Scoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Darkness into Light 2021

Darkness into Light 2021

As part of the Darkness into Light Walk for Pieta House last week, the children in Scoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa held a Non-Uniform Day as a fundraiser for this great charity. Organised by Ms McGovern, children were asked to wear their own clothes for the day and pay €1 each for the priviledge. If possible, yellow was to be a theme of the day to follow the Darkness into Light colours. 

What a great day we had! The sun shone brightly and the school was awash with colour! To keep in with the Darkness into Light tradition the classes took time out and went walking in support of the day. The Infants did a short tour of New Road, Main Street and Lumper Lane. First and Second Classes headed down to look at the wonderful native trees in the church grounds and the senior classes headed up Lumper Lane onto Main Street, down Riverside Park and back via Togher Lawns, Togher Road, Main Street and New Road!

And what a success the fundraising was. In a school of 252 children, €800 was raised and sent on to Pieta House today. Thank you to everyone. To the children for their efforts and contributions, to the parents for their support, to the teachers and staff for ensuring it was a fun event. Thank you all.

Check out a gallery of the day below!

Lots of Colour





Here come the Infants down Lumper Lane! Are we nearly back yet????

Having fun at the Church!





Hi ho, hi ho, it's off around town we go!

Down through Riverside Park...








And back up Togher Road!




Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021


Fáilte libh uile chuig Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021.

Leis na fabhanna atá ann le Covid, agus na páistí sinsireacha ag filleadh don chéad uair ón Nollaig ar an Luain, tá sé níos deachra Seachtain na Gaeilge a cheiliúradh i mbliana. Ach sin ráite, beidh na ranganna ag ceiliúradh thar an idirlíne agus sna ranganna. Chun cabhrú leis na tuismitheoirí, tá achmhainn dheas againn chun cúpla focal a labhairt, sa bhaile nó sna siopaí nuair atá tú iontu. Tá dhá chárta ó 'Bí ag Caint' le nathanna deasa simplí le fáil ag na nascanna seo!

Bí ag Caint    Cárta 1    Cárta 2

With the difficulties around Covid and our senior classes only returning to the school building next Monday, for the first time since Christmas, it has made the celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge more difficult this year. However, celebrate we will in whatever way or means we can, online and in the classrooms. As a help for parents we have a nice resource to help you use your 'cúpla focal' at home or in the shops. Why not check out the two cards from 'Bí ag Caint' at the links above!

Covid Response Plan March 2021

Dear Parents,

Please find all the relevant updated information for the re-opening in March 2021 on this page.

Many thanks,

Dermot Dunphy, Principal



Return to Education Declaration Form - March 2021

Urlingford NS Covid Response Plan - updated March 2021

Urlingford NS Senior Classroom PODS - March 2021

Urlingford NS Junior Classroom PODS - May 2021 (updated)

Zoom Timetable Senior Classes - March 2021

Webinar for Parents - Friday February 26th 2021

Powerpoint Presentation to Parents (from Webinar) - Friday February 26th 2021

Video for Senior Children - March 12th 2021

Video for Parents - March 12th 2021

Letter to Parents from Minister for Education, Norma Foley (This includes link to Parental Videos and Information)

Letter from Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn to Parents

Wellbeing Resources for Parents

Covid Response Plan March 2021

Section 5 - Infection Prevention Control

Reading Challenge February 2021


Dear Children and Parents,

As we spoke about at our Assembly last week, we are planning a Reading Challenge for next week. We are keeping the challenge nice and easy, what we really hope is that children will do plenty of reading next week. 

The children should receive two nice posters per family and a 'My Reading Record' sheet each (sample attached below) in the post on Monday or Tuesday. If you do not receive them, please let me know at 056 8831512 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The challenge is to read every day. You can read any book of your choice or use the RAZ+  to read. Read the paper, read a magazine, read a comic! We recommend that children try and read for 10-15 minutes a day. 

Every day, record your reading onto the 'My Reading Record' sheet and at the end of the week, take a photo of your record and send it to your class teacher by Aladdin Connect or by email. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a special cert, and classes where 75% of the class complete the challenge will receive a class reward when we return to school!

To make it a little easier to find time to read, each teacher is going to reduce your written work by one item each day next week.

So... Ready... Set.... Read!!!

Dermot Dunphy, Principal


My Reading Record


Greetings January 2021

We had a over 100 children and families send greetings to each other by video at Friday's Assembly. If you missed it you can see it, or would like to see it again follow this link!



Contact Details

School:   Scoil an Chroí Ró–Naofa
Urlingford National School
Address: Urlingford, 
Co. Kilkenny, via Thurles 
Eircode: E41 A567
Principal: Dermot Dunphy
Deputy Principal: Pat Doyle
Phone:  056 8831512
Email:   [email protected]

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