Stories

Every morning, brilliant new stories are written by primary schoolchildren.They are all stored in our library (the stories, not the children). To read the stories and see the pictures, just click on the title or read more to view stories.

We also have stories from our other locations:  Cork, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, and Wicklow

The Magic Toothbrush

Community After Schools Programme, Portland Square. 2nd July 2018

One dirty day, a toothbrush woke up to start doing good work, like going around, scrubbing the town with its brush. 

The town was called Annie and her teeth were the houses. 

All the houses were yellow. The night before, it was raining fizzy drinks (Annie loved fizzy drinks).

The Depressing Life of a Pickle

St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, 6th class & Gap of Dunloe National School Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, 3rd to 6th class

There was a war between pickles and potatoes in Kerry. 

All the way down South Kerry, Rick the Pickle and Paddy the Potato were talking about how they were going to be free of the war. 

Rick and Paddy’s families were friends who hated the war. “Come on, let’s leave,” said Rick the Pickle. 

The Football Championship

The Football Championship by Group 2, 26th June 2018

Football. Two friends – boy and girl
Boy: 16, named Hazad
Girl: 14, named Soraya-Aoife

Hazad and Soraya-Aoife were in the park. It was sunny and hot, about 25 degrees. 

They played some basketball and then some football. 

Cheeky Mouse and Karissa

St Finian’s National School, Finglas, 3rd Class, 25 June 2018

There once lived a mouse named Cheeky Mouse. His nickname was Karate-Mouse because he loved karate.

He was a black belt in karate.

Cheeky Mouse’s greatest dream was to get a pet rainbow cat but his Dad and Mam were scared that a cat would eat them all!

Jackpot

​Lakers Group

Bray, Co. Wicklow

8 June 2018

In the old times, there were pirates. People were frightened of them.

The pirates had long, long beards and they smelled like trash and dead fish. 

They drank cider, vodka and rum cocktails and they ate fish eyes on cocktail sticks. 

The Adventures of Monty Dublin

​Hollypark Boys National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 5th class. 20th June 2018

One Sunday evening, Monty Dublin was sitting on his couch watching the World Cup.

Monty noticed he was sitting on his best friend, mouldy Buttered Bagel. 

At that moment, his father came down the stairs in his sunflower costume.

The Return of Loughlan

​Hollypark Boys National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 5th class, 19th June 2018

“I never thought that Tiddlez the unicorn could fly, but he’s flying away now and pooping out skittles,” said Tyler the Secret Ninja to himself.

Tyler was standing in the sewer with his head poking out of the drain watching Tiddlez fly away. 

He was crying because Tiddlez was his only friend.

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Flipper's Adventure

Cloghroe National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 16th March 2018

Once upon a time there was a penguin named Flipper. He lived in the South Pole. 

He really wanted to be able to swim properly. Flipper was a very lonely penguin. 

He wanted a friend more than anything. Then one day, he met Fin the Dolphin. 

Gary and the Missing Human

St Joseph's National School 2nd Class, County Cork, 12 March 2018

One day in the imaginary land there was a guy called Gary and his best friend was Pugba. 

Gary was a person who was very skinny and he was bald and he had the letter B on his head. 

He follows Liverpool  in the real world and Pugba follows Manchester United.  

The Legend of Jim the Cheetah

North Monastery School, 5th class, County Cork 12 March 2018 

Jim the cheetah was born in 1902. When he was 5 years old he was bullied in school and he met Daly the lion. 

At the school made of bamboo they learned how to be faster than other animals, they learned how to survive in the wild and they learned how to hunt. 

Jim wasn't very good at those things, so everyday Daly helped him get better.

The Holy Spaghett Bowl

Cork Educate Together, 6th Class, County Cork, 9th March 2018

Wan Chong Chang didn't know what to do. Jim the Talking Sandwich was staring at him. 

The Talking Toilet had warned Chang that Jim was dangerous.

Unaware of what Jim  was capable of, Chang screamed helplessly;

The Adventure Dimension

North Presentation Primary school, 3rd Class, County Cork, 02 February 2018

Sparkles was a unicorn. He was in a lovely forest, called the Meatball Forest, with Diamond, the baby rabbit. 

Sparkles was watching Diamond's dreams. 

Sparkles couldn't do magic and he wanted to be a Dream Watcher.

Timmy's Revenge

St Colman's Cloyne at the Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork, 15th January 2018

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Timmy and his best, friend was his dog named Adam. 

His brother had a friend called Bethany and he was friends with her as well. 

He was 9 years old and he had two wishes. 

Tóraíocht Mars Bars

​Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang Cúig, County Cork, 19 January 2018

Uair amháin bhí buachaill ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Joe. 

Is breá leis Mars bars agus caithfidh sé dul go dtí an leithreas i gcónaí. 

Tá Joe an-sceitimíneach agus an cara is fearr leis ná Néné an Cube. 

Felix Found a Friend

St Colman's Cloyne, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 January 2018

In 1666, there was a boy called Felix and he hated school and all the homework they gave. But most of all he hated his parents! 

