By Siún, age 6 - Co. Phort Láirge
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By Siún, age 6 - Co. Phort Láirge
By Cillian Ó Tuathaigh, 12 Co. Phort Láirge
One day, Jason was sitting at his desk at school when the teacher made an announcement that would change his life.
“Class, I think you’ll want to hear this.” He was tuned in on the radio to a broadcast by Leo Varadkar.
“Today we will be shutting schools down for a period of time that could extend to beyond the school year due to Covid-19,” announced Leo, “We will advise people on staying at home and washing their hands frequently.”
ó Chormac, Aois 11, Co. Roscomáin
Fadó, fadó bhí liathróid ann. Bob an t-ainm a bhí ar an liathróid. Bhí sé ag iarraidh óir. Bhí sé beo bocht. Níor thaitin ceol ar chor ar bith leis. Aon am a chuala sé ceol ní raibh sé in ann bogadh. Lá amháin bhuail sé lena chara Mixie. Bhí Mixie ag bogadh chomh mall le sloth mar pheann luaidhe a bhí ann.
“Tá plean agam,” a scread Bob in ard a chinn is a ghutha, “plean chun a bheith chomh saibhir le rí”. “Cad é?” a cheistigh Mixie. “ Tá mé chun …..”
By Lauren Lalor, age 11 - Cork
I was lucky that I lived by the sea. It meant I could be a schoolgirl by day and a mermaid at night.
Nobody would believe me if I told them about my life under the water with the jellyfish, Dorky the seahorse, Jim the Shark, Rory the Crab. My whole gang were down there, my underwater family.
By Jake Murray, Donegal age 12
Once upon a time there was three brother quarks, Jake, Jamie and Luke.
They were going on a trip to their favourite place in the whole world, the Large Hadron Collider. They were entering a competition to be smashed there. They were all so excited but,none more so than Jake. He was so excited that he could be famous just like his hero Stephen Quirking.
So, when they arrived, Jake, Jamie and Luke unpacked their stuff at the hotel and went off.
For the past few days, no schoolwork has come through for my siblings. So my mum had this “genius” idea that I could actually “teach” my them.
At first I thought it was a good idea because I didn’t have anything better to do (except schoolwork) and my mum said she would pay me, so I was all set. But when it came to actually “teach” them, things turned out not the way I wanted it to.
By Michael Delaney
Chapter 1: A Dog's Dinner
Boom! There I was in the Smiley Faces care home with all the other orphans, scrubbing the master’s dishes. I was with my friends, Marvin and Patrick.
“Did you ever know your parents?” Patrick questioned.
“No, my only relatives live in South Africa…I wish I lived with them” I said wistfully
By Juliette Whitty age 9, County Kildare
One fine day a girl named Milly woke up in the basement of her house, because that was her room. It was cold, dark and damp with no lovely pictures on the walls or even have bright pretty curtains, as what would be the point of that without a window for them to be placed?
Milly’s parents were horrid to her, they made her home-school herself, not let her play with anyone or anything.
Based on the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
By Ciara, age 12 – Co. Dublin
I remember the day I was minted like it was yesterday. The metal stamps crushed my nickel brass outer ring and my cupronickel middle together, while simultaneously marking my front with the 1 euro symbol and my back with the year 2010 and an Irish hunter horse and foal - a limited release commemorative design - and poof! I was formed.
By Darragh, age 8 - Dublin
1: Bully Attack
Once I was thinking of flying aircrafts, so I started building aircrafts.
But these kids started to bully me so I made a friend. That night I made a trap in the bush that they were always bullying us in.
By Maria, age 11 – Dublin
Waking up is difficult to do, especially when there’s a troubling task ahead. It’s a constant obstacle. So it was with trepidation that I awoke that morning. I got up, changed and entered the living room.
Mother was frying eggs as Sandy sat beside her. Mother turned and dropped an egg.
“Sylvia…” she muttered, tossing me sausages. Worry crossed her face.
