2019/20 School Year

St. Patrick’s Day – School will close at normal time on Friday, 13th March and re-open on Wednesday, 18th March. (We will be closed both Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th).

February Mid- Term Break: School will close at normal times on Friday, 14th February and will re-open on Monday, 24th February.

Happy New Year and welcome back to all our families. We are looking forward to sharing with you, a very happy 2020.

Christmas Holidays: School will close on Friday, 20th December and will re-open at usual time on Monday, 6th January 2020. Nollaig Shona faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!

Christmas Performances and Rehearsals

We are delighted to invite you to your childrens Christmas performances in the Parish Church, Kinsale on Thursday, 12th December 2019.

1pm to 1.40pm Junior Performance of ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’ (Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Rang a 1 & Rang a 2)
2pm to 2.40pm Senior Carol Service (Rang a 3 – 6)

5th & 6th December: Please drop your child in Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Rang a 1 & 2 to the Parish Church for 9am. The children will return to school by bus at 10.30am

11th December: Please drop your child in Rang a 3/4/5/6 classes to the Parish Church for 9am. They will walk/bus (weather dependent) back to school at 10.30am.

The junior classes will travel by bus to and from school to the Parish Church at 11am.

Normal school collection times for all.

Performance Day:
12th December: All children will be brought by bus to the Parish Church for the Christmas performances.

Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Rang a 1 & 2 are to be collected at the end of their performance at 1.40pm. However, pupils in Rang a 1 & 2 are welcome to remain in the Church until the senior performance concludes at 2.40pm. Infant siblings can remain with their parents during that time.

We appreciate your support as always.

Carol Service 2019: The children will entertain you with some Christmas performances on Thursday, 12th December in the Parish Church. 1pm -1.45pm Junior classes (up to rang a 2) and 2pm-2.45pm senior classes (rang a 3-6).

S.N. Chóbh will be carol singing at the Christmas Fair in Supervalu on Thursday, 5th December from 3-5 pm.

Welcome back to everyone for our last term of 2019. A little reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday 5th November, the P.A. are having their ‘Cash for Clothes’ collection. If you have any items of clothing, bedding etc., that you can donate we would be delighted to receive them. Signs are up to show you where to leave your items. Many thanks for your continued support.

Mid Term Break: Please note that school will close at normal times on Friday, 25th October and re-open on Monday, 4th November at 8.50am. Wishing you all a very happy Halloween.

Parent/Teacher Meetings will be held on Tuesday, 22nd and Wednesday, 23rd October 2019.

Scary Bingo Tickets are now on sale in the office.

School Closure: Please note that Tuesday, 1st October 2019 has been confirmed by PDST/DES as the day assigned to our school for teacher in-service on the New Primary Language Curriculum. All primary schools will be closed for this inservice during this school year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dates to Remember:
First Holy Communion – Saturday, 9th May 2020 at 11am
Confirmation – Monday, 18th May 2020 at 10.30am

Pupil Cover 24/7 Insurance for all Pupils – All pupils are covered by Arachas – Brennan Insurances under their School Personal Accident Insurance Policy. This covers your child in and outside of school hours. Claim forms can be had from the office during normal school hours and they can also be downloaded from the insurers website. For further information of coverage and what is included, please see www.https://www.pupilcover.ie/product-information/

School will re-open at 8.50am (class begins at 9am) on Wednesday, 28th August 2019.


2018/19 School Year

We would like to wish everyone at S.N. Chóbh a truly wonderful, happy and healthy summer holidays and we look forward to welcoming you all back on 28th August, 2019. We would also like to wish our departing Rang a 6 the best of luck as they go forward to their new schools to continue their education. School will close tomorrow, 21st June at 12 noon. Bain taitneamh as laethanta saoire an tsamhraidh.

S.N. Chóbh Sports Day will be held at Kinsale Rugby Pitch on Friday, 7th June from 1 – 3pm. All parents/families are welcome to join us.

On Thursday, 6th June from 6 – 8pm High Street Books will be in school selling a full range of school books, stationery and book covering for all your needs re. 2019/20 school year. They accept HSB saving stamps and credit/debit cards. Also available at the same time/date will be Laura’s School Uniforms/school bags and a reduced price is being offered on all purchases from Laura’s.

School will be closed on Friday, 24th May 2019 as it will be utilised as a polling station for the Referendum.

School will close for Easter Holidays on Friday, 12th April 2019 and re-open at 8.50am on Monday, 29th April 2019. Wishing you all a very happy Easter – Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go léir.

Easter Bonnet Parade Fundraiser – All children are invited to create an Easter Bonnet which they can wear to school on Friday, 12th April 2019. Each class will have a winner of the most creative bonnet and a prize of an Easter Egg will be given to the winner.

