A busy December for Senior Infants and First

Well done to our musical statue champions – Clodagh and Harry

If Santa is in need of some extra help to deliver all the Christmas presents in Herbertstown…

DEAR- Drop Everything and Read time 

DEAR- Drop Everything and Read time 

DEAR- Drop Everything and Read time 

‘Christmas around the world’ – Thanks to Jack, Leon and Clodagh for sharing their Christmas show and tell 

Grace lifts the cup 

Katie lifts the cup

Leon and Alex marvel at the cup size

All Ireland Winners Visit School

Members of the Limerick panel who won the All Ireland U21 hurling championship visited the school this morning.


Limerick players Colin Ryan and Conor O’Grady (past pupil of Herbertstown NS) called to the school today with the Munster and All Ireland cups won by Limerick in 2017. There was great excitement as the  pupils had an opportunity to ask questions and hold the cups.

Thank you to Limerick GAA for facilitating the visit.

Pupils Call Mr. Gubbins in America

On Monday our pupils had a video call with last year’s third/fourth class teacher Mr Gubbins.


Mr. Gubbins is currently studying at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the children had an opportunity to ask him questions about life in America. Topics included food, hobbies, travel, sight seeing and sport.

Star Awards – November

Congratulations to our Star Award winners for November! One pupil from each classroom was selected by their class teacher and the award winners were presented with certificates at today’s assembly. They were also given a night off homework for their efforts!

Fourth Class Visit Hurley Maker

As part of their investigation into the use of ash for making hurleys and possible alternatives, fourth class went on a recent field-trip to Shanahan Hurleys in Clarina.

Here are two accounts of the trip:


“Last Friday the fourth class and Mr. Fitzgerald went to Clarina to see Ed Shanahan. First we got the bus at 11:45am to Limerick. The workshop was in Shanahan Hurleys in Clarina (Limerick).


When we arrived Ed was working on some hurleys. We went in and he greeted us. We needed information on hurleys because we are doing a project on hurleys for the RDS Science Fair. We watched him demonstrate how to make a hurley and we asked a lot of questions. Then he sanded the hurleys until they were spick and span. 


Mr Fitzgerald had ordered two hurleys before that and I got to hold one. We took a photo and said goodbye and thanks to Ed. Then we got the bus back to school.”



“Last Friday, November 24th, we went to see the Shanahan Hurleys’ workshop. We left school at 11;45 on the spot. We went on a bus. It was in Clarina in Limerick.


The hurley maker’s name was Ed Shanahan. It was in a garage. He showed us how to make hurleys. First he put them into the drier. Then he got a see-through hurley to use to draw the outline of the hurley. Next he cut it. Then he sanded the hurley. He said if he wasn’t happy with a hurley he would not give it to someone. We got our photo taken and finally we got the bus back to school.”


It was a very educational trip and it gave the children lots to ponder in their investigation. The Fourth Class will be exhibiting their project at the RDS Science Fair satellite event in Mary Immaculate College on January 18th.