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

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.

Deathwing’s Not-So-Epic Battle Against A Shoelace

Fighting Words at Dublin Art Book Fair, 24 November 2018

Deathwing the dragon was in the middle of a dragon battle. He was losing but he still had a chance to win as he was the biggest dragon.
Just then, Deathwing flew to the nearest pothole and barfed. Someone had stuffed a shoelace down his throat.

“Mooo..”
Deathwing was now awake. Emma his best friend the overweight cow had woken him up.

 

The Big Cat League

Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 20 November 2018

Chocolate the Cat was not like any other cat.  He was an extremely large cat.

Chocolate was phenomenal at soccer, but he didn’t believe in himself.

Smokey the Thin Cat, who was Chocolate’s best friend, had true faith in his abilities.

Jeff and the Dinosaur Danger

Scoil Mhuire, Shankill, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 22nd November 2018

Once upon a time there was a man called Jeff who was rich. Jeff was very friendly, but sassy sometimes.

He started to go call for his friend Fire, who was a phoenix. He told him about his greatest wish:

“I want to be a turtle with super powers!” Jeff said.

Brookie Cookie’s Escape

St Patrick’s Junior School, Blanchardstown​, 2nd Class, 22nd November 2018

Colm the Pizza was being made in the factory when he found a friend called Brookie Cookie.

“Hi, my name is Brookie Cookie. I’m nine years old,” said Brookie Cookie. “Let’s escape from the factory!”

Brookie had been trapped in the factory for nine years. Colm the Pizza didn’t answer back.

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UniBoy agus Sparkles

​Gaelscoil an Teaghaigh Naofa, Rang a 3, County Cork, 09 June 2017 

Fadó fadó bhí buachaill darb ainm Bob. Bhí cumhachtaí draíochta ag Bob. 

Lá amháin chuaigh Bob go dtí an pháirc agus fuair sé uachtar reoite. 

Bhí bullies ann, agus bhrúigh siad é agus thóg siad an uachtar reoite. Thit sé agus fuair sé gearradh ar a cheann. 

Cheesingham Palace

​Ballintemple NS, 4th Class, County Cork, 02 June 2017 

Ruddy the Rapping Rat was getting ready for his exciting trip to the British Royal Family with his best friend, Freddy McMuffin. 

But the one thing he didn't know was that the Royal Family were actually mice! 

Ruddy had bought a lot of Lotto tickets and won! 

The Love Triangle

​Scoil Mhuire Banrion, Mayfield, 6th Class, County Cork, 26 May 2017

Once upon a time there lived Jessica, the Dolphin.  But she wasn't any ordinary dolphin, she was a rare dolphin, who was pink and had a heart of gold.  

At the age of one she got abandoned by her parents and a group of turtles raised her.  

She went to an Under The Sea party and met Timmy the DJ Turtle. He was very kind and they became friends quickly.

Bikini Top Special

​Scoil Padre Pio​, 4th Class, County Cork, 19 May 2017

Dark Wing the Dragon heard a sound behind his back.

It was a girl whose clothes were all ripped and she was cold. 

Her name was No Heart. She had black hair and she was the Dragon's best friend.

Theodore's Story

Home School Group, County Cork​, 12th May 2017

I came home from school and I got a surprise. 

It had been my first day at school and I hadn't known anybody. 

My mum, who was in hospital, had been allowed home for one night. 

The Ambition

Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017

Blurb:

Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully. 

My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary. 

An Epic Adventure

St. Fin Barres NS, 1st | 2nd | 3rd, County Cork, 7 April, 2017

Once there was a Magic Oil Tree called Ben. And his best friend was called Rose. 

She grew there next to the Oil Tree. They lived in the Haunted Forest where strange things always happened like other trees were alive and could walk. 

But each tree every single night disappeared. All except for the Magic Oil Tree. 

Survival

St Mark’s School,  5th & 6th Class, County Cork, 31 March 2017

I ‘ve been here for almost seven years and this is where I feel most at home. 

When I was five years old I lost my parents in a house fire. 

Then I wondered off into the forest and met a wolf called LaLa and he brought me to his wolf-pack.

Junior the Scary Clown

Scoil Padre Pio, County Cork, 5th Class 24 March 2017

Once there was a boy called Junior. His father was a clown in the circus, so his father made him become a clown. 

Junior the Clown’s best friend was Zak, the boy with fire powers. Junior helped Zak to try and control his powers. 

Junior was always bullied in school.

The Mystical City

​Scoil Chill Ruadháin, 4th Class, County Cork, 10 March 2017

Once upon a time, there was a boy and his name was Jeffrey. 

A good many years ago (in dragon years, ten human years is actually one dragon year) he fell down a hole and met this girl, Demolita. 

She gave him a drink that was poisoned and made him turn into a half-dragon, half-human. 

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The Great Dog

​Ballyhaunis National School, 3rd Class, 23 February 2016 

One spring morning, Billy the bus driver was collecting the children to take them to school.  

After he dropped them at the school gates, he went back to the bus depot. 

He then jumped into his BMW, drove home and got Johnny his springer spaniel.

Jimbo Saves the Day

Breaffy National School, 3rd Class, 12th January 2016

Squishy the marshmallow monster was sitting on a fudge log.  She was lost in the middle of the candy forest when suddenly she spotted a long chocolate river. 

