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

Eoin, an Bhó agus an Madra

S.N. Colmcille, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang: 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 25/11/2020

Bhí chuile dhuine ag piocadh ar Eoin – bhí siad ag rá go raibh sé ró-óg le dul suas ar bharr Mount Everest. 

Ní raibh sé sásta go raibh chuile dhuine ag rá go raibh sé ró-óg. 

Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul suas ann le taispeáint go raibh na daoine sin mícheart. 

The Husky and the Turtle

St. Thomas' JNSJobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 November 2020

Bolt the Husky was a husky that was alone. He was lonely and had no food or friends. 

His greatest wish was to have an owner. Then a few days later, he found an owner, a girl named Rosie. 

She was the best owner Bolt could ever imagine. 

Jimmy’s Journey

St. Fiachras SNS, 6th Class, 25th November 2020

Jimmy was a T-Rex and had a very simple life. Until one day his brother, Timmy went missing. His Uncle Sam kidnapped him. Jimmy was devastated. 

It was up to Jimmy to find Timmy. And on his way to find him, he met his friend, Fred the Frog. 

Jimmy and his best friend were on a lifelong mission to defeat Uncle Sam.

Pork Chop

Ballyroan BNS, Rathfarnham, 4th Class,  Fighting Words Wicklow 24 November 2020

One day Dave the pig was having his breakfast when the bowl of cereal spilled all over him. 

The spoon fell onto his trousers and because it was a spoon, he ran and ran around the table until it fell off. 

Just when his best friend George the porch was about to knock on the door, Dave jumped out the window and they crashed into each other. 

The Wish for Dog Food

Our Lady Immaculate JNS, 2nd class, 23rd November 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Lucky. 

He was the luckiest dog in the land. Everything he asked for came true. He lived at the beach. 

But there was one thing that didn’t come true: his wish for a mountain of dog food.

Mary an cangarú agus Big Kev an turtar

Scoil Shéamais Naofa, Bearna, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Chonamara, 19/11/2020

Bhí Big Kev an turtar agus Mary an cangarú ag súgradh. D’imigh siad leo ansin le huachtar reoite a fháil.

Go tobann, thit an t-uachtar reoite.

Tháinig luchóg agus thosaigh sé ag ithe an uachtar reoite ón talamh! Thosaigh Mary ag screadaíl.

Danny Dog and George the Pig's Adventure

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 18 November 2020

Once upon a time there was a nice white dog who liked to play football. His name was Danny Dog and his best friend was called George the Pig. 

Danny Dog and George the Pig walked through the forest where they bumped into Bobby the hungry wolf.

Danny Dog was afraid of Bobby the wolf because he might eat him.  

Bananas vs Vegetables

Glenasmole NS, 1st and 2nd class, 18th November 2020

Class Pods: Superteam, The Animals and Powerful Bananas

Super Anna worked as a scientist. She tried to make a potion to turn into a banana. 

And it worked -- she was a banana! She was thinking and thinking, and she finally thought of a name. 

Super Anna Banana! She fought vegetables. She had a terrible dream about vegetables. 

Hedgehog Wars

Straffan National School, Kildare, 5/6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 17 November 2020

Fernando, the hedgehog, falls off the hedge to spy on his owner’s family. He sneaks off to the window to look inside. 

Then, Ricardo’s sister catches him. Fernando was sad because he saw his owners through the window eating sausages. 

Sausages remind him of his friend who passed away last week.

The Richest King

St. Peter’s School, Senior 4, 16th November 2020

Once upon a time King Thomas was sitting on his throne. He felt like he wasn’t rich enough and his wish was to become the richest king in all the land. 

To do so, he had to get a job. He started working at McDonald’s. 

He was flipping burgers when Barry, his boss, approached him and said, “We have a job opening for the mascot and his name is Timmy. 

Toilet Man’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s School, 2nd class, 13th November 2020

Once upon a time there was a toilet named Toilet Man. Toilet Man really wanted to be famous. But he never got the chance to be famous because he’s a toilet.

His best friend, Billy the Toilet Paper cheered him up. Toilet Man didn’t want anyone to flush him. 

Billy the Toilet Paper stuck up for him by trying to fall off his rack and distract people from flushing.

The Last Unicorn Gone

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 11 November 2020

Patricia the Gymnast went to meet her friend Lolly the Fairy.

They went to the gym to do some gymnastics, and after they popped in to McDonalds for dinner. 

“Let’s go back to the gym and do some more gymnastics,” said Lolly. 

