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

Woof the Dog’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS 2nd Class, 19th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Woof and he met his friend named Daisy. 

And there was another friend dog named Lucy. They ran away to the museum of gold. 

After they finished going to the museum of gold, they went back home and they played all day. 

Chunky the monkey and Shakie the snakeys’ great adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS - 2nd Class, 16th October 2020

Chunky the monkey and his best friend Shakie the snakey were walking down the street. 

Chunky received a note that two years from now the oof army would come to battle him. 

Chunky was very worried. They tried to find a place to hide from the army. Chunky and Shakie went to the army to steal an army boat from their secret base. 

Tiddle and Pierre Saves Cane

St. Attracta's, 2nd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Cane. He was fluffy and brown. His best friend was Tiddle the dog.

One day Cane and Tiddle were watching a movie on the couch in Cane’s house. The movie starred Pierre the Lizard. It was really funny.

Suddenly, they heard a noise outside.

The Dog that Defeated Evil

Central Model Senior School, 3rd Class, 14th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog braver than any other dog, Barky the Greyhound and he had a best friend, Sparky the White Hound and he was afraid of a mean cat. 

When the cat came across the road, Barky would always hide. 

One day, Barky’s owner, Lissa bought the mean and black cat as a pet. The name of the cat was Darkness. 

The Adventures of Woody the Flying Table & a Potato

Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray. 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 13th October 2020

I woke up and my family were gone. I looked out the window to see them in the garden beside a for sale sign. This is not a normal story… beware.

I saw lumberjacks looking to buy the tables. My greatest fear was someone or something looking to buy my family. 

As my mother was being thrown on the back of the truck, I heard her scream my name but there was nothing I could do.

Deflating Dude and His Mom

St. Fiacra’s SNS, 6th class, 12th October 2020

One Saturday at 2:30 Jack and his best friend, his Mom, Karen, were working out in the gym. 

Jack was busy lifting weights while Karen was too busy screaming at someone who took the bench press.

Jack decided to move on to the rowing machine but he was so muscular that when he touched it, it came off the floor boards. 

Doge’s Revenge

St. Attracta’s, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 7th October 2020

Doge the dog and Ice Head were walking along the road, they were best friends.

“What do you want to do today?” said Doge the dog.

“Let’s go get ice cream,” said Ice Head.

The Great Escape

St. John the Baptist BNS, 2nd Class, 5th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Kaomoji and his best friend was called Bob the Dog. 

One day when he was looking for food, a human caught him. 

The human brought him to an arena where he had to fight other animals. 

The Cranky Sketcher Man

Scoil Grainne, 5th class, 30th September 2020

Mr. McCorey lived in a mansion on top of a hill. He was sixty-two years old. 

He lived with his sister. She lived in the bottom of the house and he lived on the top. 

Mr. McCorey was cranky because his sister lived with him. If she ever went to his floor he gave out to her. 

Lulu and Lola

Central Model Senior School, 3rd class, 28th September 2020

Once upon a time Lola the Fairy Dog was wearing a coconut and she was playing video games. 

She didn’t know she was a fairy dog. 

She had turned into a fairy when Fury the Bear attacked the village.

The Great Escape

St. Vincent’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 4th Class, 25th September 2020

One day, Joe the prisoner found a loose brick under the toilet seat and managed to get out of prison.

After he got out, Joe went to get some money to get new clothes so the Gardaí wouldn’t know that he was a prisoner. 

Then he went to the hairdresser to get a new haircut to hide his identity. After that, he bought some makeup to hide his tattoos.

Pinky’s Revenge

St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 21st September 2020

One dark and stormy night, Pinky the Marshmallow was walking down the road. 

Suddenly, someone randomly picked him up and put him in the bin. 

“I never saw this strange fate coming,” thought Pinky.

Chief and The Ostrich

By Shonagh Purcell Tobin

once upon a time there was a dog called Chief. Chief was a lonely dog he had no friends. 

So one day he decided to go out on his scooter and find some dog friends. 

When chief was looking for some friends he spotted an ostrich and he thought that it was a bit strange to see an Ostrich just wandering around like that! 

So Chief decided to go over to the ostrich and try and  make friends with the ostrich. 

Why We Should Stop Using Diesel Cars!

By Ryan, age 9 – Co. Kildare

Hello, my name is Ryan and I think it is outrageous that diesel cars were ever made. They produce emissions, they use fossil fuels and they negatively affect the environment.

Firstly, diesel emissions contribute to the development of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory health effects, the pollution of air, water and soil, reductions in visibility and global climate change. 

Kora’s Story

By Kora, age 8 - Belfast

Sophia was picking flowers in a beautiful farm and singing to the animals on the farm. Her best friend was called Denny the sausage dog. She had a secret admirer who watched her from a distance as she sang to the animals. His name was Conor.

One day Conor was very brave and visited the farm to talk to the girl he had watched for so long. After a week or so of Conor visiting Sophia, they became very close. However, the evil Maritha was watching their love grow and became very jealous of the beautiful Sophia and her new friend.

Stan The Flying Man

By Kyle, Age 9 – Co. Meath

One day Stan was driving and he found a bird on the road whose wings were not working so Stan brought it back to his house.

He used an old box to make a home for the injured bird and put some bread and water in it.

