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

Bob and his Lost Love

Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun​, 5th Class, 15th January 2019

Once upon a time there was a chicken nugget called Bob. He lived in a big, deep fat fryer.

Sometimes Bob looked out the window and daydreamed that he would get a girlfriend. 

Fizzy the Coca-Cola was Bob’s best friend but he wanted something more.

The Rescue of Tickles

Donabate Portrane Educate Together National School, Donabate, 3rd Class, 14th January 2019

Once upon a time there was a sweet shop that had a doughnut called Tickles.

Tickles’ best friend was called Ginny the Marshmallow. Ginny lived across the shop from Tickles.

One day, Tickles was bought out of the shop and Ginny had to save him. Tickles was put in a box and carried out of the shop!

The War of the Water-balloons

Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork, 11 January 2019

Tiffany Thomas is a window cleaner and she's been working for two years and by her side are her two friends the Warthog called Roy and the Patricia the Parrot. 

She hated her job and wanted to help endangered penguins.

One day she was cleaning the Mayor's house and Patricia flew away. 

Jamie in the Jungle

St Patrick’s Boys National School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, 4th Class, 9th January 2019

Jamie the explorer jumped over the river. The river had toxic water and potatoes floating in it. 

Jamie was looking for his family. Jamie’s family had crash-landed on the island and he was looking for them.

Jamie’s best friend, Quentin the dog, found the scent of his family. 

Wish Wars

Scoil San Carlo, Leixlip​, 4th Class, 8th January 2019

One day, Banana Bob had cake for breakfast. The cake was radioactive and gave him powers. 

He looked over and saw his best friend, Slappy the t-rex, jumping outside of the window.

Banana Bob decided to go see what Slappy was doing.

Spray Tan Warfare

St Fiachra’s Senior National School, Beaumont, 6th Class, 7th January 2019

On an ordinary day Mrs Carrot was putting on spray tan, when she spotted a flyer for the competition.

To win the competition all you had do was be the most tanned. 

The prize was a lifetime supply of spray tan.

The Big Mission

Plainfield Memorial School, 5th Grade, 20 December 2018

The wind was howling. The sky was dark. Roscoe the dog was in a gloomy alley, barking at a poster of a dinosaur.

A wild dinosaur ran down the alley and scared Roscoe. “Roar! Boogly, boogly!” screamed the dinosaur. 

The Dinosaur, Frank, was trying to figure out why Roscoe was barking. Roscoe was terrified and ran away yipping.

No More Cheesecake!

St Fiachra’s Junior National School, Beaumont, 2nd Class, 20th December 2018

One day Fail Man opened up his diary and wrote “Dear diary, I want a flying pig.” 

Fail Man and Smart Guy, Fail Man’s best friend, came across Wizard the Pig. 

Then they met Santa Claus. 

The King of Chocolates

St Colmcille’s Junior National School, Knocklyon​, 2nd Class, 18th December 2018

It was a snowy day in Chocolateland and it was raining sugar. 

Chocolate the Chocolate was riding on Bill the unicorn’s head. 

Chocolate the Chocolate said to Bill the Unicorn, “We must go inside it’s snowing!”

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The Adventures of Fluffy and Picklebob

Crawford Gallery, St. Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 29 September 2017

'Every picture tells a story'

There once was a unicorn who had a best friend named Picklebob. The unicorn's name was Fluffy. She was super silly. 

One day, she decided that she wanted to fart out rainbows. That morning when she went to unicorn school, Mr McDonkey the teacher was mad at her for being late. She was late because she had been trying to fart all the way to school. Mr McDonkey said angrily, “you're late again, Fluffy!”

What If?

Culture Night, County Cork, 22nd September 8-10 Years

It was the first day of my new school. I woke up and my mom said I had to go downstairs fast. 

When I went to school, I was at my locker and someone said “You must be new here. I’m Tonia”. Just then the bell rang and we had to go to class.

I didn’t know my mom had booked me in for swimming lessons, and I was walking along the edge of the swimming pool and I fell in!

Monty's Crazy Day

St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School, St. Mary’s Rd, Cork, 3rd Class 15th September 2017

 Once upon a time there was a puppy named Monty that lived in America. 

He had a best friend which was a baby unicorn called Gabby. 

Monty the puppy was a German Shepard who was three years old. 

Excuse Me Where's My Child!?

Cork Midsummer Festival, 24 June 2017

Miss Sparkles lived on top of Mt Everest. It was shaded by woods that many of villagers were surprised were growing. 

She was bad....very, very bad. She had giant zipline going down to the bottom. Everyone in the village was afraid of her. 

They were afraid of her because she kidnapped children.

UniBoy agus Sparkles

​Gaelscoil an Teaghaigh Naofa, Rang a 3, County Cork, 09 June 2017 

Fadó fadó bhí buachaill darb ainm Bob. Bhí cumhachtaí draíochta ag Bob. 

Lá amháin chuaigh Bob go dtí an pháirc agus fuair sé uachtar reoite. 

Bhí bullies ann, agus bhrúigh siad é agus thóg siad an uachtar reoite. Thit sé agus fuair sé gearradh ar a cheann. 

Cheesingham Palace

​Ballintemple NS, 4th Class, County Cork, 02 June 2017 

Ruddy the Rapping Rat was getting ready for his exciting trip to the British Royal Family with his best friend, Freddy McMuffin. 

But the one thing he didn't know was that the Royal Family were actually mice! 

Ruddy had bought a lot of Lotto tickets and won! 

The Love Triangle

​Scoil Mhuire Banrion, Mayfield, 6th Class, County Cork, 26 May 2017

Once upon a time there lived Jessica, the Dolphin.  But she wasn't any ordinary dolphin, she was a rare dolphin, who was pink and had a heart of gold.  