By Hannah age 11, Dublin
“Oh no! The humans are coming to cuddle us!” I squeaked as Fluffy hid in the hidey hole.
“Come on, Fluffy,” said Tom, trying to coax her out.
“Come on, Sparkster!” Hannah cried.
By Hanna, age 11 – Co. Kilkenny
Once upon a time in a faraway land lived a boy named Zimbab.
Zimbab was only a young boy of the age of five when his dad died in a war in 1897. Since his dad’s passing, he had lived with his mam Maria.
They live in a small mud hut just outside a village in Gleaja.
Astrid, age 9 – Dublin
“Boom!” said Lilly, moving her piece on the board. “Audrey?! It’s your turn!”
By Roisin Hensman – age 9 – Co. Wexford
As these two dogs,
Each other’s friend,
Their friendship would never come to an end.
By Roisin, age 9 – Co. Wexford
The bees need the trees,
And the weeds need seeds,
Protect the bees,
By Roisin, age 9 – Co. Wexford
My dog’s ears blowing in the wind,
Many a time he had sinned,
Stealing my lunch,
By Darragh, age 8
We are on lockdown
It gives me a frown
It brings me down.
By Evie, age 10 – Co. Meath
It was Monday evening and Quinn was playing with her dog Sally in the back garden.
Quinn's mum came out and asked "Em, darling Quinn, would you mind doing your..." She hesitated. "....homework?"
"What did you ask me!?" Quinn replied in a very scared voice.
By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin
Hi, I am a polar bear. Today another icecap melted and destroyed my home.
I will now tell you how it happened: It was Friday afternoon. My mother told me and my brother to go and catch some fish for supper.
We went down to the Arctic Ocean to catch some salmon or - if we were lucky - a seal or walrus (they are my favourites).
By Lucy, age 8 – Co. Waterford
Early on Easter Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny left Easter eggs all the way up Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo.
The Easter Bunny drew a map of where all the Easter eggs were hidden.
The Easter Bunny dropped a copy of the map and a leprechaun found it.
By Caoimhe, age 11 – Co. Fermanagh
One day Lisa and Daisy were at the beach chilling out. Lisa was Daisy’s best friend. Lisa was super sporty - she had come first in every race on Sports Day, she was captain of the school football team and was always chosen first for everything…but her favourite sport was swimming.
Daisy was Lisa’s best friend. She had a passion for art – especially drawing and designing clothes.
By Erin, age 8 – Co. Dublin
Finding Out The News
Once there were two children called Ciara and Conor. They both lived with their mum and dad. Their mum's name was Mary and their dad's name was Kevin.
One day, Ciara and Conor were on their way to school and they saw a poster saying:
"Selfie Contest on Sunday at 12 o’clock in the afternoon!
By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin
Simon was a little boy aged twelve. He absolutely loved space. When he was in bed, Simon would dream of going to space in an enormous rocket. His favourite movie was any type of sci-fi movie, he had Space Invaders birthdays, space-related Christmas presents. In short, everything had a bit of space-related things in it.
Our story begins when Simon got a scholarship to be the first ever kid in space. Simon was over the moon, the day he said his goodbyes to his family and friends and set out on his journey to NASA.
By Tom, age 8, Dublin
One day there was a nine year old boy called Phil who lived in a small cottage on St. Catherine’s Road. World War Three was going to happen that day.
Phil was going to town with his mother. When they got there, it was very busy - everyone was getting their last bits and bobs. A few minutes later, a loud deafening noise was heard from all around town. Everyone rushed to their houses.
Phil was all alone! His mother had left with everyone else. No one could be heard or seen.
By Sophie, age 10 – Dublin 24
I was hunting for Easter Eggs when suddenly I stumbled across the most amazing, gleaming, magical eggs.
They were spotty and stripy, they were lying in the long green grass, and I looked around to make sure no one was looking then I quickly grabbed the two eggs and ran to look for some more, I found two more.
At the end, me and my two friends Lily and Molly sat down on the concrete and showed each other what was in them.
