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.

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Liam agus Biwwy

Scoil Naomh Pádraig​, An Chloch Bhreac​, An Fhairce​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Rang 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 13/2/2020

Uair amháin fadó sa gcoill dhraíochta, bhí leipreachán ina chónaí i dteach crainn. 

Liam an t-ainm a bhí air. Bhí draíocht aige. Bhí gruaig rua air agus bhí hata mór glas air a bhí rómhór dá cheann. 

Bhí culaith ghlas air agus bróga móra dubha le búclaí óir agus bhí siad casta suas ag a mbarr.

Marshman and Mr. Hot Chocolate

St. Philip’s JNS, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 13th February 2020

Once upon a time a marshmallow wanted to own a marshmallow castle. 

He lived in an old castle on an old hill that had no other houses. 

He was lonely. One afternoon he went to the store and he saw a cute cup of chocolate.

The Rejected Pencil

Our Lady of Victories Girls National School, Ballymun Road, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 13th February 2020

Pencil the Bob and Rubber the Blob were walking down the street next to the pencil factory. 

Pencil looked over his shoulder at the factory and bobbed away because he was afraid of being a pencil.

Suddenly Pencil the Bob fell down a pothole. Then Rubber the Blob popped out a curry from Wanda and slobbered it down.

The Adventure of the Red Jumper

St. Declan’s NS, Ashbourne​, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 12th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a red jumper called Greg.  

One day he got a message from his friend Jeff who was also a jumper, a green jumper, saying “Let’s go on an adventure”

It turned out that Jeff had Nutella on him and all he wanted was for Greg to scrape it off.

The Rise of Mr. Potato Man

Scoil San Carlo Senior National School, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 12th February 2020

One day a clown apocalypse happened.

Mr Potato Man was very scared. Soon after, Peto the Potato Crisp kicked Jimmy the Goat into a pond. 

Unfortunately, the goat couldn’t swim.

Bob's Greatest Dream

Brooklodge N.S.​ 4th Class County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 11 February 2020

One day, Bob the Robot was at home. He lived on Mars. In his house, he was cooking fried flying horse and griffin. 

Then he heard a bell ring, Scampi the Fish was there for dinner. Scampi has to eat his food in a fish bowl. 

After dinner was finished, Bob made dessert, which was a cherry bomb.

Demi and Sparkles Adventure

St. Mary’s JNS, Rowlagh, 2nd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th February 2020

Demi, the baby giraffe met her best friend Sparkles the unicorn, in a zoo in California. 

They kissed and hugged to say hello.

“I’m really afraid of being locked away and never being loved”, said Demi.

The Cow Heist

Belmayne Educate Together, National School, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 11 Feburary 2020

Long long ago and far away in FarmerVille, Sergeant Shoe was trying to steal a cow.

Sergeant Shoe had to get past Farmer Billy to get to the shed. He had to jump over Farmer Billy’s fence.

On his way, Sergeant Shoe bumped into Emperor Toe, who also wanted to steal the cow. 

Jim sa Limo

Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire, Cearnóg Pharnell​, Rang 2, Fighting Words Dublin, 10ú Feabhra 2020

Tá Jim an sioráf anseo. Ta Kevin an koala ansin. 

Tá Jim an sioráf ag caint le Kevin.

Dúirt Kevin, ‘Is gangster thú.’

Ed and Eddies Big Adventure

Kennedy Park National School Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford, 7th February 2020

Ed and Eddie were dancing outside at the door of the concert but the body- guard wouldn’t let them in.

Suddenly the sky turned dark and in a second a three eyed monster said “If you let me talk to Cornelius I will give you money”.

It starts to rain and the monster disappears.

Rú Amú

Scoil na hAirde Thiar​, An Aird Thiar, Carna​, Rang 3,4,5,6, Co. na Gaillimhe​ Fighting Words Chonamara, 7/2/2020

Lá amháin, bhí an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch. 

Bhí Toby ag spraoi le Rú an coinín. 

Tháinig Tintreach an gadhar agus thóg sé Rú.

Edward's Rumble

Scoil Treasa, Firhouse, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th February 2020

One day Edward the giraffe found a pig. Edward took the pig for a walk but he was too afraid to talk to him.

Then they met Sven the donkey. They got lost in the desert where they found Daniel the donkey.

Edward and Daniel start talking together and forget about the pig and Sven. 

Sara and Lily Go On An Adventure

St Brigid’s Senior Girls National School, Finglas West, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 6 February 2020

Lily was a cute little dog. But something happened – she was invaded by tarantulas!

