Halloween:  Dress-up on Friday.  Contribution of €2 per child or €3 euro per family.  We hope everyone will have a great and a safe Halloween.

Parent Association A.G.M.See below.

Message from Ballylinan NS Parents Association

Parents Association AGM

Tuesday November 8th @ 8.30 pm. in the school.

Recognising the fact that parents have busy lives and following consultation, the Parents Association for the current school year will introduce some new changes (with the permission of the A.G.M.) –

  • A core committee (5/6 people) will be set up which will meet between 3 and 5 times in the year or on a need basis.

  • Parents who do not wish to be part of the committee can give their names as volunteers for special occasions – First Confession, Graduation, etc as the need arises.

  • By attending the A.G.M. it does not mean you will get a job!

  • By attending the A.G.M. you are indicating your support for the school, your children and for each other.

  • The role of the Parents Association is to work with the Principal, staff and Board of Management to provide the best possible education for the children in the school.


School closes on Friday October 28th at the usual times and re-opens on Monday November 7th.

The school will be closed on Thursday November 10th for teacher in-service.

We are “dressing up” for Halloween again this year on Friday October 28th.  As in previous years we are asking for a contribution of €2 per child or €3 per family.  Any funds raised will go to the Parents Association.  No masks please and no “one piece” costumes for infants!!

We would ask parents to avoid using the staff parking area (to the left and right) in the mornings please.  The spaces at the back facing in the direction of Athy and Ballylinan village are available.

Our Cumann na mBunscol adventure came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when our boys were beaten 6-6 to 5-7 in what was described as “the match of the season”.  We are extremely proud of the team and especially the fact that they fought back from being 9 points down to come “within a whisper” of winning the match.  Well done to all!  Our boys “development squad” has been invited to play two away matches and these will take place in the coming weeks.  A big “thanks” to Mrs. Connolly, Mrs. Julian, Ollie Walsh, Frank Shanahan and others for all their work over the last 8 weeks and the staff “back at base” who made it possible!!


Ballylinan G.A.A. – Kids Halloween Disco Friday 28th October, GAA Clubhouse – 6pm – 8pm.  Prize for best costume.  Admission €2.

 Ballylinan Running Club/Rachel Fenlon – Fancy Dress Family Fun 4km Walk/Run/Jog – Sun 30th Oct @ 2pm from St. Anne’s Hall.  Registration and face painting from 1 pm.  Adults €5, Child €3.Refreshments afterwards.  Prizes for best costumes on the day.  In support of Rachel’s goal to volunteer as a teacher in Kolkata, India, June 2017 with Froebel-Hope Teacher Education Partnership.

Arles School Parents Association – Talent Contest & Halloween Fancy Dress disco and games, Arles Hall, Sunday 30th Oct, 4pm.  Admission €5.