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Camogie success!

Tiermohan girls, playing under the banner of Cappagh with Newtown, successfully overcame Scoil Uí Ríada in a closely fought final on 9th June. Despite a strong wind, Cappagh girls held Scoil Uí Riada to a draw at half time. In the second half, Cappagh pulled ahead to finish 3-1 to 2-0. Thanks to Ms Cody and Mr Ryan for coaching the girls.


Children from Ms Doran’s 2nd class after their First Holy Communion ceremony with Fr. George and Fr. Adriano.


The boys and girls competed in a one day blitz, coached by Mr Fleming and Mr O’Haire.


PMcGee with his All Ireland boxing medals!





Club Gaeilge trip to the Avon, Blessington.


Clean up day 2022

Some of the children engaged in cleaning up the neighbourhood around the school.

Confirmation 2022

The children from 6th class as they made their Confirmation on Saturday 13th March. Celebrants were Fr George and Fr Adriano.


World Book Day 2022

Children dressed up as a character from their favourite book.

6th Class present envelope with donations to members of the local St Vincent de Paul…

Santa visits in a fire fighting jeep…

Children enjoying the Panto, sponsored by the Parents’ Council…


Gingerbread making and eating in 1st and 2nd class today!


We collected €1450 today for the local conference of St Vincent de Paul! Thank you to all concerned.

Photos from Christmas jumper day….


Our outdoor Nativity scene, painted by children in 6th class.





Our Hallowe’en walk today in perfect lovely autumnal weather!


Our Hallowe’en class pictures today:
















Pupils from our 6th Class on a recent cycle around the local historic sites. This is the group at the 1798 memorial on Ovidstown Hill and at Donadea castle.




A huge “thank you” to past pupil Will Connors for calling to school today. He answered questions from children in all classes for over an hour and then signed our active school T shirts. He recalled his days playing for Tiermohan and for Cappagh! Thanks for your time Will!

We took a socially distanced photo but will display this in the foyer of our new school building.


Active week activities: Cycling workshop with Michael Connolly

Modern Dance with LA Dance academy

Skipping: 10 at 10 (10 minutes at 10am)






Ice cream after a skipping session!


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Children dressed up as their favourite characters and spoke about their favourite books today, World Book Day.

Ms Mc Crudden’s and Ms Rattigan’s Junior and Senior Infants.

Ms Doran’s 1st and 2nd Class



Christmas Dress up day, donations to local St Vincent de Paul conference.

We were delighted to present the proceeds of our Christmas dress-up day to St. Vincent de Paul.  We raised €1,400.
Thank you to all our pupils, families and staff for your very generous donations this year, in place of the usual Christmas Food Appeal.

Some pictures from our Hallowe’en dress up day, Friday 23rd October 2020.




Fr John and Fr George celebrating First Penance with the children in 3rd Class today, 29th September, 2020, in preparation for their First Holy Communion.


Photos sent in by families busy during the school closure


S and AH with some pics of baking, nature walks and art work.

Some more projects done by 5th and 6th classes

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Projects on Peru, completed by AL, ZH, MH, CC, ER and ED.

Eoin’s Project on Peru


Project work completed by AR and SC.

PC and JC on a cycle in the forest.

RF baking, creating and cycling!


Project work completed by NS


Green fingers, sent by J and SL.

Springtime on the farm! Pics sent by E and CK.


A and EO’S cycling and making puppets.


KL doing pushups.


G and ZH playing music, making Lego and having fun in the park.


AR, S and IC having fun.


A dinosaur display with fossils made in dough by DMc G and sister G.


BE sent us some pics of outdoor activities.


LOC enjoying sunny weather!



The O’ R family busy in the garden and working out with Joe!


World Book Day 2020



Boys before they beat Ballysax in a nail-biting semi-final, winning by just 1 point!



Christmas celebrations 2019



Christmas hampers, 2019

Very generous donations to our local St Vincent de Paul society to help the needy in our community. Well done to all who donated gifts!



Hallowe’en 2019





Short video about our weather station, created by pupils in 6th class



U11 Cappagh team September 2019

Tour to Courtlough, Balbriggan.

5th and 6th classes took part in basic CPR training recently. Here are some pictures:

Pet Day was a great success today. The day began with Sally from Kildare West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with her rescued lurcher dog, Amber. Sally told us of the work of the rescue charity, and displayed some of the happy animals they have rescued.

