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

Rí-rá Breithlá

Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire, Cearnog Pharnell, BAC 1, Rang 4, 24ú Meitheamh 2019

Lá amhain, bhí bhreithlá Barnaby an rinea ann. 

Bhí a chara Jimmy an toirtís ag pleanáil cóisir gan fhios dó.

Bhí Jimmy ag siopadóireacht, nuair a bhuail sé le Lippo Hippo.

The Lost Diamond

St Marnock’s National School, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, 3rd Class, 20 June 2019

It was Mia’s fourteenth birthday. Mia was an explorer and her birthday wish was to find the rarest diamond in the world.

Her pet hamster’s name was Johnny and he was her best friend.

Mia went to give Johnny some food but he wasn’t in his cage. Mia stared, confused, at the cage.

The Chronicles of Bob

Pope John Paul II National School, Malahide, Co. Dublin, 5th Class, 19 June 2019

A long time ago in a small village, there was a really thin man. The man was called Bob and his greatest wish was to live in a swamp with a troll.

Since he hadn’t gotten his wish, he began to stress eat. Bob often hung out with his best friend, a chicken called Rodney.

Once Bob started stress-eating, he tried to eat Rodney, but Rodney got away.

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Uncle Eliza

Scoil Athar Maitiú 6th Class, at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork 27th of May 2019

 Mary couldn’t believe what she was hearing; her beloved Uncle John was gone. It was going to be a long voyage. Mary hugged her doll tightly.

‘Oh why is life so hard!’ said Mary thinking about her Uncle.

Her doll, Eliza, had extremely soft, black hair that almost seemed real, and although her frock had once been lovely and new it was now old. 

Aither’s Adventure

St Mary's NS Carrigaline, 3rd Class at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork

Aither Astroid was a white fox with blue horns and black wings that lived in a painting in the Crawford Art Gallery. He sneaks out at night sometimes to get food.

Every day when the children come they touch and stroke the painting and he doesn’t like it! 

Every time they touch the painting he disappears into another picture.

The Attack of the Bananas

Scoil Chill Ruadhain Brooklodge N.S. 4th class at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork

In the dangers of the jungle lived the orang-utan named Darwin and his trusty side-kick Turner the Turtle. 

Turner the Turtle was not slow he was super fast. Every year the banana wrangler Peely, came into the jungle to hunt all the animals. 

But of all the times he had come, he had only managed to hunt five animals. This year he is coming, but he won’t get anyone because a new superhero has arrived in the jungle.

The Great Manchesco Divelo

Scoil an Athar Maitiú, 6th Class, County Cork, 02  May 2019 

Manchesco Divelo is a talking dog and his biggest dream is to work at a circus. 

His best friend’s name is Fat Betty and she is a cat. He lives in the city far from any circus. 

He has an owner that is always gone to work and doesn’t really care about him.

Food Fight

Scoil Íosagaín, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 March 2019 

Once upon a time there was a giant pizza called Pepper Roni.

His best friend was Crisps, the alien, his head was made of crisps and his body was an alien’s.

They lived in a cave in a small village.  Pepper Roni’s biggest wish was for the world to be made of pizza. 

An Cailín, an Madra agus an Leipreachán Feargach

Gaelscoil Mhacan, 5th Class, County Cork, 8th March 2019

Tá Leipreachán agam agus tá sé ag rith uaim ar bhogha báistí!

Dhúisigh mé suas. Bhí tromluí agam, mar is é an eagla is mó atá agam ná leipreacháin: uair amháin, bheir leipreachán greim ar mo dheartháir agus mharaigh sé é. Bhí sé leathuair tar éis a seacht ar maidin.

 D'fhéach mé ar mo uaireadóir. Bheadh mé déanach don eitilt go hÉirinn don scannán nua ina bheidh mé ag aisteoireacht ann. Tá Leipreachán agam agus tá sé ag rith uaim ar bhogha báistí!

 

Eolaí Caillte...

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, 4th Class, County Cork, 1st March 2019 

Dia dhuit, Rósa is ainm dom agus tá mé in ann caint. Is madra mé. Tá cara agam agus an t-ainm atá uirthí ná Snó. Is huskie í.