After a few days, the bird got better and could now fly. The bird flew onto Stan’s head and flew away.

Where’s Our Future

Mahi Panguluru, age 11, Co. Dublin

People say "you're good at art" you should be an artist someday

My brain starts thinking excessively and I don't know what to say

Right now, there's Coronavirus but how am I to know. What the future holds for me I don't know where to go

Zamptine

Scríofa ag Diarmuid, Rang 2

Roghnaigh and t-uachtarán Micheal D. Higgins mé le turas a thógáil chomh fada leis an bplainéad Mars. Bhí mé ag dul ar an turas le séisear spásaire eile. Bhí tús curtha leis an gcomhaireamh síos 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 éirí ó thalamh!!!

Bhí an cúrsa socraithe againn do Mars ach bhí mífheidhmiú ann.   Chuireamar ár roicéad i dtír ar phláinéid aisteach agus an t-aon rud a bhí muid in ann a fheicéil ná muca.  

Hawaii -Táimid ar ár mBealach

ó Diarmuid, Aois 9, Co. Roscomáin

Fadó , fadó bhí frog beag bídeach ann darbh ainm Jim-Jim. Bhí Jim Jim ag iarraidh dul go dtí Hawaii. Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul ansin mar bhí an ghrian i gcónaí ag scoilteadh na gcloch i Hawaii de réir na scéalta a bhí cloiste aige. Bhí fadhb amháin ag Jim-Jim áfach. Níor thaitin sé leis a bheith ag eitilt ar eitleán.

Bhí cara amháin ag Jim-Jim. Seanfhear a bhí ann darbh ainm Frainc. Fear stuama a bhí ann. Lá amháin chuaigh Jim-Jim chuig Frainc agus chuir sé ceist air. “

 

Corona zombies

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.”

Bob an Liathróid

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 …..” 

My Two Worlds

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.

A Quark called Jake

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.

Homemade Teacher

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.

Beating Records

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

 

The Tale of The Mysterious Girl

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.

Silver Beauty

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.

A Trip on a Rocket Ship

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.

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Poosh’s Great Escape

St Attracta’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 31st January 2019

One Tuesday Poosh was sitting at home on a couch watching Tom&Jerry on TV. 

Suddenly he sneezed and his friend BBJ the duck appeared. Poosh screamed.

BBJ said: “Ronald the chicken is outside trying to capture us.” 

Nutty and Rex's Adventure

St. Fergal’s, NS, Bray, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 30 January 2019

On a Tuesday under a tree sat Nutty and Rex. All of a sudden, Nutty ran up the ginormous tree. 

Nutty was so huge, he could only climb ginormous trees. Nutty says “Come catch me!”

“But I can’t climb!” replied Rex “Instead of playing chase, let’s go find this magic key you keep talking about”

Mr Chang’s Quest

St. Attracta’s, Second Class, County Wicklow, 29th January 2019

Once there was a man called Mr. Chang. He had a friend called Canning, who was a hurl with a face.

Mr. Chang is afraid of chickens, and lives in a tree house in China, in the middle of the tropical rainforest.

His greatest wish was to find a flying pig to ride on, but he had never seen a farm with a pig on it.

Cheese Wars

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

Mrs. McCrankey was talking to Rodger, the cheese shark, how to turn the Pacific Ocean into Nacho cheese.  But then Rodger said:

“But what if my cousin Cheddar turns the sea into Cheddar cheese?”

“We could get an army of hot Nacho cheese sharks” replied Mrs. McCrankey.

Pitchungus on the Loose

Scoil Chualann​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 22nd January 2019

Once upon a time there was someone called Pitchungus who was a blue half rabbit, half bird. 

He had a best friend named Mr. Shark.

One day, big Pitchungus jumped out of the hole that Mr Bush had trapped him in.

The Story of Weirdness

St Patrick’s NS Curtlestown​, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2018

Once upon a time there was a donkey called Joe who lived on the side of a hill. 

He was eating his spuds when in came his friend Spuddy.

“Hi Spuddy, how are you? You smell like potatoes” said Donkey Joe.

Jimmy's Great Adventure

Sacred Heart SNS​, 5th class, County Wicklow,29th November 2018

Once upon a time a village lady had a baby with octopus arms and legs.

The baby’s name was Jimmy and one day she lost him. 

As he was running he tripped and fell into a giant sausage sambo. 

Granny Teta’s Great Adventures

Kilcoole Primary School, 6th class,County Wicklow, 27th November 2018

Granny Teta was sitting in her old springy armchair thinking about the time Granny Murray broke the speed limit and flew off a cliff.

She imagined the time when they drove over the cliff and she remembered her best friend’s rainbow hair.

She was listening to diddley-aye music on her portable cd player.

Jeff and the Dinosaur Danger

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.

The Life of Tommy and Bryan

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;

The Wolf, the spud and the spoon

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. 

Doodle Bob and his doodles

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?”

Pablo and Juan’s Great Adventure

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.

Valerie Blue’s Secret Mission

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. 

The Worst Hallowe’en

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.

A Lizard Called Blizzard

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!

Jimbob And The Voice

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.

Big Gill and Pizza

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. 

The Butcher Strikes Again

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!

The Chicken Nugget Quest

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.

The Cake Wars

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.

Ginger and Max in the Desert

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

The Battle of the Banquet

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.

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.

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