Stories

Every morning, brilliant new stories are written by primary schoolchildren.They are all stored in our library (the stories, not the children). To read the stories and see the pictures, just click on the title or read more to view stories.

We also have stories from our other locations:  Cork, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, and Wicklow

Raisins Are The Real Monsters

St Patrick’s SNS​, Blanchardstown​, 4th Class, 14th May 2019

Once upon a time there was a grape with a sword called John. He lived in a Pringle house.

There was a war going on and he was one of the great warriors. John nearly died in the war but Pringle Man saved him.

After he was saved, John thanked Pringle Man and asked him, “Do you want to be friends?”

The Great Olympic Jungle

St Canices BNS​, 5th Class, 13th May 2019

Once upon a time in a dark jungle there lived a monkey called John Joe. He lived with his best friend Billy the Hippo in a tree house.

John Joe was a beginner at gymnastics but he trained every day. He would swing through the trees but he always fell on his face. 

His greatest wish was to compete in the Olympics. None of the other animals thought he’d make the team.

The Canal Man

Ringsend BNS, 3rd & 4th Class, 10th May 2019

Long, long ago, there lived a man called Billy who was always falling into the canal. 

One day when he had fallen into the canal, he found a teapot.

There was a little baby water-snake in the teapot. Then he heard the thumping of his boss coming towards him.

The Family Truth

Virgin Mary Girls National School​, Ballymun​, 5th Class, 9th May 2019

It was the day before Emma’s 15th birthday. Her greatest wish was to meet Ariana Grande.

Emma was in her bedroom when her mother came in. She was sitting on her bed with her dog, Bubbles.

“I have a huge surprise for you in the kitchen,” her mother said.

Skinny Cow and Friends

Balrothery NS, Balbriggan, 3rd Class, 8th May 2019

Skinny Cow woke up from a dream. He was sleeping in the field. He was dreaming about going on a journey with his friends to the moon.

Skinny Cow and Skinny Horse were making an instruction manual of how to build a rocket ship.

“Follow the instructions,” said Skinny Cow.

The Adventures of Mr. Majinky

Jonathan Swift NS, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 7th May 2019

Once there was a red knight called Mr. Majinky who had slain three dragons.

One fine day, an evil army of crabs tried to conquer Sicily, but Mr. Majinky wished to conquer Sicily himself, so he grabbed his best friend, John the Peasant, to help him overcome his fear of crabs and take over Sicily with him.w

Jimmy the Super Pizza

Lindsay Road NS​, Glasnevin​, 1st & 2nd Class, 7th May 2019

Once upon a time there was a guy made out of pizza called Jimmy. 

He was made by a crazy pizza man in a pizzeria. 

The person who made him didn’t know that he was alive. 

Toilet Trip

Kilcroan National School, Williamstown, via Castlerea​, Co.Galway, 5th & 6th class, 3 May 2019

Tom the toilet wakes up in the bathroom in his house. He lives in the Pesident’s house. It’s a  clean and shiny bathroom.

However, when Tom wakes up, he sees that his best friend Pam the plunger isn’t there! He gets up and starts walking around looking for her.

He shouts out Pam’s name in distress.  “Pam, where are you!?”

A Crazy Day

Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, Galway, 3th – 5th Class, 3 May 2019

Billy the elephant was sitting down drinking water when Cody the robot dog came into the room. “There is a bat in the hall!” he cried.

Billy ran away and nobody saw him for two days. While Billy was gone, lots of rats came into the house.

Cody said,“Im going to eat them all!”

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The War of the Water-balloons

Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork, 11 January 2019

Tiffany Thomas is a window cleaner and she's been working for two years and by her side are her two friends the Warthog called Roy and the Patricia the Parrot. 

She hated her job and wanted to help endangered penguins.

One day she was cleaning the Mayor's house and Patricia flew away. 

Lost Families and Chicken Nuggets

St FIn Barres 5th & 6th Class County Cork, 12 October 2018

A chicken slides into view and in a gangster voice says, "Hey it's JBM, also known as Jimmy Buctas McNulty." 

A flying squirrel slides into view and says, "Ni!' There were a load of cows and pigs around so it was hard to slide into view without crashing into one. 

Jimmy says, "That's my secretary/best friend, Donna Buctas McNulty, who is also my cousin, my sista from another mista!" 

Lulu and Ugly

Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 05 October 2018 

Once upon a time there was an evil girl called Lulu and she hated unicorns.

