Scoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa

Monday, July 13, 2020

Ms Betty Teehan - A Tribute

Ms Teehan at the opening of the new school in October 1986


Ms Teehan

As you are all aware, Ms Teehan is retiring at the end of August.

For the past 37 years UNS has been blessed with her powerful, yet gentle presence on its staff.

Throughout those years she has worked tirelessly to affirm, support and encourage all her students to achieve their full potential. She was fully committed to promoting excellence, always leading by example.

During her long and distinguished career she has had responsibility for our beautiful school choir. Church ceremonies and other celebrations have been greatly enhanced by the sweet singing of the pupils under her direction.

She taught her pupils the importance of not wasting the earth’s scarce resources and encouraged children to be environmentally friendly long before there was any mention of the Green Schools Programme. It was no surprise therefore that UNS was one of the first schools in the area to fly a Green Flag under her passionate leadership, and to date we have been awarded six Green Flags. She can be confident that the Green Schools Programme will continue in the capable hands of the Green Schools Committee.

We know it is a source of great pride and joy to her that she taught many of the parents of pupils currently in our school. (Not alone did she teach them, but she remembers every one of them!) She is always eager to hear how her past pupils are getting on, is delighted with any good news about them, and even happier when she meets them in person.

As Deputy Principal, she fulfilled all the duties of this post to a very high standard.

As well as being a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, she was a wonderful colleague and friend, who will be greatly missed.

Táimid ag súil go mbeidh saol fada, sona, sláintiúil aici agus guímid gach aon rath uirthi.

We wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement and thank her sincerely for her excellent service during her time in UNS.


With love and best wishes from your colleagues and friends in Scoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa

Ms Teehan at Waterford Peace Proms - March 8th 2020


The Parents' Association have made a lovely video tribute to Ms Teehan. You can view it here!

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Happy Holidays

School Holidays began on Friday 26th June at 12 noon. We wish all our pupils and parents 'Happy Holidays'.

We say a big thank you to you all, for your co-operation and dedication, especially since March 12th. In the most unusual of years, we really appreciate the super efforts people have put in to continue education at home. We have really enjoyed the last three weeks and the great response to Sports, Project and Art Weeks. We hope to have a gallery of art work up from Tuesday 30th June to compliment the Sports Day Gallery.

We say a special thank you to the Sixth Class Children for their dedication to the school to the end. We will miss them, and are so sorry that their last months in Primary School were swept away on them. We wish them all the very best in their respective secondary schools and we know that they will continue to grow and flourish in the years ahead. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh!

As of now, schools are designated to return for the new school term. We are all very hopeful that this will be the case and we look forward to welcoming our pupils back on Tuesday September 1st 2020. Until then, enjoy the summer - we all deserve it this year!

Dermot Dunphy, Principal


Art Week


This week is Art week. There are no new Programmes of Work but there is a fantastic folder of Art Suggestions in our Work from Home page. Pick and choose, do as much as you like and enjoy a fun week for our last week of school for 2019 - 2020! You all deserve to have fun after the great efforts over the last three months! 

A big thanks to Ms Phelan, who took on organising this week and produced a fantastic folder of Art suggestions!

Thanks to all who brought back books last Wednesday. It was great to see so many of you!

Dermot Dunphy, Principal

Slán to Miss MacGabhann

With only a week to go to holidays, we must say goodbye to Miss MacGabhann. Miss Mary Kate MacGabhann has been with us since September covering for Ms Ryan and took on the duties of class teacher for our mixed class in fourth and fifth. We know that her class will miss her as her time comes to an end this year in Urlingford and we enjoyed her bright smile and cheery nature in the staffroom and around the school. We wish Miss MacGabhann well for the future and say slán tamaill for now!

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: Betty Teehan
Phone:  056 8831512

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