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, Conamara, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, Wicklow, and Wexford

Prom Dream

St Brigid’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 6th Class, 5th June 2019

Priscilla the popular girl and Felicia her best friend were in school. 

Priscilla said, “Joey looked at me today and it’s only our first day.” Felicia said, “Oh, that’s nice.” In her head she was thinking stay back, he’s mine.

Priscilla says,” Let’s go to the bathroom to top up our makeup. 

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.

Bruce the Grape

Sacred Heart BNS, Glasnevin​, 2nd Class, 4th of June 2019

Once upon a time, there was a baby grape called Bruce the grape. 

Twenty four years later he grew a moustache. 

He bumped his head which made him afraid of blueberries and his moustache fall off.

Purple the mermaid

Junior Infants, Virgin Mary Girls’ National School, Ballymun, 30 May 2019

Purple the mermaid lived in the sea. She can swim, she’s really good at swimming.

She likes to play mermaid tag, mermaid hide-and-seek, and mermaid ball. 

She’s best friends with a fish called Goldie. Goldie is orange. 

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.

Rebecca’s birthday

St Francis of Assisi 4th Class  National School & CareChoice Residents, Bealtaine Festival, 24 May 2019

It was Rebecca’s 11th birthday. Her party was at her Granny’s house.

Rebecca’s mum had made the chocolate cake, which was Rebecca’s favourite.

Rebecca’s Granny gave her a present. The present was in a small colourful box.

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.”

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. 

A Troublesome Spice Bag

Virgin Mary Girls National School, Ballymun​, 6th Class, 23 May 2019

As Harvey the Beagle was walking down the street, he saw an ad for a spice bag.

Harvey saw the spice bag and thought that it looked super delicious. His friend Buster the Pig came along from the farm.

“Hey, Buster, come look at this,” said Harvey. “I really want to know how this spice bag tastes.”

The Sausage Thief

St. Patrick’s NS, Wicklow, 5th class, 22nd May 2019

Hi, I’m Barry and today I saw a blue van and it chased me. 

I ran away but I noticed Sammy in the rear window of the van. 

Sammy the Sausage has been my best friend since I was born. 

The Adventures of Pug Man and Max the Husky

O’Connell Primary School, North Richmond Street, Dublin 1, 3rd Class, 22 May 2019

Once in a dog’s life, Pug Man entered a pet shop. Pug Man had a great wish, which was to go on holidays to Pugzarote.

There was a young lady in the pet shop and she was looking for a pet. 

She wanted a pug so she could go to Pugzarote too (you don’t need a ticket to go to Pugzarote, but you do need a pug).

The Bacon Adventure

St. Laurence’s NS, Greystones​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 21st May 2019

“Yo yo yo Im DJ banana” “Pleased to meet you I’m Patrick the Pig. It’s a lovely day here on the farm. 

“Come on would that sun just go away” said Patrick the Pig who hates sunlight.

“I wish I was human so that I could put on Factor 50+ and a sun hat”.

Fifty-Five-Foot Duck

Pope John Paul II NS​, Malahide​, 5th Class, 21st May 2019

There was once a duck named Ducky. Ducky was a very small duck at first.

He wanted to be the biggest duck in the world.

Ducky grew up in a sugar cane field in Papua New Guinea with his best mate Phillipio the Banana Bird.

Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right

Feile  Londubh​ Festival, 19 th May 2019

Once upon a time there was a Nike runner called Schue. Schue was having a horrible time. 

Every time his owner, Emma, went on a walk he was plunged into mud and poo and somehow his twin Sue always avoided it. 

Sue always teased Schue about his owner dropping him to the charity shop and keeping only Sue because Schue was too dirty to wear

Zack and the Pickle Invasion

Roundwood NS, 3rd Class​, County Wicklow, 16th May 2019

Zack was having his breakfast with Finn the Ketchup Bottle. Finn decides to ask him his greatest wish.

“My greatest wish is to be a pink flying unicorn.” Then a talking pickle appears at the house. 

Zack points and says “that is my greatest fear”.

Boo’s Big Adventure

St Mary’s National School, Fairview, 4th Class, 16 May 2019

Once upon a cheese, there was a koala called Boo. He had penguin flippers and elf ears. 

Boo lived in a bungalow in a forest in Tibequador.

Boo loved to play video games. He lived with his grandmother but he was afraid of her. 

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.

DJ Sausage Roll’s Journey

St Killian’s National School, Mullagh, Co. Cavan, 5th Class, 15 May 2019

One day at the Centra in Mullagh, a sausage roll was being made. But this was no ordinary sausage roll.

The new deli worker, Barack Obama, was listening to his favourite DJ music by Drake. 

As he was making the sausage roll, his AirPods fell into the mix.

Bob and the Scary Dog

Scoil Cholmcille​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 14th May 2019

Once upon a time there lived a Cat called Bob who had Magical powers.

He was able to talk human and disappear at anytime.

One day he was asleep up an oak tree in Africa. His friend, Billy the Snakey Mouse was visiting him because it was Saturday. 

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!?”

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