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 Great Bakery Escape

St Patrick’s BNS, Drumcondra, 4th Class, 9th December 2019

Once upon a time there was a cheesecake called Captain Gary Cheesecake.

Gary was screaming in the fridge because it was really cold. His friend, Brownie the Brownie, was in the oven in St John’s Bakery.

Brownie was due to be out of the oven in fifteen minutes but Gary had only just been made. 

No Milk

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow,  5th December 2019

Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.

One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.

“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.

Santa and the Elf

St Joseph’s Junior National School, Poppintree, 2nd Class, 5 December 2019

Once upon a time, Ben the elf was in his room at the North Pole Hotel for Elves. 

Ben’s job was to go to peoples’ houses and check if they had been good.

It was the day of the big meeting. Santa was going to choose which elves were going with him on Christmas Eve. 

Squiggle-Pops and Yohan

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019

One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds.  He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets. 

When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.  

So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.

Crystal and the Fire

St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown​, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019

Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever. 

But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire. 

Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.

Five Days Before Christmas

St Francis Senior National School, Priorswood, 4th Class, 3 December 2019

Once upon a time there was a reindeer called Johnny the Long-Nosed Reindeer.

Johnny always wished to be friends with Larry the Crazy Christmas Tree. 

The problem was that every time Johnny wanted to ask Larry to be his friend, he was afraid that Larry would say no.

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The Unexpected Clown Chase

Togher Girls NS, 6th Class, County Cork, 22 October 2019

One day at the park, on a spooky, scary Saturday, Jack was out with his friend James the silly boy.

He was riding his scooter and fell on his head. James then called Jacks mom.

 After a while, his mom got cranky. She told him off and confiscated his scooter. 

A true winner

Togher GNS 6th Class, County Cork 16 October 2019

16th / 10/ 2015

Dear diary,

I’m going to Ireland to see my best friend. My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. 

There is one problem though, I am scared of heights and I have to go on an aeroplane. 

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.

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Droch lá ag Mr Mc Conkey

Rang a 2, Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, 22/11/19

Uair amháin bhí fear ann a bhí an-an-an-an-chantalach agus ba Mr Mc Conkey an t-ainm a bhí air. 

Bhí sé ina chónaí i Poop Land lena chara Mr Broim. 

Bhí daoine ann ag canadh, “Fáilte go Poop Land, Poop Land, Poop Land!” Bhí madra beag acu agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Cac Madra. 

Fiachra agus Seáinín

Scoil Náisiúnta Bhriocáin, An Gort Mór, Ros Muc, Rang 3,4,5,6, Co. na Gaillimhe, 25 Deireadh Fómhair 2019

Tús an tséasúir cispheile a bhí ann. Bhí Fiachra agus Seánín Dána ag imirt cispheile i gclós na scoile. Dúirt Seánín le Fiachra, “Gabh isteach sa scoil ar fhaitíos go mbéarfaí orainn, níl cead againn a bheith anseo!”

Dúirt Fiachra, “Caithfidh mé imeacht, is gearr go mbeidh mo Mhama réidh ag siopadóireacht Tigh Mháille.”

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.

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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. 

No Milk

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow,  5th December 2019

Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.

One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.

“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.

Squiggle-Pops and Yohan

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019

One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds.  He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets. 

When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.  

So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.

Crystal and the Fire

St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown​, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019

Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever. 

But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire. 

Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.

The Adventures of Bob the Banana

St. Mary’s National School, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 27th November 2019

Bob the Banana loved superheroes, but in his book of superheroes, which was called ‘Frankie’, the main superhero got eaten, and now Bob’s greatest fear is being eaten.

Bob loved reading about superhero history. His friend Psychopath, who was a hash brown, gave him the book. 

One day, Bob was in the fruit bowl reading his history book, when Psychopath whispered to him, “There’s a monster on the loose.” 

The Fairy Chase

St Thomas's JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dog called Tutu the Killer Dog. Tutu is a killer cake-maker. But he also kills cats and fish to eat.

Banani the Banana was Spider Killer Cat’s best friend. 

They met in a haunted house earlier today at twelve o’ clock. 

Scott the Half Wizard

St. Kieran’s School, Bray, 3rd/4th class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2019

One day there was a boy called Scott the half wizard.

He was camping on an island when he fell into some deep water, nearly drowning. It was a full moon.

Selena the powerful witch had turned him into a merman. 

Timmy and The Mashed Potato

St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2019

Sienna’s Greatest Wish: Use Nanny’s mashed potato to smother the stick!

Sienna was walking through the park and Timmy the Stick killed her. 

She became a ghost and was petrified by Timmy ever since.

Dragorio and the Bees

St Thomas’ JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dragon named Dragorio. 

He ate too many sausages so he was fat, so fat that he couldn’t fly. 

He couldn’t even lick his toenails. But one day there came bees and they made fun of him because he was fat and couldn’t fly. 

Joseph and the technicolour mystery

All Saints,  Blackrock, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 13th November 2019

Joseph opened his eyes to find Billy the cat lying on top of him, licking his face.  Joseph groaned because he was tired.

He quickly threw Billy off his chest to check the clock.  It was 8 o’clock and he was already late for detective school, again!

He poured himself a bowl of dry cereal. There was nothing he hated more than milk.

Loveheart and Froggy go home

St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12 November 2019

Once upon a time in the jungle there was a little puppy called Loveheart who was trying to find his way home.

In the lake he saw his friend Froggy the Frog. 

He saw that Barry the crocodile was in the water as well so Loveheart tried to save Froggy. 

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Llama Drama

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 6th Class, 22th November 2019

Splish splash Gerry was starting to get bored of the ocean.

As the waves started to crash against the shore, Gerry started to think.

‘Is there more to this ocean life’? Gerry deeply stares at the sparkling sea shells.

 

Potato versus Aliens

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, November 2019

Once a potato time on a scary night the employees opened the supermarket in space, the supermarket was called Mars Bar.

It was in a spider cave.

A group of Aliens ran in armed with potato peelers.

Finn and Jake’s Big Adventure

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, 8th November 2019 

Once there lived a dragon called Finn and an orangutang called Jake.

They lived on dragon island.

They had never met a person before.

The reason they are on an island is because all the others dragons have been eradicated by people and Finn is the only dragon left.

The Sharks Way Back

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

Once upon a time there was a Great White Shark named Scuba.

He had a sidekick called Searock. Searock was an Atlantic monster.

They were in the Atlantic Ocean and they met hunters.

Animal Wars

St. Iberius National School Davitt Road, 5th Class/6th Class, County Wexford 

You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation, but that begins all the way back here.

It will all come together when I tell you the story of how I lost in rock, paper, scissors with a chicken.

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.

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