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 Bakery Escape

St Patrick’s BNS, Drumcondra, 4th Class, 9th December 2019

Once upon a time there was a cheesecake called Captain Gary Cheesecake.

Gary was screaming in the fridge because it was really cold. His friend, Brownie the Brownie, was in the oven in St John’s Bakery.

Brownie was due to be out of the oven in fifteen minutes but Gary had only just been made. 

No Milk

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow,  5th December 2019

Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.

One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.

“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.

Santa and the Elf

St Joseph’s Junior National School, Poppintree, 2nd Class, 5 December 2019

Once upon a time, Ben the elf was in his room at the North Pole Hotel for Elves. 

Ben’s job was to go to peoples’ houses and check if they had been good.

It was the day of the big meeting. Santa was going to choose which elves were going with him on Christmas Eve. 

Squiggle-Pops and Yohan

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019

One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds.  He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets. 

When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.  

So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.

Crystal and the Fire

St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown​, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019

Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever. 

But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire. 

Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.

Five Days Before Christmas

St Francis Senior National School, Priorswood, 4th Class, 3 December 2019

Once upon a time there was a reindeer called Johnny the Long-Nosed Reindeer.

Johnny always wished to be friends with Larry the Crazy Christmas Tree. 

The problem was that every time Johnny wanted to ask Larry to be his friend, he was afraid that Larry would say no.

The Adventures of Bob the Banana

St. Mary’s National School, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 27th November 2019

Bob the Banana loved superheroes, but in his book of superheroes, which was called ‘Frankie’, the main superhero got eaten, and now Bob’s greatest fear is being eaten.

Bob loved reading about superhero history. His friend Psychopath, who was a hash brown, gave him the book. 

One day, Bob was in the fruit bowl reading his history book, when Psychopath whispered to him, “There’s a monster on the loose.” 

The Fairy Chase

St Thomas's JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dog called Tutu the Killer Dog. Tutu is a killer cake-maker. But he also kills cats and fish to eat.

Banani the Banana was Spider Killer Cat’s best friend. 

They met in a haunted house earlier today at twelve o’ clock. 

The Day of the Life of a Bald Egg

Scoil Mhuire Senior, Blakestown, 5th Class, 26th November 2019

One lovely morning, there was an egg called Mr Bald Egg. Mr Bald Egg stepped outside his house because he heard his neighbour calling him.

Mr Bald Egg’s neighbour was a possessed pig and he was calling Mr Bald Egg for breakfast.

The possessed pig’s name was Gerald.

Mitzey Faces Her Fear

St Peter’s National School, Dunboyne, Co Meath, 2nd & 3rd Class, 25th November 2019

It was Christmas Eve and Mitzey the kitten was asleep at home. She was dreaming about her wish to fly. 

She was dreaming too much. Mitzey dreamt that she actually was flying.

Mitzey’s best friend, Jeff the baby dragon woke her up by jumping on her.

At Uncle Barry's House

Fighting Words at The Jonathan Swift Festival, Creative Writing Workshop, City Assembly House, 23 November 2019

There was a scream, like someone in pain. 

Lydia and Charlotte were in what used to be called the drawing room but was now just used for storage.

“OMG what just happened!?” whispered Lydia, jumping out of her seat.

Llama Drama

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 6th Class, 22th November 2019

Splish splash Gerry was starting to get bored of the ocean.

As the waves started to crash against the shore, Gerry started to think.

‘Is there more to this ocean life’? Gerry deeply stares at the sparkling sea shells.

 

Potato versus Aliens

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, November 2019

Once a potato time on a scary night the employees opened the supermarket in space, the supermarket was called Mars Bar.

It was in a spider cave.

A group of Aliens ran in armed with potato peelers.

Droch lá ag Mr Mc Conkey

Rang a 2, Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, 22/11/19

Uair amháin bhí fear ann a bhí an-an-an-an-chantalach agus ba Mr Mc Conkey an t-ainm a bhí air. 

Bhí sé ina chónaí i Poop Land lena chara Mr Broim. 

Bhí daoine ann ag canadh, “Fáilte go Poop Land, Poop Land, Poop Land!” Bhí madra beag acu agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Cac Madra. 

Scott the Half Wizard

St. Kieran’s School, Bray, 3rd/4th class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2019

One day there was a boy called Scott the half wizard.

He was camping on an island when he fell into some deep water, nearly drowning. It was a full moon.

Selena the powerful witch had turned him into a merman. 

Timmy and The Mashed Potato

St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2019

Sienna’s Greatest Wish: Use Nanny’s mashed potato to smother the stick!