Ba mhaith liom bheith mar duine agus nuair a deirim do aon duine sa terrace ina chonaím bíonn gach madra eile ag gáire ach ní bhíonn mo chara Snó. 

Ba mhaith le Snó bheith mar duine freisin, chun a bheith in ann caint liom nuair a táimid inár ndaoine. 

The Buttery Toast Invasion

Glenville National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 08 February 2019 

One beautiful summer morning, out of nowhere huge buttery monsters attacked Farmer Jim Bob Joe's house.

When the clock struck twelve, his best friend Squishy Watermelon Max got captured by the buttery toast. 

The buttery toast locked him up in a cell. Then Farmer Jim Bob Joe found a flying donkey and tried to capture it.

A Million Rashers

Blarney Street Boys, 4th Class, County Cork, 1st February 2019

One day in Texas, Billy Bob Joe was cooking in a small house. 

Then Billy Bob Joe saw his best friend Paul the Potato. 

Paul the Potato got into the frying pan to get a tan. When Paul the Potato got onto the frying pan, Billy Bob Joe almost ate him. 

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The Adventures of Chicken Nugget and Polly

Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway, 4th Class, 14 June 2019

Chicken Nugget goes to the bookstore and buys a diary, but he can’t write in it because he’s too fat to sit down.

Chicken Nugget has no arms, so he can’t pull up the chair. He tries to do it, but he falls to the ground. 

He rolls out the door, and keeps on rolling for a full half hour.

Bloopy and the Beast

Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway, 4th Class, 14 June 2019

Bloopy was made in a factory and he was a shape shifter. He was dreaming about his imaginary friend.

Bloopy lived in little hut in the forest. The people in the factory had gone for wood and they had accidentally lost him there.

Left alone in the forest, Bloopy turned his hut into a high tech zone. 

Aunt Winfred Did It!

Scoil Fhursa​, Nile Lodge, Galway, 6th Class

Mercedes the Ford wakes up in the junk yard. There are  cars being crushed around Mercedes.

“Oh no! I'd better go because there are cars being crushed around me,” he cries.

But Mercedes discovers that he has no fuel in the tank. He looks up and sees a man walking around the junkyard.

The Good, The Squishy and The Ugly

Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle, Galway City, 5th Class                                     

One day, Baguette Boi and his best friend Spread, the Lump of Butter, were at a cafe. 

Spread had to be careful about heat, so they were sitting outside. 

This was the fanciest cafe in town. There was a TV in the cafe and on the TV, the news reporter was talking  about sightings of Blippys in the city.

Cookie Gang

Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle Road, Galway City, 5th Class

Oscar the Oreo lives in the “Reduced To Clear” section in Pesco. His friend Patricia the Pie lives on the shelf opposite him. 

They meet up in a bar underneath the shelves. Obese Owen lives underneath the Oreo shelf.

Patricia and Oscar argue about who tastes better. Oskar says, “I’m nicer because I’m a cookie.”

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!”

Oslo’s Greatest Escape

St Patrick’s Primary School, Lombard Street, Galway, 5th Class, 5 April 2019

Oslo the horse, the quick healer, is in her barn. It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon. She is eating -  but not a lot of food. She doesn’t get much food from her owners.

Fred the 4 year old, Oslo’s best friend, sneaks through a hole in the barn, carrying some of the dinner that he just had.

Oslo neighs at Fred. Oslo and Fred have a telepathic connection. They can talk to each other in their heads.

The Story of Bob the Fly

Mercy Primary School, St Francis Street, Galway, 5th and 6th class, 5 April 2019

Bob the fly is in an old dusty attic. He is walking around talking to his friend Billy the bee.

Bob wants to get out of the attic but he can’t fly out.

He asks Billy, “ Can you lift me out?”

Gisha’s Wish

Brierhill National School, Co. Galway, 4th Class

Gisha the cross-eyed pig lives in a big mansion. She is very popular at school and everybody knows her.

One day, Gisha’s best friend Millie the chubby pug went to the mansion. 

Gisha came to the door and said to Millie, “Wipe your dirty paws!” They walked into the mansion.

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The Golden Sliotar

Ardfert National School, 4th Class County Kerry, November 2018

One morning Jimmy dreamed of being a hurler as he lay in his bed in Portumna. 