A donation of €2 per child would be appreciated and as per previous years, all donations collected will go towards helping to support Ms. O’Flynn’s aunt – Sister Mary Lucey in her wonderful work in Zambia with the Missions.

Rang a Ceathair will hold their annual ‘Bring and Buy’ day after the Easter holidays. All funds raised will go towards the charities nominated by fourth class – Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Jack and Friends Support Centre, Bandon (where support is provided to children with autism and to their parents) and Good Shepherd, Cork, where funds raised will be used to purchase back to school stationery and supplies for the circa 245 homeless minors associated with the Good Shepherd Charity in the Cork area.

To begin the fundraiser, we are going to hold a non-uniform day on Friday next, April 5th. Each pupil participating is kindly asked to donate €2.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir, Ms. L. Hallissey agus na daltaí ó Rang a Ceathair.

La Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!  Wishing you all a very happy and fun St. Patrick’s Day – School will be closed on the 18th March and re-open as usual on the 19th.

Fundraiser: Our PA has organised an ’80’s Disco’ at the White Lady Hotel on Saturday, 2nd March from 9pm to 12.30am. Tickets are on sale in the office and also from members of the PA at €20 each. An arrival drink and raffle ticket are included in the price and the arrival drink is very kindly sponsored by ‘Black’s Brewery’.

Mid-Term: School will be closed for mid term (21st & 22nd February as per our calendar) and will re-open usual time on Monday, 25th February. We would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy mid-term break.

In Service Day – Wednesday, 20th February. The school will be closed all day as teachers will attend an in-service course.

Christmas Holidays – Please note that we will close on 21st December for our Christmas break. School will re-open at usual time on Monday, 7th January 2019. Nollaig Shona faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!

Coffee Morning at Jo’s Café – We are absolutely delighted to tell you that a huge amount of €712 was raised for the school during Jo’s Café Coffee Morning. We would like to sincerely thank Joanne Murphy and her staff for their very hard work and wonderful treats that were enjoyed on the morning. We would also like to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser. You are all great advocates of our school and we are really appreciative of your continued support. Míle Buíochas.

Tickets for our Musicals are now on sale from the office – 9.15am to 9.45am and 2.00pm to 2.30pm daily or your child can purchase during the school day.

Tickets are €10 per adult & €5 for grandparents/students. (children 3 or under, who do not occupy a seat and can sit on their parents’ lap are free). ‘Prickly Hay’ will have a Matinee on Monday, 3rd December at 12 noon and another show at 6.30pm on the Monday night. Cinderella ‘Here We Go Again’ will be at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 4th and Wednesday 5th December.

Coffee Morning at Jo’s Café – Wednesday, 21st November form 8am to 10.30am – Kids hot chocolate and freshly baked chocolate chip cookie – €3.50. Profits from the sales of all coffees, hot chocolate and pastries on the morning go directly to our school. Huge thank you to all at Jo’s for your continued support of our school.

Christmas Musicals: Junior Musical, (Naionain-Rang a 2). ‘Prickly Hay!’ December 3rd Matinee at 12 noon and evening show at 6.30. Senior Musical (Rang a 3-6). ‘Cinderella – Here We Go Again’ (Summercove Style!) December 4th & 5th, at 6.30. Dress Rehearsals Sunday afternoon Dec 2nd.

Both shows will be held at Kinsale Hotel and Spa (formerly Carlton Hotel)

Tickets will go on sale at a later date and a text will be sent to all families – €10 per adult and €5 for students/grandparents

Christmas Cards: Children will receive their Christmas cards this week. If you wish to purchase the cards please use the link that will be sent to you. We wish to thank every family for their continued support of our fundraising efforts and 50% of the amount raised for the Christmas cards will be refunded to our school.


School will be closed on Friday, 26th October as it will be utilised as a polling station. Mid Term closure is from Monday, 29th October to Friday, 2nd November. School will re-open at usual time on Monday, 5th November.

Parent/Teacher Meetings – P/T meetings will be held on 23rd & 24th October 2018. You will receive a letter stating your date/time(s) for meetings in due course.

A Cháirde,
Fáilte mhór romhaibh go léir thar nais! Gúim bliain lontach oraibh uile.

On behalf of all the staff of S.N. Chóbh I would lilke to extend a warm welcome to all our families for the new school year. We look forward to a happy, productive, healthy year for all while ensuring our children achieve their highest potential.

Le Mór Mheas,
Colette Ní Luasaigh.

