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

Spies to the Max

Holy Well NS, Cork, 4th class, Fighting Words Cork, 13 April 2021

The wind brushed past Amy’s face as she hopped off the train. Her red hair flew on her face.Her best friend, Ellie, walked past and said hello.

They were on their way to their first mission. Ellie glanced at her watch and said that they’d be late.

They arrived in New York City. They ran through the city trying to find the meeting.

Bob’s Story

St. John the Baptist IGS, 1st class, 12th April 2021

One day there was a dog called Bob. Bob had a best friend called Lola the Hamster.

He wished his owner, Michael, would be happy. But there was one problem: Bob was afraid of squirrels but his owner lived with them.

His fear of squirrels also meant that he couldn’t go for his walk in the park. 

Don’t Mess with Old People

By Jude, age 11, Co. Wexford

There once was an old man who lived alone in a small house in the countryside. His only friend was a cat. The cat had been a stray, but the man had adopted her and called her Sooty. Every day he and Sooty would walk through the woods. The old man could almost tell what Sooty was thinking sometimes. The man had no relatives except his niece who made cars in the city (the old man hated the city). 

The Incident

Gaelscoil Neasáin, 5th class, 26th March 2021

Not a very long time ago in the London streets, Harry the English Gentleman was walking around with no place to stay.

All of a sudden Bob the Dog walked up to him and started barking at him. Harry thought he wanted him to follow him. 

He started following Bob the Dog and bumped into a woman.

Donald’s Biggest Accident

North Dublin Muslim NS, 5th and 6th class, 24th March 2021

On a bright and sunny day, in the classroom, the teacher wanted to have a test to see how smart the kids were. Carl got an A+ on the test and he was happy. 

Chemistry was Carl’s favourite class because that was his best subject and the teacher, Mr Wilson was the nicest teacher in the world.

Carl got an A+ on the test but he wanted more so he added an extra plus with permanent marker on the walk home. 

The Big Game

St. Columba’s National School, 5th and 6th Class

Once upon a time there was a Llama called Cornelius. He was from China and loved communism and wanted to help everybody.

Cornelius was a sailor and he came to Dublin by boat. His best friend was called Jeremy.

He was born in Dublin. Cornelius and Jeremy were second cousins. 

The Rescue Rabbit

Kyle National School, 3rd to 6th class, Fighting Words Cork, 23 March 2021

“5,4,3,2,1...Liftoff! This is NASA space shuttle do you copy?” Asked Jellybean.

“This is Henry Hop, reporting from Apollo 3, we are breaking through the atmosphere now” reported Henry Hop.

“Up up and away” roared Jellybean. 

Mr McCaw and Polly the Plastic Bottle

Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, 5th class, 22nd March 2021

One day Mr McCaw the Bird was flying through the sky when suddenly Polly the Plastic Bottle hit him in the face. Mr McCaw panicked and his wings scraped off a lamp post and stopped working. 

He fell into the drain and found a rusty jet pack and his greatest wish was to update it.

Polly went into the drain to help Mr McCaw up.

Rane Saves The Day

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow, 10-12 years, 20th March 2021

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a deer called Rane was looking up into the sky.

He was looking for a shooting star to make a wish. 

Dodo the Dodo Bird, his best friend, came to sit with him because he was afraid of the dark.

The Quest for Chilis

St. Pat’s NS, Drumcondra, 4th Class, 19th March 2021

My name is Bonzo. I fly around the world and look for chilis to put on my ice-cream.

One day while I was flying, I flew into a storm and I plummeted to the ground. 

I looked around and realised I was in Rat City.

Eachtra Emma/ Emma’s Adventure

School:Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Cork, 16 March 2021

Dia daoibh go léir, is mise Emma. Tá madra agam. Rocky is ainm dó. Is é mo chara is fearr é. Is maith liom peil, camógaiocht, péinteáil, teilifís agus bia.

Tá post agam mar gharda ach ní hé sin mo phost le fada, bhí postanna eile agam. Bíonn mo mhadra liom nuair a bhíonn mé ag obair agus bíonn sé go hiontach ag lorg rudaí.

Ba mhaith liom a bheith mar ‘Ghníomhaire Speisialta’/‘Special Agent’ ach níl mo bhainisteoir, Larry, ag scaoileadh liom a leitheád a dhéanamh.

Rain and Her Dream

St. David's BNS, 4th Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 March 2021

Rain the rainbow dragon woke up to loads of thunder and rain. She hit her head on the top of the roof. She felt a lot of pain and she was furious!

The pain melted away when she saw the rain outside.

With joy, she ran out and saw a rainbow.

Revenge of the Flying Worms

St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 15 March 2021

Nancy the frog lived in the jungle in a pond with her best friend Hallie the hippo. 

