Dangan National School - News

Community Games Relay Races

June 29th, 2014

Participation in the Community Games Relay Races brought  silver and bronze medals to our competitors from the school.  Congratulations boys on this  achievement.

Silver And Bronze Medallists

Our School Tour

June 20th, 2014

A Tour Around The Walled Gardens

This year we stayed local when it came to our school tour.  The Play Area at the Inn at Dromoland provided a very child friendly experience of physical activity followed by a meal.  At the School Of Falconry at Dromoland  the children got the opportunity to hold harris hawks and watch them soar and swoop from an individual to the tree and back down again.  They also got to see owls and peregrine falcons and they were taken for a tour of the walled gardens by the  head gardener in Dromoland.  Finally we had a very enjoyable trip to the new O’Regan Park in Newmarket – On – Fergus.

A Hands On Experience With A Harris Hawk.


Raising Money For The Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

June 18th, 2014

Children From The Senior Room With Calendars

Education in Citizenship and empathy with people who are less fortunate than ourselves is an important part of the overall educational development of children.  Using their artistic skills to create calendars  – which they sold to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan  – was a great source of pride and achievement for the children of the school.  The school also benefitted from the project, as €70 was sent to Unicef Ireland for the Typhoon Haiyan victims, with the balance of €180 going to the school.



 Children From The Junior Room With Calendars


A Welcome Visitor

June 9th, 2014

Garda O'Malley With The Junior Class

Skills in the area of Personal Safety forms part of the SPHE programme and this year Garda Carmel O’Malley gave a number of talks to the children of the school in relation to the work of the Garda Síochána in protecting the Community.  She also outlined ways in which children could enhance their own personal safety skills.  The children really enjoyed her visits and had many questions to ask her.

Garda O'Malley With The Senior Class


June 7th, 2014

Paws Certificates

The children really enjoyed their swimming lessons this year and made exellent strides in this area of their Physical  Education Programme.  They are shown here proudly displaying their PAWS  certificates.

Paws Certificates

Community Games Sports Day

May 31st, 2014

Congratulations to the boys who did so well in the Community Games Sports Day earlier this month.  Conor McCarthy came first in the U 8  60m flat and the 80m flat, Danny Murphy came third in the U 14  100m flat and also 3rd in the U14 shotput and Eoin McCarthy came 3rd in the U12 600m final.  Well done

A Fantastic Athlete

to these great athletes.

The Art Of Pointillism

May 23rd, 2014

Our Colourful Display Of Flowers

The First and Second Class children recently enjoyed creating images of flowers using the art of Pointillism.  Their use of a variety of colours helped to give a very colourful display reflecting the beauty of God’s world in Summertime.

Art Exhibition

May 7th, 2014

An Attentive Audience

Opening The Exibition

Cllr. Pat Hayes opened the Art Exhibition on Tuesday last and praised the children for the outstanding standard of their Art.  He spoke to them about the importance of  developing their artistic talents  and particularly about their good fortune in attending a small school where the artistic talents of children can be constantly nourished. Afterwards they used their tin whistles, recorders, concertinas and percussion instruments to entertain both their parents and Cllr. Hayes.



Medals For Speech And Drama

April 12th, 2014

Success At the Féile

The Speech And Drama Project has been a great success this year with the children making great strides in this area of their curriculum.  A number of  children participated in the Féile and are pictured here displaying their medals with great pride. Well done to all concerned !

Concentric Circles

April 6th, 2014

Works Of Art

Engaging with a wide variety of colours and using chalk pastels the children in the Junior Room thoroughly enjoyed creating  concentric circles – thus combining their artistic and mathematical skills to create works of art.