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Upcoming Events

Service of Light

Monday 20th February at 7.30pm in St Patrick's Church, Clogh*


Saturday 25th March 2023 at 11am in St Patrick's Church, Clogh*

First Confession

Monday 27th March at 6.30pm in St Patrick's Church, Clogh*

First Communion

Saturday 29th April at 11am in The Sacred Heart Church, Moneenroe*

*These dates are provisional and subject to change.

Silver Circle Winners Week 1

  • 1st Prize €100 : Winning Line: 2 Deni Mealy Seller: Oliver Mealy

  • 2st Prize €50 : Winning Line: 1 Michael Delaney Seller: Ella Delaney

  • 3rd Prize €25 : Winning Line: 1 Melissa Kearney Seller: Luna Dunkley

  • Weekly Seller Prize €15: Conor & Aoibheann Boran

  • Paid in Full Card €20: Molloy Lawlor (2nd Class)

Thanks to everyone for  supporting our school fundraiser, it is much appreciated

School Updates

Posted 05 January 2023

Happy New Year to all


Christmas Raffle

Thanks to all who supported and donated prizes for our school raffle fundraiser.


Selection Boxes

Thanks to Railyard GFC for providing selection boxes for all pupil population on Santa Stroll day.


Internet / Online Safety

Ger Brick will deliver an online safety session to 4th, 5th & 6th Classes on Friday 13th January.


Mobile Music School

Sophie from Mobile Music School will deliver the ‘Let’s Explore’ music programme to all class groups on Thursdays in January and February.  Starting Thursday 12th January, all class groups will receive 5 music sessions with Sophie.  During these sessions, pupils will listen to, perform and compose music while exploring and using different instruments.


In-School Hurling Coaching with Nathan

4th, 5th & 6th classes will receive in-school hurling / camogie coaching from Nathan Culleton and class teacher on Wednesdays in January, February and March, starting on Wednesday 11th January.  All pupils will need appropriate footwear, tracksuits, hurl and helmet on these days.


Extra-Curricular Hurling

Outside school hours, hurling / camogie training for interested pupils will start back on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4pm.   More details to follow closer to the time.


Signing Diary & Test Copy

All parents / guardians are asked to sign the homework diary Mondays – Thursdays, and sign test copy when returned by class teacher.


Appointment Procedure

If you need to speak to a class teacher, please contact the school during office hours to arrange an appointment.  Appointments with teachers can be arranged between 8.45-9.00am or between 3.00-3.15pm on school days. 


Fresh Today

Any queries re Fresh Today school lunches can be made by calling Fresh Today on 053-9235994.


Board of Management

Our schools next Board of Management meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th January at 3.15pm.


Parents Association

Our schools next Parents Association meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th January at 7pm in Room 1.


County Photos

Advance notice for individual and family school photographs.  County Photos will visit our school on Friday 21st April at 9.20am.


Enrolment for 2023-2024 School Year

Our school is now accepting enrolments for the 2023-2024 school year.  Enrolment forms are available from the school office, school website and all local pre-schools.



Our school has been informed that Fr Larry Wallace will be performing the sacraments this year.  Unfortunately, we have also been informed that there will no longer be any morning Holy Day masses in Moneenroe Church, which will limit opportunities for sacrament classes to attend Holy Day masses.  Relevant parents will be informed via text of upcoming preparation masses for sacraments.


Mobile Library

The next mobile library visit to Moneenroe will be on Friday 13th January. 


Green Schools

Our schools next Green School meeting will be for 3rd Class, and will be held on Thursday 19th January from 3-4pm.


Road Safety / Car Parking

Everyone in our school community is asked to take care and use the road responsibly around our school.  Think child safety.  Please keep our children safe.


Savings Club

The Savings Club continues on Wednesday mornings.  Thanks to the parents who make this service available to the pupils of our school community.


FAI Soccer Coaching

FAI coach William Kinsella will visit our school in January / February for soccer coaching.  All classes will receive at least 2 soccer coaching sessions from William.  Our schools 5th & 6th classes will enter the FAI 5 a-side soccer competition in late March.


Fire Safety

Schools Fire Programme Officers will visit Mr Kelly’s 2nd & 3rd class in Term 2.


