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

Isaiah and the Mighty Cheese

Gaelscoil Nas na Roigh, Naas, Kildare, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15 June 2021

Isaiah Patush the tractor was at the dumpster trying to find their best friend Reece the Cereal box.

Sadly they didn’t find Reece in that dumpster. Instead, they found a slice of cheese.

 Suddenly, a genie appeared out of nowhere and said, “your greatest wish is to own a slice of cheese.

Layla’s Adventure

St. Paul’s NS, Dooradoyle, 1st class, Fighting Words Limerick, 15th June 2021

Layla the cute wolf and Lily the butterfly were walking to an old cottage. Then they saw something moving in the trees.

They thought it was a bear but it was only a little monkey. 

They said, “It’s just a nice monkey. It’s Lily’s pet.”

The Boy Who Followed the Voice

Sacred Heart Senior National School, Killinarden, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 June 2021

One day Eduardo was with his best friend, Diego the Homeless Man, and he started hearing voices in his head.

“Son, I am always watching over you.” His Dad’s voice said. “Follow in my footsteps and become a bullfighter.”

Eduardo went to the stadium to sign up to be a bullfighter.

The Great Chicken Escape

St. Oliver Plunkett’s NS, 5th class, 11th June 2021

It was the dead of night as Patritcia the Chicken escaped from the farm. Joe the Shy Donkey was trailing behind her.

Patritcia was looking around for ants to eat when she saw a jetpack beside the ants hill. 

She put the jetpack on and started flying up to the sky, clucking all the way with Joe wondering what had happened to her.

Sparky and The Shadow

St. Mary’s Junior National School, Clondalkin, 2nd Class, Fighting Word Wicklow, 10 June 2021

Sparky the Pig was in the sausage factory. He was feeling scared, so he ran for the exit door.

Sparky had run so fast that he landed on the moon! He felt something weird in his pocket - it was a hot dog.

Sparky felt afraid because hot dogs were his greatest fear.

Lily's Bravery

By Manha, Age 8, Co. Dublin

Once in a beautiful forest, there was a beehive. It was full of bees. They used to have jobs.

One fine day, an egg in the beehive hatched. “Why is it so bright in here?” asked the new-born bee.

Then she was taken to a school. She had no idea what a school was. Then she saw her teacher bee.

The Clever Little Mouse

By Ayaan , Age 6, Co. Dublin, 09 June 2021           

Once upon a time there lived a lion.

One day the lion was looking for food. Just then he saw a mouse. He wanted to eat the mouse.

So he asked to the mouse, “Where are you going?”

Joe the Caterpillar’s Adventures

St. Colmcille's Junior National School, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 9 June 2021

There was a pink caterpillar named Joe who lived in a forest. One day, he was sleeping on a bush when he heard a big BANG!

Joe crawled off the bush to see what the bang was - it was a big bird landing. Joe was terrified! He was so scared that ran really fast to get away from the bird and got lost.

Joe saw another bush that he thought was safe.

Explosion

Scoil Iognaid, Raleigh Row, Galway, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Galway, 04/06/21

This story all started when Jeff and Humpty Dumpty were walking to work. Jeff saw a stop sign and fainted because it was red.

A huge explosion happened and out popped a tiny teeny ant. The ant got friends and carried Jeff to their hideout.

Their base was in a volcano. Humpty Dumpty continued to walk to the ballet place because that's where they worked.

Lia’s Adventure

St. Paul’s NS, Dooradoyle, 1st class, 4th June 2021

Once upon a time there was a horse named Sophie. Her body was black and her eyes were bright blue. She had a short, blue tail with sparkles. 

Her greatest fear was to talk to other horses. Her best friend, a white horse named Lia, got robbed and Sophie had to save her. 

While she was trotting around looking for the robber, she thought of her greatest wish which was to fly.

Buddy the Policeman vs The Doughnut Monster Book 1

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 03 June 2021

One day Buddy the Policeman visited a school to do a special experiment on four slices of pizza.

