Junior Classroom produce some fantastic artwork

Problem solving and Strategy Maths Week 2020

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Phone Line Down

Our phone line is currently down. We are hoping it will be repaired shortly. In the meantime, if you need to contact the school, can you please email ballaghns1@gmail.com. Thank you

First Communion & Confirmation

Congratulations to the pupils of Ballagh NS who celebrated their Confirmation and First Communion recently.

Great work carried out during Lockdown

The pupils of Ballagh NS were very busy during Lockdown and the following are a few examples of some of the great work that was carried out. Well done to everyone!

Greenschools Award- Wonderful News

We are delighted to report the wonderful news that all our hard work on Biodiversity and building bug hotels, bird feeders and harvesting vegetables and planting pollinator friendly plants from our raised bed has paid off…we have earned our Greenschool Flag for Biodiversity awarded by An Taisce- huge thanks to our Greenschools’ Committee, pupils, school staff, Parents and to Mr. Sweeney and Mr. Nolan for their help with the Sensory Garden. Also to Roscommon County Council for the local Agenda funding to help our Greenschools’ and  Pollinators Projects. When we return to school we will celebrate our achievements. Well done and thanks to all.

Information for Students and Parents regarding Health and Well Being

We attach information from PDST and The Irish Heart Foundation, which both contain very good tips and activities. Please click on the links below to view this information.

The PDST Primary Health and Wellbeing Team have developed a new resource which aims to support the emotional wellbeing of children.

In times of crisis and change, feelings and emotions can be heightened, particularly for children. The sanctuary of the classroom allows children to explore these feelings and to develop coping skills and self-regulation strategies. ‘Breathe’ invites teachers to share some of the techniques that they would normally explore in SPHE class, with children in their own homes.

The beautiful new ‘Breathe’ resource features a range of calming breathing techniques and guided visualisations that the child can use to bring about a sense of peace and comfort in any situation. The resource, which is suitable for children (and adults!) of all ages and class levels, is accompanied by audio recordings of the guided visualisations in both English and Irish. There are currently 25 audio clips on our website and more will be added over time.

The resource is available to access and download from  https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

 Learning undertaken within physical education class can be consolidated and enhanced outside of school through the use of these resources.


During these difficult days when we have all been asked to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it can be difficult to keep the kids entertained.
Therefore, the Irish Heart Foundation has devised the ‘Lets Get Active’ programme to help kids remain healthy, happy and active.
‘Let’s Get Active,’ is a fun weekly activity challenge for children, each week has a different theme and a challenge to do 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
In the booklet, you will find lots of different things to do including, physical activities and educational resources. The activities are designed to include common everyday things you can find at home.

GAA Skills Ideas

As part of our hard work on the GAA- 5 Star programme- please see attached some ideas which will allow you to keep the skills up. There are lots of catching, throwing and kicking drills and activities.


You will also find really fun clips by GAA stars on

Ask not what your county can do for you, but what you can do for your County!!!