Welcome to the Oranmore Boys NS Website!

Check out what is happening in the school…

All Booklist for the classes are now uploaded under the Booklist link. Parents tab and then dropdown Booklists.

June 2015 - The school booklists are now uploaded on the website.

June 2015 - We’ve had a very busy last term with school tours, International day, sports day, matches in both hurling and gaelic, credit union quiz and many more. Well done to all the boys who worked hard this term and we hope they enjoy their class and work very hard again next year. A fond farewell to the 6th class boys and we wish them all the best in their future in whichever school they have been accepted to. We wish the all the best and know that they can do whatever they put their minds to achieve.

Because Facebook is more accessible and easy to upload photos, we tend to use that more especially for photos so please go to our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oranmore-Boys-NS-Scoil-I%C3%B3saif-Naofa/621422747883739?ref=bookmarks  

24-03-15: A few updates….

Mini 7’s Football: Congratulations to the Mini 7 team who were victorous in the Blitz against Maree on March 18th. The boys won all their matches and go forward to the Galway Final in April.

Handball: Congratulations to the boys from Rang a 6 who qualified for the Galway Final of the Olympic Handball Competition this year. The final will be held on Thursday, March 26th in Knocknacarra Hall.

1st Confessions: Well done to the boys in 2nd class for making their 1st Confession on March 20th. They have lots of preparation time for their Holy Communion on May 9th at 11am.

Feis: On Sunday, March 8th the boys from Scoil Iosaif Noafa represented the school at Feis na nOg-Uran Mor / Mearai.  Many took home medals and trophies.

Credit Union Quiz: Congratulations to Tom Delany, James Haskett, Fionnan McGoldrick and Gavin Bird who came first in County Galway in the Credit Union Quiz which was held at the Menlo Hotel on March 1st. The boys will go forward to represent the school at the All – Ireland Credit Union Quiz Final in the RDS on Sunday the 12th of April.

The school band took part in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the village and they were excellent. The boys worked extremely hard to learn the tunes and put alot of work into marching.

20-03-15: A late addition to our Grandparents photo is Mary Cannon with 7 of her Grandsons who are currently in the school. Mary has 25 grandchildren in all. A great legacy to have Mary.


27-02-15: It was dress up as your favourite characters from a book today, the boys were very creative and thank you to their parents for helping out. Here are a sample of the characters….

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25-02-15: Pet World in Terryland also came to the school today. They brought two rabbits, two guinea pigs, a bearded dragon and a snake. The kids loved it!! Lots more photos on Facebook. 

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25-02-15: Liam Farell the author came to our school today and was a wonderful inspiration. He has written Nursery Rhyme adaption books about Thomas Blake-Burke Wolfe aka The Big Bad Wolfe!  He even came across our very own Goldilocks!  The boys really enjoyed it!

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24-02-15: Our 6th class debating team did us proud and came runners up in the semi-finals against Connaught Champions St. Pats. Well done boys! 

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13-02-15: Midterm Break has arrived. Have a great week off and we hope we all come back refreshed and ready for the term until Easter!

13-02-15: 3rd class went to NUIG today for  Engineering Week.

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13-02-15: 1st class made pancakes early this year as we won’t be in school on Pancake Tuesday. We are well stuffed after them! 

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11-02-15: Well Done to the 6th class Debating team who are through to the semi-finals of the County Galway Primary School Debating Competition.

06-02-15: These are the Junior Anti-Bullying poster winning boys. Well done boys! 

Thank you to Ms. Heery for organising the week for us.

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05-02-15: Well done the Mrs. O’Connell’s 5th class for partaking in the Féile Dramaíochta. Thank you to Mrs. O’Connell, Mrs. Hyland, Eileen and Conor for helping out today and giving up their time.

03-02-15: Feis na Nog will take place in Calasantius College Oranmore on Sunday the 8th of March. Application forms went home today in the Tuesday folder.

All forms to be returned to Mrs Lavelle by Friday the 13th of February

31-01-15: Under 11 St Columbus credit union winners.


28-01-15: Grandparents Day today! We had a great turn out and really enjoyed asking our grandparents lots of questions about their lives when they were smaller and in school. Here are just a few Grandparents that came in. See the Gallery above for more photos.

