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, Conamara, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, Wicklow, and Wexford

The Great Escape

​Carrakennedy National School, Liscarney, Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class

Geoff the Giraffe is trudging through the lush tropical jungle.

He is feeling blue because he is trapped in North Korea.

Suddenly, Geoff catches a glimpse of a petite and peculiar blue creature waving at him from a little plane in the sky.

The Magical Lamp

Our Lady of Victories Girls National School, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9, 4th Class, 13 June 2018

One day in a village, a lamp was delivered from Amazon into a house.

The lamp was put next to a window, where she could see amazing sights, like tall buildings and a pizza shop.

The lamp’s name was Mrs Lamp and her dream was to work in this pizza shop.

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.

The Sunday Roast

St Patrick’s Boys National School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, 4th Class, 12 June 2018

One morning, Benny the chicken was walking along the windowsill of the farmhouse when he saw the news was on the television inside.

The news report said that some randomer had got stuck in a barbeque in New York.

Benny decided to fly down the chimney to get a better look at the news.

The Lost Lights

Academic Bridge Creative Writing Group

Steve was in his house on a quiet winter night.

It was raining a lot. Earlier that day, he had quit his job in an office and the bank was about to take his house.

Steve didn't mind that much because he didn't have many things left.

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.

Paws and Pepperoni

​Holywell Educate Together National School, Swords, 3rd Class, 11 June 2018

 Once there was a fox named Doctor Fox, who invented medicine for sick animals. 

He lived in a hospital. Doctor Fox had his own bedroom with lots of medicines.

One day, his friend, Pizza Dude got sick, so Doctor Fox went to see him. 

The Adventure with Button

​Holmpatrick National School, Skerries, Co. Dublin, 1st and 2nd Class, 7 June 2018

Once upon a time there was a remote control called Button. Button lived with his friend Puppy the pug.

One day Button and Puppy were in the sitting room.

“I really to become a human,” said Button.

The Pigstery

St Killian’s National School, Mullagh, Co. Cavan, 5th Class, 6 June 2018

Harry was a sad little squid with only his office chair to talk to. 

He didn’t even really like his office chair because it was mean to him.

The office chair would always push Harry off when he went to sit on it. 

Top Hat Rescue

St Kevin’s GNS, Tallaght, 4th and 5th class, County Wicklow, 5th June 2018

Once upon a time under the sea, there was a frog who had feathers on his bum.

His name was Sunflower.

When Sunflower came to the syrface one Tuesday, he saw a talking, walking rock wearing a top-hat.

The Mad Situation

St Matthew’s National School, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, 4th & 5th Class, 5 June 2018

Once upon a time, Jimmy the Hamburger and Jeff the Turtle went to a job interview in McDonald’s.

When they got there, the boss, Red the Chicken Nugget asked them their names.

“I’m Jimmy,” said Jimmy.

The Last Surviving Hot Dog

St Mary’s Boys National School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, 3rd Class, 1 June 2018

Daniel the hot dog was in a hot dog stand in Cronova City on Pluto.

The stand was like a prison - an Alcatraz for hot dogs.

Daniel was feeling angry and he wanted to break out of the hot dog stand prison before he was eaten.

Jimmy's Adventure in Search of the A+

St Michael's National School, Ballyduff Upper, 5th Class, County Cork

Jimmy was on his way home from after-school study with Freddie, when he was ambushed by bullies. 

His best friend Freddie fell, so he had to run back to get a plaster for him, but it wouldn't really stick, because he couldn't find a solid part of his body – he had no bones. 

Jimmy started talking to Freddie and the bullies were wondering who he was talking to. 

The Two Friendly Cats

St.Mary’s JNS, Blessington, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 31st May 2018

The two cats have three piece suits and black shiny shoes.

“How dee my man”, said Bob the cat to mini Bob.

“Mee oww, I’m afraid of shadows”.

Sausage Dog adventure

​Scoil Mhuire, 1st class, County Wicklow, 30th May 2018

Once upon a time, there was a man called Mr. Sausage.  He had a side kick called Mr. Bun.  

Mr. Sausage lived in a sausage house in the country in California.

His greatest wish was to have a sausage dog.

