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

Mr Grumpy the angry ice-cream

Bray Literary Festival on Saturday 28th September 2019

Mr Grumpy lives in a house that was made out of sweets, beside the ice cream seller’s house in Brittas Bay. 

He makes lots of donuts every day because he thinks if he does this he will become part of the donut community.

He makes the donuts in a factory in Newcastle where he works with his best friend Mr Banana the donut. 

Gertrude and the Battle of Plastics

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2019

Gertrude the turtle and Pelly the pufferfish were in the Marianas Trench. 

They were doing their daily litter check when they heard a big fart noise in the ocean. 

The whole ocean shook. It turned out that it was an underwater volcano that started shooting out plastic straws, other plastic rubbish and cans.

The Great Pigeon

Catherine McAuley National School Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, 6th Class, 26 September 2019

In a land far, far away there lived a giraffe called Bob. 

Bob was half-human, half-giraffe. 

His next door neighbour was a nickel called MMMMMM.

The Adventures of Sprinkles the Dohnut

St. Colmcille’s JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2019

Once upon a time there was a dohnut called sprinkles. His biggest fear was to be eaten by a giant called Barry. 

One day sprinkles the dohnut was walking outside with his best friend choco the chocolate bar when barry came along.

When barry walked down the streets the roads cracked in half. 

Oranges Aren’t So Lucky

St Brigids’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 6th Class, 25 September 2019

My name is Jeff the Orange and my life is very crazy.

Right now I’m drinking orange juice. Tomorrow I’m going to a fruit school where I shall meet Kasey the Kiwi.

I’m walking home with Mr. Abs the Crab. I really hope I don’t see Abdul the Camel because he’s really mean. 

Townie Troubles.

Donoughmore NS, 3rd,4th,5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 24 September 2019

One day Jimmy was doing the silage, and his friend Bobby came over and started jumping in it. 

Jimmy jumps out of the tractor and says “Get back into the digger and stop jumping on the silage”.

Loads of Townies from Baltinglass came over and said “Let’s blow all our silage away with our leaf blowers”.

Plastic Disaster

St Fiachra’s Senior National School, 6th Class, 23rd September 2019

There once was a scrunchie named Hammy. She was a beautiful, vibrant red.

Hammy lived on VSCO Island. 

She had a best friend called AndI-Oop, who was a green and blue hydro-flask with turtles on her.

The Girlfriend Stealer

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow, 5th class, County Wicklow, 19th September 2019

What doin?

My name is Sacky the Blob. I am very slimy and sticky. I want a chocolate-filled doughnut.

Yesterday I went on Sinder to find a girlfriend.  

Lost in the Shell

Scoil Assaim Boys National School, Raheny, 5th Class, 19 September 2019

Once upon a time there was a turtle named Michael. He lived on a deserted island for half his life.

One day, a wave came and took Michael away. The wave hit the side of a cargo ship.

Michael the turtle fell into a box on the ship, which was heading for New York port.

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Timmy's Revenge

St Colman's Cloyne at the Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork, 15th January 2018

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Timmy and his best, friend was his dog named Adam. 

His brother had a friend called Bethany and he was friends with her as well. 

He was 9 years old and he had two wishes. 

Tóraíocht Mars Bars

​Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang Cúig, County Cork, 19 January 2018

Uair amháin bhí buachaill ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Joe. 

Is breá leis Mars bars agus caithfidh sé dul go dtí an leithreas i gcónaí. 

Tá Joe an-sceitimíneach agus an cara is fearr leis ná Néné an Cube. 

Felix Found a Friend

St Colman's Cloyne, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 January 2018

In 1666, there was a boy called Felix and he hated school and all the homework they gave. But most of all he hated his parents! 

More than ever he really wanted a friend. So he decided to make a plan to break out of boarding school.

So he said to himself maybe he'll walk around to calm himself down so that after he had calmed down he would be able to think of a plan. 

TAOBH THIAR DE NA CUIRTÍNÍ

​Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, dé hAoine, 8 Nollaig.

Rith a deartháir Trevor isteach sa seomra agus sheas sé ar an bhféileacháin oíche – an cara is fearr léi. 

Nuair a chonaic Elena thosaigh sí ag rith timpeall an seomra ag iarraidh an deartháir a mharú.

``Tar ar ais anseo!'' arsa Elena. Ansin rith Trevor amach sa ghairdín.

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.

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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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Sam the Night Vision Dog

Scoil Mhuire, Shankill, 3rd class, 11 April 2019

Once upon a time there was a dog called Sam. 

She was not an ordinary dog; she had a magical ability – night-vision! 

Sam was sitting on the wall of her house. Suddenly, she fell off when she saw her owner carrying a bag of chips.

Fury and the Little Troll

St Mary’s JS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 9th April 2019

One day Blue Blue the blue troll was looking for his best friend Ginger the gingerbread man. 

Once he found Ginger they began to play around a little chocolate lake.

Suddenly they heard a scattering noise in the bushes, little did they know it was Blue Blue’s greatest fear – Fury the massive red and black dragon. 

Beast Dragon and Super Tiger

St. Mary’s Junior National School, Blessington, 1st Class, Co. Wicklow, 05 April 2019

One day Beast Dragon was flying high in the sky. He was waiting for his best friend Super Tiger. 

Finally he meets Super Tiger outside a sweet shop in Africa.

“I’m happy to see you” said Beast Dragon.

Becoming a President

St. Patrick’s BNS​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 4th April 2019

Once there lived a pig called Jeff who had wings. And his best friend was Jerry the Farmer. 

Jeff’s greatest wish was to become President of Ireland. 

Sadly Jerry the Farmer was the poorest Farmer around. 

The War of the Fruit

Scoil Chualann​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 28th March 2019

Once upon a time, I was a baby growing into a banana from a tree. 

When I was born my mother and father, who are both banana trees, called me Barry.

One day I saw a kiwi riding on a mole and carrying a genie lamp.

Captain Cactus

Donard National School, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 27th March 2019

Once upon a time there was chubby plant.  His name was Captain Cactus and he had a big wish to one day own a cactus mobile.  

His greatest and most massive fear was germs.  Microbes.

His best friend said to him when they were in the underground building.

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