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14-01-15: Welcome Back! We are well settled in again now for the Second term. Lots going on this term so check out the link of the list of events / activities. welcome back Jan 15

19-12-14: School finishes up for the holidays at 12 noon today. Have a great Christmas with all your family and friends and we’ll see you back here on January 5th! 

18-12-14: We had lots of visitors today from the Oranmore / Maree Hurling and Football club with all the cups they won this year, and they even got to meet Santa too!! Fantastic achievement to everyone. All the hard work paid off.

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15-12-14: Lots of new photos on facebook and in the Gallery tab. Check them out!

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11-12-14: Silver Medalist U-11 County Olympic Handball Final. Well done Mrs. Hyland and the boys.


08-12-14: Lots of celebrations in the parish this weekend! And today in the school we are attending a mass said by the Papal Nuncio in honour of the 40th Anniversary of the Church in Oranmore.

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04-12-14: Lots of practice going on in the school for the singing the boys do in the Galway Clinic. Tomorrow will be a busy day! 

06-11-14: Sr. Breda was in the school today. We told her stories, sang her songs and answered lots of her questions. Well Done boys you were all great.


03-11-14: Back to school today for a busy term ahead. Let’s work hard for a few weeks until the Christmas break.

27-10-14: It is with a sad heart that we heard of the passing of Pete McLachlin, a father to one of our boys. We would like to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of Pete. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

24-10-14: Happy Halloween!! We wish you a very relaxing Halloween holiday and hope you all come back refreshed for the rest of the term. See  you on Monday, November 3rd. 


20-10-14: Parent Teacher meetings are going on this week. We hope you can all attend.

17-10-14: School Photographer was in today taking photos of your handsome sons. They should be ready in a few weeks.

01-10-14: Welcome Back to our new school year. We were having a few technical difficulties and are now back up and running.

Road Safety week was in September to remind everyone to be extra vigilant on the roads near schools this year, especially as the village is so busy these days and roadworks are on the Limerick and Maree Roads.

Well done to all the boys who ran in Cross Country in September. They did us proud.

Well done too to the Mini-7’s Hurling team who won their tournament and now go on to county. Best of luck boys! 

Miss. McLaughlin’s 1st class visited Coole Park and had a great time learning lots about trees and birds. See photos of their class page.

26-06-14: We had a few prize givings today. Our most prestigious awards are The Bob Eastwood Memorial Shield and The Michael Diskin Memorial Shield, these awards are for the boys who have tried hard in school. Well done Ruban Davitt and Levente Erdosi. 

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Two lovely soccer balls and two GAA camps were raffled off to the boys too.

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Booklists are up on the website if you need them.

25-06-14: The 6th class had a lovely graduating ceremony today and went off happy on their summer holidays. Good luck next year boys! They were given a gift of a lovely Scoil Iosaif Naofa t-shirt thanks to Ms. Boyle for getting these made up and a fantastic photobook memory booklet which Betty put in many hours making up, thank you Betty. All the hard word from Ms. Lillis and Ms. Coyne through out the year was hugely appreciated. 

24-06-14: The 4th and 5th class boys are very lucky to be going to a very well preserved Famine Workhouse in Portumna today. Take it all in boys, its your ancestors that were most likely there. It is a piece of your very own history.

21-06-14: Some of the boys in our school play baseball with The Galway Jays. The won the All-Ireland Baseball Championship this weekend for the 2nd time running. Well done to all involved! 

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20-06-14: Sports Day today, so many activities, so much fun, lots of tired boys and teachers at the end of the day! The boys were grouped in Juniors and Seniors in mixed class groups and took part in so many activities during the day. For the Juniors they participated in the Long Jump, Ball Target, Uni-Hoc, Keep the Basket Full, Tennis skills & Archery, Gaelic Skills, Baseball, Skipping, Penalty Shootout and Basketball. And the Seniors were busy with Rounders, Handball, Tag Rugby, Soccer, End Ball and Intercept Catch.

Here is a preview of some of the activities but check out our Gallery for the full album.

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19-06-14: Today we raised our 6th Green Flag for the school. Ms. Meeneghan, Ms. Holian, the Green School’s committee and all the boys and teachers in the school worked hard all year to achieve this Green Flag. County Mayor Mary Hoade & Fr. Diarmuid were invited to the ceremony where our school band play a few tunes including our National Anthem. 