The river reminded her of happier days and memories of swimming on Chocolannagh Lake near her home. 

A Girl, A Book and a Chicken

Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Balla National School, 5th and 6th Class, 15th December 2015

As the sun rose, Alison filled a red bucket with grain and skipped into the yard. She threw a handful of grain to the chickens. 

 As the chickens looked up, she noticed a new one with fluffy feathers and black specks covering its neck.

She chased the unusual- looking chicken out of the yard.

A Dog With a Secret

Fighting Words Mayo, Craggagh National School, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class.November 19th 2015

Billy the stray dog is crawling along the pavement on a cold, rainy day. 

The streets are very busy and there is lots of cars and noise and lots of people are walking into him. 

Billy has lovely black and brown fur but it is very muddy and dried up.

Snookie's Magical Adventure

Fighting Words Mayo, St. Peter’s N. S. Snugboro, Castlebar, 5th Class, November 19th, 2015

Snookie the Chihuahua is sitting on Santa’s large red bag, biting his black boot laces in the sleigh at The North Pole.  

It’s just 27 days until Christmas Eve, and the reindeer are all training hard for the big day in hopes they will be picked for the final squad.

Rudolph was lifting weights, and suddenly a 100 kg weight dropped on his toe. 

The First Bunny in Space

Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, and Glenisland National School, 5th and 6th Class, 1st October 2015

Mr. Fluffybottom was in the playground playing soccer with Inflatable Frog.  Bruce and Brunch, the bullies, suddenly appeared from nowhere and kicked the ball away and started shouting.  

“Hey, Fluffybottom, you’re no good at football!” shouted Bruce.  

“Why are you in goal when you can’t even catch a cold?” said Brunch. 

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The Two Friendly Cats

St.Mary’s JNS, Blessington, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 31st May 2018

The two cats have three piece suits and black shiny shoes.

“How dee my man”, said Bob the cat to mini Bob.

“Mee oww, I’m afraid of shadows”.

Sausage Dog adventure

​Scoil Mhuire, 1st class, County Wicklow, 30th May 2018

Once upon a time, there was a man called Mr. Sausage.  He had a side kick called Mr. Bun.  

Mr. Sausage lived in a sausage house in the country in California.

His greatest wish was to have a sausage dog.

The Missing Tablet

St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th May 2018

Mr.Peanut head and bad Billy were at school and were on break chatting. 

They were chatting about what they were going to do after school. 

Suddenly Mr.Peanut head the raven remembered that his tablet had been stolen, so he started investigating.

​The Grumpy Donkey

St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, County Wicklow, 2nd class, 24th May 2018

Mr Grumpyhead the Donkey was sad because it was wintertime but there was no snow. 

Mr Grumpyhead was so grumpy that he wanted a holiday where it was really cold because the heat made him grumpy. 

“Mrrrr, I hate hot weather!” he shouted in a deep voice. So he set out leaving Spain on a quest to find snow.

The Evil Dragon

​Blessington ETNS, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class,  County Wicklow, 23rd May 2018

It was a dark and stormy night, when Henry, the telekinetic boy found a new friend, called Captain Unicorn.  

He was going out for a walk in the woods when he came across a shack in which a dragon lived.  

The dragon attacked him.  At that point, Captain Unicorn swooped down, broke through the roof of the shack and rescued Henry.  

Jonathon vs the fearsome iglig tribe

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, County Wicklow, 3rd class

It was Monday morning in Hamsterville. 

Jonathon the jiggly blue alien woke up freezing from all the ice-cream he had eaten last night (he had puked it all up). 

He had some toast then went into the living room but felt really sad because he thought it was Christmas and there were no presents there.

Then his trusted friend Billy the cow said “Cheer up, I got some cheerios for you…(Fart noise).”

Buzz goes the Fish

St. Kevin’s GNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 22 May 2018

Chingchongkimshesugoytoyquando (aka Ching  the frog) was going to the shop to buy a Twix but got knocked down by a truck and got a flesh wound.  

He went to get his phone but it was gone. He remembered that the other day  Leonardo his friend had hugged him, but had probably not wanted a hug but actually stole his phone.

He sat up and started to butt scoot to Leonardo D’capri’suns man-cave.

The Last Pickle

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, 4th class County Wicklow

One evening, in the sewers of New York, Dr. Figgsbottom and Zappydoodle the unicorn were playing cards. 

‘Where are my pickles?’’ yelled Dr. Figgsbottom.

‘‘Here’s a deal,’’ replied Zappydoodle. ‘‘If you win this game, you can have my jar of pickles.’’

The Spud and the Baboon

​Greystones ETNS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 17 May 2018

A short time ago in a galaxy not very far away, a potato called Clout had a very good friend called MBlick.  MBlick was a baboon who liked trees.  

Clout didn’t like trees, because he thought they were mean.

When Clout was walking to the potato nightclub in Kenmare, he noticed that the trees were all taller than him and were always dropping acorns on his head.

The Terrible Toilet Seat

​Scoil Treasa, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16th May 2018

My name is Tim, and I like potatoes. In my nightmares I always see myself getting stuck in toilets. 

My best friend is Mickey, who is a flying chicken nugget. I met him in KFC. 

He got jealous when he saw me talking to the burger, but Mickey never really minded because he always knew he was going to be my best friend.

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