Cinema Time
Deputy on 01/28/2019

Cinema Time

Mr. Lowery’s 5th class made three short films based on local historical events. They wrote the scripts and then dressed up and acted in each o e. The actors played roles including Dublin zoo keepers in 1916, soldiers during the Rising , news readers, astronauts and even the President of the USA

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History Visit
Deputy on 01/28/2019

History Visit

Mary Reynolds visited 5th and 6th classes on Thursday last and brought the children on a photo tour of Castleknock in the Olden Days.

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History Trails
Editor on 01/22/2019

History Trails

Senior Infants in Rooms 5 and 6 wrapped up well and went on a history trail through Castleknock this morning. They saw the site of the old school and stopped to look at the old post office which is now a dental surgery. They wanted to visit Lidl too but it’s not old enough to form part of our histor

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Local History and Geography
Editor on 01/22/2019

Local History and Geography

Day 26th class are busy this week explaining local history to other classes in the school and conducting online Kahoot quizzes in the Stem room. Here are a few pics from today. A letter found in the 1944 roll books by Mr. Mac Cann’s class

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Local History Week
Editor on 01/21/2019

Local History Week

Day 1 Mr Mac Cann’s class recreated an old classroom beside the garden this morning. His pupils also visited classrooms, dressed in our old classroom clothes and spoke to them about Local History and Geography week

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Old Classroom
Editor on 02/12/2018

Old Classroom

As part of our local history week, some classes visited the old classroom in the library to experience what school was like long ago. Here are some children from Junior Infants who found it very different from the colourful classroom they are used to .

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