Happy Christmas from all of us to you.
We wish you all a safe and happy time this Christmas and we
look forward to seeing you all again in the new year on
Wednesday the 6th of January.
Below are performances from the children of Junior Infants to
2nd Class for you to enjoy.
Recordings of performances from 1st and 2nd class to follow
Christmas came early to the children of Bishop O’Brien National School this year
when they received a selection box each from Watergrasshill Community Council.
This very kind gesture ensured our first term ended on a high as 110 excited
children went home very happy for their Christmas holidays. A huge thank you to
Watergrasshill Community Council for their kindness. It was greatly appreciated.
Commemoration of the Gortrua Massacre
The 18th of December 2020 saw a considerable gathering at Bluebell Cross to
commemorate the 186th anniversary of the Gortrua Massacre. John Arnold lead
the proceedings. Fifth and Sixth Classes attended the ceremony.
They later visited the site of the Widow Ryan's house situated in Dan and Mary
Ryan's farmyard. Thank you to them both for granting permission to visit the
Parents' Association Christmas Fundraiser 2020
The Parents Association would like to announce the return of their highly successful 50/50
Christmas Raffle. Last year €1270.00 was raised for our school and the winner also took home a
massive €1270.00. Tickets are €12 each or 2 for €20. Please contact your class rep or any member
of the P.A. for purchase or queries.
For any member of the public who would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Sarah on
All Support is greatly appreciated.
Bartlemy Village under the spotlight!
Bartlemy Village is one of the few villages remaining that still displays its links with the past.
The Milk churn stand, old water pump, shop fascades etc. can readily be viewed. The children of
5th and 6th Class, recently took a stroll down Memory Lane to study these first hand. Here are
just a few pictures of our outing,