Sienna was walking through the park and Timmy the Stick killed her. 

She became a ghost and was petrified by Timmy ever since.

Dragorio and the Bees

St Thomas’ JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dragon named Dragorio. 

He ate too many sausages so he was fat, so fat that he couldn’t fly. 

He couldn’t even lick his toenails. But one day there came bees and they made fun of him because he was fat and couldn’t fly. 

Philly and Barry

St Brendan’s Boys National School, Artane, 3rd Class, 19 November 2019

Once upon a time in St Brendan’s, there was a football called Philly.

One day, Philly got kicked over the wall and was lost in the bushes.

“I wish I had a human body, so I could hop over the wall -but I don’t,” said Philly sadly.

Elizabeth and the Missing Dog

St Fiachra’s Junior National School, Beaumount, 2nd Class, 18th November 2019

Elizabeth the Barbie Doll was playing on the slides in the park. 

After the slides, she brought her dog Jeff for a walk.

Elizabeth went to Centra to buy potatoes and dog food. She went to the till to pay. 

The Jammy Adventure

Dublin Book Festival, 16 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a villain, that was a pig wearing a tuxedo. His home was an evil lair in a barnyard, where everyone was evil – even the eggs.

Then Billy Bob the coffee cup was thrown away into a bin at the barnyard. 

Then Pig wearing a Tuxedo finds Billy Bob and jumps into the bin to get him.

Elizabeth and the Dragon

Kilmessan National School, Kilmessan, Co Meath, 3rd Class, 14 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dragon rider called Elizabeth. She was very shy. 

She was also very adventurous.

Elizabeth was friends with Dinky the Doughnut. She was very hungry and tried to eat Dinky. 

Joseph and the technicolour mystery

All Saints,  Blackrock, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 13th November 2019

Joseph opened his eyes to find Billy the cat lying on top of him, licking his face.  Joseph groaned because he was tired.

He quickly threw Billy off his chest to check the clock.  It was 8 o’clock and he was already late for detective school, again!

He poured himself a bowl of dry cereal. There was nothing he hated more than milk.

Loveheart and Froggy go home

St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12 November 2019

Once upon a time in the jungle there was a little puppy called Loveheart who was trying to find his way home.

In the lake he saw his friend Froggy the Frog. 

He saw that Barry the crocodile was in the water as well so Loveheart tried to save Froggy. 

Trisha and Her Donkey

St Malachy’s MNS, Finglas, Dublin 11, 6th Class, 12 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a girl called Trisha who worked as a vet in California.

Trisha was in A&E with Bridget the donkey. Bridget had fallen down the stairs.

Trisha’s mam came into the room and she fainted. Bridget the donkey licked her face and Trisha’s mam woke up.

Owen and The Cursed World

St Mary’s National School, St Mary’s Place, Dorset Street, Dublin 7, 4th & 5th Class, 11 November 2019

There was once a half human, half robot, half alien called Owen. He was trapped underground. Owen’s cellmate was Maya, the half dog-half robot.

An evil villian called Mr. McTonkey who had taken over the world. Owen was furious that Mr. McTonkey had taken over the world. He wanted to take it back.

“I have an idea!” shouted Maya.

Finn and Jake’s Big Adventure

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, 8th November 2019 

Once there lived a dragon called Finn and an orangutang called Jake.

They lived on dragon island.

They had never met a person before.

The reason they are on an island is because all the others dragons have been eradicated by people and Finn is the only dragon left.

Trarlee the Dinosaur

Scoil CholmcilleBallybrack, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 7 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dinosaur and his name was Trarlee. 

He wished to be human. His greatest fear was Fred the Ant who would crawl on him when he was evolving and prevent him from becoming human. 

When Trarlee felt sad he would go to the little hole next door where Flapper lived.

The Troubles of Jimmy and Timmy

Casa Caterina, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, 7 November 2019

One day Jimmy and Timmy were having a fight over skateboards and roller skates. They went outside to demonstrate which was better and which was faster.

Outside there was a talking banana who decided to watch to see who would win.

Both children went over to the banana to ask his opinion about which is better -  skateboards or roller skates.

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Larry the Chocolate Pig

St. Andrew’s N.S. 4th Class, County Wicklow, 19th October 2017

Once upon a time there was a chocolate pig named Larry, who lived in Chocolate ville with his best friend, the mutated burger man called Burger-Made-Of-Fries.

The chocolate king was trying to find a NEW king.

Larry was the first in line to visit the king with his ukulele, because he wanted to show the king how talented he was and how good a king he would be.

Snatcher’s Crazy Day!