Nancy was bored. She was dreaming about her dream to become a chef.  She then realised she was hungry - she was bored with everything frogs have to eat.  

Nancy wanted to become a chef to make her own food. She said to Hallie, “Do you think I should become a chef?” 

The Great and Unexpected Birthday

St. Francis’ SNS, 4th Class, 15th March 2021

Upon a great, big hill there was a house. A girl called Maxine lived there.

It has always been her childhood dream to have a horse. She could not convince her parents to let her have a horse. 

After years of convincing them it was her 15th birthday that she thought she’d get a horse.

Woolly and the Brownie Ice Cream

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow, 7-9 years, 13th March 2021 

One day there was a mammoth named Woolly taking a short drink at the river. She was thinking about how to get some brownie ice-cream.

Suddenly, it turned nighttime and she was afraid. She was with her best friend, Flipper the Penguin.

“We’ll wait for tomorrow and then we’ll go buy some brownie ice cream,” said Flipper. Flipper was scared to get ice cream because it was near the humans.

Kai agus Liam an Liopard

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Chonamara, 12 Márta 2021

Bhí buachaill amháin ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Kai. Ní raibh sé ag iarraidh tada sa domhan ach Xbox.

Bhí sé scanraithe roimh nathracha nimhe. Is breá leis liopard, mar tá cara liopard aige.

Ach lá amháin, chuaigh sé go dtí Siopa na nAinmhithe le haghaidh liopard eile a fháil dá chara Liam liopard.

The Adventures of Fred and Eddie

St. Francis’ JNS, 2nd Class, 12th March 2021

Eddie was playing football with his friend, Fred. Next they play hide and seek.

Then they see Spider-Monster the Bad Guy. Spider-Monster shoots a web and captures Eddie and Fred. 

Eddie has a pocket knife inside his pocket and he helps them escape. “Did you not see the other people in Spider-Monster’s lair?” asks Fred. 

Frog McFrog, an gadaí beag

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe. Rang a 3, Fighting Words Chonamara, 11/03/21

Lá amháin sa tSín, i dteach bambú Leamhnachaín chonaic Leamhnachaín go raibh Frog McFrog ag an doras.

Chuaigh Leamhnachaín i bhfolach thuas san áiléar. Bhí Fionn an pterodactyl ag eitilt thuas san áiléar, bhris sé na soilse agus léim Wolfie an Husky ar Fhionn.

Fuair Leamhnachaín gunna beag ach d’ith Frog McFrog é agus thosaigh siad ag troid.

Leafy’s Adventure

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 2021

One day, there was a leaf looking for a friend. She found a friend that was a mustache.

A boy came along that hated leaves and started ripping up all the leaves in the area. She tried to escape but then she saw a caterpillar.

The leaf was scared of the caterpillar but the caterpillar was very nice. 

 

An Lá a bhí ag Judy agus Jeaic

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 10/03/21

Lá amháin deas bhí bó sa ngarraí. Bhí an bhó ag ithe féir. Judy an t-ainm a bhí uirthi. Ní raibh sí sásta mar ní raibh aon chairde aici..

Ach lá amháin chonaic Judy, Jeaic an luch sa ngarraí. Tháinig an feirmeoir le bia agus bata aige.

Dúirt Judy le Jeaic dul agus cleas a imirt ar an bhfeirmeoir mar ní raibh an feirmeoir chomh deas sin!

An Unexpected Camping Trip

By Charlotte, 
St. Saviour’s NS, Rathdrum Class: 6th Class

Chapter 1

Our story begins like any other day. I live a very ordinary life in America and never expected anything extra-ordinary to happen to me!

My name is Jade. I am 15 years old and I live in Los Angeles. I’m just an average girl that loves adventures and loves hanging out with my friends. I live quite close to my school so in the morning, I meet up with my friends and we walk to school together. My three best friends are Ali ,Kaylee and Hannah.

Joe Discovered the Mysterious Island

St. Patrick's BNS, Blackrock, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10 March 2021

Joe the Ninja Bunny was going on a secret mission in a helicopter, but he fell out and landed in the jungle. He started looking for the beach, but he kept going around in circles. 

Then he met a giant parrot. He nearly got a heartattack and started running away really really fast.

Then, Millie the Snake saw that he was in trouble and tried to save him. She came in from a tree, grabbed a stick, and held the parrot’s mouth open.

The Life of Fruit

Belgrove GNS, Clontarf, 1st Class, 10th March 2021

Shoes the strawberry was in the fruit bowl. Shoes was feeling nervous. A giant human boy was about to eat him!

Just then, the boy’s dad came home.

“Hi,” said Dad. The boy was just about to put Shoes in his mouth when he dropped him. Shoes ran away. 

Díoltas Death Stalker

Gaelscoil Mhachan, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Cork, 09 March 2021

Fadó, fadó bhí T-Rex ann darbh ainm Death Stalker agus bhí cara aige darbh ainm Nugget.