Next came Sean, Anthony from the Armed Forces, and their horse Deer Park. The children were allowed to pet, feed and groom the horse.

Finally, children displayed their own pets. These ranged from goldfish, to guinea pigs, to new born lambs. There were plenty dogs also, on a leash and wearing muzzles. The children were proud to explain about their own pets. Other children had pictures of their pets, while others drew pictures of their favorite animals.



Confirmation Day, with Bishop Nulty in Newtown Church.

Children dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day recently.


Winners of poster competition and green school committee with Mrs O’ Donoghue and Mr Fleming.


Our boys won the Basketball League final today in a thrilling match against Kilberry. The final score was 8-3.



Our Junior NBA players in action in Tallaght NBA arena recently.


Our debate team in action recently against Straffan NS. The topic was “People should be fined for not recycling.”

We now progress to the shield competition.

The next topic is “To be serious about climate change means not eating meat.”

Santa came to visit today. He arrived in a fire engine!


Christmas art in our classrooms:


Our food hampers, on their way to needy families in our community, delivered by members of St Vincent de Paul.

Our school choir, singing under direction of Mrs O’ Donoghue and accompanied by Enrika and Niamh, singing at this year’s carol service in Newtown Church.


Participating in the Junior NBA event in the National Basketball Arena, December 2018.


Superleague players Allie and Brianna coach Mrs O’ Donoghue’s class today, November 16th.


Here are some pictures from our Witch Walk, Friday 26th October 2018.



Here is a selection from our Open Day. You will see DJ Stephen, Reptile man Ronan, Ireland’s fittest family members, the Kildare Rose and Green and Active School flag raising.




Emer, Katie, Ross and Glen with our Prayer Box. The children visited Bishop Nulty in Carlow Cathedral and presented him with the prayers and petitions which were in the Prayer Box. The prayers and petitions will be placed with the icon of the family, as it travels through the diocese.


Army Visit to Tiermohan NS!

Captain Mark Brogan visiting 3rd to 6th Classes today. Captain Mark showed the boys and girls a slide show explaining the work of the Defence Forces, followed by a demonstration of some of the equipment the soldiers use.


Girls triumph at basketball league final in Newbridge! Well done to coach Ms Doran, and thank you to parents/supporters and drivers!

A and D Walsh receiving our €200 cheque last evening for the best entry from local schools for the St Patrick’s Day theme competition.

5th Class coordinated the St Vincent de Paul food appeal collection. Here they are with a car full of parcels.

Dress up Day and Hallowe’en Walk 2017




Active School Day, September 2017

Hot seat: Basketball games during lunch break

Walking with parents/guardians in the morning.

March 2017

Boys win Basketball Blitz final against St David’s Naas. These boys remain unbeaten in two years!

February 2017

Boys win Basketball league final against Ballysax.

CR receives certificates on behalf of Debate Team, Maynooth College.

Dec 2016

Hampers delivered to our local conference of

St Vincent de Paul.

Thanks to all who contributed.



2016 Hallowe’en scares!









TMNS: Well done to the Cappagh hurling team of Tiermohan and Newtown schools, and coach Mr Ryan for their historic victory today!

Hurlers with Trophy June 2016

Tree in memory of FR PJ Byrne, planted by Mr Sweeney and blessed by Fr Alex.


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INTEL engineers, organised by parent Claire Goode, spent an enjoyable day in our school recently, working with 2nd and 3rd classes in Mr Ryan’s room.

Here is a link to the photographs that were taken on the day:


Hallowe’en Dress up day in aid of the local conference of  St Vincent de Paul.

1st Class

2nd Class

3rd Class

4th Class

5th Class

6th Class

Junior Infants

Senior Infants

Drumming Workshop: Kieran from Kadakaboom Arts and musicians from 5th and 6th Classes.




Soldiers Gillian and Will representing the Irish Army present the Irish Tricolour to E Ashe and Proclamation to B Nolan. A section of the Proclamation is read by B Keogh.


Senior Tour June 2015 to Excel Gymnastics, Celbridge and Castletown House, Celbridge. We also visited the Famine Graveyard in Celbridge.

Castletown Avenue

Famine Graveyard


Cross Country Running, Hawkfield Newbridge March 26th 2015.

Boys and girls relax Boys relax Charlie Dean Girls lining up Girls Jodie getting Medal Jodie Medal

Green and Active School Flag Raising: Friday 14th October 2014

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Dress up day Thursday 23rd October 2014 and Cross Country running in Kilcock

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Learning about aquatics and water safety from UisceBear.

