Sports Day

Due to uncooperative weather, our sports day took place over two days but we didn’t hear any complaints from our competitors. On Friday, we took part in many fun indoor activities with a quick run outdoors to collect our cone from Nick the Icecream Man. On Tuesday, our outdoor activities were embraced with vigour and enthusiasm. We hope you enjoy our gallery of pictures.

Let’s Go School Tour

As always, our school tour was a great success and a wonderful day was had by all. We travelled to AIT International Arena in Athlone and enjoyed a day of fun filled activities which was made all the better by blue skies and sunshine. As you can see from the pictures below, there was something to suit everyone.

Green Flag Raising Ceremony

We were delighted to hear recently that we were awarded our 9th Green Flag. Congratulations to Mrs Owens our Green Schools’ Coordinator, the Green Schools’ Committee and all the Staff who were hightly commended for all the hard work invested into obtaining this flag which is based on the theme “Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste”.


As our school year draws to a close, we prepare to say goodbye to our 10 students in 6th class and we wish them all the very best in their new schools. Sixth class and all the school staff are very appreciative of the hard work that the Parents Association have done for them throughout their time in Ballagh NS and also for all the resources they provided over their time in the school. We share this group photo of them proudly wearing their new school hoodies which was organised by the Parents Association.

Community Games Success for our 6th Class pupils

We had a lot of success in recent Commuity Games Art and and Handwriting events at a local level and qualifications for the County Finals also. We are very proud of everyone who participated and qualifed which is a great achievement in itself. And we would especially like to congratulate Tristan and Sophie on their great success in the Community Games County Finals last weekend. We are very proud of you both!!

Road Safety Poster Competition Presentation

Sophie, Anna, Katie and Aoife with the prizes they received at the recent prize giving ceremony in Roscommon Arts Centre. Katie did exceptionally well and was placed 3rd overall, which is a wonderful achievement considering the number of schools in the County that participate. Well Done Girls!!
Anna, Aoife & Sophie at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Roscommon Arts Centre. Katie was unable to attend but received her plaque (below) in school the following day.

Confirmation Class of 2022

Congratulations to Ava, Ella, Aoife, Anna, Sophie, James, Emma, Rebecca, Jacob and Tristan who made their Confirmation recently

Basketball Blitz

The Senior Room took part in a Basketball Blitz recently

Road Safety Poster Competition

Congratulations to our winners in the Road Safety Poster Competition which is run by An Garda Síochána in conjunction with Roscommon County Council. The winners from Ballagh NS are

1st – Katie Smith, 2nd – Aoife Corcoran, Joint 3rd – Anna Cox & Sophie Cox. All four girls will attend a prize ceremony in Roscommon Arts Centre to collect their prizes. Well done to all. The winning pictures are shown below and I’m sure you will agree, all four posters are excellent.

Rugby Blitz

Our Senior Room attended a Rugby Blitz in Creggs Rugby Club recently. As you can see, a great day was had by all!!