2017/18 School Year:

Please check our website regularly for school updates:

School will close on 22nd June, 2018 for summer holidays. Everyone at S.N. Chóbh would like to wish you and your family and wonderful, happy and healthy summer.

4th – 8th June Active Week including our annual walk from Lidl to school on 7th June (details to follow)

8th June School Sports at Kinsale Rugby Club from 1.00 to 2.40pm weather permitting (fallback date 15th June) and our Summer BBQ at Hamlets.

High Street Books and Laura’s School Wear will be selling school books and uniforms, in school on Thursday, 31st May from 1 to 3pm.

Referendum: The school will be closed on Friday, 25th May for the Referendum.

Easter Holidays: School will be closed from Monday, 26th March to Friday, 6th April 2018 incl. School will re-open at usual time on Monday, 9th April. Wishing you all a very happy Easter. Cáisc Shona Daoibh go léir.

Easter Bonnets: All children are invited to create and wear their Easter Bonnets on Friday, 23rd March. A prize will be awarded to a winner of the best bonnet in each class.

Turas Scoil 2018:

Jnr Infants/Snr Infants – 6th June to Fota

1/2nd class – 31st May to Let’s Go – Trabeg Sports Centre

3/4th class – 11th June – Mardyke Cork

5th class – 31st May – The Glen Resource Centre Cork

6th class – 13/14th June – Freedom Surf Bilingual School Tramore

First Confession will be held tonight, 7th March in the Parish Church at 7pm. Children will need to be seated at 6.45pm sharp.

St. Patrick’s Day Closure: School will close at normal time on Friday, 16th March and re-open as normal on Tuesday, 20th March 2018. Lá Fhéile Pádraig faoi mhaise daoibh!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Maritime Parade:  The Maritime Parade will start at 7.30pm on 16th March, 2018 on The Pier. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 1pm on 17th March, 2018 and the route is from The Glen to the World’s End. Grand Marshall – Kevin Gould RNLI.

World Book Day: As school was closed on World Book Day, children are now invited to dress as their favourite book character on Friday next, 9th March.

Adverse Weather: Update – In line with the current red weather alert issued today and the advice given by the Department of Education and Skills to all schools within that area, our school will remain closed tomorrow Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March. All after school activities are also cancelled.

Parents Association – Lenrec Recycling Fundraiser:  Congratulations and thank you all for your support – we collected 650kg of recycling.

Credit Union Quiz: The next round of the quiz will take place on Sunday, 4th March at 3pm in the Metropole Hotel. Good luck to Jenny Foley, Gemma Sadler, Jonathan Walsh and Seán Hynes who will represent our school.

School Closure: Due to new procedures regarding Child Protection, all schools are obliged to attend training on same. Therefore, our school will close at 12 noon on Friday, 23rd February to allow staff to attend training.

Robotics: Please copy and paste to address bar to view:


Lenrec Recycling:  We are holding our Lenrec recycling fundraiser on 22/23 February. If you have any old clothes, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets and cloths please bring them to the school from 9am to 3pm on those dates. The school is paid by weight so the more the merrier.

 February Mid – Term Break – the school will close at usual time on Wednesday, 14th February and will re-open as normal on Monday, 19th February 2018.

RDS Primary Science Fair: 6th Class will be showcasing their project ‘Are we truly listening when we are engaging with tablets and smart phones‘ at Limerick University on Saturday, 19th January 2018.



Everyone at S.N. Chóbh would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful 2018.  School will re-open at normal time on Monday, 8th January 2018. 

Nollaig Shona Duit.


We are delighted to announce  dates and times for our Christmas Performances:

Naíonáin Bheaga, Naíonáín Mhóra, Rang a 1 and Rang a 2 will perform a Carol Service in St. Catherine’s Cultural Centre on December 12th and 14th at 11.30 am.

Ideally, we would encourage families of the Infant classes to attend on the 12th and families of Rang a 1and Rang a 2 to attend on the 14th, as seating is limited to the downstairs area only .

Christmas plays will be performed by Rang a 3 – Rang a 6.

Rang 3 – Thursday December 14th at 9am

Rang 4 – Tuesday December 12th at 9am

Rang 5 – Tuesday December 12th at 10am

Rang 6 – Thursday December 14th at 10am.

Each play will take place in the current Rang a Trí classroom. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Mid Term Break: School will close at normal time on Friday, 27th October for mid-term break and re-open as usual on Monday, 6th November 2017.

Scary Bingo tickets are on sale in the office for the P.A. annual Scary Bingo event which is being held in The White Lady Hotel on Thursday, 26th October at 6.30pm. As this event sells out very quickly, we would advise you get your tickets early.