Buddy's manager at the police station told him that he needed to do this experiment in order to get the dog that he really wanted. 

There was a can of Super Growth Formula right next to the slices of pizza.

The Tale of Gruff and Pebble

Drumcondra NS, 4th, 5th, 6th class, 3rd June 2021

There was this dogo called Gruff and he was digging in a pile of leaves in the early 1950s when he found a hedgehog.

The hedgehog spiked his nose and he yelped in pain. 

Gruff brought him inside and the owner gave him a cage and some food. 

Míol Mór Inis Oirr

Scoil Chaomháin, Inis Oirr, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang: 3,4,5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 01/06/2021

Bhí Philip an míol mór ag iarraidh dul ar an talamh ach bhí sé san uisce.

Bhí Pedro an portán ar an talamh. Chonaic Pedro go raibh Philip an-bhrónach agus bhí sé ag iarraidh cúnamh a thabhairt dó.

Lá amháin d’fhiafraigh Pedro do Philip cén fáth a raibh sé chomh brónach.

A dragon’s fight

SN Naomh Breandán Annaghdown Co. Galway, Fighting Words Galway

Lightning was in his cave wondering what to do. Electro came in and they went outside.

There was a bad guy in the bushes trying to shoot them, but Electro electrified the bad guy.

But they did not know that the man owned Volcano so he burnt the town to a crisp.

Porkchop and the Detective

Lacken National School, Lackan, Blessington, 3rd/4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 June 2021

Once there an evil scientist spy called Dr. Porkchops. His dream was to take over the world.

One day he found a baby St. Bernard outside his door, but little did he know that he would become his greatest enemy. 

Dr. Porkchops had a secret room where he had all of his plans to take over the world.

Pea's Adventure

Cork Educate Together, Carrigaline, 1st Class, Fighting Words Cork, 01 June 2021

The Pea is in a vegetable bowl, ready to be cooked. A human tried to put him in a frying pan but Pea jumped out, doing his karate.

He jumps out of the frying pan and onto the floor. He tries to run away because he doesn’t want to be cooked.

He rolled into the living room. They owned a toy lamborghini which was in the living room. He jumps into it and rides around.

​Bob the Turtle

St. Vincent de Paul IS, 1st class, 1st June 2021

Bob the Turtle wanted to have a friend. He was walking around his home and he found a dog.

He asked, “Would you like to be my friend?”

But the dog said, “No.”

The Christmas Problem

St. Thomas SNS, Jobstown, Tallaght, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 31st May 2021

Susie the Elf and Christopher the Snake were in a field talking about what kind of wishes they could have.

“My wish is to become a sheep,” said Susie.

“Why do you want to become a sheep?” asked Christopher. “Is it because you want to eat grass?”

Flushed

St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School, Malahide, Co. Dublin, 4th class, 31st May 2021

Jeffrey the toothbrush was sitting on the bathroom sink, thinking about what he would do with his life. 

Jeffrey wanted to go and brush the Queen’s teeth but he didn’t know how to get there.

Jeffrey and his best friend Jimmy the sponge were on the toilet seat, eating beans.

Eachtra mór Joe agus Cracker

St Patricks NS, Chapelizod, Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara

An t-earrach a bhí ann. Bhí sé a hocht a chlog ar maidin agus ní maith le Joe an t-earrach.

Nuair a bhí sé ina dhuine fuair sé bás san earrach. Bhí sé fós sa leaba ag féachaint amach an fhuinneog.

Go tobann, cheap sé go bhfhaca sé a chara Cracker ag eitilt trasna na fuinneoige.

Pencil Man and the Bad Glue Man

St. John Bosco JBS, 1st class, 28th May 2021

Someone was walking down the street and they saw a pencil and accidentally pricked himself with it and that’s how he became the Pencil Man.

He is the Pencil Man now and he is very strong and he is unstoppable. 

He is the superhero now and he has to defend the world from bad guys.

