1916 Commemoration Colouring Competition

Congratulations to all the children who took part in Raheen N.S.’s school-wide colouring competition, dedicated to the upcoming celebrations for the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The work completed was wonderful from all classes and shows great dedication and interest from all involved!

The group winners of the competition are: Aimee MacDonald, Junior Infants; Amy Neville, Senior Infants; Emma Whitmore 1st Class; Caoimhe Bolger 2nd Class; Aishling Larkin 3rd Class; Ryan O’Neill 4th Class, Dean Kehoe 5th Class and Aoife Murphy 6th Class.

The overall winner was Aishling Larkin, 3rd Class, whose wonderful colouring was chosen to be the cover for the programme of events for our Flag Raising Day on the 15th March 2016. All members of the community are welcome to share this special day with us. The events are starting at approximately 11 am.


Aishling Larkin


Ryan O’Neill


Emma Whitmore


Aoife Murphy


Dean Kehoe


Caoimhe Bolger


Aimee MacDonald


Amy Neville

Preparations for the 1916 Centenary Celebrations

3rd and 4th Class have been working very hard preparing for the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising. They have learnt all about Ireland’s history and the days of the rising, as well as the executions that followed.

They completed amazingly detailed ‘newspaper’ reports of the events of the rising and made the most beautiful portraits of the seven signatories of the proclamation. Check out some of these portraits in the gallery here!

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Today Mrs Furlong told us all about Leprechauns.    She told us that they loved to steal gold and hide it.  Mrs Furlong said that they stole her pot of gold that she was saving for her retirement andDSC03055 they buried it at the end of the rainbow.   She told us they live in Raheen somewhere so could you please have a look at the picture and if  you see any of these little people around our village could you let Mrs Furlong know.  Thank you.