St. Rose’s N.S. 4th Class, County Wicklow, 18th October 2017

Once upon a time there was a shark , with crocodile feet and a hawk’s head called Snatcher.  He lived on a farm.

One day he went down town and he met a big potato that looked like a butt! The potato’s name was Axepert.

They went to McDonalds and met Ronald McDonald who threw spiders at them with a spider gun.  

Potato, Potato, Potato

Bray School Project, 6th class, County Wicklow,12th October 2017

Once upon a time in a castle under the sea lived Jampson the potato with his best friend, Bill the cheese grater.

It was a pretty legitimate day but then suddenly, in Tesco-Under-The-Sea, he bumped into an asthmatic elderly woman, called Paula.

He screamed, “Ahh, an elderly asthmatic woman”, and turned around to run away, but right in front of his eyes was Bill, lying on the ground, asleep, with his pet, Patrick the pig.

Attack of the Butterflies

​Donoughmore NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 11th October 2017

Billy was riding his bike down a narrow forest path with his pellet gun.  

He arrived at an old wrecked cottage where his best friend Timothy the flower pot lived.

“Hey Timothy”  said Billy, but the Flower pot just shrugged and didn’t reply.

Thompson's Toilet Terror

​Scoil Naomh Bride, 4th, 5th and 6th class County Wicklow, 5th October 2017

ONCE upon a time there was a unicorn wizard called Thompson; his greatest wish was to own a mini pet unicorn.

His only friend, was Steve the horse.

They lived in an old house in Knockananna, China. It was upside down.

The Pickle Pals Adventure

​Kilcoole NS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 28th September 2017

Once upon a time there was a pickle called Paul the Pickle. 

He lived in a universe called ‘The Kitchen’. 

Every night strange creatures would sneak into the kitchen and cook chicken wings. 

Speeder Man and The Baladas

​Ballyroan BNS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 27th September 2017

“Can I go to the toilet?” Speeder Man asked. 

He went into the toilet and felt something bite him. 

The next day when he was hanging out with his girlfriend in The Yellow House, he saw a wall and wanted to climb it. 

A crow’s revenge

​Lacken NS, 5th / 6th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2017

It was a rainy evening and Skirt and Fred were planning to go to the movies. 

Then their enemy John the Crow pooped on their heads. 

“I am going to bring you on the Jeremy Kyle Show” said Skirt the Sloth.

Frank’s Journey

Kilcoole NS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 21st September 2017

One sunny and blue afternoon, Frank the Shark ate a person.

Ten minutes later his friend Johnny the Dragon came to meet him on the beach.

They had a deep conversation about life and what they wanted to do in the future. 

Banana Disease!

​Lacken NS, 3rd and 4th class, County Wicklow, 20th September 2017

Mrs. Banankie was walking in a forest one day, when Tamu the monkey jumped out of a bush.  

She was walking to the Doctor’s because she had rottenitus, and felt rotten!  

Tamu followed Mrs. Banankie to the Doctors. 

Adventures of Peadar the potato guy

​Ballintemple NS, 3rd-6th class, County Wicklow, 13th September 2017

Once upon a potato time there was a normal potato in a kitchen.  

He was on a plate about to be eaten when he fell off the plate and landed on the ground. 

Ronald McDonald who was the one who tried to eat him, shouted “Five Second Rule”, and bent down to pick him up.

The cranky old man

​Scoil Cholmcille, 4th class, County Wicklow, 12th September 2017

Once there was a cranky old man called Billy and whenever a football went into his garden he would pop it. He hated kids.

The kids threw rocks at his windows, pie at his face and nick-knocked his door and then ran away.

One day Billy was cooking his dinner: a piece of cheese was lying on the table and came alive. 

Chuck, Noah and the Black Plague

​Lakers Group 2, 20 June 2017

Chuck-the warrior, lives in a tent outside a castle.  His greatest wish is love, freedom and peace. He uses a bow and arrow and he is Welsh.

He is afraid of the ghost of the black plague, slugs and creepy crawlies. 

Noah is outside in a meadow in the sun. There is a beautiful forest in the distance. It reminds Noah of Sherwood Forest. 

What’s in my closet?

​Scoil Chualann, Bray, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 31st May, 2017

Nicholas, the ghost, had never gone out before.  He was the closet ghost! 

His friend Jessica had been bullied and he was so upset because she had come home from school crying.  

That day Nicholas decided to put a stop to it! 

Go Sue Yourself

St. Andrew’s NS, Bray, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 25th May, 2017  

Once there was a turtle. He lived on the Eiffel Tower.

It was just a normal day for Birthonomule the turtle, when he saw Achmed the eagle sitting beside him, trying to eat his left ear. 