Cookie and Oreo: The Kidnappers

By Daniel, 4th Class, St. Thomas SNS, Tallaght

One summer evening in Cookieland, Oreo, the black and white dog, and Cookie, the golden brown dog, went to the Oreo shop. Oreo went over to the original Oreos and Cookie went to the golden Oreos.

After they got the Oreos they left the shop, only to see two people in a pound truck. Oreo and Cookie ran away but the people got out of the Pound truck and chased them.

The Time the Enemies Bled

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26 May 2021

Mr. Sprinkles the Bunny and Captain Dog were in the park. They went back to Mr. Sprinkles uncle’s house to watch some tv. They watched Spongebob while eating carrots.

There was a big hole in his uncle’s fence which meant that foxes could get in.

“Oh no, what will we do?” said Captain Dog in a worried voice.

A New Life

Corpus Christi NS, 4th class, 26th May 2021

Ashley was afraid of one thing: Alisa, Alisa Corry. They’d been enemies since pre-school when Alisa had taken Ashley’s favourite toy.

If you don’t know who Alisa is then you better not read on.

Alisa is a mean, spoilt child. Actually, calling Alisa mean is an understatement. She’s a killer snake in high heels and skinny jeans. 

Treeman’s Forgotten Links

Bishop Ahern N.S. 6th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 25 May 2021

In the Amazon forest, Treeman was making fences.  Suddenly, it started to lash rain and it started to get very windy.

Treeman’s home was blown away by the wind and he fell off his tree, landed on his head and was knocked out.

While he was knocked out he was blown into a river. He screamed for help and a man came to save him. 

Cookie and Oreo

St. Thomas SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 May 2021

One summer evening in Cookieland, Oreo, the black and white dog, and Cookie, the golden brown dog, went to the Oreo shop.

Oreo went over to the original oreos and Cookie went to the golden oreos. 

After they got the oreos they left the shop, only to see two people in a pound truck.

Fasty the Lost Cheetah

St. Vincent de Paul IS, 1st class, 25th May 2021

There once was a cheetah called Fasty and his greatest wish was to see his family.

He was only a baby when he lost his family.

He wanted to find his family but he couldn’t get past Stripey the Tiger.

The Tale of Bobster Madobster

Lacken National School, Lackan, Blessington, 5th/6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 24 May 2021

Bobster Madobster was sitting in his tent on the top of his ginormous fridge. He was busy eating his leftover baloney from last night.

His friend, Jeff the pigeon, was annoying him as he kept eating all of his food!

“Go get your own food!” shrieked Bobster.

Jane Wilson and the Jellyfish

Scoil Mhuire N.S Oranmore, Co. Galway, 6th Class, Fighting Words Galway 21 May 2021                                       

Jane is a girl who lives with her parents, in a small cottage by the beach in Hawaii.

One day, she wanted to go swimming with the sharks.

She went down to take a look at the ocean to see if she could see anything.

How a Cow and a Hippo Won a War

Ardrahan NS, Co. Galway, 3rd and 4th Class Fighting Words Galway 21 May 2021                                      

In a boat, heading onto the beach, with all the other soldiers, was Bob and Marcus and Private Johnny.

On the beach they saw a cow named Milk. They went into the forest on the beach and they saw loads of people setting up camp and the people started firing at them.

They hid behind a huge rock, but Bob couldn’t make it and he got badly injured, so Marcus pulled him back to the boat.

Jack’s Marvellous Adventure

Pope John Paul II NS, 3rd class, 24th May 2021

Hiya, I’m Jack the Woodland Elf. I’m a Woodland Elf as you have noticed.

My best friend is Snowball the Husky. On Thursday, I’m going to McDonald’s to play with ketchup packets. 

I don’t like the Hairy Fellas, my rival woodland tribe, because they took me away from my family.

​The Adventures of the Space Snake

Holy Child BNS, 4th class, 21st May 2021

Once upon a time there was a snake called Cody the Space Snake.

