Turning of the Sod Ceremony

There was great excitement this week as we had a momentous day in Scoil Náisiúnta Bhaile Chláir na Gaillimhe. The first sod was finally turned on the school’s exciting new building project which will consist of 6 new classrooms and 3 SEN rooms. The ceremony took place on our new site and was attended by excited pupils from Junior Infants along with their class teachers Ms. Moylan and Ms. O’ Brien, Rev. Canon Ian O’ Neill, Chairperson, Mr. Phillip Cribbin, Principal Ms. Sheila Hession and the building contractors. After years of planning and hard work, the building has now commenced and we are really looking forward to the opening of the new school this coming year! 

Cumann na mBunscol - Comortas Peile


Round 2 - Cumann na mBunscol Football Competition

Result: Oranmore Maree 1-10  S.N Bhaile Chláir 2-7 

On Friday 4th May 2018, S.N Bhaile Chláir played in a thrilling encounter against an evenly matched Oranmore Maree N.S side in Maree. Playing with the wind in the first half, S.N Bhaile Chláir made life difficult for the hosts. It was the visitors who got off to a fantastic start, with both Eric Garvey and Daniel Fenton both notching a point a piece. Daniel then took his daily tally to four points, as he slotted over two frees and one point from play in quick succession. Maree responded with a goal of their own, followed by a well taken free to bring the game level. However, during the closing stages of the first half, Eric’s hard work paid off once again, as he rattled the ball into the back of the net, to give S.N Bhaile Chláir a three point lead at half time.

In what proved to be a game of two halves, it was the home team who used the wind to their full advantage throughout most of the second half. However, a goal from the outstanding Eric Garvey, meant Maree had it all to do in the closing fifteen minutes. Oranmore Maree responded fantastically, and clocked up five unanswered scores of their own.

Going into the final five minutes of the game, the visitors had a narrow 2-6 to 1-8 lead. Alex Murphy, who worked hard all afternoon, kept S.N Bhaile Chláir afloat with a wonderful individual point. Maree perhaps felt they could have won the game, as they hit S.N Bhaile Chláir on the counter attack. With a goal looking like a certainty, Ethan Molloy produced three magnificent saves in a row to keep his clean sheet intact. Maree’s pressure eventually paid off, as two well taken 45’s gave them a one point lead two minutes into injury time.

With the clock ticking, David Cloonan and Séan Wynne, who were both superb all afternoon, started a last minute counter attack from a free-out. In the dying moments of the game, S.N Bhaile Chláir were then awarded a free in the opposition half. It was Daniel Fenton, who produced an exhibition of kicking all afternoon, capped his fine performance as he calmly slotted the ball over the bar, to earn a well-deserved draw against Oranmore Maree N.S. Well done to all players who travelled on the day, in what was an enthralling display of football from both teams.

Congratulations to Mr. Clarke and to parent Seamus McDonnell for all their hard work training the school team.

Fichille / Chess

 Meet our talented chess players who came in Third Place in the County Final Schools Chess Competition. 

They met very tough opponents along the way but fought hard to ensure they came in Third position. We are very proud of their achievement!



Spar 5-a-Side Soccer

 The Boys School Soccer Teams participate in SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s Boys competition on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

Claregalway A Team played against Ballindereen N.S., Galway Educate Together, Tirellan N.S. and Claddagh N.S.

Claregalway B Team played against Claddagh N.S., Carnmore N.S., Gaelscoil Dara and Bawnmore N.S.

Bhain siad an-thaitneamh as an la!

S.N Bhaile Chláir took part in the Spar FAI 5 a side soccer competition On Wednesday 14th March 2018.

The school entered two teams, in difficult conditions in Drom Soccer Park. Our ‘B’ team were dealt a tricky group, with Carnmore ‘A’ and Bawnmore ‘A’ providing strong opposition. The ‘B’ side were unlucky not to come out with more, as they narrowly lost out to Carnmore, Claddagh and Kiltullgh in narrow 1-0 defeats. With goalkeeper Jesse making several magnificent saves throughout the day, and the tireless David working hard in defence, results could have went our way on a different day.