Her friend Sara the dog came along. “I’ll save you!” she said.

The next day, Lily got her greatest wish. Lily’s greatest wish was to go on Ireland’s Got Talent. She got invited to go on with her friend Sara.

Turtle Wars

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 5th February 2020

Doris Bonson, the Turtle was tired of his next door neighbour Christopher the Sea Pickle.

“Why do you want to Texit from Atlantis?” Christopher queried in the House of Bubbles, Atlantis’s parliament at No. 10 Drowning Street.

Just then, Ronald Mump, Doris’s best friend, suggested “We should build a wall of coral and kelp between the Seven Seas!!

McDonalds Massacre

St Fiachra’s Senior National School, 6th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 5th February 2020

This is Kevin the Spud, he is a spud.

It’s an average day in McDonalds, rolling away from potato cutters. 

All of a sudden, the President of Scotland walked in and asked for a Happy Meal.

The Taco Hunt

Kilrane National School Kilrane, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Once upon a time, flying above a swamp, there was a parrot named Tacko, and his best friend was called Daddy.

He was getting hungry, so he really wanted to eat a mosquito.

He nearly ate Daddy the mosquito. Daddy went over and yelled, “Stop! Stop! Its me, Daddy!”

The Bamboo Cafe

Gheel Autism Services, Writing Group, Fighting Words Dublin, 4 February 2020

There was quite a disturbance at the cafe when Peter the panda was told they do not serve bamboo.

“What do you mean there is no bamboo here!” said Peter.

“Well,” replied the server, “We don’t get a lot of pandas in here – it’s mostly people.”

King Jeff and the Power Gem

Catholic University School, 2nd and 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a king called Jeff. He lived in a galaxy far far away. 

Jeff had a baby air dragon called Snowy.

He wanted to get the power gem which would allow him to rule the world. 

The Robot Who no Longer wanted to be One

Brooklodge N.S. 4th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork 04 February 2020

Zobert had been on this planet for way too long. He originally did not like his old planet, but strange things are happening and he did not know what.

He decided to go to the human world. He needs to find a new friend. But how is he going to do it? 

But in the middle of space, he got hit by a rock that was wrapped up in paper, that had a pyramid with a crystal on top of it, with a map that said ‘get the crystal and you will become a human.’

The Legend of Skinny Legend

Loreto Senior Primary School Crumlin, 6th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 4 February 2020

There was once a helicopter named Skinny Legend. They were flying with their best friend, who was their hand.

But Skinny Legend had a wish to be human and a fear to fall in love.

Even though they were afraid to fall in love, they had fallen in love with their hand.

The Diamond Attack

St Francis Junior School Priorswood, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 3rd February 2020

Once upon a time Gizmo the diamond dog was in a cave. 

The diamond dragon saved him from a zombie caveman.

One day, when Harry the diamond dragon was walking in the park, someone tried to steal him. 

Tiuc Tiuc, Peadar agus an Ribena Frusion

Scoil Naomh Ciarán, Cill Chiaráin​, Co. na Gaillimhe. Rang 3,5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 31/01/2020

Lá amháin bhí Rory amuigh ag traenáil ar an Astro i gCill Chiaráin. 

Theastaigh uaidh Craobh na hÉireann a bhuachaint le Gaillimh agus bhí sé ag traenáil chuile lá le cúpla seachtain anuas.

Bhuaigh Deaide Rory Craobh na hÉireann in aghaidh Chill Chainnigh sa mbliain 1972.

Bob’s Adventures

Kiltale, County Meath, 3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 30th January 2020

Bob the snowman wishes he could go on holidays to Italy.

His greatest fear is a chicken called Mike.

His best friend is Timmy the slug.

Ace the Robot

Gardiner Street Primary School, Gardiner Street, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 30th January 2020

It was a normal day for Ace. He was playing football with his best friend, Star the Super Puppy. Star scored a goal!

When Ace was having a drink, Star was abducted by aliens. 

The aliens brought her back to their headquarters.

The Buttering

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 29th January 2020

Welcome to Jamaica!  And welcome to the best kitchen in the whole world!  I’m Bartholomew and my side kick is Toasty.  I’m a pound of butter and Toasty is a slice of toast.

I’m in a bit of a predicament now as some knives buttered me on to Toasty!  

But since I have super powers I can turn back into a solid pound of butter…. but for the time being I’m staying on Toasty.

The Big Slip

Saint John Bosco Boys’ School Navan Road, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 29th January 2020

Once upon a time there was a banana named Joe. His best friend was a spud named Spuddy.