Lulu always wanted to win everything and she was really mean and had no friends except for Ugly the devil.

She didn't like Coolie the elephant and she hated Starlight the star. 

Jack The Ninja Warrior

Scoil Padre Pio, 5th Class, County Cork, 28 September 2018

One day Jack's Mom came into his room and found pictures of Chloe under his bed. When Jack came home he was grounded. 

Jack cried and he had to eat warm ice-cream with live worms inside the ice-cream.

While Jack was eating the ice-cream, his Mom ripped up the pictures and worse it was in front of him.

 

Nathan's Negative Nightmare: the beginning of a new evolution

Culture Night County Cork 21 September 2018

One stormy night. Cold was the night.  In a small little village, in a small little street in a small little orphanage, in a small little kid there was a big imagination and a big dream.

Suddenly there was a big earthquake.  He was having a dream.  The earthquake was happening outside of his body and it sent him into his nightmare.

The first thing that came to his sight was a cat.  A talking cat.  An evil cat.

Jim and the Magic Pen

North Monastery Primary, 5th Class, County Cork, September 14th 2018

This story is set in Canada. A pen was being shipped from India to Canada. 

Jim Boston went to a library in Canada and finds a book that tells him what the magic pen can do. 

Then he turned to the next page and found a pen. He also finds a map that helps him find the magic pen. 

Cocoa & Hugs

St Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 07 September 2018

Once upon a time there was a Panda-bear called Hugs. 

Her best friend was a Yorkie called Cocoa. She lived in a big back garden with her owner.

They were on holidays and she got lost in the woods.

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The Snowman and the Runaway Carrot

Scoil Chroí Naofa, Athenry​, 6th Class, 23 November 2018

Puddle the melting snowman was made by a lonely boy in his back garden during Christmas.

The boy had snatched a carrot from the Christmas dinner table and gave it to Puddle for a nose.  

Puddle decided to call the carrot ‘Luke’ and they became fast friends. Luke saved Puddle from his loneliness.

Luke had been bought at the Christmas market, where he had been parted from his brother Steve. 

Cuboid And His Amazing Adventures

Claddagh National School, Galway, 3rd Class, 23 November 2018

This is the story of a killer clown called Jamie who wants a robot dog.

Jamie goes to Robot Land in search of his dog. Nearby, a robot dog, Cuboid, is trying to play catch with his best friend Katie the sleepy cat. 

Katie is too sleepy to play with him. The King of Robot Land is out for a walk and Cuboid accidentally trips him over.

The Breakfast Buddies

Scoil Chaitríona, Renmore, Co. Galway, 5th Class, 9 November 2018

Warren the Waffle is in the gym. He’s running on the treadmill and in walks in Pancake Paddy.

“Where’s my maple syrup?” says Paddy the Pancake.

“I don’t know. I think Barry Bread stole it,” Warren replies.

The Gummy Wish & Adventures

Scoil Chaitríona, Renmore, Co. Galway, 6th Class, 9 November 2018

Once upon a time there was a shop where a gummy bear lived. His name was Alex.

Alex was walking around town when he saw a wiener dog. He was terrified. 

As Alex was running away, from the wiener dog, was was swept up into a rubbish bin.

The Most Delicious Juan

Scoil Iognaid Raleigh Row County Galway, 20 October 2018

Gertrude is sitting in a kayak in space, feeling a little bit depressed.

All of a sudden, Juan speaks: “Oh my God, there’s a chef, and he’s going to try to cook me.”

The chef takes out anti-Gertrude pepper spray to paralyse Gertrude and get her out of the way.

Pandacorn’s Big Adventure

Galway Educate Together National School, 4th Class, 13 April 2018

Pandacorn was walking down Rainbow Lane and spotted a lion. The lion’s name was Fred.

“What’s up?” asked Pandacorn.

Fred started to drool and sang a song: “I woke up this morning and sat on a log. 

The Adventures of Supercat

Galway Educate Together National School, 4th Class, 13 April 2018

Supercat was out and about one day and found some magical milk.  

When she drank it, she suddenly felt powerful, so powerful that no other cat could defeat her.

Supercat ran to tell her best friend, Mango.  She couldn’t find him, but saw a note instead.

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Bob’s Dream

​Lecanvey National School Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class, 24 April 2018

Once upon a time there lived a butler called Bob. He lived with his wife, Maiden the Maid.

Bob dreamed about one day driving a diamond encrusted Bentley.