See our Gallery above for all the photos of the ceremony.

This week was Active School Week in our school. A big Thank You to Ms. Devlin for organising lots of activities for the school. Dancing, Soccer, Gaelic, Running, Skipping and much much more. Each class ran at least 4 km each and many did more over the week. A huge success and fantastic week. The weather helped it along too :-) 

It was HB Ice-cream Funday today too, where we had an ice-cream party for Down Syndrome Ireland. Thank you to HB for the ice-cream and to Geraldine from Tesco for delivering the ice-cream and contributing the wafers. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Especially in this sunny weather.

We had a Penalty Shoot Out yesterday, and today we crowned Daniel King of the Penalties! He scored against Mr. Boyle, Mr. Gormally and Ms. Heavey! WELL DONE DANIEL!!!

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17-06-14: Jackie Holland Tournament in Hurling was played today against Cregmore NS. We are proud to say that we retained the cup this year. It was a great day for the boys who hosted their opposing team with drinks and snacks after.

16-06-14: Active School Week – great weather to be out and about in. Plenty of activity this week with football, soccer, dance, cycling, athletics etc. LET’S KEEP FIT!!! 

06-06-14: We had an inspirational talker into us today, Peter O’Connell. Peter is a young man who is the only person from Connaught to reach the summit of Mount Everest! What an achievement! He talked to the boys and teacher about his journey and his training. He is just a normal person like you or I and once you put your mind to something you can achieve it! Strive to what you want to achieve. Maybe someday you’ll come back to tell us of your outstanding achievements.

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05-06-14: The 6th class boys had a fantastic day in Killary Harbour. They were extremely lucky with the weather!

28-05-14: Galway City Sports in Dangan. We are so proud of our boys in the City Sports. We held on to the Mary Howley Shield. Well done boys!

  • U-9’s: Gold for the relay Team, Bronze in the sprints.
  • U-11’s: Bronze in the relay.
  • U-13’s: Gold in the relay, Silver in the sprints.

23-05-14: School closed for Local and European elections.

22-05-14: The 1st and 2nd class tours were in Tureo Pet Farm today and the boys in 3rd, 4th & 5th went to UL for a day of activity. All the boys had a great day!

10-05-14: Best of luck to the 2nd class boys who are making their First Holy Communion today. A big thank you to the class teachers Ms. Heery and Ms. Devlin for preparing the classes and also Ms. Lillis for her time and beautiful music. Have a wonderful day every one.

28-04-14: School reopens for the 3rd term.

10-04-14: School Closing for the Easter tomorrow, April 11th at 12 noon. 

10-04-14: Fingers crossed to the 5th class rugby boys who are heading off to play Touch- Rugby Blitz today! 

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08-04-14: Well done too, to the soccer boys who took part in the Aviva Health FAI Primary School 5’s 2014, they got to the final!! 

04-04-14: Well done to the Senior Boys who took part in the County Finals of the Olympic Handball Competition. You did us proud getting to the last 4. 

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02-04-14: The school wore blue today in connection with The Galway Autism Partnership. We released balloons into the sky to show we support those with Autism and their families. See the Gallery for more photos.

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26-03-14: Congratulations to the boys in 6th who are making their Confirmation today. Have a lovely day boys and enjoy the experience.

To view more photos of the day, check out our Gallery.

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17-03-14: Photos of St. Patrick’s Day 

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17-03-14: Well done to the boys in the school band. They made us proud yesterday in their uniforms marching in the Oranmore St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Thank you to Ms. Heery & Ms. Heavey too. Photos to follow.

31-01-14: We prepared for St. Bridget’s Day today by helping the children to make St. Bridget’s Day crosses. May no harm come to your homes with these crosses looking over them.

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29-01-14: We had a lovely day with some of the Grandparents visiting our school today. Thank you all for coming to visit.

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29-01-14: Míle Buíochas to the Parents Association for all the maths equipment. It will be put to good use in educating the boys.


14-01-14: The Gardai came in this week to help us study Road Safety Week. We all got hi-vis vests and hi-vis armbands. They are great in the winters walking to and from school and even just crossing the road. It is a good idea to always wear hi-vis when out walking or cycling even in summer! It’s good to be seen!!