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Learning about composting with Natasha from Enrich of Kilcock: May 28th 2014

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Quiz Gaeilge

Márta 2014

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Green Day in Tiermohan NS: March 2014

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5th and 6th Classes went to Musgraves/Centra Distribution Centre in Kilcock. Here are some photos of the group in their high vis vests and later in the canteen. Later they went to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS.

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We went Spring Cleaning around the neighbourhood of the school today. We took some photos.

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Garda Julie and Damien from Kilcock Garda Station visited us today, 21st November 2012, and we took some photographs.

4th and 5th Classes baking. We made our own butter and bread and added jam from blackberries we had collected earlier in the week.

This is a selection of photos from our “Witches’ Walk” taken today 26th October 2012







St Patrick’s Day….we went green for the day!




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This is a picture of some of the engineers in 4th class. They were asked to build a model house with renewable sources. Most of the models featured a solar panel, water harvester and mini- windmill.

Last week marked Tree Week and Ms Curley organised the delivery of some ash plants to the school. The photos show some of the children planting the trees.


Fun in the snow: February 2009


Floods: December 2008

A photo of the school yard under water during the winter floods December 08.

The children in 5th and 6th classes had a wonderful day at the Young Scientist Exhibition on Friday 9th last. Before the exhibition, the children discussed the sense of smell of males and females. They formed the opinion that males and females had an equally good sense of smell. They tested this theory using ten common kitchen items, including coffee and ketchup.
*They displayed their work during the exhibition amd tested invited members of the public to take part in the test, which they titled “How do you smell?!!” In total they tested 68 males and 94 females. The average score for males was 7.3 and 7.6 for females, proving that females have a better sense of smell!
Many thanks to R Maher and D Curran for their help during the day.


Last Thursday 16th October in Moorefield Park, the girls of Tiermohan and Newtown won the u11 league final. The final score against Kildare Town NS was 4-3 to 0-1. The Cappagh girls proved too strong and were convincing winners of this league final. Many thanks to H Kennedy, P Ryan, M Wosser and T Milner for help in training the girls and to the supporters.

The children in the school were treated to a very interesting talk regarding birds, their diet, their phsical features and their migratory habits. John Lovatt of Bird Watch Ireland was our guest and the visit was sponsored by Kildare Education Centre.

Today the children in Tiermohan’s 4th to 6th classes went on a cycle. The route took them to Donadea forest, where they visited the 9-11 memorial, St Peter’s Church and graveyard. On the route home they passed by the townland with the longest place name in Ireland, Newtownmoneennaluggagh. Many thanks to Mrs Martin, Mrs Holton and Mrs Dunne for their help.

Tuesday 27th May was another historic day for the senior girls’ (Cappagh) football team. They defeated Clogherince/Broadford 3-1 to 0-2 in Moorefield Park. For the second year in a row they have won both the U11 and U13 league trophies. Well done girls, and thank you to trainer Martin Mulligan and to supporters.

The children in 6th class celebrated their Confirmation today in Newtown Church. Fr PJ Byrne and Fr Eddie Kavanagh concelebrated the Mass, and the children in Tiermohan joined with three children from Newtown NS in the ceremony.
After the ceremony, Tiermohan NS Parents’ Council hosted a reception for the children and their parents and friends across the road in Newtown Hall.
Many thanks to Fr PJ and Fr Eddie for a lovely ceremony, to Eileen Nolan and the adult and children choir for beautiful music, to our altar server C. Mc Dowell and to Imelda Regan, our sacristan. The teachers, Mr Sweeney and Mr O’ Haire were proud of all the children.

Today was an exciting day for all the children in Tiermohan. Garda Bill and Garda Peter visited our school with their van and bicycle. Garda Peter reminded us of our safety rules while cycling our bikes. Garda Bill showed us around the Garda van, and even put some children in the cells in the back! The children all enjoyed the visit very much and we look forward to another visit in the future.

Here is a photo of our mural being painted by Marie Prendergast.

Yesterday was a busy day in Tiermohan NS. In the morning we had a visit from Mick Kelly, an engineer working with SIAC. He introduced the world of engineering to the senior students. Then the pupils in 4th and 5th classes were presented with a challenge: to build a car capable of carrying 500g with two seats and lights.The winning entry is displayed here. It was designed and built by engineers A Maguire and B Geraghty.

The girls with their trophy!