By Olivia age 10 - Dublin
Ava was a little girl who loved science. She was inspired by her dad (Mr. Smith), who was a mad scientist.
Mr. Smith would do all sorts of tricks, such as make her pet rabbit a human being, make himself invincible and make their house the size of a pea.
His most famous trick was to shrink a person on April Fools’ Day.
By Éanna - Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog
One normal day in November 2009, there was a fast food restaurant named Rade-x. They sold hot dogs and chips and stuff like that.
A boy named Tom went there every week to get a hot dog. Tom had a sister who was really into science and equations. Tom had to bring her to the fast food shop as well because she was too young to stay at home on her own. Every time they went, she would get chips. It was always the same. This time it was different.
By Olivia, age 10 - Dublin
Tom sat patiently in the back seat of his little blue Hyundai.
Tom was going to the beach with his family.
He absolutely adored the beach, not because of the sand but because of the sea creatures - he thought they were fascinating.
By Harry, age 7 – Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Once a Chocolate Bar named Brunche went down a toilet. He found a cat. But Brunche didn't know that the cat was evil.
Then the cat said, “I am an evil cat.”
Milly, age 10 - Dublin
A young girl was skipping down an empty, narrow street.
A huge black board covered up one of the shop windows.
Coloured chalk dust coated the ground and pieces of chalk were dotted across the ground.
By Daire, age 7 - Dublin
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mary. One day she went to a haunted house. The house was called The Spooky House.
The house was known to be cursed and inside was a ghost named Creepy. He used to be a boy, but he went into the house one night, even though he was told not to.
He didn't listen. He did not leave before sunrise, so he got turned into a ghost.
By Holly aged 7 - Dublin
At night, Olivia was sleepwalking and then she found herself in the forest. She felt something on her back.
She looked and there was no one there. She was on the news because she was lost and her parents were worried.
She was scared, then Olivia was more scared. “Why do you ask?” because there was a……bear.
By Macy Nolan
It was the evening when Beth was helping her Grandad Joe close the garage. He owned it. She saw a stranger walking by. The mysterious person, dressed head to toe in black, ran into the factory, three seconds later, it burst into flames.
Beth gasped and ran inside the garage
By Corin, age 8 - Cork
Once there was a dog. His name was Ruff. He wanted to travel the WORLD but he had an owner so he couldn't. That made him sad.
One day, Ruff woke up (after dreaming about travelling the world). Then he went outside. A boy threw a ball and Ruff ran and ran and ran.
Ruff kept on running and running. Eventually, the ball stopped and Ruff looked around. He was in a town but he wasn't in his own town - it was different.
One day Annabelle the Space hedgehog was floating through space as usual when she bumped into her friend, the Moon.
“Hi, Moon,” shouted Annabelle (she had to shout because sound doesn’t travel very well in space).
“Hi Annabelle, I haven’t seen you in a while, is everything okay?”
By Isibéal age 10 from Dublin
A few days ago I was speaking to my Aunty Irma over the telephone. We were chatting about Olivia and when she was due. That's when it all began. I arrived at Irwa's, a cottage in the countryside, it was so familiar for me. I loved to help out, I was fascinated about the visit. "I couldn't be more happier that a pig in mud", I kept saying.
I was talking about Olivia. During the night there was some strange noises coming from the pigsty enclosure outside.
By Faye, age 9 – Rathfarnham, Dublin
“Right, I am off to Dublin,” said Ms Dainty. “I am not buying any presents for any children in the orphanage this time.”
“Quick Daniel! This is your chance to follow your dreams, to get out of the orphanage,'' said Beth.
“All right!” said Daniel.
By Maggie, age 12 – Co. Kerry
Charlie lay motionless at her feet. She had done it. A million thoughts raced through Angelina’s mind but she had one question, “Where to hide the body?”
A pang of guilt hung over her, but there was no time to be emotional. Though he was three years older than her, Angelina managed to heave her brother into a bush and started to make her way home. The knife still bloody in her pocket. The others would collect him tomorrow and she would get her payment.
