Liam MacCarthy Cup Visits Herbertstown NS

The Liam MacCarthy Cup makes its first ever visit to Herbertstown NS!


There were great scenes of celebration and excitement today as the pupils and staff of Herbertstown NS, as well as a good number of local people, welcomed All Ireland winners Pat Ryan and Darragh O’Donovan to the school. The two Limerick stars were accompanied by Alan Feely who was a hurler carrier for the team and Limerick Games Development Officers Noel Hartigan and Ollie Coffey. Perhaps the most welcome visitor of all though was the Liam MacCarthy Cup and it was wonderful to have it here in the school.


The pupils performed music, asked questions and sang Limerick You’re a Lady for their guests before Pat and Darragh spoke to everyone. They pointed out how important their time in Doon CBS Primary School was to their development as hurlers and encouraged the boys and girls to have their hurleys in their hands at every available opportunity.


Afterwards, the players posed with the entire school for what will be a treasured photograph for our pupils and staff.


We are very lucky in Limerick to have such fantastic ambassadors for our county.

Limerick City Walking Tour and the Hunt Museum

Earlier in the year Aisling produced a prizewinning picture of King John’s Castle in an art competition ran by Limerick City & County Council. The prize was a walking tour of Limerick for her class as well as a visit to the Hunt Museum.


On Tuesday, the children of fifth & sixth class enjoyed a very informative tour of the oldest part of Limerick City, taking in sights like King John’s Castle, the last remaining part of the old city wall and the Treaty Stone. Thank you to Hayman Harris of Limerick Civic Trust for being our Guide.


Following lunch, the children were given a guided tour of the Hunt Museum and saw some of the many interesting artifacts and pieces of art which are on display.

Peace Proms 2017

Peace Proms Limerick 2017


The pupils of Herbertstown NS joined other choirs from the mid west and the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland last night for Peace Proms Limerick 2017.


In a spectacular show, the audience were treated to some classic songs which included Heal the World, You’re the Voice, Best Day of My Life and Ireland’s Call. The orchestra also performed versions of the Star Wars theme and a medley of 90s Dance tracks.


It was a truly memorable night and the children did the school proud.



Limerick’s Heritage – Art Competition

Well done to Aisling Farrell and Nathan Conway Lane who have achieved success in the Limerick’s Heritage Art Competition. The competition was judged by representatives of Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Education Centre.


Aisling’s picture of King John’s Castle came second in the ‘Built Heritage’ category and Nathan’s picture of Lough Gur came third in the ‘Natural Heritage’ category. It was heartening to see the artistic talent of these pupils being recognised.


Well done!


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Young Whistler in Croke Park

Herbertstown NS were represented in Croke Park on Sunday last by Adam who was the ‘Young Whistler’ on duty for the INTO Cumann na mBunscol GAA Respect Exhibition Go Games.  Well done Adam!


The exhibition game took place during half time in the All Ireland minor hurling semi-final between Limerick and Dublin. Limerick, who have Herbertstown NS past pupil Conor O’Grady in their panel, emerged victorious and will now compete in the final in September.

Sports Day 2016

Active School Flag raising ceremony follows action packed sports day!


Herbertstown NS’s annual summer sports day took place today with the children participating in a whole host of activities. Firstly,  there were running races, spud & spoon races, sack races and three legged races. Next on the agenda was the obstacle course and the morning was completed with javelin throws, a Cic Fada competition and a Welly Throw.


Following these events the finals of a number of competitions took place. Two new competitions, the Ned Daly Shield and the Pádraig Pearse Cup, were contested by the pupils of second and third class. In two very even finals, Limerick emerged victorious in the shield final and Cork claimed cup glory in the second game.


The final of our summer soccer league also took place. In a Euro 2016 themed league, Northern Ireland faced off against England in the final. Again, the spectators were treated to a close game with England notching some late goals to claim victory.


To cap off a great day, Limerick hurling star James Ryan visited the school to raise our new Active School Flag. It was a wonderful culmination to both such an active day and year and our pupils should be very proud of their efforts this year!