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

The Great Escape

St. John the Baptist BNS, 2nd Class, 5th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Kaomoji and his best friend was called Bob the Dog. 

One day when he was looking for food, a human caught him. 

The human brought him to an arena where he had to fight other animals. 

The Cranky Sketcher Man

Scoil Grainne, 5th class, 30th September 2020

Mr. McCorey lived in a mansion on top of a hill. He was sixty-two years old. 

He lived with his sister. She lived in the bottom of the house and he lived on the top. 

Mr. McCorey was cranky because his sister lived with him. If she ever went to his floor he gave out to her. 

Lulu and Lola

Central Model Senior School, 3rd class, 28th September 2020

Once upon a time Lola the Fairy Dog was wearing a coconut and she was playing video games. 

She didn’t know she was a fairy dog. 

She had turned into a fairy when Fury the Bear attacked the village.

The Great Escape

St. Vincent’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 4th Class, 25th September 2020

One day, Joe the prisoner found a loose brick under the toilet seat and managed to get out of prison.

After he got out, Joe went to get some money to get new clothes so the Gardaí wouldn’t know that he was a prisoner. 

Then he went to the hairdresser to get a new haircut to hide his identity. After that, he bought some makeup to hide his tattoos.

Pinky’s Revenge

St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 21st September 2020

One dark and stormy night, Pinky the Marshmallow was walking down the road. 

Suddenly, someone randomly picked him up and put him in the bin. 

“I never saw this strange fate coming,” thought Pinky.

Chief and The Ostrich

By Shonagh Purcell Tobin

once upon a time there was a dog called Chief. Chief was a lonely dog he had no friends. 

So one day he decided to go out on his scooter and find some dog friends. 

When chief was looking for some friends he spotted an ostrich and he thought that it was a bit strange to see an Ostrich just wandering around like that! 

So Chief decided to go over to the ostrich and try and  make friends with the ostrich. 

Why We Should Stop Using Diesel Cars!

By Ryan, age 9 – Co. Kildare

Hello, my name is Ryan and I think it is outrageous that diesel cars were ever made. They produce emissions, they use fossil fuels and they negatively affect the environment.

Firstly, diesel emissions contribute to the development of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory health effects, the pollution of air, water and soil, reductions in visibility and global climate change. 

Kora’s Story

By Kora, age 8 - Belfast

Sophia was picking flowers in a beautiful farm and singing to the animals on the farm. Her best friend was called Denny the sausage dog. She had a secret admirer who watched her from a distance as she sang to the animals. His name was Conor.

One day Conor was very brave and visited the farm to talk to the girl he had watched for so long. After a week or so of Conor visiting Sophia, they became very close. However, the evil Maritha was watching their love grow and became very jealous of the beautiful Sophia and her new friend.

Stan The Flying Man

By Kyle, Age 9 – Co. Meath

One day Stan was driving and he found a bird on the road whose wings were not working so Stan brought it back to his house.

He used an old box to make a home for the injured bird and put some bread and water in it.

After a few days, the bird got better and could now fly. The bird flew onto Stan’s head and flew away.

Where’s Our Future

Mahi Panguluru, age 11, Co. Dublin

People say "you're good at art" you should be an artist someday

My brain starts thinking excessively and I don't know what to say

Right now, there's Coronavirus but how am I to know. What the future holds for me I don't know where to go

Zamptine

Scríofa ag Diarmuid, Rang 2

Roghnaigh and t-uachtarán Micheal D. Higgins mé le turas a thógáil chomh fada leis an bplainéad Mars. Bhí mé ag dul ar an turas le séisear spásaire eile. Bhí tús curtha leis an gcomhaireamh síos 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 éirí ó thalamh!!!

Bhí an cúrsa socraithe againn do Mars ach bhí mífheidhmiú ann.   Chuireamar ár roicéad i dtír ar phláinéid aisteach agus an t-aon rud a bhí muid in ann a fheicéil ná muca.  

Hawaii -Táimid ar ár mBealach

ó Diarmuid, Aois 9, Co. Roscomáin

Fadó , fadó bhí frog beag bídeach ann darbh ainm Jim-Jim. Bhí Jim Jim ag iarraidh dul go dtí Hawaii. Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul ansin mar bhí an ghrian i gcónaí ag scoilteadh na gcloch i Hawaii de réir na scéalta a bhí cloiste aige. Bhí fadhb amháin ag Jim-Jim áfach. Níor thaitin sé leis a bheith ag eitilt ar eitleán.

