Lá sofheicthe lonrach

Lá sofheicthe lonrach

Bhí an lá sofheicthe lonrach ar siúil inniu.

Bhí an mór chuid de na daltaí gléasta go sofheicthe lonrach.

Maith sibh uilig! Bhí sibh ar fheabhas!


Today was high visibility day.

Most of the pupils (and teachers!) were dressed in high-visibility gear.

Well done to all of you! You were amazing!

Gringer the Whinger and Jane Landy visit Réalt na Mara.

Gringer the Whinger and Jane Landy visit Réalt na Mara.

Skerries author of GRINGER the WHINGER, Jane Landy visited Scoil Réalt na Mara today.

Jane spent time in both Junior Infant classes to conduct bookwriting workshops and also dropped into  Rang 2.

The classes had an amazing time and Jane explained where the ideas in the book came from and engaged in a bookwriting session with the pupils. The pupils had an amazing time learning all about Gringer.

The book was brought to life in a most magical way by Jane!

The picture Book Gringer the Whinger is about a legendary Skerries Dragon and has been fully published and printed in Ireland.

Links below to an Independent news piece about the book and a link to the book website with lots of further information.

D’úsáid Jane a lán gaeilge leis na páistí agus múinteoirí inniu. Maith thú Jane agus go raibh maith agat!

Link to Gringer the Whinger website  Link to Jane Landy Independent article. More photos from today  




High visibility day – Lá ard infheictheachta

High visibility day – Lá ard infheictheachta

A Chairde,

We are having a High Visibility Day on Friday, December 6th.

We invite everyone in the school community to come to school wearing whatever bits of high viz gear they have.

The children will be able to wear their gear to Tionól and at am sosa and am lóin.

The dark days are upon us and these High Visibility Days are useful to show the effectiveness of such clothing.

Don’t forget to initial any items!

Whatever about these current dark days, Friday 6th is guaranteed to be a bright day in Réalt na Mara!

Ní Neart Go Cur Le Chéile.


Ceolchoirmeacha na Nollag

Ceolchoirmeacha na Nollag

The Christmas Concert schedule is outlined below.      DOWNLOAD CONCERT SCHEDULE


Scoil Réalt na Mara.   

Christmas Concerts – Ceolchoirmeacha na Nollag.   2019

Lá agus dátaAmRangMúinteoirTeideal (Title)




Bn. Uí Dháibhis


Children of the World

Join Gabriel and the Angels as they travel around the world to learn how children from different countries celebrate the birth of Jesus.





In Nic a Bhaird


Mr Ó Laoire

Ceolchoirm na Nollaig!

Amhráin, Iomainn agus dánta ag ceiliúradh an Nollag




In Uí Raghallaigh


Mr Mac Coitir

Christmas Medley!

Come along and get into the festive swing with Rang 5. Enjoy a selection of Christmas carols, poems and a few surprises!





In. de BreitIt’s A Party!

The invitations were unusual, the guests were unlikely and the venue was unconventional. But what a Party! More than 2000 years after the Christmas story first began the celebrations still continue!



9.30amJun. Inf.sIn. Uí Smartt


In. Uí Fhearail

Whoops a Daisy Angel!

Uh-oh! The angels have an important job to do this Christmas, but will the Whoops a Daisy Angels get it right?



In. Uí GoldsworthyIt’s A Party!

Everyone is invited to listen to our story. It is the greatest story ever told, which took place long ago, but is still remembered many years later.

1.00pmRang 6Bn. Uí RaghallaighA Super Christmas

There’s a rumour that there’s a new superhero in town……!

Who is the real hero of Christmas and what is his superpower?



9.30amSen Inf.sIn. Ní Bhuaigh


Bn. Uí Chonghaile

Angel Express

The angel Express newspaper announces that Jesus is about to be born. The Angels decide to learn a song for him, but there’s not much time. Will the Angel choir be ready in time?

10.15amSen Inf.sIn Uí Giolla Mhuire.

In. Ní hUaitcír

Bn. Uí Chonghaile

Angel Express

Read all about it!!

A very special baby is on the way. But will the angels be ready on time?

1.30pmRang 6Mr. Ó FearraighChristmas Extravaganza

Join Rang 6 for their Christmas Extravaganza – A show filled with laughter, music and fun!



9.30amRang 3Mr Mac AodhaChildren of the World

An Exploration of Christmas traditions from all over the world including Poland, China, Malawi,USA, Australia and Ireland.