By Rowan aged 9 ¾ - Co. Dublin
You might ask who is Devil and Stretch Man? Well I’m about to tell YOU!!!!!!!!
Sam and Dan were working in a nuclear power plant in Dublin. They didn’t really like their jobs there but they had a roof over their heads so they weren’t too unhappy.
One day, Sam was just working when he found something out of place, but what was it? Dan’s birthday? No, that was yesterday.
Scoil Mhuire, Shankill, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 22nd November 2018
Once upon a time there was a man called Jeff who was rich. Jeff was very friendly, but sassy sometimes.
He started to go call for his friend Fire, who was a phoenix. He told him about his greatest wish:
“I want to be a turtle with super powers!” Jeff said.
St. Andrew’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2018
Once upon a time, there lived a snake called Hissy,
He flew over to his best friend, Shiny the Unicorn because they were having a sleep over.
Shiny gave Hissy his super powers long ago.
Kilcoole Primary School, 6th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2018
Bang…an explosion woke Tommy up. “Ah leave me alone” he shouted.
He thought they had come to get him but then realised his cell was destroyed.
He looked at the cracked walls of his grey room and then Bryan, his dumb friend, walked in with a bunch of dynamite, and shouted;
Powerscourt National School, 1st and 2nd Class, County Wicklow 15th November 2018
Tom was a smart young boy.
He likes to get things right and getting people to be happy.
He didn’t want to break his Mum’s favourite ornament.
Gorey ETNS 5th Class, County Wicklow, 14th November 2018
One spring day in 2019, Umi had to move in with her auntie and uncle because her parents had neglected her.
She didn’t like them but she liked her auntie and uncle because of where they lived and their personalities.
But one night, when she was going to bed she dreamed about going into the forest.
St. Fergal’s NS, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 13th November 2018
Once upon a time, there was a pepperoni pizza slice called Pizza Hat.
He had a best friend called Pat the Pepperoni.
They lived in a town called Pizza Valley.
Powerscourt NS, 3rd & 4th Class, County Wicklow, 8th November 2018
Not very long ago somewhere on Neptune-Doodle Bob was swimming in the sea and he met a baby octopus.
“Hello Squiggle” said Doodle Bob.
“Hello to you too”, said Squiggle. “What have you been doing Doodle Bob?”
Gorey ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 7th November 2018
Once upon a time, a man called Juan, was building a house. He looked around and saw a squirrel.
“Oh, you’re a pleasant looking squirrel, I’m going to call you Plonky!” Juan said throwing him a few peanuts.
But just then he saw a flying brick that hit the squirrel and injured it.
St. Rose’s, 4th class, County Wicklow, 6th November 2018
Once upon a time there was a pig called Billy who married Santa.
One day he saw a slice of bread, put cheese on it and toasted it.
Suddenly a bear fell into the kitchen – it was Josephine the big bad bear.
St Kevin’s, Tarahill, 5th class, County Wicklow, 25th October 2018
I was in a horrible dream with zombie leprechauns. It was blurry, but I remember them all screaming my name: “Valerie Blue”.
I screamed, and my mother came to my side. My mum had to tell me the horrible news that Fruit-Juice Man had died.
The only thing I had left of him was his last bottle.
Donoughmore NS, 2nd and 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 24th October 2018
One Saturday morning, Gummy bear went to Ducky’s house to call on him to go trick-or-treating, but Ducky, the half-duck, half-pig wasn’t there.
Gummy Bear walked into his house to look for him, but couldn’t find him, because he was because he was hiding under the couch, afraid of Hallowe’en)
There was a big cake on the table, so, as no one was there, Gummy Bear started to eat it.
St. Patrick’s NS, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 23rd October 2018
Once there were two lizards. One was called Blizzard, and the other was called Lily.
Blizzard loved to teleport things and Lily loved to fly. They lived in the Amazon rainforest in South America.