Bhí cara amháin ag Jim-Jim. Seanfhear a bhí ann darbh ainm Frainc. Fear stuama a bhí ann. Lá amháin chuaigh Jim-Jim chuig Frainc agus chuir sé ceist air. “

 

Corona zombies

By Cillian Ó Tuathaigh, 12 Co. Phort Láirge

One day, Jason was sitting at his desk at school when the teacher made an announcement that would change his life.

“Class, I think you’ll want to hear this.” He was tuned in on the radio to a broadcast by Leo Varadkar.

“Today we will be shutting schools down for a period of time that could extend to beyond the school year due to Covid-19,” announced Leo, “We will advise people on staying at home and washing their hands frequently.”

Bob an Liathróid

ó Chormac, Aois 11, Co. Roscomáin

Fadó, fadó bhí liathróid ann. Bob an t-ainm a bhí ar an liathróid.  Bhí sé ag iarraidh óir. Bhí sé beo bocht. Níor thaitin ceol ar chor ar bith leis. Aon am a chuala sé ceol ní raibh sé in ann bogadh.  Lá amháin bhuail sé lena chara Mixie. Bhí Mixie ag bogadh chomh mall le sloth mar pheann luaidhe a bhí ann.

“Tá plean agam,” a scread Bob in ard a chinn is a ghutha, “plean chun a bheith chomh saibhir le rí”. “Cad é?” a cheistigh Mixie. “ Tá mé chun …..” 

My Two Worlds

By Lauren Lalor, age 11 - Cork

I was lucky that I lived by the sea. It meant I could be a schoolgirl by day and a mermaid at night.

Nobody would believe me if I told them about my life under the water with the jellyfish, Dorky the seahorse, Jim the Shark, Rory the Crab. My whole gang were down there, my underwater family.

A Quark called Jake

By Jake Murray, Donegal age 12

Once upon a time there was three brother quarks, Jake, Jamie and Luke.

They were going on a trip to their favourite place in the whole world, the Large Hadron Collider. They were entering a competition to be smashed there. They were all so excited but,none more so than Jake. He was so excited that he could be famous just like his hero Stephen Quirking.

So, when they arrived, Jake, Jamie and Luke unpacked their stuff at the hotel and went off.

Homemade Teacher

For the past few days, no schoolwork has come through for my siblings. So my mum had this “genius” idea that I could actually “teach” my them.

At first I thought it was a good idea because I didn’t have anything better to do (except schoolwork) and my mum said she would pay me, so I was all set. But when it came to actually “teach” them, things turned out not the way I wanted it to.

Beating Records

By Michael Delaney

Chapter 1: A Dog's Dinner

Boom! There I was in the Smiley Faces care home with all the other orphans, scrubbing the master’s dishes. I was with my friends, Marvin and Patrick.

“Did you ever know your parents?” Patrick questioned.

“No, my only relatives live in South Africa…I wish I lived with them” I said wistfully

 

The Tale of The Mysterious Girl

By Juliette Whitty age 9, County Kildare 

One fine day a girl named Milly woke up in the basement of her house, because that was her room. It was cold, dark and damp with no lovely pictures on the walls or even have bright pretty curtains, as what would be the point of that without a window for them to be placed?

Milly’s parents were horrid to her,  they made her home-school herself,  not let her play with anyone or anything.

Silver Beauty

Based on the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

By Ciara, age 12 – Co. Dublin

I remember the day I was minted like it was yesterday. The metal stamps crushed my nickel brass outer ring and my cupronickel middle together, while simultaneously marking my front with the 1 euro symbol and my back with the year 2010 and an Irish hunter horse and foal - a limited release commemorative design - and poof! I was formed.

A Trip on a Rocket Ship

By Darragh, age 8 - Dublin

1: Bully Attack

Once I was thinking of flying aircrafts, so I started building aircrafts.

But these kids started to bully me so I made a friend. That night I made a trap in the bush that they were always bullying us in.

Sylvia’s Emigration

By Maria, age 11 – Dublin

Waking up is difficult to do, especially when there’s a troubling task ahead. It’s a constant obstacle. So it was with trepidation that I awoke that morning. I got up, changed and entered the living room.

Mother was frying eggs as Sandy sat beside her. Mother turned and dropped an egg.

“Sylvia…” she muttered, tossing me sausages. Worry crossed her face.

Friendship

Astrid, age 9 – Dublin

“Boom!” said Lilly, moving her piece on the board. “Audrey?! It’s your turn!”

“W-What? Oh.”

“You okay?”

The Naughty Leprechaun

By Lucy, age 8 – Co. Waterford

Early on Easter Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny left Easter eggs all the way up Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo.

The Easter Bunny drew a map of where all the Easter eggs were hidden. 

The Easter Bunny dropped a copy of the map and a leprechaun found it.

