Cumann na mBunscol Quiz

Congratulations to Shannon, Sean, Dara, Conall and Cayla who were the winners of the inter-schools' Cumann na mBunscol quiz recently. We wish them the best of luck on November 19th when they will compete in the county final.

'Design a Scarecrow' Art Competition

Congratulations to Ella who was the winner of the 'Design a Scarecrow' Competition organised by Navan Education Centre. Well done Ella! We hope you enjoy spending your prize voucher and that your class has lots of fun making a scarecrow for our new school garden.

Louth County Council Safe Cycling Art Competition

We got he year off to a great start with pupils from Muire na nGael winning 3 prizes in the Louth County Council art competition.  Congratulations to Veronika, Terina & Sineida our 3 talented artists.  They all received vouchers & RSA

goodies.  Thank you to Adrian O’Sullivan Road Safety Officer in Louth County Council who made the presentation to our delighted winners.


Congratulations to Saoirse D'Arcy winner of the Cumann na mBunscol camogie skills’ competition.  

In July, Saoiorse represented Co. Louth in the Mini-Sevens event at the All Ireland hurling semi-final in Croke Park.

Well done Saoirse it was great to see Louth represented in Croke Park!!

Heritage Ireland Emoji Competition

Congratulations to Veronika who was selected as a finalist in the Heritage Ireland 2030 emoji competition.  Veronkia attended the awards ceremony in The National Museum in Dublin on Tuesday.  She received a family heritage pass and a t-shirt with her printed emoji, and Veronika’s artwork will feature on The Heritage Ireland publications next year.  

Great work Veronika, we are very proud of you.

IPC Hand Hygiene Colouring & Poster Competition

Congratulations to Finn, Wren & Veronika who were national winners in this competition.  They each won One4All gift vouchers.  Have lots of fun spending your well deserved vouchers.

Heritage Ireland Emoji Design

We were delighted to have two winners in this competition. Congratulations to Veronika and Gráinne who were awarded 1st & 2nd prizes for their creative entries.

The girls received book tokens as their prizes and Veronika’s entry will now go forward to the provincial finals.

Best of luck Veronika!

We had further success in the poetry recitation competition at Feis Mhuirtheimhne last week. Well done to all our participants and ‘maith sibh’ to our medal winners Saoirse, Jessica, Nathan, Adam, Cathal, Dearbhaile, Lucy, Annabelle, Cairell, Conall & Logan. Based on their success we were delighted to receive the Feis Mhuirtheimhne Perpetual Cup.

Congratulations to Ryan whose project on America wowed the judges.  Ryan was the delighted recipient of the

Seán McCabe Memorial Cup.

Well done to all our class winners in the project competition organised for our 3rd & 4th classes. 

Enjoy your Easter eggs!!

Congratulations to Emily who was the winner of the Gerard Judge Memorial Cup for her beautiful handwriting in our 1st & 2nd class in-school competition.

Well done to all our winners in 1st & 2nd classes who received Easter eggs in recognition for their beautiful handwriting in the Gerard Judge Memorial handwriting competition.

Congratulations to Aaron who was the overall winner of the Karen & Sean Craven Memorial Cup for his entertaining essay entitled 'An Unexpected Guest'.  

Well done to the winners of our 5th & 6th class in-school essay competition.  Enjoy your Easter eggs!!

Congratulations to Ella who won 2nd prize in the CPSMA Celebrating Our Local Schools art competition.  Well done also to Sineida whose entry was shortlisted & was put on display at the CPSMA AGM recently.

Congratulations to Wren who was the winner of the Thomas Magee Memorial Cup for her beautiful colouring of the lollipop man. 

Well done Wren!

Eason's Spelling Bee

We were so proud of Katie who represented our school in the Louth Eason's Spelling Bee competition. 

Katie who is only in 5th class reached the final four in the competition.

Great achievement Katie!!

13th March, 2019

We held our annual school feis this morning.  Well done to all our competitors who took part!! Our judges Lorcan O hUallacháin & Padraigín Ní Uallacháin had a very difficult task in selecting the overall winners.

Congratulations to Jessica who won first prize and was presented with the Breda Ní hUallacháin perpetual cup and a €50 Smyths voucher.  Rebecca was thrilled to be named in 2nd place and she received a €30 Smyths voucher. 