Then Mr. Tortoise, who owned the Eiffel Tower, walked out of the elevator and said “Pass you shall not!”. 

A.4 Paper

​Wicklow Educate Together, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 24th May, 2017  

Frank the Paper Aeroplane was playing White Parade on an A4 sheet of paper in his Granny’s basement.  

The city had been bombed out. 

Frank and Oscar the ostrich, his best friend, were hiding.

Tale of The Flying Table

​Wicklow Montessori, 3rd - 5th Class, County Wicklow, 23rd May 2017

One day Jeff the eejit was face-down on his table eating cereal.

Suddenly the table smashed and he cried because it was his best friend. 

His mum brought him to the shop to buy a new table. 

The Magical Mushroom

​Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, 6th class, County Wicklow, 18th May 2017

Once upon a time there was Sean, the Magical Mushroom. 

He was hopping past his mother’s house when he fell into a bowl of curry!

He wished he could turn in to a giant mushroom so that he could fly out of the curry.

The Ugly Sunflower

​Scoil Cholmcille, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 16th May 2017

Timmy the sunflower was a little seed. 

Boquefues the bear found him in the jungle and brought him home to plant him.

Boquefues watered him every day and named him Timmy.

Wrinklebottom's nightmare

St Mary’s & St Gerard’s NS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 11th May 2017

Once upon a time there lived a very interruptive pig called Mr Wrinklebottom. 

He had a friend called Larry the Ladybird and he was a ladybird. 

He lived in a small cottage with his fat mother. His greatest wish was to fly.

Attack of the Hamburgers

​Lacken N.S, 3rd & 4th Class, County Wicklow, 10th May 2017 

I was going for a walk in the old forest. All of a sudden, three badgers jumped out of a bush. 

I think their names was ‘The Badger Bros. The brothers were being chased by a centaur. 

Gary, the griffin sees the centaur and says “Hello Trevor. Why are you chasing the Badger Bros?”

Biskit, Shrubs and Bushes

​Scoil Cholmcille, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 9th May 2017 

Biskit is on a mission. He needs to get to Shrub Kingdom with his best friend, Johnny the bowl of rainbow jelly. 

Biskit is in his gaff planning how to get past the dirty bushes. 

“We have to get to Shrub Kingdom before sundown on Saturday night.” Biskit said.

The Killer Potato

St Mary’s JNS Blessington, Co. Wicklow. 2nd class, 4th May 2017 

Once upon a time there was a normal potato who had radioactive milk spilled on him and he turned into an evil potato. 

His name was Mr Killer Potato.

Chucky the pig was his best friend and was unaware that Mr Potato had turned evil.

Drake and his jockey

​Scoil Cholmcille, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 3rd May 2017 

Drake, a dark horse, woke up and went downstairs to get his breakfast.  

He threw the table out the window because that day he found out he had been adopted.  

He had been chatting to Conor the sheep, his mum, and she let it slip out!  

Bob’s Life

​Scoil Cholmcille​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 2nd May 2017 

Once upon a time there was a 27 year-old leprechaun called Bob. 

He lived in a magical valley called Glencree. 

He went to Duffy’s pub every week to try to find a “mott.” 

Sparkles’ Revenge

​Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 26th April 2017

Sparkles the Unicorn woke up in dangerous fear as Lily, the walking bush, was knocking at her window.  

Lily enjoyed her summer holidays by scaring Sparkles every morning!  

Sparkles ran downstairs to get a hedge cutter. 

Into the Woods

St Mary’s NS Blessington, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 25th April 2017

One day a little girl called Molly went into the woods with her best friend, Nightmare Fred.

Molly was talking to Nightmare Fred. 

“Do you want to go and play?” she said. 

The 24hr Trial

St Patricks, 4-6th Class, County Wicklow, 6th April 2017

There once was a Kangamoose called cushion.  His best mate was Harold the pig.  

He lived in the land of the Mookangas and always wished he could be a Mookanga too.  

His destiny was to become a Mookanga, like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. But it’s taking ages.  

JJ and the Golden Microphone

Nun’s Cross NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 4th April 2017

Once upon a time there was a DJ called JJ. He was away on a trip to New York and there he met a lion.

“My name is Smarty Pants, I run around the streets of New York jumping into trash bags,” said the lion. 

“What do you eat?” said JJ. 

The Amazing Meatball

​Brittas Bay National School, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 29 March 2017

Meaty the meatball got beaten up! 

Then Skinny Spaghetti, his best friend, came in and wrapped his legs around Apple Pie, the bad guy, and threw him off the building. 

Apple Pie fell onto a trampoline and bounced back up! 

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