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The Toe Master

St. Thomas’s School, SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 31 January 2018

This is the story of Timmy Toe’s great adventure.

Toes and Fingers were taking over the whole world.  

They called New York “Fingers and Toes York” and renamed Thailand “Toeland”!

Tornado Girl Saves Africa

​WETNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 30th January 2018

Africa.  Tornado girl was walking down the road with Billy the unicorn.  

Tornado girl was thinking “I can’t believe I’m on holiday for two weeks in Africa!”

“I think I’ll get a tan after all these days.”

Mrs Stinksalot & The Lost House

Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th January 2018

Mrs Stinksalot got up one morning. She wanted to get a Poop Emoji costume for Halloween.

When she got to Dunnes she bought the costume and then never took it off.

She went back home and her house wasn’t there. She had a big mansion and it was gone.

Curls the Half Human Half Unicorn

St Thomas SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 24th January 2018

In the woods in Neverland where the trees were made of cotton candy and the grass was chocolate, there was a unicorn called Curls.

She was half human half unicorn and she had a brother called Bibbly Bob. 

She also had an evil step brother called Fred the evil pony.

​ The Fairy’s Travels

Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 23rd January 2018

Long, long ago, in a forest in Candyland lived a fairy called Pete.

He was blown away by a storm, and lost his magic ring, and the feathers from one wing.

He was scared, because he lost his family in the storm. He was worried.

Bill, The Firesheep

​Greystones ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 18th January 2018

SUDDENLY, there was a fire by the That tree, in Duckland.

Everyone decided to jump into the pond. Bill, the fireman sheep jumped out of his bed. 

He could see the fire from his window. He put on his fireman’s hat, got into his Lamborghini fire truck and saved the day.

John the Rock Picker

St Coens National School, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 09 January 2018

Once upon a time there was a human called John, who was a rock picker. His dream was to become a billionaire.

John’s greatest fear was a monster called Goro. Goro was big and tall, wore ancient armour and breathed fire!

One day John went to the beach and started picking up rocks that he liked. He worked for a man called Mr Kava. 

The Mysterious Soup

St Coens NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th December 2017

Once there was a man called Bob the soup maker and his greatest wish was to become the Manager of a famous restaurant.  

But the owner of the restaurant, the Chicken Wing Monster, wouldn’t let him.  

Bob would not stand up to him because of his evil side kick, Bouncing Betty, the clown.

Bozo the Horse

Jonathan Swift NS, 3rd-6th class, County Wicklow, 19th December 2017

In the world of myths and legends lived Bozo the horse.

It was a calm, warm day when Bozo went to see his friend Turkey the pony.

“Don’t say I’m small, I’m tall!” said Turkey frustratedly.

Defender of the Forest

St Andrew’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 7th December 2017

Once upon a time a forest girl went on an adventure in a new part of the forest.

There was a poacher who went out into the forest on the same day. 

Forest girl fell out of a tree onto the poacher’s back.

The Evil Elf who tried to be happy

​Scoil Cholmcille, 4th class, County Wicklow, 5th December 2017

Once upon a time in an evil kingdom, called Evil Land, lived Clauser the Evil Elf on the Shelf. 

He always dreamed of taking another elf’s happiness so he could be happy himself.

Seven years ago when he was being made, Santa made a mistake that made him evil and unhappy. 

Diary of a Rubber Hose

​Scoil Chualann, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th November 2017

Once upon a time there was a rubber hose called Borris Ink…

On 4th July, 1984 I was being used to hose down a bonfire. I was bored and lonely.  Suddenly I caught fire... , oh the irony!!  

I was burnt and alone until I met Drippy, the watering can and she put me out.

A Christmas Sausage

St Patricks NS, Greystones, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 28 November 2017

Once upon a time, in a far away land, lived a reindeer called Hunter. 

Hunter’s best friend was Tommy the turtle.

One day, they were playing hide and seek in a cinema. 

Saving Santa

Wicklow ETNS, 2nd class,  County Wicklow, 23rd November 2017

Santa said to his friend Rudolph the huskie:

“I hope my worst fear doesn’t come true today. 

The thing is- I’ve been doing odd things lately. 

​ The Rainbow Dragon

St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 15th November 2017

Once upon a time there was a beautiful land that had a big fluffy castle that everyone lived in.  

One day, Bob the pebble, decided to go down to the mainland.  

There he met Fireball, the big rainbow dragon.

Cobby And His Dream

Sacred Heart SNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 14th November 2017

There was a placed called La La Land where a unicorn called ‘Cobby’  lived. 

His friend Benny the bear lived next door. Benny loved corn so much he’d eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner.