In joint 3rd place were Logan & Annabelle who received €20 Smyths vouchers.  

Maith sibh go léir!!

ESB Networks Stay Safe Stay Clear Poster Competition

Congratulations to Caragh Treanor who was the national runner up in the ESB Networks Stay Safe Stay Clear poster competition.  Caragh's colourful entry featured in the 2019 ESB calendar. 

Well done Caragh we are all very proud of you!!

Credit Union Schools' Quiz - Chapter Section

Congratulations to Kerrie, Liam, Conor & Seán who were joint 3rd in the Chapter Section of the Credit Union Schools' Quiz Competition which was held in the Glencarn Hotel recently. 

Schools from Louth, Monaghan & Cavan were competing in this event and our team brought great credit to the school.  Our school and Cuchullain Credit Union are very proud of them.  Thank you to Ms. McKenna & Ms. Daly for all their work with all our school's quiz teams.

 U-11 Credit Union Quiz Winners

Congratulations to Kerrie, Sean, Aaron & Liam who were the winners of the U11 Cuchullain Credit Union Quiz recently.  Well done, we are very proud of you all.

The team now go forward to the chapter level of the quiz representing Cuchullain Credit Union on Sunday March 3rd.

Best of luck Kerrie, Sean, Aaron & Liam!!

Credit Union Poster Competition 

We had further success in this competition with three of our pupils winning prizes at Chapter level ( Louth/Monaghan & Cavan region).  Congratulations to Rachel, Nathan & Eoghan who impressed the judges once again at regional level.  

As Nathan was a 1st prize winner on this occasion his poster now goes forward to represent Cúchullain Credit Union at national level.  Best of luck Nathan!

Someone Like Me Poster Competition 

Congratulations to Aoife  and Sineida  who were the Louth winners in this competition.  

The girls attended a presentation ceremony in City Hall, Dublin on Wednesday 5th December.  

Well done girls, we are very proud of you both.

Credit Union Art Competition 

We were thrilled to hear we had seven winners in this competition.  Congratulations to Eoghan, Rachel, Lucy, Veronika, Madeleine, Nathan and Katie  whose art work impressed the judges and who were worthy winners in this event.  

They received their prizes at an awards ceremony in The Carnbeg Hotel on Friday 30th November.

Cumann na mBunscol Quiz

Hely, Connor, Callum, Ben & James progressed to the county final and acquitted themselves well although not among the prize winners on the day.  

Thank you to Ms. Daly for working with the children over lunch times to prepare for this event.

Louth County Council Safe Cycling Art Competition


We got the year off to a great start with pupils from Muire na nGael winning all 4 prizes in the Louth County Council art competition. Congratulations to Eryk, Ella, Roch & Katie our four talented artists. They all received RSA goodies, a hoodie and a Smyths toy voucher. Thank you to Adrian O' Sullivan Road Safety Officer in Louth County Council who made the presentation to our delighted winners today.


Congratulations to Sam Phelan winner of the Cumann na mBunscol hurling skills’ competition.  

In July, Sam goes forward to represent Co. Louth in the Mini-Sevens event at the All Ireland hurling semi-final in Croke Park.

Best of luck Sam !!

 Good Friday Agreement Art Competition

Congratulations to Ella who was the national winner of the Good Friday Agreement Art Competition for primary schools.  Ella was presented with her €400 cash prize by Tanáiste Simon Coveney at a function in Iveagh House in Dublin recently.

Society of Missionary Children Easter Colouring Competition

Congratulations to Eryk who was the winner of the Society of Missionary Children Easter colouring competition.  He won a book voucher and art materials.  Well done Eryk!!

Easons Spelling Bee

Jade’s classmates cheered her on as she competed in the Louth finals of the Easons Spelling Bee at Dundalk Grammar School recently.   Jade performed amazingly achieving the runner up position.  She fell at the final hurdle on the spelling of "evapotranspiration" !!

Ms. Savage, Ms. Daly and indeed all in Muire na nGael are extremely proud of her.

Well done Jade!!

Show Racism the Red Card

There was much excitement in our school when we learned that our school’s entry in the “Show Racism the Red Card” creative competition had been shortlisted by the judges.  Mr. Lyons class attended the awards ceremony in Tallaght Stadium and we were thrilled when Patrick & Leah's poster was declared as the "Best Poster at Primary School" level. 