Fish for Dinner

St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 11th November 2020

Jerry the Sheriff was from the Wild West, and one day he got a letter to join the FBI. 

So, he put cling film on his pet goldfish, Shark's bowl and headed to New York. 

Three days later, he arrived at the airport on horseback. 

 

The Evil Old Man

Laragh National School Cork, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork, 10 November 2020

Once upon a time there was an old man. This old man got married and got a child that was evil.

He broke up with his wife and they never met again. He lost all his money. Then the evil child grew up and became a step dad.

This old man was the step father of a daughter and a son.

The Great Potato Break-Up

Straffan National School, 6th Class, Kildare, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10 November 2020

One day, a farmer grew potatoes. He grew some carrots as well. And on that day, Peter the Potato was born! But, not long after, Kevin the Carrot was born. 

From day one, their friendship was unbreakable.

Unfortunately, Peter found a wife called Patricia the Sweet Potato and wouldn’t hang out with the homies anymore.

The Switch of Man Man and Girl Girl

Scoil Assaim, 5th class, 9th November 2020

Once upon a time, there was a man called Man Man who was bitten by a radioactive man and turned into a man.

Earlier that morning, his girlfriend broke up with him so he went for a walk. The girlfriend left him for the dentist, Dr. Salt, which was his greatest fear. His girlfriend was Girl Girl. She was bitten by a radioactive girl.

Man Man used to be a girl and Girl Girl used to be a man. When they were bitten by the radioactive people, they swapped. 

Billy and Bob’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s School, 2nd class, 6th November 2020

Once upon a time there lived a hamburger named Bob. His best friend was a hot dog named Billy. He lived in a place called Greasy Town. 

They were going on their holiday in 2016 when they saw an evil chef who took all of Bob’s ingredients off. 

And Billy the Hot Dog helped put his ingredients back on. They both said, “Phew! That was close.”

The Unknown Corruption

St. Peter’s School Senior 5, 4th November 2020

Aidan Bishop faked his death. He was trying to escape the army and in order to become Aidan Bishop, he had to kill his old self. 

When he was in the army, he saw something he didn’t want to see.

The truth about the army. He was the only soldier who noticed the corruption in the army related to the government.

Gasper the Fearless Lion

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 November 2020

Once upon a time, there was an albino lion called Gasper. He was the odd one out because he had red splotches on his fur. 

On his first day of school, everyone made fun of him, but his greatest wish was that he wanted a new friend. 

He was afraid of people because they were very scary and they tried to hurt him. 

The Minotaur

By Alanna, age 11 - Co. Dublin

The minotaur statue stood in a shed. Suddenly, it came to life. There had a been a leak in the shed roof and as the rain came in, the plaster, which had encased a real minotaur, washed off. He felt clueless and confused.

Why have I been brought into this world? he thought.

The Lonely Villain

St.Luke's National School,3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 November 2020 

Once upon a time there was a villain named Paige and she really wanted a friend. Paige wasn’t that tall and she wasn’t that small. 

She had a pet bird called Flame. The bird was called Flame because when she got her she went on fire, with her fire powers.Flame was a phoenix.  Paige lives in England, in London. 

“Come down Flame and eat seeds” said Paige. Paige clicked her fingers and the bird came down.”You do know I can talk” said Flame cheekily.

Emerald the Mermaid

Warrenmount Primary School, 3rd and 4th Class, 23rd October 2020

Once upon a time there was a beautiful mermaid named Emerald who lived in the sea. 

Her best friend was called Hookie-Pookie. 

They were best friends and they always liked to go to the seaweed wood and hide and look for fish.

The Battle of Joey the Ninja Chicken and the KFC Crew

St. Kevin's National School, Tara Hills, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21 October 2020

Terrified, Joey the Ninja Chicken took his first steps into the KFC world knowing he may never leave…

Five years earlier - Joey was having fun with his great-granddad on the farm. 

They were sitting around eating wheat when Colonel Sanders, the CEO of KFC, jumped out of the bushes and took Joey’s great-granddad. 

Liz and her Adventure

Bunscoil na Toirbhirte, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork 20 October 2020

She was born in Space and then she moved to a different country. The girl’s name was Liz. She wanted to be rich because she is poor.

She didn’t have that much money and she wanted to take care of her family. 

She had horns and they were curling around her ears. 

Woof the Dog’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS 2nd Class, 19th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Woof and he met his friend named Daisy. 

And there was another friend dog named Lucy. They ran away to the museum of gold. 

After they finished going to the museum of gold, they went back home and they played all day. 