Presentation of Medals

Former Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody will present both Roinn A and Mini 7 medals to our successful Girls Schools Football Team on a selected date in January.

Thank you.

Moneenroe NS

Christmas Raffle Winners 2022

Posted 21 December 2022

Thanks to everyone who supported the School Christmas Raffle this year. It is much appreciated

Wishing all the pupils and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


School Re opens on Thursday the 5th January

2022/23 Mini Sevens Champions!

Posted 07 December 2022

Fantastic news coming out of Thomastown today! These fabulous bunch of girls have done the double and are now the 2022/23 Mini Sevens Champions! Congratulations girls & teachers on another great achievement!

The girls throughly enjoyed the mini 7s campaign where they were undefeated throughout all stages which brought them to today’s finals day, they played and had good wins over Gowran & Piltown in the first two games this morning. The final was a closer encounter against St. Aidan’s Kilmanagh with both talented teams giving it everything in the final. It was to be Moneenroe & Clogh girls day on a full time score of 3-1 to 0-6. Well done to all involved.


Rionn A Champions 2022/23  | Mini 7s Champions 2022/23 | Superstars


School Updates

Posted 05 December 2022


Hi All,


Please read the following school updates.


Mass on Thursday 8th of Dec

Sacrament Classes from Moneenroe NS will attend Mass on Thursday 8th at 9.45am


Girls Mini 7s

The final for the Girls Mini 7s takes place on Wednesday 7th December at 9.45am in Thomastown. The bus for the girls involved will leave the school at 9am. We wish the girls all the best.


Christmas Annuals

For pupils who ordered Christmas Annuals they will be distributed on Friday 9th December


Junior Entrepreneur

6th Class Junior Entrepreneur pitches for the judges will take place on Tuesday 13th December


Christmas Plays

Parents are welcome to attend the Christmas plays which take place in Moneenroe Hall the times are as follow

  • Junior Infants on Thursday 15th at 11.30am

  • Senior Infants & 1st Class on Thursday 15th at 12.05pm

  • 2nd & 3rd Class on Thursday 15th at 1.30pm

  • 4th & 5th Class on Friday 16th at 1.15pm

  • 6th Class on Friday 16th at 2pm


Santa Stroll

Santa stroll for all classes in the Railyard on Tuesday 20th between 11.30 am and 12.45pm


Christmas Carols

Christmas Carol performance by Senior Classes on Tuesday 20th


Fresh Today

There will be NO lunches supplied by Fresh Today on Wednesday 21st December. School will finish at 12 midday. Families are asked to send in a small snack for their child.


Christmas Jumpers

Pupils are invited to wear Christmas Jumpers on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st of December.


Christmas Raffle

The school Annual Christmas Raffle will take place on Tuesday 20th December. As always some lovely prizes - €100 One for All Voucher, 6 John Rocca Waterford Crystal wine glasses, fuel vouchers, Dunnes Stores voucher, Christmas Hampers etc. All supported welcomed


Christmas Reports

Christmas Test report cards will be sent out on 20/21st December.


Personalised Christmas Cards

All pupils who order the Design a Card should have received their orders in the last week.


Pat Shortt

Comedian Pat Shortt will visit Senior Classes on Friday 9th December


Parent/Guardian Questionnaires

Please return the parent/guardian questionnaires by Friday 9th December.


KCLR Visit

Members of 5th & 6th Class will speak with KCLR for the Packed Lunch Programme on Thurs 15th Dec at 1.30pm. It is expected that snippets of the pupil’s interviews will be on the radio between 1.30 & 2pm


Green Schools

The next Green Schools meeting for 4th & 5th Class is on Thursday 8th December from 3-4pm


The Green schools’ committee will be selling Christmas Cards & Decorations on the 19th December.



Thank you for your continued support

Moneenroe /Clogh N.S. takes First Rionn A Schools Title

Posted 21 November 2022

Saturday 19th of November in Palmerstown marked a historic day for Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. as the Girls Schools Football team won the Schools First ever Roinn A Cup.