He had just moved from Ardfert to Portumna. 

He missed his friends in Ardfert and felt quite lonely.

The Explorer Johnny Bean

Listowel, Co. Kerry 16 November 2018

Once there was a great explorer named Johnny Bean who lived in a strange and wonderful planet called the Kingdom of Bananas.

Johnny loved exploring, especially to other planets. 

During one of his many trips, he became great friends with Millie the Alien who lived on Mars.

My Father is a WHAT?!

St. Theresa’s National School, Kilflynn, Co. Kerry, 6th Class

It was a dangerous day in the city.

Superhero, Annabelle’s father, wanted to destroy the city.

Annabelle was unaware that the villain was her father and rang him, but there was no answer.

The Depressing Life of a Pickle

St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, 6th class & Gap of Dunloe National School Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, 3rd to 6th class

There was a war between pickles and potatoes in Kerry. 

All the way down South Kerry, Rick the Pickle and Paddy the Potato were talking about how they were going to be free of the war. 

Rick and Paddy’s families were friends who hated the war. “Come on, let’s leave,” said Rick the Pickle. 

Sausage Quest

Breaffy National School, 5th Class, County Mayo, 11 December 2018

Have you ever seen a talking sausage?

Well, I’m going to tell you a legendary story about a talking sausage named Digeridoo.

It was a lovely day in Chef Jeff’s kitchen.

The Spoon

Breaffy National School, 5th Class, Count Mayo, 11 December 2018

Over the horizon walked a little girl with a bag of gummy drops.

RIIIIIIP!

The bag tears!

A gummy drop falls out into the searing heat of the Wild West.

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.

Bertha and the Pea

Fighting Words at Westport Arts Festival, Gaelscoil na Cruaiche​, 24 October 2018

Bertha was having a dream about going to space.

Dingdong! Dingdong! Dingdong!

Bertha was startled awake from her dream. She rushed to the door to see who was there.

The Great Escape

​Carrakennedy National School, Liscarney, Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class

Geoff the Giraffe is trudging through the lush tropical jungle.

He is feeling blue because he is trapped in North Korea.

Suddenly, Geoff catches a glimpse of a petite and peculiar blue creature waving at him from a little plane in the sky.

Shella Bella’s Revenge

St Joseph’s National School Derrywash, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 4th, 5th & 6th Class

One snowy weekend, Shella Bella the Sheep went to visit Mindy the Collie at her home.

Pom-Pom the Poodle was also there, which put Mindy at ease.

Suddenly, Shella Bella burst through the door.

Snowy’s Big Break

​Cornanool National School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

It was a nice sunny morning and Snowy the Lamb sprang from her straw bed.

Sarah the Farmer came to give the animals some food.

“Good morning Snowy,” said Sarah the Farmer. “What are you going to do today?”

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Keep swimming Nana Regine!

Creevy National School, Donegal, 19 November 2018

There once was a boy called Steve. His greatest wish was that Nana Regine would come back from Australia.

He was worried that she would drown., because she didn't want to pay for an airline ticket and she was swimming.

Steve loved playing with Da Ginga Ninja. 

Fruit's Got Talent!

St Macartan's NS, 5th Class, county Donegal, 29 January 2018

Bob was originally a human. But he became a banana by eating too many bananas.

So did his friend Patricia, by eating too many pears.

Bob's dream since he was a child to become a movie star. He tried desperately to come up with new ideas for a cure so he could become a movie star. 

Defeating Mrs. Pomegranate

St. Saviours NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 12 June, 2019

One day Mr. Banana Man woke up with Paul the Rock sitting on his mushy face.  Paul the Rock was shaving his legs!

Suddenly, Mr. Banana Man’s mum broke the door open and screamed, “IT’S TIME TO GET UP FOR FRUIT SCHOOL!”

Mr. Banana Man got a fright, and ripened, as he said to Paul, “Scoochamooch!”

 

Killer Glitter

Bray School Project National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 3rd Class, 12 June 2019

One day there was a square named Larry and he was playing a game with his best friend, Billy the Circle.

Billy asked Larry, “Why are you so afraid of glitter?”

Larry looked shocked. “I was in a dark place and I saw a glowing thing covered in glitter. 