At the age of one she got abandoned by her parents and a group of turtles raised her.  

She went to an Under The Sea party and met Timmy the DJ Turtle. He was very kind and they became friends quickly.

Bikini Top Special

​Scoil Padre Pio​, 4th Class, County Cork, 19 May 2017

Dark Wing the Dragon heard a sound behind his back.

It was a girl whose clothes were all ripped and she was cold. 

Her name was No Heart. She had black hair and she was the Dragon's best friend.

Theodore's Story

Home School Group, County Cork​, 12th May 2017

I came home from school and I got a surprise. 

It had been my first day at school and I hadn't known anybody. 

My mum, who was in hospital, had been allowed home for one night. 

The Ambition

Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017

Blurb:

Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully. 

My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary. 

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The Great Dog

​Ballyhaunis National School, 3rd Class, 23 February 2016 

One spring morning, Billy the bus driver was collecting the children to take them to school.  

After he dropped them at the school gates, he went back to the bus depot. 

He then jumped into his BMW, drove home and got Johnny his springer spaniel.

Jimbo Saves the Day

Breaffy National School, 3rd Class, 12th January 2016

Squishy the marshmallow monster was sitting on a fudge log.  She was lost in the middle of the candy forest when suddenly she spotted a long chocolate river. 

The river reminded her of happier days and memories of swimming on Chocolannagh Lake near her home. 

A Girl, A Book and a Chicken

Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Balla National School, 5th and 6th Class, 15th December 2015

As the sun rose, Alison filled a red bucket with grain and skipped into the yard. She threw a handful of grain to the chickens. 

 As the chickens looked up, she noticed a new one with fluffy feathers and black specks covering its neck.

She chased the unusual- looking chicken out of the yard.

A Dog With a Secret

Fighting Words Mayo, Craggagh National School, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class.November 19th 2015

Billy the stray dog is crawling along the pavement on a cold, rainy day. 

The streets are very busy and there is lots of cars and noise and lots of people are walking into him. 

Billy has lovely black and brown fur but it is very muddy and dried up.

Snookie's Magical Adventure

Fighting Words Mayo, St. Peter’s N. S. Snugboro, Castlebar, 5th Class, November 19th, 2015

Snookie the Chihuahua is sitting on Santa’s large red bag, biting his black boot laces in the sleigh at The North Pole.  

It’s just 27 days until Christmas Eve, and the reindeer are all training hard for the big day in hopes they will be picked for the final squad.

Rudolph was lifting weights, and suddenly a 100 kg weight dropped on his toe. 

The First Bunny in Space

Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, and Glenisland National School, 5th and 6th Class, 1st October 2015

Mr. Fluffybottom was in the playground playing soccer with Inflatable Frog.  Bruce and Brunch, the bullies, suddenly appeared from nowhere and kicked the ball away and started shouting.  

“Hey, Fluffybottom, you’re no good at football!” shouted Bruce.  

“Why are you in goal when you can’t even catch a cold?” said Brunch. 

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Gucci the Sushi Roll: Big Tay Strikes Back

Rathmichael School, 6th class, County Wicklow, 20th September 2018

Gucci and Patrick were walking down the street when Gucci jumped onto Patrick’s lid. Patrick is a jar of mayonnaise. 

Gucci is a Californian Sushi roll that wants to own a Japanese Hair Dryer Co.

Then, all of a sudden, Gucci’s arch enemy, Big Tay, walked up to them and shoved cakes into their faces. “Hey!” said Gucci.

Uni the Unicorn’s terrible nightmare

St. Fergal’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th September 2018

One day Uni the Unicorn was in her magical land when she fell off a small building as she was feeling sick and tired.  

When Uni fell she landed on the ground which made a bit of a hole.  It was there she found magical sparklers next to her.  

But she thought they were normal sparklers.  She picked them up and she shook them around like normal sparklers…but suddenly she disappeared!

Johnny and Trey’s amazing adventures

Our Lady of the Wayside, Kilternan, 6th class, County Wicklow,18 September 2018

Our story begins in a field where Johnny is eating grass with Trey the tortoise. 

Johnny starts drinking from a bucket of dirty brown rainwater.

‘Let’s go down to the river,’ Johnny exclaimed to Trey the tortoise, ‘the very river where I met you under that moist leaf you live under.’

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.

The French Bean & The Dragon

​Brittas Bay National School, Ballinacarrig, Co. Wicklow, 2nd class, 18 June 2018

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Danny who lived in the village of SquiddyMac.

There was a villain in the village called Finny who didn’t like dragons with fins.

Danny’s best friend Mr Fassio the French bean, was out on a walk with him.

Podgy’s Big Adventure

St Kevin’s Girls National School, Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24, 4th class, 12 June 2018

Once upon a time, in a magical forest, there lived a squirrel called Podgy.

He called his friend Squiggle the worm one morning to talk about his greatest wish.

“Hello!” said Podgy. “I just wanted to tell you about my greatest wish because it’s my birthday soon.

Globby and Bob

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Lathaleere, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, 5th Class

Once upon a time in a Galaxy Far Far Away©, there lived a worm called Globgoglabglab that could somehow speak.

One day he met a Pepper called Piper.

“Hi,” said Piper.

The Two Best Friends

​Donoughmore National School, Donard, Co. Wicklow, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class, 11 June 2018

 One lonely Monday morning, Shep and Chuck were swimming in a river under a bridge. 

Suddenly something grabbed Chuck’s foot, just as he was getting out of the river. 

It turned out it was Shep the dog biting his foot.

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