Bhí suim mór ag Death Stalker dul ó bholcán go bolcán.

Cheap sé go raibh bolcáin an-cool.

Maniac Margerat on a chase

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 5th Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 08 March 2021

“WHERE IS MY CHEWY TOFFEES!?” Maniac Margerat demanded. She could hear the children laughing as they ran away with her toffees.

“Oh no, how are we going to give her toffees if we have eaten them?” the children whispered as they hid under the kitchen table.

Bob’s Adventure

St. David’s BNS, 5th class, 8th March 2021

Bob the Gorilla was climbing a tree to get coconuts. He fell off the tree and landed on his back. NEEEEOOOOW! 

He fell and met Shelf the Monkey. 

“Give me five coconuts and I’ll play a song,” said Shelf. 

Mitchell and his Moles

Shelly Banks ETNS, 4th Class, 5th March 2021

Mitchell Leafer is on his way to a movie premiere in a limo. He had just come home from school. He played the superhero in the movie because he can talk to moles. 

Mitchell Leafer has dark hair and freckles. Mr Leafer was with his best friend, Motley the Mole who was wearing his favourite bow tie.

In the movie, his greatest fear was shown and his moles turned against him. He shuddered at the thought. 

Lucy and the fox

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 March 2021

Once upon a time, a bunny named Lucy was in the woods.  She was out collecting carrots from the woods. Then she found another bunny named Zoe.

There is a big fox in the woods, Zoe said to Lucy.  Lucy grabbed all of her carrots and started running with her friend. 

The fox is very hungry.  The fox was hunting for animals.  The fox saw Lucy and Zoe and started chasing them.

Slimey the Super Slime vs Dr. Robot Purple Pants

St. Patrick's BNS, Blacrock, 2nd Class, Fighting Word Wicklow 03 March 2021

Slimey the Super Slime was in his house eating rabbit food for his breakfast. Slimey was in his hottub of slime when a hotdog jumped out.

The hotdog was Irish dancing and wearing his Irish dancing kilt. The hotdog fell over and fell into the hottub. 

The hotdog started talking in a Scottish/Australian accent and said, “G’day mate.”

Maurice agus an Rúibín Dearg

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang a 5, Fighting Words Cork 02 March 2021

Fuair Maurice ticéad crannchur ach bhí twist sa ticéad crannchur. 

Faigheann tú amach cá bhfuil an seoid is luachmhaire sa domhain. Faigheann tú léarscáil.

Tá sé an-annamh chun an ticéad seo a fháil.

Toby was in Trouble!

St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 March 2021

I didn’t want to be left alone...

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was a lonely dog called Toby. He was wandering down the street one day when he came across two dogs called Yoda and Gus.

They came across hot dogs and got very scared because they thought hot dogs were made of real dogs.

The Escaped Prisoner

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow 27 February 2021

Miss Halloway was sitting down, sipping her tea, wondering why the murderer got away for the 6th time. 

Then she heard a knock on the door. There was an old lady at the door.

The old lady handed her a crumpled note that had been left on her doorstep with instructions to give it to Miss Halloway. 

Cóilín agus Cloichín

By Michael from Rang a 5, Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe

Dhúisigh Cóilín, an madra beag suas i bhfásach an Sahára i lár na hoíche mar gur bhuail sé in aghaidh chachtais.  Ní raibh sé ach 4 céim Celsius ag an am.  Bhí Cóilín an-fhuar agus bhí sé ag croitheadh leis an bhfuacht.  Bhí ocras air chomh maith agus ag an nóiméad sin smaoinigh sé ar cé chomh súmhar agus chomh blasta a bheadh chnámh.  Nuair a bhuail sé in aghaidh an chachtais chuaigh cuid de na deilgní i bhfostú  ina chosa agus bhí sé sin pianmhar agus an-tinn.

An Fear a bhí ar Iarraidh

Scoil Mhuire, Mount Sackville, Séipéal Íosáid, Baile Átha Cliath, Rang a Cúig, Fighting Words Chonamara, 26 Feabhra 2021

Is mise Florence. Tá mé dhá bhliain déag d’aois. Tá gruaig dhonn, fhada orm agus tá súile gorma agam freisin.

Tá comhlacht bleachtaireachta agam féin agus ag mo chara Ella.

Is rún é mar níl muid ag iarraidh go mbeidh a fhios ag ár dtuismitheoirí faoi.

The Sheep’s Quest

St. Brigid’s GNS, Glasnevin, 6th class, 26th February 2021

This story starts with a sheep. A very lonely sheep. On Friday 19th September, he stumbled across a dancing sheep. 

“Let’s be friends,” said Jackaleen the Dancing Sheep. 

“Yes, of course!” he exclaimed, excitedly. 

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