Fís Film Festival : ‘Back in the Springtime’ Shortlisted for National Award

We were delighted this week to receive the fantastic news that our Fís Film Back in the Springtime has been shortlisted as a finalist for the National FÍS Film Festival in the Helix Theatre on Tuesday 3rd November.

Our film documents the powerful story of Michael McGrath (Grandfather of Jake, Jessica, Roisín and Cian Casey) and his participation in the honour guard at the funeral of President John.F.Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery in November 1963. It captures the strong links between the Kennedy family and Ireland while revisiting a time in our history where our little nation was very much on the world map with one of our own holding such a prestigious position.

The film was made in term three of our last school year. Primarily it involved our Senior Class(4th/5th and 6th) however Mr.Rushe’s 3rd/4th Class played a very supportive role participating also in scenes throughout the film. We had great fun with this project.

A special word of thanks to Michael for his generosity, time and above all wonderful engagement with the children. We sincerely appreciate his enthusiasm and interest in our project.

We will post a link in the coming weeks to our film once it has been uploaded to the Fís Film Project site http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/ from which you can view the film.

Finally we were delighted also to hear that Cloonlyon NS have also been shortlisted for their film ‘We Will Remember Them’ (The film tells the story of Patrick Tarpey who died of wounds sustained in battle in World War 1 on 10th June 1915). Huge congratulations to Mr.Collins and all the students on their fantastic work.

We are really looking forward to what promises to be a wonderful occasion!


A warm welcome back everyone for the new academic year 2015 – 2016.

We hope you all had a lovely summer break. Firstly may we extend a special welcome to all our new Junior Infant pupils and pupils throughout the school who have joined us for the first time this year. We trust you will all have a happy and long association with our school.

We would also like to welcome Ms. Shauna Quinn our new teacher in our Junior Infant Class, Ms. Jennifer Henry in our Fourth Class, Ms. Aine Heverin in our Resource / Learning Support Department and our Special Needs Assistant Ms. Anne Sweeney. We hope all our new staff members also feel very welcome here in St. Attracta’s and again are very happy with us.

Finally we ask for your patience as we update our website. We hope it will be completed in the coming week. It promises to be a brighter and more interactive to help you access all the great work that will be ongoing throughout our new school year.

Students of the Week return on Friday next. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Maigh EO Abú!