There was a man who hated unicorns called Mr. Corney the unicorn beater. 

The Ketchup King

​Blessington ETNS, 4th-6th class,County Wicklow, 8th November 2017

It all started one day in Jim’s giant vault.  He had been watching his favourite TV show “Runge McDuck” the night before as he had so much money he could afford to make his own television show. 

After Runge McDuck was over he had seen some shadows. He was checking to see if his money was still there after seeing them.

As he turned around he knocked Anthony, his favourite ketchup bottle on the ground and to his horror, he broke!

Piff versus Eurowise

​Delgany NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 07 November 2017

One day, Piff the Pufferfish was sorting through his hats. 

He was in the sea dump, at the end of the coral reef.

He realised he had lost his beautiful, brilliant, majestic fedora.

The Hobo of Kevinopolis

St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill, 5th class, County Wicklow, 26th October 2017

HOBO Joe cowered in his box from the rain, in the second biggest city in Jamaica.

Joe and Strudel the rabbit were in the back streets of Kevinopolis. They were cold in the rain.

“I have a bad feeling,” says Strudel.

The Giant Pigeonzilla and the Hole of Hand Sanitizer

Our Lady of Wayside, County Wicklow, 24 October 2017

One time there was a very young pigeon called Stephen. He was pretending to have a shower because he HATED cleaning homself but his mum said he had to be clean.

In the shower he found a button that, when he pressed it, opened up a secret passage-way.

The passage led into a secret lair, where there was a majestic, golden haired donkey, holding a potion.

Larry the Chocolate Pig

St. Andrew’s N.S. 4th Class, County Wicklow, 19th October 2017

Once upon a time there was a chocolate pig named Larry, who lived in Chocolate ville with his best friend, the mutated burger man called Burger-Made-Of-Fries.

The chocolate king was trying to find a NEW king.

Larry was the first in line to visit the king with his ukulele, because he wanted to show the king how talented he was and how good a king he would be.

Snatcher’s Crazy Day!

St. Rose’s N.S. 4th Class, County Wicklow, 18th October 2017

Once upon a time there was a shark , with crocodile feet and a hawk’s head called Snatcher.  He lived on a farm.

One day he went down town and he met a big potato that looked like a butt! The potato’s name was Axepert.

They went to McDonalds and met Ronald McDonald who threw spiders at them with a spider gun.  

Potato, Potato, Potato

Bray School Project, 6th class, County Wicklow,12th October 2017

Once upon a time in a castle under the sea lived Jampson the potato with his best friend, Bill the cheese grater.

It was a pretty legitimate day but then suddenly, in Tesco-Under-The-Sea, he bumped into an asthmatic elderly woman, called Paula.

He screamed, “Ahh, an elderly asthmatic woman”, and turned around to run away, but right in front of his eyes was Bill, lying on the ground, asleep, with his pet, Patrick the pig.

Attack of the Butterflies

​Donoughmore NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 11th October 2017

Billy was riding his bike down a narrow forest path with his pellet gun.  

He arrived at an old wrecked cottage where his best friend Timothy the flower pot lived.

“Hey Timothy”  said Billy, but the Flower pot just shrugged and didn’t reply.

Thompson's Toilet Terror

​Scoil Naomh Bride, 4th, 5th and 6th class County Wicklow, 5th October 2017

ONCE upon a time there was a unicorn wizard called Thompson; his greatest wish was to own a mini pet unicorn.

His only friend, was Steve the horse.

They lived in an old house in Knockananna, China. It was upside down.

The Pickle Pals Adventure

​Kilcoole NS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 28th September 2017

Once upon a time there was a pickle called Paul the Pickle. 

He lived in a universe called ‘The Kitchen’. 

Every night strange creatures would sneak into the kitchen and cook chicken wings. 

Speeder Man and The Baladas

​Ballyroan BNS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 27th September 2017

“Can I go to the toilet?” Speeder Man asked. 

He went into the toilet and felt something bite him. 

The next day when he was hanging out with his girlfriend in The Yellow House, he saw a wall and wanted to climb it. 

A crow’s revenge

​Lacken NS, 5th / 6th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2017

It was a rainy evening and Skirt and Fred were planning to go to the movies. 

Then their enemy John the Crow pooped on their heads. 

“I am going to bring you on the Jeremy Kyle Show” said Skirt the Sloth.

Frank’s Journey

Kilcoole NS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 21st September 2017

One sunny and blue afternoon, Frank the Shark ate a person.

Ten minutes later his friend Johnny the Dragon came to meet him on the beach.

They had a deep conversation about life and what they wanted to do in the future. 

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