Pancake Tuesday – Máirt na hInide

Máirt na hInide a bhí ann inniu. Today we celebrated Pancake Tuesday by enjoying some tasty pancakes with our choice of toppings. All of this was made possible by Jaydon’s mum and Ella Kay’s mum. It was a great team effort! Many thanks to Izzy, Ms. Hobson and Ms. Byrne who made the pancakes with the children

Love Your Heart Walk

We held a ‘Love Your Heart’ walk on Thursday, 14th February. Parents/guardians and the pupils met at Teach Ceoil at 9 a.m. to ‘park and stride’ and then walked to the school together. Well done to everyone for taking part!

Open Day

On Thursday, 14th March from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., we will host an open day in Taunagh National School. There will be an opportunity to tour our school, meet the teachers, chat to the Parent Association and enquire about enrolment. The pupils will also demonstrate a number of science experiments and there will be refreshments available. We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to visit our school and we look forward to opening our doors to the wider community on this day.

Now Enrolling for September 2019

Taunagh National School is located in the heart of Riverstown, Co. Sligo and is currently enrolling for September 2019. We promote a caring and supportive environment where children are encouraged to think independently, respect one another and value diversity.

For further information about our school and facilities or to arrange a time to visit the school, please feel free to contact us on 071-9165605 or email Enrolment forms are available in the school and on our school website.

Lights, Camel, Action!

On Sunday, 9th December the children performed their Christmas nativity entitled ‘Lights, Camel, Action! It’s Strictly the Nativity’. In this play, the nativity celebrities entertained the congregation with song and dance as they celebrate Jesus’ birth. This show is inspired by Strictly Come Dancing and showcased the children’s acting abilities. The children are to be highly commended for their outstanding performance on the day. The staff and pupils would like to thank everyone for their support in 2018 and wish everyone the very best for 2019. We look forward to embracing new challenges as we learn more in the year to come.

Christmas Coffee Shop

The Parent Association would like to extend a warm welcome to all to visit our Christmas Coffee Shop on Saturday, 8th December from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school. There will be hot chocolate, treats, a selection of home-baked goods, handmade decorations and Christmas cards on sale. This promises to be a wonderful event for all the family and the funds raised will go towards new playground markings to enhance the outdoor areas for the children.

All help for this event would be greatly appreciated in terms of setting up, baking and tidying up. If you can help in any way, please let the Parent Association know by emailing


As part of our Shared Education project, the children had the opportunity to visit the Exploration Dome which is a digital mobile planetarium. The children were dazzled by an astronomy show and a film about the planets. In addition, the junior classes set up a space station as part of their play time in Aistear, while the senior classes completed mini-projects where they created posters about space. This has been a most enjoyable theme to explore.

Back to School

Welcome Back!

We would like to welcome everyone back after the summer holidays. Our new school year commences on Wednesday, 29th August at 9.10 a.m.

In particular, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Jaydon who has started Junior Infants. We would also like to welcome Ms. Hobson who will be working in the Junior Room with Ms. Crummy and we hope that she will be very happy in our school.

The School Day
Door opens: 9.10 a.m.
School begins: 9.20 a.m.
Break: 11.00-11.10 a.m.
Lunch: 12.30-1.00 p.m.
Infant Collection: 1.50 p.m.
End of school day: 2.50 p.m.

Aoife McDermott’s Visit to our School

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Aoife Mc Dermott to Taunagh N.S. today. Aoife spoke to the children about her love of sport and highlighted the importance of hard work and a positive attitude. She explained how she played basketball before taking on the new challenge of playing rugby. Aoife is on the Irish women’s senior rugby team and brought her jersey and cap along today for all the children to see. Aoife was so generous with her time and really encouraged the children!

Church Trail

On Friday, the pupils from 1st to 6th class completed a church trail in Taunagh Parish Church. Each child had a booklet and worked in groups to answer questions and sketch different parts of the church. This was a very interesting activity and the children were really engaged in the task.

Our next step will be to draw different items in the church to display on the church noticeboards. Many thanks to Hilda for setting the communion table. The children were interested to see how it was set up.

Church Trail