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

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.  

Geoff and Bob’s Disaster

Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada​ Lucan, Co. Dublin, 3rd Class, 30 May 2019

Geoff wanted to go to London. He wanted to win

Britain’s Got Talent. He was also entered in a Rubik’s Cube competition on the same day, which was also in London.

Geoff’s friend Bob the Tennis Ball just wanted to play tennis and break the ice cream eating world record. 

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.

Ricky and Timmy are Race Cars

Mary Queen of Angels Boys National School, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, 4th Class, 29 May 2019

Ricky was in Wal-Mart. He was feeling very cranky because he couldn’t find his best friend, Timmy the Scooter.

Timmy said “Excuse me,” and Ricky saw that he was actually riding Timmy.

“Get me over to the Reese’s Pieces!” Ricky shouted.

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.

Bob’s Weird Life Story

St Marnock’s National School​, Portmarnock​, 3rd Class, 28 May 2019

Bob the rock was sleeping in some dirt. It was raining. He woke up and turned on the television.

He watched Ireland’s Got Talent and then Father Ted.

When Father Ted was finished, The Rock Pot was on. The Rock Pot was a game show for rocks. 

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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The Legend of Frosty

​Carrigaline National School, County Cork, 01 December 2017

Once upon a time in Antartica, there was a poor dog, called Frosty. 

His best friend was Joe the Pig. They were on a mission to find the perfect  owner for Frosty. 

Joe the Pig had escaped once from a farm, and he bought a plane and flew to Antartica. 

The Boy Wonder

​Scoil Chill Ruadhain, 4th Class, County Cork, 17 November 2017

My name is Ben and welcome to my life. I just moved to a new town, Manchester, and it's very hard for me. 

I haven't got a lot of friends. The only friend I've got is my dog Jimmy. 

The only thing that keeps me going is playing football. 

 

Kelly's Story

St Vincents Primary School, County Cork, 27 October 2017

Once upon a time there was a demon called Kelly. Her best friend's name was a little dragon called Clumsy. 

Clumsy would always hide in Kelly's back-pack when she went to school. 

Kelly's family is evil, but she doesn't want to be like them. She doesn't really like school because she gets bullied. 

The Summer X- Games MMXVII

Blarney St Boys School 5th Class at the Crawford Gallery, County Cork, 13 October 2017

Christopher is a young 14 year old skateboarder who has a dream of winning a skateboard contest, but he realises Big Bob the Bully is signing up as well!

The competition he is entering is called the X-games - one of the world's most prestigious and impossible contests. 

Christopher has one week to prepare for the X-games.

The Adventures of Doggo and Chick

Blarney Street Boys School Primary School, County Cork, 06 October 2017

Once upon a time there was a dog named Doggo the Dog and he was making tea in his cottage. 

His best friend Chick Norris rang the door bell and said “Can I have tea with you, and here is your delivery.”

Doggo said, “Woof Woof, of course you can.”

The Adventures of Fluffy and Picklebob

Crawford Gallery, St. Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 29 September 2017

'Every picture tells a story'

There once was a unicorn who had a best friend named Picklebob. The unicorn's name was Fluffy. She was super silly. 

One day, she decided that she wanted to fart out rainbows. That morning when she went to unicorn school, Mr McDonkey the teacher was mad at her for being late. She was late because she had been trying to fart all the way to school. Mr McDonkey said angrily, “you're late again, Fluffy!”

What If?

Culture Night, County Cork, 22nd September 8-10 Years

It was the first day of my new school. I woke up and my mom said I had to go downstairs fast. 

When I went to school, I was at my locker and someone said “You must be new here. I’m Tonia”. Just then the bell rang and we had to go to class.

I didn’t know my mom had booked me in for swimming lessons, and I was walking along the edge of the swimming pool and I fell in!

Monty's Crazy Day

St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School, St. Mary’s Rd, Cork, 3rd Class 15th September 2017

 Once upon a time there was a puppy named Monty that lived in America. 

He had a best friend which was a baby unicorn called Gabby. 

Monty the puppy was a German Shepard who was three years old. 

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Sparkly Revenge

​Killeeneen National School, 4th Class, County Galway, 28 April 2017

Miss Rainbow Glitter Sparkles was in her garden picking flowers. 

Jeff Senile, the spy, sent her a Snapchat on his spychat phone telling her: “Stay put.”  

He knew something was going to happen. 