Cody was going to be the first snake to go to a different universe but he found out his best friend got taken by Animal Control. 

Cody had to decide to save his best friend or let him stay there. After many attempts of trying to save his friend, he kept failing. 

McDonalds Nightmare

Parteen National School, Co. Clare, 4th Class, Fighting Words Limerick, 20th May 2021

Billy Bob Joe the pizza was in the restaurant at Bunratty Castle with his best friend, Little Timmy the chicken burger.

They were feeling happy because they had run away from Supermac’s and were not going to be eaten.

Billy Bob Joe had always wanted to be a chicken nugget, because he was always next to the chicken nuggets in the kitchen in Supermac’s.

Ruaraí Clifford

Scoil Dhún Chaoin, Co. Chiarraí, Ranganna 3-6, FightingWOrds Chonamara, 19 Bealtaine 2021

An bhliain ná 2099. Agus is róbot é Ruaraí. Maireann Ruaraí ar bharr chnoic.

Bhí Ruaraí ina thigh ag ithe croissant lena chara Louis an francach Francach.

Bhí Louis an francach Francach saibhir.

John Joe’s Worst Day Ever

Derrylamogue National School, Rosenallis, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Laois, 19 May 2021

Once upon a time there was a funny farmer called John Joe and his best friend Little Timmy the mouse.

Little Timmy was driving a tractor and he nearly knocked down John Joe. Little Timmy jumped out of the tractor to try and save John Joe.

Timmy says, “watch out the tractor is going to go flying into the corn.”

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The Adventures of Sprinkles the Dohnut

St. Colmcille’s JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2019

Once upon a time there was a dohnut called sprinkles. His biggest fear was to be eaten by a giant called Barry. 

One day sprinkles the dohnut was walking outside with his best friend choco the chocolate bar when barry came along.

When barry walked down the streets the roads cracked in half. 

Townie Troubles.

Donoughmore NS, 3rd,4th,5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 24 September 2019

One day Jimmy was doing the silage, and his friend Bobby came over and started jumping in it. 

Jimmy jumps out of the tractor and says “Get back into the digger and stop jumping on the silage”.

Loads of Townies from Baltinglass came over and said “Let’s blow all our silage away with our leaf blowers”.

The Girlfriend Stealer

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow, 5th class, County Wicklow, 19th September 2019

What doin?

My name is Sacky the Blob. I am very slimy and sticky. I want a chocolate-filled doughnut.

Yesterday I went on Sinder to find a girlfriend.  

Goth Girl and Scales the Cat

St. Colmcille NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 18th September 2019

Once upon a time there was a girl called Goth girl who lived in the woods. Her house was all black and she didn’t have any electricity or internet.

One day she went out into the woods and found a fairy who didn’t like goodness either.

“Please can I have a black gem?” asked Goth girl.

The night of evil

Our Lady of the Wayside,1st and 3rd class, County Wicklow, 17 September 2019

Plot: 
One night a wolf called Scar was crowded out of his cave by Pengy the penguin. 

“Your food looks disgusting, so horrible I’m going to have to kick you out.” He said. “It’s my cave, you get out.” Growled scar. 

Scar followed to chase him but saw the red moon and got distracted howling at it. 

The Russian Mission

St Roses Reading School, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 12 September 2019

One day Mr O’ Brien was walking in Bob’s park. 

He was thinking about making memes when he saw a kid. 

He ran away screaming. He ran so fast that he got to Russia without realising how far he had travelled.

The Colour of Winter

Delgany National School, 5th class, County Wicklow, 11th September, 2019

One early scary Saturday morning, I, Winter, the white wolf, was alone in the white snow.

I was sad because I felt whiter than ever and no-one could see me in the snow.

Little Chungus, was lying there beside me, asleep.  

Defeating Mrs. Pomegranate

St. Saviours NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 12 June, 2019

One day Mr. Banana Man woke up with Paul the Rock sitting on his mushy face.  Paul the Rock was shaving his legs!