Chunky the monkey and Shakie the snakeys’ great adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS - 2nd Class, 16th October 2020

Chunky the monkey and his best friend Shakie the snakey were walking down the street. 

Chunky received a note that two years from now the oof army would come to battle him. 

Chunky was very worried. They tried to find a place to hide from the army. Chunky and Shakie went to the army to steal an army boat from their secret base. 

Tiddle and Pierre Saves Cane

St. Attracta's, 2nd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Cane. He was fluffy and brown. His best friend was Tiddle the dog.

One day Cane and Tiddle were watching a movie on the couch in Cane’s house. The movie starred Pierre the Lizard. It was really funny.

Suddenly, they heard a noise outside.

The Dog that Defeated Evil

Central Model Senior School, 3rd Class, 14th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog braver than any other dog, Barky the Greyhound and he had a best friend, Sparky the White Hound and he was afraid of a mean cat. 

When the cat came across the road, Barky would always hide. 

One day, Barky’s owner, Lissa bought the mean and black cat as a pet. The name of the cat was Darkness. 

The Adventures of Woody the Flying Table & a Potato

Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray. 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 13th October 2020

I woke up and my family were gone. I looked out the window to see them in the garden beside a for sale sign. This is not a normal story… beware.

I saw lumberjacks looking to buy the tables. My greatest fear was someone or something looking to buy my family. 

As my mother was being thrown on the back of the truck, I heard her scream my name but there was nothing I could do.

Deflating Dude and His Mom

St. Fiacra’s SNS, 6th class, 12th October 2020

One Saturday at 2:30 Jack and his best friend, his Mom, Karen, were working out in the gym. 

Jack was busy lifting weights while Karen was too busy screaming at someone who took the bench press.

Jack decided to move on to the rowing machine but he was so muscular that when he touched it, it came off the floor boards. 

Doge’s Revenge

St. Attracta’s, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 7th October 2020

Doge the dog and Ice Head were walking along the road, they were best friends.

“What do you want to do today?” said Doge the dog.

“Let’s go get ice cream,” said Ice Head.

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​The Grumpy Donkey

St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, County Wicklow, 2nd class, 24th May 2018

Mr Grumpyhead the Donkey was sad because it was wintertime but there was no snow. 

Mr Grumpyhead was so grumpy that he wanted a holiday where it was really cold because the heat made him grumpy. 

“Mrrrr, I hate hot weather!” he shouted in a deep voice. So he set out leaving Spain on a quest to find snow.

The Evil Dragon

​Blessington ETNS, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class,  County Wicklow, 23rd May 2018

It was a dark and stormy night, when Henry, the telekinetic boy found a new friend, called Captain Unicorn.  

He was going out for a walk in the woods when he came across a shack in which a dragon lived.  

The dragon attacked him.  At that point, Captain Unicorn swooped down, broke through the roof of the shack and rescued Henry.  

Jonathon vs the fearsome iglig tribe

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, County Wicklow, 3rd class

It was Monday morning in Hamsterville. 

Jonathon the jiggly blue alien woke up freezing from all the ice-cream he had eaten last night (he had puked it all up). 

He had some toast then went into the living room but felt really sad because he thought it was Christmas and there were no presents there.

Then his trusted friend Billy the cow said “Cheer up, I got some cheerios for you…(Fart noise).”

Buzz goes the Fish

St. Kevin’s GNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 22 May 2018

Chingchongkimshesugoytoyquando (aka Ching  the frog) was going to the shop to buy a Twix but got knocked down by a truck and got a flesh wound.  

He went to get his phone but it was gone. He remembered that the other day  Leonardo his friend had hugged him, but had probably not wanted a hug but actually stole his phone.

He sat up and started to butt scoot to Leonardo D’capri’suns man-cave.

The Last Pickle

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, 4th class County Wicklow

One evening, in the sewers of New York, Dr. Figgsbottom and Zappydoodle the unicorn were playing cards. 

‘Where are my pickles?’’ yelled Dr. Figgsbottom.

‘‘Here’s a deal,’’ replied Zappydoodle. ‘‘If you win this game, you can have my jar of pickles.’’

The Spud and the Baboon

​Greystones ETNS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 17 May 2018

A short time ago in a galaxy not very far away, a potato called Clout had a very good friend called MBlick.  MBlick was a baboon who liked trees.  

Clout didn’t like trees, because he thought they were mean.

When Clout was walking to the potato nightclub in Kenmare, he noticed that the trees were all taller than him and were always dropping acorns on his head.