More than ever he really wanted a friend. So he decided to make a plan to break out of boarding school.

So he said to himself maybe he'll walk around to calm himself down so that after he had calmed down he would be able to think of a plan. 

TAOBH THIAR DE NA CUIRTÍNÍ

​Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, dé hAoine, 8 Nollaig.

Rith a deartháir Trevor isteach sa seomra agus sheas sé ar an bhféileacháin oíche – an cara is fearr léi. 

Nuair a chonaic Elena thosaigh sí ag rith timpeall an seomra ag iarraidh an deartháir a mharú.

``Tar ar ais anseo!'' arsa Elena. Ansin rith Trevor amach sa ghairdín.

The Legend of Frosty

​Carrigaline National School, County Cork, 01 December 2017

Once upon a time in Antartica, there was a poor dog, called Frosty. 

His best friend was Joe the Pig. They were on a mission to find the perfect  owner for Frosty. 

Joe the Pig had escaped once from a farm, and he bought a plane and flew to Antartica. 

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Unicorn Troubles

​Tirellan National School, 5th Class, County Galway, 10 November 2017

Two years ago, Tom the Talking Toaster came alive….

“Oh my toast!” said the toaster. He then heard a voice crying, “Help me, help me!”

It was Bob the slice of bread talking.

Chiniqua Faces Her Fears

​Tirellan National School, 5th Class, County Galway, 10 November 2017

Chiniqua the gorilla was in the Mexican jungle looking for her friend, Herbert the whale.

“Herbert, come on! I have a cookie for you!” she called.

“But I’m stuck,” said Herbert.

Jeff Falls in Love

​Tirellan National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 13 October 2017

There was a robot called Jeff who lived in a raspberry bush in New York.

One day, Jeff was talking to his best friend, Raz the raspberry, about how her weekend went.

“We went to Ohio but I wish we had gone to play rugby with my friends instead,” said Raz.

Mr Squawk the Chicken Becomes King

​Kilcolgan Educate Together National School, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, 3rd Class, 29 September 2017

Mr Squawk was in his hen house. He wandered out and into the kitchen where he met Jake the Toaster.

He walked by the toaster and said, “Hey dude, can you make me some toast?”

“Dah! What do I look like, a toilet or something?” Jake replied.

The Mighty Pizza

Claregalway Educate Together National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class,  26 May 2017

Once upon a time there was a flying cow called Timmy. 

Timmy was flying above the trees when he spotted someone who needs help. He flew down. 

Timmy saw a fox about to eat a rabbit. Timmy flicked the fox away with his horns. 

Sparkly Revenge

​Killeeneen National School, 4th Class, County Galway, 28 April 2017

Miss Rainbow Glitter Sparkles was in her garden picking flowers. 

Jeff Senile, the spy, sent her a Snapchat on his spychat phone telling her: “Stay put.”  

He knew something was going to happen. 

Jefferson Saves The World

Boston National School, Boston, Co. Clare, 4th Class, 28 April 2017

Jefferson is in school alone and he’s day-dreaming. He’s supposed to be cleaning out a cupboard because he was late for school. He comes across a book in the cupboard.

It’s a big heavy book. When he picks it up, he sees it’s a very old book, so he’s curious to know what it’s about. But there’s nothing in it, so he asks his teacher can he take it home. 

When he gets home, he opens the book. The book tells him: “Go to page 196”.

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Billy Banana’s Great Adventure

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class 05 December 2017

Billy the crazy banana was wandering through the rainforest. He was very unhappy because he was getting very, very soggy with all the rain.

All of a sudden, a hungry monkey jumped down and ate him. 

But then the monkey spat him out in disgust because Billy was all soggy.

Lizzie and Uni

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class, 5 December 2017

Lizzie woke up and started to scream frantically. She started to panic because she realised that she was in the attic.

A light was coming from one of the walls. She touched it and it turned into a door. 

She walked through the door, slammed it behind her and realised she’s in a long dark tunnel.

The Very Delicious Grape

St Joseph’s National School, Derrywash, 3rd Class, County Mayo, 21st November 2017

When I first was a loose grape, I screamed because I fell in a lake of banana juice, which was in the family dog bowl.

Then Daniela was thirsty and needed a drink at the dog bowl.  

At first, Gary was scared

The Disaster at Christmas

St Attracta’s National School, Charlestown, 5th Class, County Mayo, 21st November 2017

Wilma the coconut was planning to have an ordinary day. 

It was Christmas Eve and she was hoping to put the lights on the Christmas tree. She also was hoping to stay up late to see Santa Claus.

She looked out of her window and spotted a tsunami on the horizon.

A boxing mystery

​Drummin National School, Westport, 3rd-6th Class, Co. Mayo, 29th September 2017

One day there was a boxer called Anthony Giggles. He was driving in his car with Coach Rick to training in Drummin Boxing Arena, which was next to Drummin National School.