Suddenly, Mr. Banana Man’s mum broke the door open and screamed, “IT’S TIME TO GET UP FOR FRUIT SCHOOL!”

Mr. Banana Man got a fright, and ripened, as he said to Paul, “Scoochamooch!”

 

Killer Glitter

Bray School Project National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 3rd Class, 12 June 2019

One day there was a square named Larry and he was playing a game with his best friend, Billy the Circle.

Billy asked Larry, “Why are you so afraid of glitter?”

Larry looked shocked. “I was in a dark place and I saw a glowing thing covered in glitter. 

Doughnut Attack!

St. Kevin’s NS, Greystones, 4th class, County Wicklow, 11 June 2019

It was a cold Saturday morning and there were doughnuts for breakfast, but Stacey didn’t want any. 

When she was in a doughnut shop in Notre Dame two months ago, her parents had been parentnapped by a giant doughnut with a moustache and a top hat. 

He had been disguised as a statue so he could strike at any moment.

Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

St. Kevin’s National School, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 5th June, 2019

Deep in the forest, Neville the flying green pig who wears a snorkel is eating tree bark, when suddenly the entire forest explodes!!!

He knows his best friend Elvis is there, because he can smell bacon.

Neville takes a piece of crispy bacon off himself and eats it so that he doesn’t eat his best friend.

Ice-Cream Meltdown

Bray School Project, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 4th June 2019

One day Johnny the Ice-Cream was in a magical ice-cream shop. 

His best friend Jeffy the Ketchup Guy was frozen in the ice-cream freezer. 

Johnny was there to get a new sprinkle cut.

Lucky Ducky

St Saviour’s, 3rd & 4th class, County Wicklow, 30 May 2019

Once upon a time there was an Irish duck called Luck.  He lived outside a sock factory in Rathdrum.

He hadn’t yet hatched, so he couldn’t see much, but he had the finest looks!  He knew this because his egg was full of mirrors.

As he started pecking out of his shell, he saw a rainbow and a strange bearded dog barking at ducks who were waving an English flag.  

The man with no limits

St Francis NS, Newcastle, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 29th May 2019

In an alley, where nobody goes, there lived a homeless man called Jeff.

One day, a bin truck got stuck in the alley and no one could move it.  So Jeff decided to live in it.

He liked living there because he could eat scraps.

The Magic Bread

St. Laurence’s NS, Greystones​, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 28 May 2019

One day Donko the Duck woke up from a lovely dream about lovely delicious Brodon’s fresh bread. 

All the other ducks in the pond teased him. His best friend, Random Raccoon, would randomly jump on people and on ducks. 

This embarrassed Donko. Random Raccoon had a disease which he kept secret.

Peter is in a Pickle

St. Laurence’s NS, Greystones​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 23rd May 2019

Once upon a jar, Pickle Peter was standing on another pickle trying to get out of the dreaded jar.

Steve the Olive, his best friend, was too weak to open the jar so Peter started using his shoulder to knock the jar over and break both his and Steve’s jar.

The person in the house was getting dinner ready so had Steve and Peter’s jars out on the counter. 

The Sausage Thief

St. Patrick’s NS, Wicklow, 5th class, 22nd May 2019

Hi, I’m Barry and today I saw a blue van and it chased me. 

I ran away but I noticed Sammy in the rear window of the van. 

Sammy the Sausage has been my best friend since I was born. 

The Bacon Adventure

St. Laurence’s NS, Greystones​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 21st May 2019

“Yo yo yo Im DJ banana” “Pleased to meet you I’m Patrick the Pig. It’s a lovely day here on the farm. 

“Come on would that sun just go away” said Patrick the Pig who hates sunlight.

“I wish I was human so that I could put on Factor 50+ and a sun hat”.

Zack and the Pickle Invasion

Roundwood NS, 3rd Class​, County Wicklow, 16th May 2019

Zack was having his breakfast with Finn the Ketchup Bottle. Finn decides to ask him his greatest wish.