The Terrible Toilet Seat

​Scoil Treasa, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16th May 2018

My name is Tim, and I like potatoes. In my nightmares I always see myself getting stuck in toilets. 

My best friend is Mickey, who is a flying chicken nugget. I met him in KFC. 

He got jealous when he saw me talking to the burger, but Mickey never really minded because he always knew he was going to be my best friend.

Rex’s Adventures

​Scoil Cholmcille, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 15th May 2018

Once upon a time there was a part-human, part-dragon whose name was Rex. 

He lived in a cave on the side of the biggest volcano in the world. 

His best friend lived with him: she was a Rainbow Unicorn called Majestic.

Paddy the Pig

St Andrew’s NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 14th May 2018

Once upon a time there was a pig named Paddy and his greatest wish was to be the best Irish dancer ever.

He lived on a farm and one day the farmer came out and screamed:

“Come and get some brunch. “

Bunkle's Jail Break

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 10th May 2018

One morning at 3 a.m. Chippy the chip man felt very sick. He was doing the marshmallow 3 a.m. challenge.

Bunkle the donkey was flying by when he saw Chippy getting sick through the window.

He tried to go in the window to help him but got stuck because he was so big.

Season 4

Sacred Heart SNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 3rd May 2018

“Why did you get me into trouble and push me into that bookshelf?” Derek said.

“Cos I hate you and you’re a disgrace!” 

Outside the window there were asteroids falling and night time was coming very quick.

Attack of the Cheese Grater

Gorey ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 2nd May 2018

In the restaurant of the L.A. Aquarium, Dairy the Cheesewheel man was sitting having his lunch.

On his way out he bumped into a dolphin.  They apologised to each other:

“Sorry, how’s it going, I’m the Cheesewheel man”

Odd adventures

Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, 1st May 2018

Once upon a time, Jeff the unichick fish went for lunch in McDonalds.

The waiter in McDonalds was a flying llama named Mrs Percy. 

When Jeff was eating his chips he got a glimpse of some ice cream.

Booboo and his big-butterd Christmas

St Patrick’s NS, Greystones, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 30th April 2018

Once upon a time, at Christmas, Booboo Butt the Hippo wished he had a big-butted Christmas

He was standing in a big zoo cage. He really liked the cage but he wished that his best friend, Gilbert Smeg-Phart, a wrinkly old egg could be there too.

The one thing he didn’t like about his cage was the person who cleaned it, Derek the old man.

Oswald and the Giant Fat Tabby Cat

Wicklow Montessori, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, 25th April 2018

Once upon a time there was a mouse called Oswald.  He lived in an alley in a small hole inside a sculpture.  

It was a sculpture of the Eiffel Tower!  The alley way was very clean because Oswald kept it clean by eating all the crumbs.

Oswald had a friend, a girlfriend.  She was called Milly.

The Flying Snake

​Scoil Cholmcille, 5th class, County Wicklow, 24th April 2018

It was a really dark day in Bermuda but Noodle, the dancing snake, didn’t know a storm was coming. 

She saw her friend in a house in the distance. 

Her friend, Bob, was getting ready to go out.

Mr Moustache’s CRAZY Holiday

​Scoil naomh iosaf,Baltinglass Library, 4th class, County wicklow, 20th April 2018

One day there was a moustache that lived with his best friend in a pizza house his name was Mr. Moustache.

His best friend was called Butt the Beard. Butt had no more relatives, because they had all been shaved by the crazy moustache shaver.

One day Mr Moustache and Butt went in a campervan to San Francisco, but on the way the campervan broke down.

Bob the Unusual Scary Shark

St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class,County Wicklow, 19th April 2018

Once upon a time there was a baby shark that was born, who was unusual.  

He had wings when none of his brothers and sisters did.

One day Bob the flying shark went home and no one was there and he got some porridge but it wasn’t normal porridge.  

Master Pug gets revenge

St Mary’s NS, Tallaght, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 18th April 2018

Once upon a time there was a pug called Master Pug.

He likes wearing capes and he wears a rainbow coloured cap. 

No one knew that Master pug was a super hero. His greatest wish was to have loads of bones!

Mermaid Mayhem

St. Thomas’ SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow,16th April 2018

Once there was a mermaid called Mary. She lived under a broken boat under the sea.

Her best friend was a rock called “Da Big Guy”.

They were playing fin-ball with a pearl in the coral stadium.

Giggilo and Fifi's Adventure

Bray School Project, 2nd Class, County Wicklow,12th April 2018

Once upon a time in the year five billion and fifty there was a rabbit called Giggilo. 

One morning they woke up and saw friend Fifi at the window.