In the middle of the car ride, a concerned Coach Rick told Anthony Giggles that he needed to go on a diet.

The Takeover

St Patrick’s BNS, 4th Class, County Mayo,13 June 2017

Jeff the Beast and Matt the Mutant were having lunch in a five star restaurant in New Rush City.

‘Wanna take over the universe?’ Jeff asked Matt.

Mr. Cranky’s Week of Worries

Richmond National School, 2nd and 3rd Class, County Mayo, 4 April 2017

Mr. Cranky was stuck in his office, planning to skydive, when he heard the children laughing.

It was very hard for Mr Cranky to hear the children because he had his window barricaded so he would not see their faces.

“Why are you always stuck in your office?” asked one of the children.

Jojo the Unicow

​Killawalla National School, 2nd – 6th Class and Carnacon National School, 3rd – 6th class, County Mayo, 4 April 2017

Once upon a time, there was a lonely unicow called Jojo. 

Jojo was in search of a new friend. 

He lived in a field, close to a forest, in a different dimension.

The Life of Gary the Turtle

St Oliver Plunkett National School, The Quay, Ballina, 4th Class, 21 March 2017

This is a story about Gary the turtle, but he was no ordinary turtle.

Gary the turtle woke up with a start. “Oh no, I’m late for work again!”

Before he went to work, Gary needed to go down to the rock pool to catch some shrimp for breakfast.

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The Missing Tablet

St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th May 2018

Mr.Peanut head and bad Billy were at school and were on break chatting. 

They were chatting about what they were going to do after school. 

Suddenly Mr.Peanut head the raven remembered that his tablet had been stolen, so he started investigating.

​The Grumpy Donkey

St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, County Wicklow, 2nd class, 24th May 2018

Mr Grumpyhead the Donkey was sad because it was wintertime but there was no snow. 

Mr Grumpyhead was so grumpy that he wanted a holiday where it was really cold because the heat made him grumpy. 

“Mrrrr, I hate hot weather!” he shouted in a deep voice. So he set out leaving Spain on a quest to find snow.

The Evil Dragon

​Blessington ETNS, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class,  County Wicklow, 23rd May 2018

It was a dark and stormy night, when Henry, the telekinetic boy found a new friend, called Captain Unicorn.  

He was going out for a walk in the woods when he came across a shack in which a dragon lived.  

The dragon attacked him.  At that point, Captain Unicorn swooped down, broke through the roof of the shack and rescued Henry.  

Jonathon vs the fearsome iglig tribe

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, County Wicklow, 3rd class

It was Monday morning in Hamsterville. 

Jonathon the jiggly blue alien woke up freezing from all the ice-cream he had eaten last night (he had puked it all up). 

He had some toast then went into the living room but felt really sad because he thought it was Christmas and there were no presents there.

Then his trusted friend Billy the cow said “Cheer up, I got some cheerios for you…(Fart noise).”

Buzz goes the Fish

St. Kevin’s GNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 22 May 2018

Chingchongkimshesugoytoyquando (aka Ching  the frog) was going to the shop to buy a Twix but got knocked down by a truck and got a flesh wound.  

He went to get his phone but it was gone. He remembered that the other day  Leonardo his friend had hugged him, but had probably not wanted a hug but actually stole his phone.

He sat up and started to butt scoot to Leonardo D’capri’suns man-cave.

The Last Pickle

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, 4th class County Wicklow

One evening, in the sewers of New York, Dr. Figgsbottom and Zappydoodle the unicorn were playing cards. 

‘Where are my pickles?’’ yelled Dr. Figgsbottom.

‘‘Here’s a deal,’’ replied Zappydoodle. ‘‘If you win this game, you can have my jar of pickles.’’

The Spud and the Baboon

​Greystones ETNS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 17 May 2018

A short time ago in a galaxy not very far away, a potato called Clout had a very good friend called MBlick.  MBlick was a baboon who liked trees.  

Clout didn’t like trees, because he thought they were mean.

When Clout was walking to the potato nightclub in Kenmare, he noticed that the trees were all taller than him and were always dropping acorns on his head.

The Terrible Toilet Seat

​Scoil Treasa, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16th May 2018

My name is Tim, and I like potatoes. In my nightmares I always see myself getting stuck in toilets. 

My best friend is Mickey, who is a flying chicken nugget. I met him in KFC. 

He got jealous when he saw me talking to the burger, but Mickey never really minded because he always knew he was going to be my best friend.

Rex’s Adventures

​Scoil Cholmcille, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 15th May 2018

Once upon a time there was a part-human, part-dragon whose name was Rex. 

He lived in a cave on the side of the biggest volcano in the world. 

His best friend lived with him: she was a Rainbow Unicorn called Majestic.

Paddy the Pig

St Andrew’s NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 14th May 2018

Once upon a time there was a pig named Paddy and his greatest wish was to be the best Irish dancer ever.

He lived on a farm and one day the farmer came out and screamed:

“Come and get some brunch. “

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