“My greatest wish is to be a pink flying unicorn.” Then a talking pickle appears at the house. 

Zack points and says “that is my greatest fear”.

Bob and the Scary Dog

Scoil Cholmcille​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 14th May 2019

Once upon a time there lived a Cat called Bob who had Magical powers.

He was able to talk human and disappear at anytime.

One day he was asleep up an oak tree in Africa. His friend, Billy the Snakey Mouse was visiting him because it was Saturday. 

The Adventures of Mr. Majinky

Jonathan Swift NS, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 7th May 2019

Once there was a red knight called Mr. Majinky who had slain three dragons.

One fine day, an evil army of crabs tried to conquer Sicily, but Mr. Majinky wished to conquer Sicily himself, so he grabbed his best friend, John the Peasant, to help him overcome his fear of crabs and take over Sicily with him.w

A Dog’s Life

St. Patrick’s BNS​, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 2nd May 2019

Creak, creak, creak sounded a front door. Bonk, bonk, bonk sounded the old creepy house at the end of the road. 

Cub, the Golden Retriever Puppy always wanted a home. 

Cub was about to walk into the house but he heard footsteps behind the door. 

Finding Miley

Caim National School, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 6th Class

It was a bright and cloudy day.

Bobby McBoberson ran away as soon as he saw a cloud.

He saw a lizard running on the grass. He ran after the lizard. It looked injured.

Sam the Night Vision Dog

Scoil Mhuire, Shankill, 3rd class, 11 April 2019

Once upon a time there was a dog called Sam. 

She was not an ordinary dog; she had a magical ability – night-vision! 

Sam was sitting on the wall of her house. Suddenly, she fell off when she saw her owner carrying a bag of chips.

Fury and the Little Troll

St Mary’s JS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 9th April 2019

One day Blue Blue the blue troll was looking for his best friend Ginger the gingerbread man. 

Once he found Ginger they began to play around a little chocolate lake.

Suddenly they heard a scattering noise in the bushes, little did they know it was Blue Blue’s greatest fear – Fury the massive red and black dragon. 

Beast Dragon and Super Tiger

St. Mary’s Junior National School, Blessington, 1st Class, Co. Wicklow, 05 April 2019

One day Beast Dragon was flying high in the sky. He was waiting for his best friend Super Tiger. 

Finally he meets Super Tiger outside a sweet shop in Africa.

“I’m happy to see you” said Beast Dragon.

Becoming a President

St. Patrick’s BNS​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 4th April 2019

Once there lived a pig called Jeff who had wings. And his best friend was Jerry the Farmer. 

Jeff’s greatest wish was to become President of Ireland. 

Sadly Jerry the Farmer was the poorest Farmer around. 

The War of the Fruit

Scoil Chualann​, 4th class, County Wicklow, 28th March 2019

Once upon a time, I was a baby growing into a banana from a tree. 

When I was born my mother and father, who are both banana trees, called me Barry.

One day I saw a kiwi riding on a mole and carrying a genie lamp.

Captain Cactus

Donard National School, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 27th March 2019

Once upon a time there was chubby plant.  His name was Captain Cactus and he had a big wish to one day own a cactus mobile.  

His greatest and most massive fear was germs.  Microbes.

His best friend said to him when they were in the underground building.

Food Friends

St. Mary’s JNS, Blessington​, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 26th March 2019

Once upon a time a chocolate chip was born and when he grew up he turned into a muffin. 

His name was Mr Muffin. He wanted a girlfriend but he thought he was too ugly to get one.

He really hoped he’d get one when he was an adult.

The mad spy under the sea

Brittas Bay National School, 3rd and 4th Class, County Wicklow, 20th March 2019

It was a cold and rainy night and Bob Barley, the octopus, heard something crashing outside his comfort zone. 

It was Marc, the Shark, who was whirling around his new gaff!

“What are you doing around my gaff again?” asked Bob.

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