Elsewhere on pitch 3, our ‘A’ team started very brightly with two 1-0 victories over Ballinderreen and Corrandrum, followed by a comfortable 2-0 victory over Galway Educate Together. Alex , Antosh , Ross and Eoin all got their names on the score sheet, with well taken finishes.

Sitting at the top of the table going into the last two games, our chances of qualification looked strong. However, the team were dealt a huge blow as they lost a closely contested top-of-the-table tie against a very well organised Tirellan side, who went on to win the group. Alex and Filip were the teams star performers on the day, who were composed at the back throughout.

With Callum, Fionn , Cormac and Colin all eligible to play again next year, the future looks bright for S.N Bhaile Chláir soccer.

Well done to all who participated on the day!




The Girls School Soccer Teams participate in SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s Boys competition this year on Monday 12th March 2018.

Claregalway A Team played against Ballindereen N.S., Galway Educate Together, Tirellan N.S. and Claddagh N.S.

Claregalway B Team played against Claddagh N.S., Carnmore N.S., Gaelscoil Dara and Bawnmore N.S.


Oíche Shamhna! Bíodh faitíos ort!


Díolachán Cáca na Samhna!

Cuairt Corn Liam Mhic Chárthaigh! Gaillimh Abú!

Seachtain Eolaíochta agus Teicneolaíochta


Díolachán Cáca

 D'eagraigh Rang a Sé Díolachán Cáca ar an 25ú Deireadh Fómhair. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an lá agus d'éirigh le na páistí go leor airgid a bhailiú d'earraí spóirt!

 Féach ar an bia álainn a rinne na páistí sa bhaile le tuismitheoirí!

 As an mbealach Rachel Allen agus Jamie Oliver ... tá Rang a Sé anseo!

Bhí cístí milse de gach sort ar díol! 

 Bhí cluichí le n-imirt ag páistí chomh maith - An Cluiche 'Buzzer' agus 'Cuir ainm ar an Minion'!!!

Europe Day

Lá Roald Dahl

 Táimid ag ceiliúradh lá cuimhneacháin ón lá a rugadh and t-údar cáiliúil Roald Dahl an bhlian seo.

Rugadh é ar an 13ú Méan Fómhair 1916 i Sasana.

Baineann na páistí sa scoil seo an-thaitneamh as a leabhair agus mar sin, beimid ag ceiliúradh a cuid oibre as seo amach!

 This year, our school is marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and this is the biggest worldwide celebration of Roald Dahl day ever!

The children of S.N. Baile Clár na Gaillimhe are joining in the celebrations of this wonderful children's writer!

We participated in many literacy activities and events to honour his work and we will continue with this celebration throughout the year.


Children in all classes took the opportunity to dress up as a favourite Roald Dahl character!

Can you guess which characters we chose?


Cuairt Carole Reynolds ó Pháirc Náisiúnta Connemara

D'éagraigh Iníon Uí Chionnaith agus Rang 1/2 cuairt shuimiúil ó Charole Reynolds ó Pháirc Náisiúnta Connemara.

Thóg sí go leor ainmhithe fiaíne líonta léi le taispeáint do ranganna na Naíonáin agus do na meán-ranganna.

D'fhoghlaim siad go leor faoi na h-ainmhithe sin agus bhí go leor ceisteanna acu di. Sin an chéad uair a chonaic cuid de na páistí na h-ainmhithe fiáine Éireannach sin cé gur chuala siad agus gur léigh siad fúthú.

B'shin ceacht an-dhifriúil páiste lárnach nach ndéanfaidh na scoiláirí dearmad air le fada an lá!


 Miss Kenny and the children in Rang 1 / 2 organised a visit from Carole Reynolds of Connemara National Parks to classes from Infants to Second. She brought a collection of wildlife from the park - a collection of stuffed wild animals. These included the

This was the first time that some of these children had ever seen these animals even though they had often heard of them and read about them.

They had the opportunity to closely examine and handle these animals and had many interesting questions to ask. What a wonderful, child-centred actively engaging lesson that the children will not forget for some time to come!