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

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.

Sylvia’s Emigration

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.

Friendship

Astrid, age 9 – Dublin

“Boom!” said Lilly, moving her piece on the board. “Audrey?! It’s your turn!”

“W-What? Oh.”

“You okay?”

The Naughty Leprechaun

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.

Facing Your Fears

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.

The Selfie Contest

By Erin, age 8 – Co. Dublin

Chapter 1
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! 

Simon The Cyborg

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.

Lost In War

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.

The Easter Egg Hunt

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.

April Fool's Disaster

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. 

The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog

By Éanna -  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Chapter 1
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.

Tom's Day at the beach

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.

The Doll's House

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.

The Spooky House

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.

Wild

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.

The Glass Factory

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

“Grandad"

Ruff Travels the Country

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. 

Annabelle the Space Hedgehog

By Mark

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?”

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The Ambition

Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017

Blurb:

Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully. 

My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary. 

An Epic Adventure

St. Fin Barres NS, 1st | 2nd | 3rd, County Cork, 7 April, 2017

Once there was a Magic Oil Tree called Ben. And his best friend was called Rose. 

She grew there next to the Oil Tree. They lived in the Haunted Forest where strange things always happened like other trees were alive and could walk. 

But each tree every single night disappeared. All except for the Magic Oil Tree. 

Survival

St Mark’s School,  5th & 6th Class, County Cork, 31 March 2017

I ‘ve been here for almost seven years and this is where I feel most at home. 

When I was five years old I lost my parents in a house fire. 

Then I wondered off into the forest and met a wolf called LaLa and he brought me to his wolf-pack.

Junior the Scary Clown

Scoil Padre Pio, County Cork, 5th Class 24 March 2017

Once there was a boy called Junior. His father was a clown in the circus, so his father made him become a clown. 

Junior the Clown’s best friend was Zak, the boy with fire powers. Junior helped Zak to try and control his powers. 

Junior was always bullied in school.

The Mystical City

​Scoil Chill Ruadháin, 4th Class, County Cork, 10 March 2017

Once upon a time, there was a boy and his name was Jeffrey. 

A good many years ago (in dragon years, ten human years is actually one dragon year) he fell down a hole and met this girl, Demolita. 

She gave him a drink that was poisoned and made him turn into a half-dragon, half-human. 

This is a Mad Story

North Monastery Primary School, 5th Class, County Cork, 03 March 2017

It all started when Chewey Lewey yelled out “Alien Bob! I need toilet paper!”

“Be quiet! The demon might hear you.”

“I don’t care about that demon!” exclaimed Chewey Lewey. “Who’s that demon anyway?”

Da Legend Pug, Puglished

​Scoil Barra Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys, County Cork, 2nd Class, 17th February 2017

Once upon a time in a DogLand far far away, when a dog made his own planet, Da Legend Pug would rise and be the hero of his land. His best friend is Ze Legend Doge. 

Far far away in the planet of Earth there’s The Evil Chewahaha trying to take over his planet and he doesn’t even know about it. 

Ze Legend Doge is spying on Earth to see what the Evil Chewaha is doing.

The Doughnut Dragon

Blarney Street Boys National School, County Cork, 3rd Class, 10 February 2017

Once upon a time, there was a doughnut who called himself Donny the Doughnut. 

Donny the Doughnut didn’t like the other doughnuts because they were trying to take his place at being the greatest doughnut of all time. 

And there was his best friend, Harry the Hotdog. Donny the Doughnut was sad since a lot of his friends were eaten. 

One Pile of Bones

Blarney Street Boys National School, County Cork, 4th Class 07 February 2017

It was 1977. Bottle flipping was just made up by a random guy on the street. There was a bottle flipping competition on Bear Lake. 

Skeldrik wanted to sign up for the bottle flipping competition. 

He had to go to Albert Street to sign up. They wouldn’t let him sign up because he was a skeleton. 

Ellie the Magical Girl

St Vincents G.N.S. County Cork, 3rd and 4th Class, 27th January 2017

One day there was a girl called Ellie and her best friend was a dog called Diggy. 

Ellie could see magical creatures. They went out to the park and they were playing ball. It was getting dark.  

Then there was a big cackle and there was a bully disguised as a clown. 

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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.

The Adventures of the fat fly

Donard NS, 3rd class, County Wicklow 13th March 2019

Mr Tom, the fly, was driving his Lamborghini on the N81. Suddenly, it dawned on him that he wanted to become fat.

He looked around, and he saw that everyone around him was fat. He said “I don’t want to be skinny anymore.”

At first he went to McDonalds, and he ordered a Grand Big Mac and Big Mac Bacon.  

 

Mr. Moody and the hypnotised lion

Scoil Mhuire Realt na Mara, 2nd and 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 6th March 2019

Once upon a time, there lived an old man called Mr. Moody, with his side kick, Rio, the lion.

They lived far, far away from the town, in Slovenia.  His super power was to hypnotise people, since he was a baby.

One day he was so angry he hypnotised his side kick Rio by making him do all the work around the house.

Louie and the Popcorn Shoes

St. Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 5th March 2019

​Once there was a lion named Louie. Louie was afraid of popcorn. 

He was afraid that Popcorn would go up his nose and give him a heart attack.

One day he was outside when he saw a pair of shoes on the ground. 

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