In the regional league Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. enjoyed wins over Conahy, Muckalee, Castlecomer, Freshford and Urlingford. Good wins in the Regional League allowed mentors to use a full panel allowing all girls from 3rd to 6th class match time. This placed Moneenroe in a quarter final versus St. Canices. In a tight game Moneenroe/Clogh emerged victorious beating St. Canices by five points. In the semi-final the Moneenroe/Clogh girls produced a great comeback, coming from 9 points down to beat Clara by 8 points. This resulted in a final against Tullogher Rosbercon Schools, who had a good win over Thomastown in the other semi final. In a pulsating encounter in which Tullogher Rosbercon led at half time, the Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. girls again dug deep to become Roinn A Schools Champions for the very first time winning by four points in the end.

This marks great progress for Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. in its 8th year entering the LGFA Schools Competition. Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. first entered LGFA Schools Competition in 2013. In 2015 Moneenroe/Clogh beat Conahy in a Roinn D decider. In 2018 Moneenroe/Clogh beat Muckalee in a Roinn C decider. In 2019 Moneenroe/Clogh lost out narrowly to Clara in a Roinn B Final. And this 2022 after two years of a break due to Covid 19 – Moneenroe/Clogh arrived to claim their first ever Rionn A Schools title.

Well done to all the girls involved for their hard work at training. They have made big strides forward since training started in September. Big Thanks go to the staff of Moneenroe N.S. Mr. Philip Lonergan, Mr. Michael McKeogh, Mr. Gary Kelly and Mrs. Kathleen Connolly for all their help with training, refereeing and co-ordinating matches etc., again this year.

The successful Moneenroe Panel was:-  1. Eabha Booth, 2. Ellie Roche, 3. Sarah Phelan, 4. Eva Roche, 5. Sarah Buggy, 6. Freya Coogan, 7. Ellie Rose Nolan Dawson, 8. Ciara Maguire, 9. Heidi Buggy, 10. Abbie Flanagan, 11. Kate. O’Brien, 12. Abbie Aspel, Subs: Willow Barker, Alanna Morrin, Abigail Daly, Zara Roche, Maura Ward, Chloe Malone, Bláithín Maguire, Maia Coogan, Emma Kelly, Isabelle Lawlor, Ellen Heatherington.

Moneenroe/Clogh N. S Girls footballers now look forward to the second round at the Cumann na mBunscol Girls Mini Sevens in Gowran on Wednesday 30th November. Moinin Rua Abú

Rionn A Girls Schools Football Final - Update
Posted November 18, 2022

Please note change of venue and time for the Girls Roinn A Schools Football Final.

It now takes place in Palmerstown (Dicksboro GAA pitch) R95 D362 at 10am (start time).  Girls and mentors involved will meet at dressing rooms at 9.30am.  Please spread the word.  


All Support Welcome.


Best of luck to all involved

Rionn A Girls Schools Football Final
Posted November 15, 2022

Nuacht Maith / Good News!


Our Girls School Football Team have qualified for Rionn A Schools Final on Saturday 19th November. Final will be vs Listerlin NS/Shabogh NS/Rosbercon NS or St. Mary's Thomastown. We will know opposition tomorrow.


Final will take place in James Stephens Pitch on the Kells Road Kilkenny (R95 HF98) 

All Final A-E will take place on Saturday. Our Rionn A final starts at 10.30am.


Girls and staff involved will meet at the dressing rooms at 10am


All Support Welcome.


Best of luck to all involved

Green Schools Initiatives

Posted November 15, 2022

Fairtrade Symbol Collection Drive


A competition will be in school over the next fortnight, whereby on Friday 18th and Friday 25th November pupils will be asked to cut out and bring in fairtrade symbols from fairtrade packaging e.g. tea bag boxes. This competition will promote recognising and buying fairtrade products. A prize will be awarded to the pupil who brings in the most fairtrade symbols at the end of the fortnight.


Old Ribbon Collection

Pupils are asked to bring in any old ribbon for the Green Schools Committee to use to create Christmas decorations which will be on sale in December in aid of charity.


Green Schools Meeting 

The next green schools meeting is this thursday 17th November for 3rd Class pupils from 3-4pm

School Updates

Posted November 7, 2022

Hi All,

Please read the following school updates.


Parent/Teacher Meetings

Time slots for families with more than one child in school will be arranged for Tues 22nd & Wed 23rd of November. If your scheduled P/T meeting slot does not suit – a meeting at a later date or a phone call meeting will be arranged by the class teacher.