Blizzard really wanted to be in a movie, but he had stage fright!
Sacred Heart Primary School, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 18 October 2018
One day there lived a man named Jimbob. He is a wanted criminal, locked up in jail.
In the cell one evening Jimbob was talking to DJ Alpaca.
“If I shapeshifted into an ant I could try and get the key off the guard” said Jimbob.
Hollypark BNS, 6th class County Wicklow, 17th October 2018
One summer evening, Big Gill was eating frozen pizza on her balcony. She was leaning on the railings.
She saw her Mum below and panicked and dropped the pizza. It fell all the way down and landed on Jeff’s face.
He was lying on a sun-bed. Jeff is Gill’s best friend. He works for Deliveroo.
Wicklow Montessori School, 2nd, 3rd and 4th class, County Wicklow, 16 October 2018
One bright, early morning, Lily the doge was lying in bed.
Suddenly she fell out of bed because she was having a bad dream.
In her dream, black widow spiders were trying to eat her whole!
St John’s SNS, Arklow, 4th class, County Wicklow, 11th October 2018
Once on a stormy night in McDonald’s a chicken nugget named Jeff was being served with chips.
He saw a giant potato that he recognised from TV sitting down and ordering chicken nuggets.
Then a marshmallow called KFC jumped off the tray that was across the room and ran over.
Blessington no 1 NS, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 10th October 2018
Once there was a five legged bat called Jeff. He was very unique, because he could spit fire.
Not too far away Karl the frog is sitting in the same place he has been for the past year.
This was because he has no legs. In the not too distant past there had been a war in which Karl had lost his legs in an explosion.
Lacken NS., 3rd and 4th class, County Wicklow, 9th October 2018.
Once there was a living pumpkin called Gerry.
Gerry lived in a very spooky wood called Wailing Forest.
On Monday he was having a really bad day, so he went for a walk.
Delgany NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 4th October 2018
Malachi the Tooth was walking down the street.
He was going for an audition for a toothbrush ad. It was there that Malachi met Reggie the Rock.
They were auditioning for the same thing. Malachi said “Hi, are you the rock in the background?”
Blessington No 1, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 3rd October 2018
Once upon a time there lived a unicorn called Tinky Pinky, the greatest unicorn alive. He wanted to be a DJ and be called DJ Yonda.
He was training for a long time to be a really famous DJ.
One day he was at a dance party and he met this dog called Banana Joe.
St. Dominic’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 2nd October 2018
Once upon a time there was a banana who broke out of the fridge.
His name was Kevin and his greatest wish was to be a DJ.
After he opened the fridge door he saw a pickle banging on the glass of his jar.
St Kevin’s GNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 27th September 2018
There once lived someone called Doctor Spectacles who was a salesman.
When he was in his shop at 10 o’clock one night he saw Lizzy the Lizard drinking coffee and doing ‘the floss’.
Let’s not mind that, Dr Spectacles was here to get a polka dot bikini for his mother’s funeral.
Festina Lente Group
Once upon a time Ginger was born near some water in a desert. Ginger the horse was brown and white in colour.
She had no mane. Ginger's parents were shocked because of it and had abandoned her. She was a lonely orphan.
Ginger felt really hot during the day and the sandstorms that blew in blinded her and made her really thirsty.
At night she was cold as the desert became breezy and freezing
St. Fergal’s NS, Bray, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2018
Once upon a time, there lived a dragon called Jake. He could breathe ice!
He went on an adventure and he found a friend called Reg, who was a fire breathing dragon.
Reg and Jake lived in a cave in the Dragon Kingdom.
Our Lady of The Wayside, 6th class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2018
“The battle of the banquet is on today. I have to get out of here,” thought Christian the Cornish pastry.
The battle of the banquet happens every coronation and the pastries are fighting the German Wiener Schnitzels for their right to be on the table at the banquet.
“I really want to win the battle” he thought “but I really want to take Christina the custard cream pastry on a date first.
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.
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!
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.