There was further good news when our school received a "Special Commendation" from the judges in recognition of the high standard of art entries submitted by our school. 

The class enjoyed a fantastic day out at the awards which were attended by Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone,

Martin O'Neill & Colin Bell (Irish Football Managers), Shairoze Akram (Mayo GAA Star) & Joe Molloy (Newstalk Radio & TV3 Rugby Anchor)

SightsaversJunior Painter Awards

Congratulations to Ella who was runner up in the Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards recently.  Ella won an art box for herself, an art workshop for her class and a €200 book voucher for the school.  This is the 2nd year that Ella has won this prestigous award.  Well done Ella, we are so proud of you!!

Well done also to Alice whose entry "Edible Candyland" was highly commended by the judges and Alice also received an art box for her efforts.  Keep up the great work Alice!

Feis Mhuirtheimhne

Well done to all our pupils who participated in the poetry section of Feis Mhuirtheimhne.  

Congratulations to our medal winners – Jack, Charlotte, Rachel, Cillian, Aislinn, Saoirse, Nathan & Brooke.  

We were delighted to retain the Feis Mhuirtheimhne Cup for the second year in succession.  

Trinity Trip for Ms. Daly's Class

Ms. Daly won an all-expenses paid trip for her class to Trinity College at a recent PDST  numeracy conference.  They  visited the Amber Department & viewed all their science equipment as well as having the opportunity to view the prestigious Book of Kells.

Cumann na mBunscol 

Well done to Shane, Molly, Saoirse & Sam

who represented our school recently in the

Cumann na mBunscol GAA Skills Competition

 held recently in Darver.

U12s All County Girls' Blitz

Ms. Savage & Ms. McClean were delighted when our U12 girls' team progressed through the first round of the All County Girls' Blitz narrowly defeating teams from St. Joseph's & St. Malachy's Girls' Schools.  They now go forward to round 2 of this competition.  Best of luck girls!!

Muire na nGael Perpetual Cups

Every year we organise in-school competitions for all classes and perpetual cups are awarded to the overall winners.  We received a very high standard of entries this year and the judges had a very difficult task in choosing the winners.

Our 1st & 2nd class pupils participated in a handwriting competition and Lucy was delighted to be announced as the winner of the Gerard Judge Memorial Cup.

Congratulations also to Rossa, Brandon, Frankie, Caoimhe & Ellen who were the prize winners in their respective classes.  Well done everybody, keep up the good work!!

              Our 3rd & 4th class pupils submitted projects on European countries and it was Nathan's project on Italy which came out on top!                Nathan is the proud winner of the Sean McCabe Memorial Cup.  Well done also to Joshua, Migle, Sarah, Niamh, Veronika & Laura who were prize winners in their classes and they were all delighted to receive an Easter egg as their prize.

As the Sean & Karen Craven Memorial Cup had already been awarded to Jack in 6th class we organised another creative writing competition for our 5th classes. 

                    The theme of the competition was "Our Families" as the World Meeting of Families will take place later this year in Dublin.     The overall winner in 5th class was Ewan who was thrilled to receive a gift voucher while Nathan & Katie were delighted to receive an Easter egg for their efforts.

All classes from junior infants to 6th classes participated in a school feis and our judges Lorcan & Pádraigín Ní hUallacháin had a difficult task in selecting the overall winners!  Nathan was overcome when his name was announced as the overall winner and he was delighted to receive the Breda Ní hUallacháin Memorial Cup.  Brooke & Rebecca were also delighted to be announced as prize winners.  We are grateful to Lorcan who sponsored Smyths vouchers for our 3 overall winners.  All participants in the feis received beautiful medals and will go forward to represent the school in Feis Mhuirtheimhne on Sunday 22nd April in the Friary Hall.

Toyota Dream Car Art Competition

We were thrilled to have 3 national winners in this art competition.  Congratulations to Alice & John who won 1st and 2nd prizes respectively in the U8 category & to Katie who won 1st prize in the 8-11 years old category.  Their entries now go forward to the global competition where they could win a grand prize of a trip to Japan!!  Fingers crossed!! 

I.N.S.P.A. Photography Competition

Congratulations to Jack whose photographic entry was highly commended in a photography competition for national schools.  As hundreds of entries were received for this competition this was a great achievement.  Well done Jack!!

