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Don’t stop thinking over Christmas! 12 fun activities to stretch young minds during the festive season

13th December 2018
Are you dreaming of a 1950s-style Christmas with your children playing board games, helping round the house and prepping for the next school term? The bad news is that your kids probably have something... [read more]
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I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

12th December 2018
Five fun ways for you and your children to reduce, reuse and upcycle your Christmas waste this festive season Transform your tree Instead of taking your old tree to the tip, put it outside in... [read more]
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Kaspersky Lab's David Emm on children being targeted by paedophiles while using live streaming sites

10th December 2018
In response to the story about paedophiles targeting children using live streaming sites, please see below a comment from David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab UK. David said: “Live... [read more]
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Minister McHugh invites parents to express preference for patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in 2019

10th December 2018
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has today (10th of December) invited parents to express their preference in relation to the patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in... [read more]
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Arts Council and the Creative Ireland Programme working together to place the arts and creativity at the heart of school life

10th December 2018
At an event earlier today in Glenswilly National School in Letterkenny, Minister McHugh formally launched the roll out of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools in 150 schools nationwide.  Creative... [read more]
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Magical Christmas Fun at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

28th November 2018
If you are looking for fun family activity that will bring you and your children Christmas cheer, you have the pick among Bunratty Castle’s Christmas events from the end of November until early January. Start... [read more]
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36 lives saved in dramatic near-drowning rescues

27th November 2018
Thirty-six lives were saved from drowning by rescuers who will receive recognition at Irish Water Safety’s National Awards Ceremony at the Hibernia Conference Centre, Dublin Castle on Wednesday 28th November... [read more]
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New Asthma Society video series shows asthma triggers in the home

26th November 2018
The Asthma Society has today launched a series of videos which show some of the most common asthma triggers in the home and how to minimise them.  The video series covers triggers in the living room,... [read more]
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Final call for Industry to help identify best practice in STEM education and engagement

21st November 2018
168 companies have told us about their STEM supports and engagements so far – make sure you do the same! Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills are urging businesses... [read more]
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Letterkenny school scoops top prize in national ‘Something Fishy’ competition

19th November 2018
Letterkenny Educate Together National School awarded first place among 99 schools and 10 education centres across the country Letterkenny Educate Together National School has been named winner of the... [read more]
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Google Rolls Out New Resources in Ireland To Help Parents Stay In Control

15th November 2018
Yesterday Google announced that it has rolled out a new online Safety Centre, a comprehensive site dedicated to helping parents educate children about keeping safe online. The Google Safety Centre... [read more]
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Christmas Bookstore

14th November 2018
There are glimpses of what Santa gets up to in this selection as well as how some people deal with loss, adversity or just make the best of whatever they are given. Great ideas for presents to give yourself... [read more]
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2019 Lámha Suas Volunteer Programme

12th November 2018
The 2019 Lámha Suas Volunteer Programme will run for 4 weeks from 29th June 2019. Volunteer Teachers will teach in 2 government schools: Kisoolo Primary School and St. Jude’s. They will... [read more]
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Cell EXPLORERS Science Workshops Return to Classrooms Across Ireland

8th November 2018
Cell EXPLORERS, Ireland’s unique science higher education outreach programme, has started a new season of workshops in schools across Ireland with the Fantastic DNA Roadshow for 2018-19.   Funded... [read more]