Today the boys of Tiermohan reached the finals of the basketball blitz, organised by Cumann na mBunscoil. This one day event was held in the Secondary school in Newbridge. In the first game, we were beaten 3-8 by St Patrick’s. We beat Suncroft in the second game, 8-2. In the third game we were beaten 2-6 by Lackagh. This forced us into a three way playoff. We beat Suncroft 6-0 and Lackagh 4-0. This brought us to the semi-finals where we beat Allen 4-0. We met St Patrick’s again in the final but they proved too difficult to beat and we were beaten 7-1. All the boys on the panel deserve praise as it was a very tough blitz and we did very well to reach the final. Many thanks to Joe O Connor and Cumann na mBunscoil for organising the blitz. Thanks also to our drivers and supporters.

The children in 5th and 6th classes spent a very enjoyable day on Thursday 10th January in the Young Scientist Exhibition. Their display stand was called “Do you love the earth?” and included a demonstration of solar power, wind power and a natural battery which powered a clock with lemon juice!
The children also conducted a survey of the public’s attitute to the environment. They interviewed 156 people during the day and found that the group who seemed to care most for the environment were female college students. The overall average score out of a possibe 10 for males was 6.2. The overall average score for females was 6.3.
Una Glennon and Kelly Maher won a RTE competition during the day and were filmed interviewing two students from a secondary school about their project. In addition, they won a digital video camera each!
Ms Curley and MrSweeney were most grateful to Thomasina Barron who helped with supervision during the long day.


The pupils in Tiermohan had a very interesting visit to Maynooth Library recently where they were treated to printing workshop. Staff from the Print Museum talked about the history of printing and showed the pupils how a compositor worked. Finally each child had an opportunity to create a “Wanted” poster with their own name in the centre. When each group had finished printing, they made hats from paper,  modelled on hats printers would have worn in days gone by.

Today we had a wonderful international experience. Fr Clem from Malawi enthralled the senior classes with stories of life in his home country. He explained some of the traditions of his people, and emphasised the respect for the elders inherent in all they do. David Gildea, who worked in a volunteer capacity during the summer in Malawi, brought some craft items made in Malawi and Fr Clem explained the origin of each. When Fr Clem modelled the wooden mask, we were reminded of hallowe’en in Ireland! It was a wonderful experience and one the children will remember for a long time.

This is a picture the winning team with the cup!

These are photos of the team after the cup was presented!

Cappagh Girls win final! In a thrilling game played in Moorefield today, Cappagh girls held off GaelScoil Chill Dara to win the senior school league final. Despite the Gaelscoil drawing level, Cappagh girls put over another three points in the last three minutes to win 2-6 to 2-3. Their captain for today, A Donohue, praised their trainers, Martin Mulligan and Mary Cooke Mc Carthy. Their supporters gave Martin a huge cheer as he said the cup was a great achievement for everyone concerned.
This is a photo of the team before the game.

This is a photo of our new field with grass beginning to grow.

Knex Challenge!
On Tuesday 17th April, we took part in the Knex Challenge. Mr John Stack from SIAC explained the challenge and the children from 4th and 5th classes got to work. Their task was to make a rescue boat from Knex pieces. It was necessary for each boat to have a mast for radio contact, a ladder for rescue and a cabin for the crew.
All of the finished boats were commended but the winning boat belonged to I. Dunne and T. Butler. They will now represent the school in the regional finals to be held in INTEL.
Here are some of the entries.

Girls win another trophy!

Today the girls won the basketball league final in a thrilling game against Rathcoffey. The final score was 12-3.
The game was organised by Joe O’ Connor of Cumann na mBunscol.

Many thanks to Ms Curley, the parents and supporters and Joe O’ Connor.

Boys in Basketball final!

Today the Tiermohan boys reached the final in the basketball blitz which was held in Kilcullen.
They beat Allen 14-4 and took two points from their next game against Newbridge Educate Together. Unfortunately they were beaten 11-8 by St Patrick’s. Tiermohan boys continued by beating Kilberry 12-8 which brought them to the semi-finals.
They were comfortable winners over Kilashee, beating them by 12-2.
The final was a different affair however, with Tiermohan and St Patrick’s matching each other basket for basket during the first half. The second half saw St Patrick’s pulling ahead and finishing up at 18-7. Our boys were happy coming home with silver medals, aware they had all played their best for their school. Once again, many thanks to our drivers and supporters and to Joe O’ Connor who organised the blitz.