There was one problem! He was scared of driving.

Gilbert’s Adventures

Bullsmouth National School, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, 2nd-6th Class, 24 April 2018

Boom! Gilbert fell out of the tree.

Gilbert the giraffe had just fallen out of the only tree in the oasis.

“Are you okay?” asked Hammy the pig as he helped Gilbert up.

Gilbert’s Adventures

​Carnacon National School Ballyglass, Co. Mayo, 3rd – 6th Class, 24 April 2018

Boom! Gilbert fell out of the tree.

Gilbert the giraffe had just fallen out of the only tree in the oasis.

“Are you okay?” asked Hammy the pig as he helped Gilbert up.

Chicky’s Adventure

St Patrick’s National School, Castlebar County Mayo, 6th Class, 20 February 2018

A long time ago in Eggland, Chicky the Chicken was hatched.

Unfortunately Felix the Fox was nearby, living in a hole in the forest.

Felix the Fox and his foxy family were on the hunt looking for a juicy chicken.

Talking Carrots

St. Patrick’s National School Town, 6th Class, County Mayo, 20 February 2018

One dark evening, Jimmy the Farmer was buying cattle food at the mart.

After buying the food he walked to the grocery store to buy carrot seeds.

Jimmy drove home in his tractor, Johnny the John Deere, and planted the seeds.

Billy Banana’s Great Adventure

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class 05 December 2017

Billy the crazy banana was wandering through the rainforest. He was very unhappy because he was getting very, very soggy with all the rain.

All of a sudden, a hungry monkey jumped down and ate him. 

But then the monkey spat him out in disgust because Billy was all soggy.

Lizzie and Uni

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class, 5 December 2017

Lizzie woke up and started to scream frantically. She started to panic because she realised that she was in the attic.

A light was coming from one of the walls. She touched it and it turned into a door. 

She walked through the door, slammed it behind her and realised she’s in a long dark tunnel.

The Very Delicious Grape

St Joseph’s National School, Derrywash, 3rd Class, County Mayo, 21st November 2017

When I first was a loose grape, I screamed because I fell in a lake of banana juice, which was in the family dog bowl.

Then Daniela was thirsty and needed a drink at the dog bowl.  

At first, Gary was scared

The Disaster at Christmas

St Attracta’s National School, Charlestown, 5th Class, County Mayo, 21st November 2017

Wilma the coconut was planning to have an ordinary day. 

It was Christmas Eve and she was hoping to put the lights on the Christmas tree. She also was hoping to stay up late to see Santa Claus.

She looked out of her window and spotted a tsunami on the horizon.

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Fury and the Little Troll

St Mary’s JS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 9th April 2019

One day Blue Blue the blue troll was looking for his best friend Ginger the gingerbread man. 

Once he found Ginger they began to play around a little chocolate lake.

Suddenly they heard a scattering noise in the bushes, little did they know it was Blue Blue’s greatest fear – Fury the massive red and black dragon. 

Beast Dragon and Super Tiger

St. Mary’s Junior National School, Blessington, 1st Class, Co. Wicklow, 05 April 2019

One day Beast Dragon was flying high in the sky. He was waiting for his best friend Super Tiger. 

Finally he meets Super Tiger outside a sweet shop in Africa.

“I’m happy to see you” said Beast Dragon.

Becoming a President

St. Patrick’s BNS​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 4th April 2019

Once there lived a pig called Jeff who had wings. And his best friend was Jerry the Farmer. 

Jeff’s greatest wish was to become President of Ireland. 

Sadly Jerry the Farmer was the poorest Farmer around. 

The War of the Fruit

Scoil Chualann​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 28th March 2019

Once upon a time, I was a baby growing into a banana from a tree. 

When I was born my mother and father, who are both banana trees, called me Barry.

One day I saw a kiwi riding on a mole and carrying a genie lamp.

Captain Cactus

Donard National School, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 27th March 2019

Once upon a time there was chubby plant.  His name was Captain Cactus and he had a big wish to one day own a cactus mobile.  

His greatest and most massive fear was germs.  Microbes.

His best friend said to him when they were in the underground building.

Food Friends

St. Mary’s JNS, Blessington​, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 26th March 2019

Once upon a time a chocolate chip was born and when he grew up he turned into a muffin. 

His name was Mr Muffin. He wanted a girlfriend but he thought he was too ugly to get one.

He really hoped he’d get one when he was an adult.

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