Fáilte Pope Francis Letter Writing & Art Competition

The Irish Catholic newspaper organised a competition for six to nine year olds asking them to write a letter of welcome to Pope Francis for his forthcoming visit to Ireland as part of the World Meeting of Families 2018.  We were absolutely thrilled to have two winners in our school.  Congratulations to Aoife who was the overall national winner receiving €1000 for our school.  Aoife offered Pope Francis a room in her house during his time here in Ireland!  Well done also to Ella who was highly commended for her beautiful poem welcoming Pope Francis to Ireland.  Both girls' work appears in a specially commissioned book "Fáilte Pope Francis" which is on sale in all major retail outlets.  The girls enjoyed a great day out in Dublin recently and had the honour of meeting Pope Francis himself (well the nearest we could get to meeting His Holiness - they got the opportunity to pose with a life size cardboard cut out of Pope Francis!).

CPSMA - Our School Family Art Competition

Congratulations to Katie who was the overall national winner of the "Our School Family" art competition.  See Katie's colourful poster which shows a wide range of the activities we offer here in Muire na nGael.  Katie attended a presentation ceremony in The Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin and received a sports voucher and a camera for her prize.  We were thrilled to learn on the day that Sineida, Alice, Ella & Terina were also highly commended for their magnificent entries.  

Well done everyone we are so proud of you!!

Dundalk Railway Heritage Essay Competition

Thank you to the Dundalk Railway Heritage Committee who visited our school to tell our 6th class pupils about working on the railway in years gone by.

Railway Heritage Essay Competition

Congratulations to Jack (Mrs Gaughran's class) who was the overall winner of The Railway Heritage Essay Competition. Jack received the Seán & Karen Craven Memorial Cup & €100 voucher sponsored by Dundalk Heritage Railway Committee.

Congratulations also to Rebecca who was the winner in Ms Daly's class and to Patrick who was the winner in Mr Lyons class.

Sophie,Ethan & Abi were the lucky winners of a family rail pass to Dublin, kindly sponsored by Irish Rail and the Dundalk  Railway Heritage Committee. 

ESB Stay Safe Stay Clear Art Competition

We had 2 winners in the ESB art competition. Congratulations to Alice who was the overall national winner in the junior section.  See her fabulous

picture on the ESB calendar!

Also see Sanese's  fabulous art work on the calendar - Sanese was the Leinster winner in the senior section. Fabulous achievement Sanese!

Credit Union Art Competition

More success for Riley who has won 1st prize in the chapter section of the Credit Union art competition.  Riley now goes forward to represent Cúchullain Credit Union in the National Finals!

Amnesty International Poster Competition

Congratulations to Terina & Ella who were highly commended in the recent Amnesty International poster competition. 

Well done girls, keep up the great work!!

Someone Like Me 

Art Competition

Congratulations to Aoife and Sineida who have been announced as the Louth Junior & Senior Winners in the Someone Like Me art competition. 

This competition helps to promote awareness of inclusion and disabilities among school children. 

Aoife and Sineida enjoyed a great day out at the presentation ceremony in City Hall Dublin - we are very proud of you both !

Credit Union Art Competition

Congratulations to Sanese and Riley who were winners in the Cúchullain Credit Union art competition.  Sanese won 2nd prize in the 11-13 age category and Riley won 1st prize in the 7 years and under category.


Riley now goes forward to represent Cúchullain Credit Union in the chapter section(Louth, Monaghan, Cavan regions) of this competition.

Best of Luck Riley !

Cumann na mBunscol Quiz

Well done to

Leah, Tadhg, Jade, Oisín, Seán,

Conor, Patrick, Chloe, Megan & Brooke

who represented our school in the Cumann na mBunscol

quiz held in Réalt na Mara recently.

Taste of Louth Art Competition

Well done to Sineida, Gráinne, Sanese, John & Alice who were all winners in the Taste of Louth art competition.

Design a Halloween Mask Competition

More great news for Muire na nGael!! Well done to Aaron, Manach, Alice & Aoife who designed beautiful masks and were winners in this competition organised by Oriel Office Supplies.

Safe Cycling Poster Competition

Congratulations to Katie & Sanese who were both winners in the Louth County Council Safe Cycling poster competition.  The girls were presented with vouchers & goodie bags  by Adrian O'Sullivan - Road Safety Officer L.C.C.

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