Appointments Procedure

Appointments with school staff must be made through the school office, so as not to interfere with teaching/learning time. Appointments with teachers can be arranged between 8.45-9.00am or between 3.00-3.15pm on school days. Please contact the school during office hours to arrange an appointment.


School Office Hours

The school office opening hours are between 9.00am – 3.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The school phone will only be answered during school office hours. The school office is unattended on Wednesdays.


Pre-School Supervision

Pre-school supervision by school staff operates between 9.05am and 9.20am. No pupil should be dropped off before 9.05am.


Diaries / Test Copies

A parent / guardian of all pupils in 1st – 6th class are encouraged to check and sign pupils’ diaries Mondays – Thursdays and to sign the test copies on Fridays and return to pupils for Monday.


Schools Football

Another busy week this week. Training Monday 7th 3-4pm in Hall/Railyard weather permitting. Girls Roinn A Quarter Final vs St. Canices on Tuesday 8th Nov in the Railyard at 3pm. We expect the boys to have a Quarter final on Wednesday 9th but are awaiting details. Girls Mini 7’s second round will take place on Friday 11th in Gowran. The bus will leave at 12.15pm and return at 3.30pm for the girls involved. Thanks to all staff who are helping to facilitate schools football for children of our school community



Our school has two more Swimming Thursdays for 3rd to 6th in Graiguecullen Swimming Pool.


Board Of Management

Our school's next B.O.M. meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th November at 3.15pm.


Fire Drills

Our school's next whole school fire drill will take place on Friday 11th November at 10.45.


Rugby Coaching

Rugby coaching with Noel Devlin continues on Tuesdays for Junior Infants & 6th Class after big break. 


Hurling Coaching

Hurling coaching with Nathan Culleton continues on Wednesdays after big break. Children receiving hurling coaching will need to bring in hurls and helmets, and wear tracksuits on GAA coaching days.


Epilepsy Training

School SNA’s will undertake Epilepsy training on Wednesday 23rd & Wednesday 30th November.


Parents Association

Our school's next Parents Association meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th of January at 7pm in Room 1.


Work Experience Requests

Anyone seeking work experience in our school is asked to submit a letter to school explaining clearly why they want to attend our school for work experience, dates involved etc., so the school can give work experience requests consideration.


Green Schools Committee

Our next Green Schools meetings for 3rd class pupils will take place on Thursday 17th of November 3-4pm in Room 2.


Savings Club

The savings club continues on Wednesdays mornings


Mobile Library

The next date for the mobile library to visit Moneenroe is Friday 25th November. 


Facebook Page

Examples of school activities and pupils' work can be viewed by visiting Moneenroe School Parents Association Facebook page.  


Eimear Ní Bhraonáin Show

Well Done to Kate O’Brien 5th Class who featured on the KCLR Eimear Ní Bhraonáin show over the Halloween break. Kate discussed all things media and local radio.


KCLR Packed Lunch School Tour

KCLR will visit our school on Thursday 15th December to speak with pupils about school activities and upcoming events. 


School Communications

All families are asked to check emails, text-a-parent, website, Facebook page and diaries so as to keep up to date with school events and activities. If your contact details have changed, please inform the school office.


Notes for Absence

All families are asked to provide the school with a note to explain any school absence.  Schools are obliged by law to report absences of over 20 days to TUSLA and it is important that we receive a note explaining absences. 


Fresh Today

A reminder that you can make any changes to your order for school lunches by 5pm on a Thursday, for the next week lunch.


Winter Weather

All families are asked to ensure pupils dress suitably for wet and cold weather during winter.


Car Parking / Road Safety / Drop Off & Collection

All road users in front of the school are asked to park responsibly and drive safely in front of school.  Parents / guardians are asked to establish a drop off / collection point with their child to ensure smooth running of post school supervision.  Everyone in our school community wants to keep our children safe.



Thank you.


Kind regards,

Moneenroe NS

Posted September 29, 2022

On behalf of all the staff, students and whole school community, we would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs. Nellie Mooney for her hard work, dedication, support and words of wisdom for the past 22 years. We wish her health and happiness for her retirement. 

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