Joe lived in a house shaped like a banana. Spuddy was grown fresh from Ireland.

One day, Joe the banana was taken from his home by Jerry the bear. Spuddy was also taken.

Robot Apocalypse

St Audoen’s National School, Cook Street, Dublin 8, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 28 January 2020

Once upon a time a dinosaur named John wanted to make a friend. John was in the jungle on an island. 

There were lots of other dinosaurs, but he wasn’t friends with any of them. John felt lonely and upset.

Then one day there was a meteor that crashed into the jungle. Robots poured out of the meteor. 

On an Adventure for the Mythical Honey

Scoil Mhuire Fatima, 5th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 28 January 2020

Jolly B was lonely, he had no friends. He was flying through the park for ages. 

He lived under honeycomb under a tree. There was lots of baby BBQ’s inside the honeycomb. No one liked him because he had a human face and the body of a bee.

Finally, Jolly B looked at his watch and decided it was time for school. But he saw Jilly B getting bullied in Jolly School by Shmiley B and Waspy B. 

The Destroyed City

St. Philip’s Junior National School, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 January 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiger called Stripes. 

He lived with his best friend Speedy Sly the fox.

One day they went for a walk and Stripes saw his enemy Alex the muscley lion.

Rocky an madra vs. An Plunger gránna

Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch​, B.A.C. 11, Rang 3, Fighting Words Dublin, 28ú Eanair 2020

Lá amháin, bhí Rocky an madra ag siúl síos an bóthar agus bhí an Plunger gránna ag goid airgead ón mbanc.

Chuaigh Rocky síos go dtí an mbanc chun cabhrú leis an FBI.

Ach bhí dudes eile leis an plunger gránna agus bhí troid mór acu. Chaill Rocky an troid.

Jeff The Space Dog

St Malachy’s BNS, Edenmore, Dublin 5, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 27th January 2020

Jeff the dog was on Planet Jungle, which was his home planet. 

He was looking around for his owner Harold. They were playing hide and seek. 

Jeff found Harold hiding in a bush.

Peethur an Turtair

Rang a 4, Scoil Mhic Dara​, An Cheathrú Rua​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 24/01/2020

‘Sé Peethur an Turtair méara St. Peethursburg. ‘Sé Johnny an madra an cara is fearr atá aige.

Bhí Peethur ag iarraidh dul ar laethanta saoire go Hawaii agus dul faoin uisce mar go bhfuil uisce deas te ann.

Is alsation é Johnny agus ní ligeann sé Peethur as a amharc.

Pancake Tuesday

Scoil Áine, Clondalkin, 6th Class. Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 January 2020

‘OW’ shouted Diana when she fell surprisingly harder than usual. 

She had fallen out of the Tree house again. Poppy climbed down as fast as she could, but she was too late. 

‘Ill never get used to this said Poppy as she rolled her eyes. Diana and Poppy met five years ago in another jungle tree.  

The Pink Giraffe Incident

Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa​, 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22nd January 2020

There once lived an eyebrow called Paul.  He really wanted to get a job in an office in Dublin Zoo.

On his way to the interview he got really nervous.  He fell over and his eyebrow suddenly got very bushy.  

Suddenly, out of the blue, an eyelash arrived, her name was Billie Eyelash!

The Adventures of Grumpy and Moody

Castletown National School, Castletown, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1st and 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Grumpy the Brussel Sprout and Moody the Potato were in Croke Park at the all Ireland final.

Grumpy hoped that the yellow bellies would win the all Ireland final but was afraid that Kilkenny would win the Sam McGuire.

Suddenly Grumpy and Moody were teleported to Liverpool for a match between Liverpool and Man United.

Madness in the Market

Mayglass National School, Courtlands West, Mayglass​, Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th and 6th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

A long time ago in a far far away land called Tunisia Tim the apple and his best friend Barry the banana were rolling down the aisle to see Spuds Two in the cinema.

Paddy the parsnip was waiting outside for them with a candy cane, he knew they were going to come.

He clipped the button on the candy cane and a load of shopping trolleys started chasing them.

Imogen the Wizard

Barntown National School, Barntown​, Wexford, 2nd and 3rd Class, Co. Wexford, Fighting Words Wexford

Once upon a spooky morning in space there was a wizard named Imogen in a spooky castle on the moon in a weird dimension.

She was feeding her dog - Cloud - then a poisonous bubble appeared.

A giant banana barged in to the castle with a bubble gun and Imogen screamed so loud that it raised the roof of the castle.