11.00amRang 2Mr. Ó DúinnA Lawfully Good Nativity.

In a courtroom in the middle of Bethlehem…
Something is up! The donkeys, accused of having invited over a whole host of people, including a baby, deny all charges. Judge Grumps is far from happy.



Rang 2In Ní DhúillA Lawfully Good Nativity.

In a courtroom in the middle of Bethlehem…
The cows feel pushed out of their stable and the donkeys deny all charges, Rushing to the stable, the judge is humbled by the sight of Jesus. When he and all the characters see the special baby, it seems that the judge’s verdict is inevitable

Enjoy the show! But please remember that a lot of time , effort and hard work has been given to the Christmas concert preparations by pupils, teachers and staff.

  • Please be seated in the halla prior to the beginning of the show.
  •  Please ensure that young children are and remain seated with you.
  • The area directly in front of the stage must be kept clear at all times for health and safety reasons.
  • Please allow all of the pupils to shine by maintaining an attentive atmosphere. Enjoy the show!
School Event – Photography Policy

We draw your attention to the School Event Photography Policy regarding the taking of photographs/ audio/ video etc. at school events.

Parents/Guardians are permitted to take photographs, video and audio recordings provided that any images are for their own  private use.

Images/audio/ video containing any other pupil and/or staff member should not be published on any form of social media unless the prior written permission of everyone appearing in the media has been obtained.

Content and Language Learning Integrated (CLIL) Project.

Content and Language Learning Integrated (CLIL) Project.

Content and Language Learning Integrated (CLIL) Project.

Following an application process,  were delighted to receive official letter on Thursday from the Minister of Education and Skills, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh, informing us that Scoil Réalt na Mara has been selected as 1 of 6 primary schools nationwide to participate in the pilot phase of the CLIL project.

The pilot phase of the project will focus on a total of 19 educational settings which include secondary, primary and early years settings.

CLIL is a 3 year pilot project to promote the use of Irish as a teaching medium within different subjects and contexts in the school setting and it is an approach that is very much in keeping with the ethos and approach already adopted in Scoil Réalt na Mara by parents, pupils and the school staff.

Year 1 will be a development phase  focusing on the Professional Development needs of participating teachers, the development of resources  and assessment tools.

We are really delighted to share this news with you  and we thank you as parents and pupils for your continued support for the school ethos. We view this as a positive affirmation of all of our efforts to date to promote the natural and incidental use of Irish throughout the school, at home  and beyond.

Content and Language Learning Integrated (CLIL) Project.

Foghlaim Chomhtháite Ábhar agus Teanga (FCÁT)

Foghlaim Chomhtháite Ábhar agus Teanga (FCÁT)

I ndiaidh próiseas iarratais, bhí áthas orainn litir oifigiúil a fháil ar an Déardaoin ón Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna, an tUasal Joe Mc Hugh, ag cur in iúl dúinn gur roghnaíodh Scoil Réalt na Mara mar 1 as 6 bhunscoil ar fud na tíre chun páirt a ghlacadh sa chéim phíolótach den tionscadal FCÁT.

Díreoidh céim phíolótach an tionscadail ar 19 suíomh oideachais san iomlán lena n-áirítear suíomhanna meánscoile, bunscoileanna agus luathbhlianta.

Is tionscadal píolótach 3 bliana é CLIL chun úsáid na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn mar mheán teagaisc laistigh d’ábhair agus de chomhthéacsanna éagsúla i suíomh na scoile agus is cur chuige é atá ag teacht go mór leis an éiteas agus leis an gcur chuige atá i bhfeidhim cheana féin i Scoil Réalt na Mara ag tuismitheoirí, daltaí agus foireann na scoile.

Céim forbartha a bheidh i mBliain 1 ag díriú ar riachtanais Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil na múinteoirí rannpháirteacha, ar fhorbairt acmhainní agus uirlisí measúnaithe.

Tá an-áthas orainn an nuacht seo a roinnt libh agus gabhaimid buíochas libh mar thuismitheoirí agus mar dhaltaí as ucht an tacaíocht leanúnach a thugann sibh  d’éiteas na scoile. Féachaimid air seo mar dhearbhú dearfach ar ár n-iarrachtaí go léir go dtí seo chun úsáid nádúrtha agus theagmhasach na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn ar fud na scoile, sa bhaile agus níos faide anonn.