Doughnut Attack!

St. Kevin’s NS, Greystones, 4th class, County Wicklow, 11 June 2019

It was a cold Saturday morning and there were doughnuts for breakfast, but Stacey didn’t want any. 

When she was in a doughnut shop in Notre Dame two months ago, her parents had been parentnapped by a giant doughnut with a moustache and a top hat. 

He had been disguised as a statue so he could strike at any moment.

Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

St. Kevin’s National School, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 5th June, 2019

Deep in the forest, Neville the flying green pig who wears a snorkel is eating tree bark, when suddenly the entire forest explodes!!!

He knows his best friend Elvis is there, because he can smell bacon.

Neville takes a piece of crispy bacon off himself and eats it so that he doesn’t eat his best friend.

Ice-Cream Meltdown

Bray School Project, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 4th June 2019

One day Johnny the Ice-Cream was in a magical ice-cream shop. 

His best friend Jeffy the Ketchup Guy was frozen in the ice-cream freezer. 

Johnny was there to get a new sprinkle cut.

Lucky Ducky

St Saviour’s, 3rd & 4th class, County Wicklow, 30 May 2019

Once upon a time there was an Irish duck called Luck.  He lived outside a sock factory in Rathdrum.

He hadn’t yet hatched, so he couldn’t see much, but he had the finest looks!  He knew this because his egg was full of mirrors.

As he started pecking out of his shell, he saw a rainbow and a strange bearded dog barking at ducks who were waving an English flag.  

The man with no limits

St Francis NS, Newcastle, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 29th May 2019

In an alley, where nobody goes, there lived a homeless man called Jeff.

One day, a bin truck got stuck in the alley and no one could move it.  So Jeff decided to live in it.

He liked living there because he could eat scraps.

The Magic Bread

St. Laurence’s NS, Greystones​, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 28 May 2019

One day Donko the Duck woke up from a lovely dream about lovely delicious Brodon’s fresh bread. 

All the other ducks in the pond teased him. His best friend, Random Raccoon, would randomly jump on people and on ducks. 

This embarrassed Donko. Random Raccoon had a disease which he kept secret.

Peter is in a Pickle

St. Laurence’s NS, Greystones​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 23rd May 2019

Once upon a jar, Pickle Peter was standing on another pickle trying to get out of the dreaded jar.

Steve the Olive, his best friend, was too weak to open the jar so Peter started using his shoulder to knock the jar over and break both his and Steve’s jar.

The person in the house was getting dinner ready so had Steve and Peter’s jars out on the counter. 

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Makin’ Bacon

Educate Together, Whitemill North,  6th Class, County Wexford

One day Humphrey was hungry.

Humphrey really liked stone bacon.

Then Gunther’s mother comes in and gets assassinated by the butcher.

Jeff and Chocolate

Kennedy Park National School, Whitemill Rd, Whitemill South, 3rd class, County Wexford

Jeff and Bob were in a fruit bowl trying to get eaten.

‘Hi, my name is Jeff the banana and I want to tell you about my life.’

Bob and Jeff are sitting in the fruit bowl and they are best friends.

Mysterious Time-Travel

Lady of Fatima School, Carrigeen St, Slippery Green, County Wexford

One day there was a boy called Paddy.

He came upon a snow leopard called Pablo in a forest and ever since they became friends.

He said to Pablo ‘I need a girlfriend’.

Max and Carter

Court National School, Monamolin, 4th Class​, County Wexford

Max wakes up in his bed in New York and Carter is waiting beside his bed for him to go to the zoo on a school tour.

Carter gets his imaginary car and drives Max to the zoo.

Max buckles his imaginary friend in with his imaginary seatbelt.

The Ketchup Battle

Piercestown N.S. Piercestown, 2nd Class County Wexford

Welcome to the world of ketchup!

My name is Katie and I am a bottle of ketchup, my friend’s name is Jeff.

Then a few days later King Mayonnaise and his army came into the castle.

 

 

Oof

St. Iberius National School, Davitt Road, 2nd and 3rd Class, County Wexford

Once upon a time, Michael wanted to go to the bathroom, but there was a banana in the toilet.

He goes in to the bathroom and the banana attacks him.

Stephanie is in the bath.