Stinky and Bob

St Mary's National School, County Donegal, Fighting Words North West

The main character of this story is Stinky the Skunk. Stinky was born in 1989 on May 25th.

Stinky's biggest dream was to get faster Internet.

Stinky heard that a circus was coming into town, and Stinky was afraid of clowns. 

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Clyde’s Big Escape

Jonathan Swift NS, Dunlavin, County Wicklow, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th, 24 November 2016

Clyde the Kitten is in the street feeling lonely and wishing for a family. 

He sees someone eating a hot-dog so jumps up to get the hot-dog off him. 

The hot-dog turns out to be magical and it teleports Clyde to the Candy Kingdom.

Azure Jenkins and the Lost Stone

St Andrew’s NS, County Wicklow, 5th Class, 23rd November 2016

In a little cottage, in a really deep forest in Co. Wicklow, Alisia Crotchet came over and then she blew up the cottage. 

She blew up the house and then Paddy the Troll, from a different part of the forest, saw the smoke rising; he went over to see what had gone wrong. 

When he went over he saw a dead body lying on the floor. 

Half way there

​Blessington no 1 NS, County Wicklow, 5th & 6th Class, 22nd November 2016

As Dave left the room he realised he had to go to the shop because he had run out of peanuts. 

When he was in the shop he saw a magazine with the moon on it and thought it was pretty. 

He realised he forgot his wallet and he had to go back home. 

DASH

​Wicklow ETNS, 4th Class, 17th November 2016

“Oh, Oh! Spagetti-o,” said Jay as he got out of bed to go to school. Jay heard fire sirens. 

He peeked out the window and saw smoke coming from the direction of his school; his school was on fire! 

He looked over and immediately thought to himself that a villain called Black Skull was burning down the school.

The Chronicles of Murf

St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen,  County Wicklow, 5th Class, 16th November 2016

Part I:  The adventure of Murf and Marty

Once upon a time there was a sheep and his name was Murf.  

He  lived in The Burrow with his best friend Marty, the black sheep. 

The wild mission of Bob

Bray School Project, County Wiclow, 4th Class, 15th November 2016

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Bob and his best friend was called Jeff The Pig. 

They lived in a world not far away called Uni-Rainbow.

There was an evil Queen called Eibhlinn who ruled Uni-Rainbow and many other countries. 

Cheevolicious - the wrath of disco time

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 6th Class, 10th November 2016

One night, Jovan broke out of the zoo and became a free gorilla. 

He grabbed hold of the bars and ripped them off until there was only two remaining, then ran off into the night looking for Paddy the monster potato. 

He wanted to kill the potato because he was mean: Paddy had been mean to him in the past.

Donald Truff v. Killary Tintin

​Wicklow ETNS, 5th Class, 9th November 2016

Today Donald Truff became president of Alibanana.

He quit his job as an Oompa Loompa in the chocolate factory and went on the news in the capital city, Banana, to say what he wanted to do with Alibanana.  

He got lost on his way back home and fell into a hole.

The Roses

​Blessington ETNS, County Wicklow, 4th– 6th Class 08 November 2016

“I don’t want to go in there,” Philip shouted. 

The man was pulling him into the orphanage after seeing Philip steal some bread. 

Philip looked up at the great big building in front of him, and shuddered in fear.

Harambe’s Big Escape

​Delgany NS, County Wicklow,5th Class, 27 October 2016

Harambe the gorilla wakes up with clowns outside his cage, and he starts going crazy. 

Furry Murray is still asleep and does not realise that the clowns are outside. 

Harambe was so scared and angry that he starts throwing things around like crazy. 

Zappy the greatest flying zebra

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 3rd Class, 25 October, 2016

Once upon a time there was a zebra called Zappy who lived in a galaxy nobody knew. Then she went to earth to go trick-or-treating. 

She went to someone’s house and they kicked her out because she wasn’t a human and they didn’t want a zebra in their house. 

She felt lonely and sad.

The Adventures of Burger Man

St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen, County Wicklow, 4th Class, 18 October 2016 

Another day in Burger City. 

Burger Man and French Fry Guy are working in Burger Prince. All of a sudden, Ketchup the cowboy comes in on straw. 

He ducked behind the counter and says: “Ah ha! We meet again,” while stroking his cheese cat. 

Super Pizza Saves the World

​Blessington No 1 School, County Wicklow, 3rd Class, 12 October 2016

One day Super Pizza and Geoffrey the Potato were walking along the street. Geoffrey stepped in some bubble-gum.

“Oh No! I’ve ruined my flavouring” Geoffrey said. 

“Don’t worry I’ll help!” shouted Super Pizza.