Christmas card templates and details have been given to children. If you would like to order please return completed form by Friday, 27th October to class teacher.

Note for your diary:  Parent/Teacher Meetings will be held on 24th and 25th October, 2017.

School Closure:  Our school has been allocated a compulsory in-service day on the New Primary language Curriculum (see education.ie) on 18th October. The school will remain closed on that day.

Junior Infants – for your diary: School photographs will be taken on Thursday, 28th September 2017

Multose Hall Bus Rota 2017/18 – please click here to open Bus Rota



2016/17 School Year:

Summer Closure: School will close at 12 noon on Thursday, 29th June 2017 for summer holidays and will re-open on Wednesday, 30th August 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to wish our departing pupils great success for their future and also to wish  everyone  a very happy and healthy summer. We look forward to welcoming you all back in August.

Save the date: School Sports Day at Kinsale Rugby pitch, Friday June 16th, 12.45-3pm. All welcome. Siblings at second level that can assist please forward name to class teachers.

Coffee Morning: Denis and Niamh O ‘Connell are holding a Coffee morning in their home, 6 Fort View, this Thursday, 9am to 1pm, with entire proceeds going to Marymount & Neuro Dept. at CUH. They would be delighted if you could make it & please feel free to bring a friend.

‘2017/18 Junior Infants’ Meet and Greet date for your diary: Friday May 19th@ 2pm! Looking forward to welcoming you and your child to Summercove NS on that day!

Save the Date! The Summercove N.S. Fashion Show returns! – March 10th , The White lady -not to be missed! Details to follow.

Mid Term Break – School will close at normal time(s) on Friday, 17th February for mid term break and will re-open at 8.50am on Monday, 27th February 2017.

 Christmas Performances       

December 10th – Junior Choir will perform at the County School of Music Christmas Awards.  Coláiste Choilm 3pm.

December 14th – Senior Carol Service (Rang 3-6) St. Catherine’s Church, Rinncurran 6pm

December 15th – Junior Christmas Show (Jnr/Snr/Rang 1-2)  Parish Church 1pm 

December 17th – Carol Singing at Supervalu Kinsale – 1pm

December 21st – Annual Christmas Raffle in school at 10am followed by a visit from Santa to all classes.

December 22nd – School closes at 12 noon for Christmas holidays.

TBD: Annual performance at MacDonald Hotel by our Senior Choir for Kinsale Hospital and Community Care lunch .

Communion Class – ‘Do This in Memory Mass Schedule’  Please click on link  first_communion_masses

Mid Term Break: School will close at normal time (1.40pm Jnr/Snr Infants & 2.40pm 1st to 6th class) on Friday, 28th October 2016 and will reopen on Monday, 7th November 2016.

Reminder: School will be closed all day on Thursday, 27th October 2016 as teachers will be attending a compulsory in-service day on the New Primary Language Curriculum.

Parent/Teacher Meetings will take place on 25th & 26th October 2016. Letters of meeting times will be sent out in due course.

School will re-open at 9am on 31st August, 2016. We look forward to welcoming our new students and parents and to welcoming back all our current pupils and parents.

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Non Uniform Day: We will have a non uniform day on our ‘Fun Day’ Fri 17th June to raise funds for the renovation of St. Catherine’s Church Ringcurran. A suggested donation of €2 per child would be greatly appreciated to support this beautiful Church which is part of our community. Thank you from Parents’ Association.

Sports/Fun Day:  Save the Date – 17th June 2016. 1-3pm @ rugby pitch. Jnr/Snr Infants will go by bus & Rang 1-6 will walk to the pitch. Please collect children at 3pm.

Posture: Following up on the excellent talk given by Joanne Foley and Maura Hynes Morrison – please click on the link to access their information sheet. Posture

June Bank Holiday – school will be closed on Friday, 3rd and Monday, 5th June 2016.

First Holy Communion will be held on Saturday, 7th May in the Parish Church. We look forward to hosting the First Communicants and their family back at school for refreshments following the Mass from 11am to 1.30pm.

 As is tradition, 1st Class parents will host the families on the day and we would be very grateful if you could help out with making sandwiches and/or baking for the occasion. 

If you can assist in any way please can you contact Maggie at 087 – 3333648.

Reminder:  School will close at 2.40pm on Thursday, 28th April and will re-open at usual time on Tuesday, 3rd May.

St. Patrick’s Day/Easter Holidays:  We will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, 16th March and will re-open at usual time on Monday, 4th April 2016. On behalf of everyone in S.N. Chóbh we wish you a happy Easter.

February Mid Term:  The school will be closed for mid-term on Thursday and Friday, 18/19th February.