“wake up lazy bones” Fifi shouted, “ you’re gonna be late for school, and  there is show and tell today”.

Pete the potato

​Scoil Chualann, 4th class, County Wicklow, 11th April 2018

Once upon a time Pete the Potato met his best friend Spaghettio the Mafia boss who was working at the Couch Potato Company. 

Pete’s greatest wish was to join this company and finally he had a chance. 

Spaghettio came with Pete Potato to the interview, but on his way in he fell on his face and smashed a window which caused him to go back in time. 

Cookie’s Ketchup Escape

Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 10th April 2018

Cookie’s big dream is to jump off a giraffe’s head.

Unfortunately the boss in the dreaded ketchup factory is trying to stop him.

One day, while he was walking down the road, he saw a pineapple sitting on a branch in a tree and a vicious dog chasing it.

The Dirty Night

St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 22nd March 2018

One dirty night Laura the Bin was talking to Ben the Blue Bin. 

“I don’t know what it’s like to be a human but I really really want to” whispered Laura. 

“But if you’re a person there’s so many I won’t notice you anymore” explained Ben in a shout. 

British Bacon meets his biggest fear

​Brittas Bay NS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 21st March 2018

One day, there was a pig called British Bacon, who was hungry.  

He was really tempted to eat himself!  But his best friend, Cabbage Patch, the crash landing panda fell on top of him and shouted “Don’t eat yourself, I’ll buy you a nice piece of cake”

“Get off me!  Pick on someone your own size” said British Bacon.

Galaxy and the War of Nunn

St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 20th March 2018

Once upon a time, Galaxy the magical unicorn-cat-dragon met Rainbow the magical dog. 

They lived in a magical land called Rainbow Town. One day Nunn the Devil came to town and attacked. 

Galaxy and Rainbow made a plan to defeat Nunn the Devil.

The Lost Dog

Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 15th March 2018

Bella, the Fairy was born in 2016, but she was also born in 1991, to be specific March 15th.

She lived in a Princess Palace, a palace with a difference. There were knights protecting the castle. 

One of them had a black spirit, and he was called The Black Knight.

The Killer Vet

​Brittas Bay NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 14th March 2018

“Ruffy Ruffy, I don’t know what to do” said Sergio Biscuits to his best friend. “We have to go to the vet, you’ve broken your leg”   

Sergio Biscuits hopped on his moped and squeezed Ruffy Ruffy into the sidecar.

But the sidecar fell off and Ruffy Ruffy broke another leg!  

Mr Cranky Changes

St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 13th March 2018

Once upon a time there was a man called Mr Cranky. He didn’t like kids. 

His biggest dream was for all kids to go away. Whenever he sees a kid he screams, “Where’s Mommy?” 

Whenever he visits his best friend Mr Chomp the Crocodile he says, “Why does there have to be kids in this world?”

Friendship vs Football

Brittas Bay NS, 4th/5th class, County Wicklow, 7th March 2018

Once there was a boy called Seinna. He lived in Chesterfield. 

Having been at Man United for 2 years he was excited to get a transfer offer from Man City.

Seinna had one problem. 

Tommy's Nightmare

​Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, County Wicklow, 5th class 27th February 2018

One Baltic night Taco Tommy was in Taco Bell being created. 

But the creator messed up and put in too much hot sauce. 

After Tommy came out of the scorching oven he grew arms and legs.

Danny Saves the Day

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 22nd February 2018

Danny the Dalmation was walking around and a robot called Metro come along and blasted him. This was how he got his superpowers.

Metro said “These powers have to be a secret”

“What are these superpowers?” asked Danny.

Chris the Ninja

St Thomas’ SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 21st February 2018

My name is Chris and I’m a ninja. I always have dreams of meeting the Master Ninja Jung Chong who lives in the highest mountain in China.

When I was young, my sensei taught me how to fight and use shurikens.

My pet cat is my best friend. Her name is Cookie.

The Evil Potatoes

​Scoil Cholmcille, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 20 February 2018

One day there was a boy called Logan, who was in 4th class. He was 9 years old.

After school his mom put down his dinner – but there were potatoes on it! So Logan screamed: “Ahhhhhhhhh” and ran out the door.

“Logan, are you afraid of potatoes?” his mom asked.

Sophie and the Ice-Dragon

St Thomas’s SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 7th February 2018

Once there was a girl named Sophie who had super-natural powers of reading minds. 

She lived in a small house in the country-side in Wexford. 

There was a forest near her where Bobby the jungle spider lived. She was terrified of him. 

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