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€56.50 was raised by Third Class recently. Their idea of a pop-up shop to raise charity funds for our annual Christmas fund-raiser proved very popular with all the pupils. This was the first time that a group of such young pupils brought an initiative like this to the staff for consideration – how charitable and enterprising of you all. Well done to all!

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 Posted by at 12:04 am
Nov 152015

24th Annual Dunsany/Kilmessan Chase Launch 2015


At the launch of the 24th Annual Dunsany/Kilmessan Chase were pupils from Dunsany/Kilmessan National Schools along with top jockey Paul Carberry, successful local trainer Matthew Smith and  accompanied by Vice Principal Mr. Donnelly aboard his horse Frank. This year’s Chase will take place on Sunday 13th December, meeting at 1pm for a 1.30pm start. As usual we provide refreshments, raffle, charity auction and plenty of fun afterwards in Dunsany Hall. Whether you have a horse or not come join us on the day! We will not have a lead rein this year.









 Posted by at 5:31 pm
Oct 022015

Neven Maguire Cookery Demonstration

Ardboyne Hotel  Navan

Wednesday 11th November at 8pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm with local Artisan producers showcasing their produce.

Tickets €20

Tickets available from Ardboyne Hotel (046 9023119) or Dunsany NS PA Committee – 086 8202584

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 Posted by at 9:01 pm
Feb 082015

We ran a Readathon for the whole month of December. We nominated two charities to receive all the proceeds of our collection. We raised an amazing €1330 in total for ISPPC and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Keep up the great reading boys & girls!





 Posted by at 10:48 pm
Feb 082015

We saw school year 2013/14 out in great style. After our open-air Mass, attended by parishioners, pupils and teachers, local man Pierce Bolger brought along his guide-dog Whiskey and hosted a great Q & A session. Pierce is a great character – he had all of us in stitches! He told us all about the very serious business of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Association too. We raised over €280 for the Association through our Sports Day frolics.

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 Posted by at 6:11 pm

Dunsany Chase 2014

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Nov 122014


                   The Dunsany Chase

The Dunsany Chase is nearly upon us again! This year’s Chase will run off on Sunday 7 December this year. The Chase is a valuable source of yearly income for us. The Chase is now in its 22nd year. A committee of dedicated volunteers have been meeting regularly to ensure this year’s Chase is as good as all those that have gone before.

We appeal again for your help this year. Your help is especially required to make the post Chase auction a success.


  • Provide items for our hampers {wines, all other types of booze!, jams, chutneys, suitable hamper foods, chocolates, puddings, cakes, Christmas candles, etc… ~ any items you think would be good for inclusion in a hamper}. Items now being accepted.

  • Last year the ‘special’ hampers sold very well ~ we’d like to make similar up again this year ~ child’s hamper/ new baby hamper/ pet hamper/ drinks hamper/ toiletries hamper ~ any new, novel ideas very welcome.

  • Homemade cakes (iced & un-iced), puddings and jams sell fabulously well. Last year we had a record number of Christmas cakes, thank you.

  • If you have any hamper baskets from previous hampers, that you no longer need, we’d be delighted to receive them.

  • If you have any unwanted, unused gifts {toiletry sets/jewellery sets/lamps/household items, etc…}, these sell very well.

  • If through contacts/work, you can get a signed picture/book/CD, etc…these make wonderful auction items.

  • If you paint/sketch/make anything (wooden items/hand-knits/crochet, etc…) ~ these items always sell well at the auction.

  • If you know a business/someone who would like to advertise their business through the Chase’s Facebook page, please ask them to contact us here at the school.

  • If you can offer a service that would be sought after and would like offer that for auction, please let us know.


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