Jefferson Saves The World

Boston National School, Boston, Co. Clare, 4th Class, 28 April 2017

Jefferson is in school alone and he’s day-dreaming. He’s supposed to be cleaning out a cupboard because he was late for school. He comes across a book in the cupboard.

It’s a big heavy book. When he picks it up, he sees it’s a very old book, so he’s curious to know what it’s about. But there’s nothing in it, so he asks his teacher can he take it home. 

When he gets home, he opens the book. The book tells him: “Go to page 196”.

Revenge

​Scoil Mhuire, Monivea, Co. Galway, 4th and 5th Class, 31 March 2017

Happy the Clown lived in America with The Twinz in a rickety old house.  

Every day, Happy and The Twinz ate slugs and snails for breakfast and broccoli for lunch.

Happy was afraid to work in the circus because of the children. 

Waffle Kaboom!

St Joseph’s National School, Kinvara, Co. Galway, 2nd Class, 31 March 2017

Bob-the-Waffle-Genie lived in a waffle, sitting around playing video games, waiting for someone to say the magic word and call on him.  

(‘Time for Breakfast’ is the magic word.)

Pussums the cat jumped in the window after he smelled lovely fresh waffles.

Gerry and Daryl’s Great Escape

​Kilcornan Educate Together National School, County Galway, 6th Class, 27 January 2017

Gerry lives in a flat in Manchester and he is scared of going down the stairs.

He is an inventor, so he has made little sticky paws for Daryl the Super Rat. 

This was so Daryl can go to the shop to get Gerry food and supplies. 

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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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Louie and the Popcorn Shoes

St. Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 5th March 2019

​Once there was a lion named Louie. Louie was afraid of popcorn. 

He was afraid that Popcorn would go up his nose and give him a heart attack.

One day he was outside when he saw a pair of shoes on the ground. 

Bob A and Barta's School Trip

St Thomas' SNS, Jobstown​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 28 February 2019

One day in school Bob A was going on a tour with his class to a haunted house. 

The bus driver was really, really mean. Bob A wanted to get rid of the bus driver and needed help to do it.

He teamed up with Barta, his best friend, to annoy the bus driver. 

Blueblop and George

Croi Ro Naofa JNS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 27th February 2019

There once was a mutant called Blueblop. Blueblop was mad because he wanted to be a person. 

One day he saw a stray dog and he brought it to his house. He became best friends with George.

When Blueblop woke up the next morning, he saw that George was kidnapped! 

The Dragons Save The World

St. Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th February 2019

Once upon a time there was a cat named Lightfury. They had the body and wings of a dragon but tail of a lizard. 

They lived in Knockandburn Castle inside a volcano. His greatest fear was Flynn the magic evil dragon.

One Thursday when Lightfury got up, they went out of the volcano onto the grass. 

Al and Cheesy's Army

St Thomas’ SNS, Tallaght​, 4th class,  Counnty Wicklow, 14th February 2019

Once there was a flying taco and his name was Al. His best friend was Cheesy the Spotty Cheese. 

They met one day in a shop when Cheesy accidentally stuck cheese on Al.

“We have fused,” Al said. They high-fived and wished for a new power.

Tiger the Tiger

St Thomas’s JNS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12th February 2019

Tiger the Tiger was trying to collect as many things as he could. 

Tiger met his best friend, Tadhg the Lion, in his secret place. 

“Let’s go look for food in the desert,” says Tadhg. 

Robo and Max's Adventure

St. Thomas’, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 7th February 2019

Once upon a time in Popoville, there was a dog called Max with an owner who always talked and chit-chatted.

One day when Max was barking, “stop talking,” at his owner, something strange happened. His owner stopped blabbing.

Then, after sixty seconds of silence while his owner Bob gave him food, the talking started again. It was like a virus.

Sally's Crash on Mars

Sacred Heart National School, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 6th February 2019

Once upon a time Sally the Astronaut was flying in her rocket ship. When she was flying, she crashed into Mars.

She searched for the parts of her rocket, when she fell into some alien poo.

Sally wished that her best friend was there with her, when suddenly Emma the mermaid appeared! 

The Day of the Llamalympics

Scoil Treasa, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 5th February 2019

There was a Llama who lived in a tree. One day he met a sloth in the tree that was eating leaves. 

The sloth’s name was Timmy, and they became best friends. Lo Llama was afraid that he was going to grow a unicorn horn, as then his friend Timmy wouldn’t like him.

One night he dreamt of winning the Golden Toilet- he had seen a poster on his tree that day. The poster had said that there was a competition.

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