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 Wonderful Story of Cloudy the Cloud

St Ultan’s National School, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10, 1st Class, 29 May 2018

There was once was a cloud named Cloudy the Cloud. She lived in a cloud house in the sky.

One day, Cloudy the Cloud was trying to do a back flip with her best friend, Sparkles the Dog, when Squishy the Sponge showed up.

Squishy was trying to absorb Cloudy and Sparkles so he could spit them back out into a cage.

Sprinkles and the Dark

​Holywell Educate Together National School, Swords, 3rd Class, 24 May 2018

Sprinkles the puppy was in the smelly polluted river, struggling to swim. She was feeling terrified. 

A panda had seen Sprinkles trying to get out and wanted to help.

“Do you need help!” shouted the panda.

​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.  

A Pig’s Dream

St Columba’s National School, Iona Road, Dublin 9, 4th Class, 23 May 2018

There once was a pig who wanted to go to the moon. His name was Baconator. 

He lived on Shorty Farm, the national pig farm in California.

He had one dream to fly to the moon but his nemesis the FARMER wouldn’t let him leave. 

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).”

Shella Bella’s Revenge

St Joseph’s National School Derrywash, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 4th, 5th & 6th Class

One snowy weekend, Shella Bella the Sheep went to visit Mindy the Collie at her home.

Pom-Pom the Poodle was also there, which put Mindy at ease.

Suddenly, Shella Bella burst through the door.

Snowy’s Big Break

​Cornanool National School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

It was a nice sunny morning and Snowy the Lamb sprang from her straw bed.

Sarah the Farmer came to give the animals some food.

“Good morning Snowy,” said Sarah the Farmer. “What are you going to do today?”

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 Slime Cat Rescue

St John Bosco Junior Boys School, Navan Road, Dublin 7, 1st Class, 21 May 2018

There was once a slime cat called Slimer, who lived on a farm in Slimerville in Slime World.

A UFO came down to capture all the farm animals. This was the first UFO they had ever seen.

Slimer saw the UFO coming and started digging an escape tunnel. After he had escaped, he decided to save his friends.

Leah the Alien

Fighting Words at ILF Dublin Party in the Park, 20 May 2018

Once upon a time, there was an alien called Leah, who was an orphan. 

She didn’t know where she came from. She really wanted to find her parents.

Leah was living on Earth, disguised as a human. When she was a baby, her parents sent her there with her twin brother Liam on an asteroid.

Talking Pizza goes to the moon

Fighting Words at, ILF Dublin Party in the Park, 20 May 2018

The Talking Pizza was really angry at Bob the sausage astronaut. Bob would not let the talking pizza go to the moon.

The Talking Pizza decided that he was going to secretly go anyway. He was going to make a homemade rocket ship.

His friend Mr Noodle came over to help him.

The Crazy Present

​Bealtaine Festival, Fighting Words & Silver Thread at CareChoice Nursing Home with St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Belmayne, 18 May 2018

It was the day after the twins’ birthday. Lily and Aaron were at their granny’s house beside the Phoenix Park.

Lily and Aaron were very excited. They ran inside the house, impatient for their birthday presents.

“What would you like to eat?” said Ann, their grandmother.

Trees

St Mary’s National School, COBH, 6th Class, County Cork, 18th  May 2018

I woke up and couldn't remember anything since I landed here, facing the moon. 

The first thing I could smell was a strong smell of smoke and the first thing I could see was what I thought was fog. 

Suddenly I caught a glimpse of the daunting, scary trees which reminded me of the setting of my father's death.

Two Things One World

Christian Brother's College Primary, 4th Class County Cork

Hi! This is Obby.

I am a shape shifting Obeleck. Curry and I want revenge and power. 

Curry is made out of  curry and I brought him to life using experimental potions.

Poor Old Larry

Dingle - Feile Na BealtaineScoil Ignaid Rís AND Bunscoil an Chlochair 6th Class

One day Brittany went to the garage with her dad.  They saw a red Nissan Micra and it was 70 years old and it have chrome printing saying ‘Betsy’ on the side. 

They looked in the boot and Larry the Lover was in there. 

After a while they went to the man at the counter and said “How much for the car?”

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