Bill’s amazing adventure

​Gorey ETNS, County Wicklow, 4th/5th Class 06 October 2016

One beautiful sunny morning in Mort’s pharmacy, Bill woke up to find that he was extraordinarily average. 

Bill realised that he needed some milk, so he walked over to the supermarket, Asda. 

When he walked out of the supermarket with his milk, he saw Donkey Hashtags having a fight with Trevor the Cow. 

Sophie the Booger Bomber

​Lacken NS, County Wicklow, 5th/6th Class, 5th October 2016

Sophie the troll and Jeff the Kangaroo go off on a nose-picking streak to Hawaii. 

Sophie climbs into Jeff’s pouch, and he jumps from Ireland all the way to Hawaii. 

“On the way,” Sophie says, 

The Revenge Of The Babies

​Donoughmore NS, County Wicklow, 2nd/3rd Class, 4th October 2016

DJ Baby was walking along the street when he slipped on a banana skin. While he was falling he met Baby Pants. 

“Hi Baby Pants, long time, no see!” said DJ Baby.

“Nice to see you!” said Baby Pants.

Still Small

​Blessington no 1 NS, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 29 September 2016

“Hah, your fur is really long and sticky”, Tim the purple banana cackled. “You should really go to the hairdressers. Or have a shower!” 

“Well, you’re a mouldy apple!” Silver the Wolf cried angrily.

Then she let out a sob and ran back to her cave. 

Bob and Porky's Adventure

Nun’s Cross, Ashford, County Wicklow, 3rd/4th class, 28th September 2016

“G’day mate, my name is Bob the Blob and my greatest fear is to become a grapefruit.”

“Hello there! My name is Porky and I like jumping in mud. I also enjoy KFC and sausages.”

Bob and Porky were having this conversation in a patch of mud in Porky’s back yard.

Bob The Dabasaurus

St Kevin’s, Tarahill NS, Gorey, County Wicklow, 5th Class, 27th September 2016

Bob woke up and was very fat. He went to check his weight again. 

He rolled down the stairs to get breakfast. He accidentally looked in the mirror and peed his pants. 

Bob was a t-rex but he had four legs and no arms. Bob rolled into the kitchen and poured himself some Lucky Charms.

Spagettio goes to candyland

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 2nd Class, 22nd September 2016

Spagettio the Meatball’s best friend was Honky the Donkey. 

They had been best friends for nine years, ever since they had met in a meatball shop called Meatball Al’s. 

They had both gone into the shop and bought chicken wings. 

Meatball Madness

St Brigid’s, County Wicklow 5th Class, 21st  September 2016

Jim the Cyborg Meatball is going to Hollywood to get the Ultimate Moustached Muffin’s autograph. 

On his way through Mutated Meatball Kingdom he sees Sprinkles the Cupcake behind a lettuce bush crying sprinkles because Jam the Man-eating Seagull was threatening to eat her. 

Pat The Pillow's Evil Plot

St Coen’s, Rathnew, 6th Class, 20th September 2016 

Kevin the Cat and Cabbage Boy were running from Pat the Pillow. 

They were only a little bit ahead, and Pat the Pillow was throwing feathers at them. 

Kevin nearly ran in front of a car but Cabbage Boy pulled him back. 

Longnose The Gnome

St Patrick’s NS, Curtlestown, County Wicklow, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class, 15th September 2016 

Longnose the gnome was helping an old lady gnome bring her apples into the house when he bumped into Fiery the Dragon. L

ongnose said “Who are you?” 

“Hi, my name is Fiery,” the dragon replied.

Releasing The Beast

​Donoughmore NS, Donard, County Wicklow, 4th / 5th / 6th Class, 14th September 2016 

As Jim Bob walked through the forest with his horse he realised that something wasn’t right. Princess Fairy Lollipop was not in the nutshell where she lived. 

He heard a twig snap and looked around to see what was coming. 

Suddenly there was the roar of a chainsaw and a tree fell down in front of him, Jim Bob’s horse reared up in fright.

The Adventures of Sprinkles and Unitato

St Fergal’s, County Wicklow, 5th Class, 13th September 2016

Sprinkles the unicorn was a unicorn. A long time ago in a faraway land, by the crystal clear waters, where Sprinkles lived, she woke up with a random desire to sneeze rainbows. 

She knew she had to find somebody to help her. Her best friend was the Unitato, who was half unicorn, half potato. She decided to go and ask him for help. 

Sprinkles went to the Cloudy City to find Unitato. She found him in the mall, drinking a Starducks. 

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