Megan Thynne & John Davis visit with All Ireland Cup

In October 2017, Dunsany NS held a reception to welcome back our past pupil Megan Thynne, All Ireland Camogie medal winner. Megan accompanied by her mum Dawn and the winning team manager John Davis, gave an inspiring talk to all pupils about the importance of sport/doing what you enjoy most. Megan talked about the importance of accepting defeat in whatever it is you do and getting back up again and keeping on going. John Davis paid tribute to Megan’s great team spirit and can-do attitude. He told us all what a beautiful and modest person Megan is and how valued she is amongst her team members. Mrs Bockett recalled those very same qualities in Megan while she was a pupil in Dunsany NS.

Congratulations Megan, John and team on your All Ireland Win! A wonderful achievement.







Open Afternoon June 2017

We held a different type of Open Afternoon this year. We opened our classrooms with their laid out work stations on Sunday afternoon, 11 June 2017. We had great attractions inside and out. Our student body and new pupils (and some past pupils!) got to enjoy each other’s company, have fun at all the outdoor play stations, enjoy some lovely treats (supplied by mums and dads) and show off their work stations all under the supervision of mums and dads, teachers and past pupils. Huge thanks to all who helped make this a very enjoyable afternoon.



Dunsany Chase 2016

Dunsany Chase 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of this very popular event first started by the late Rev. Fr. Murchan. We thank all those involved with the Chase over the years, landowners, sponsors, local families, supporters, riders, committee members, Gardaí, vets, farriers, course planners, etc… We are delighted to have been able to honour all those involved at a well attended Chase Dinner Dance on 11 November 2016.








Santa at Dunsany Hall…”Dear Santa, I would like…”

Results of the Chase Raffle 2015

1st Prize –  €300 Jane Brooks Dunsany
2nd Prize –  €100 Clare O’ Brien Dunsany
3rd Prize –  David Duffy c/o Sueanne Duffy, Dunsany
4th Prize – Luke Byrne Kelly Dunsany
5th Prize –  Enda Cassidy Dunsany
6th Prize – Kathy Mc Ardle c/o Liane Cahill, Kilmessan
The weather may not have favoured our Chase but it certainly didn’t stop Santa paying us a visit! With the sudden calling off of the Dunsany Chase the whole community of Dunsany & Kilmessan got together to hold a ‘Hamper Sale’ and who should come along but Old St. Nick! 
Judging by these photos it looks like the parents, the wonderful Chase Committee and the staff of Dunsany NS and Kilmessan NS had as much fun as the very pleased -looking children!
Although rumour has it that some of those grown-ups are just too naughty to be on Santa’s list!
The Staff of Dunsany NS & Kilmessan NS wish to thank most sincerely the Chase Committee, the parents of both schools, the Parents’ Associations of both schools and the wider community who supported this joint fundraiser so generously. 


Charlie Byrne

Clodagh Campbell 1


Aidan Murphy 1

Ailbhe & Georgie 3

All Santa's helpers

Ann & Annie McCabe & Santa

Annie McCabe 2

Behan Family Santa Photo

Brian & Padraig

Brooks Family 2

Charlie Brne 2

Cian & Santa 2015

Clodagh Campbell 1

Costello Family 1

Fagan Family 4

Fagan Family

Fr. Toner & Santa

Georgie on her own

Harry Brady 2






Irwin McMorrow 2

Jake Conlon 3

Lalor 1

Mallon Family 1

Markham family

Moan Family 2

Niamh O' Leary 1 Robbie Dennehy 3


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1916 Flag Presentation – Lá Speisialta

The 3rd of December 2015 was an auspicious occasion for our whole school community and for our wider community. We were delighted to welcome Lt. Colonel Virling, Private Berrill and to our school for the presentation of the National Flag and Proclamation. Sixth class pupils provided a guard of honour to welcome the members of the Defence Forces on their arrival and on their departure. Members of the local community joined us for the ceremony and Q & A session, and afterwards for a cup of tea.

Locals recalled with interest the visit of the Defence Forces 50 years ago to the school for the 5oth Anniversary of the Easter Rising. The Proclamation presented to the school on that visit was on display at this 2015 event. Some who were pupils then were in attendance again with us on the day.

A memorable day for all.



















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Dunsany/Kilmessan Chase Cancelled….

Unfortunately due to weather forecast of significant rainfall and assessment of the land this morning, it has been decided to postpone the Dunsany Chase. This decision was taken with due respect to landowners and with the Health and Safety of the participants in mind.

A sale of 100 quality hampers will take place in Dunsany Hall from 1pm on Sunday 13th (THIS SUNDAY!) as planned. Mulled wine, soup and sandwiches will be available, free to all. Raffle will take at 3.30pm.

A special visitor will drop in with goodie bags for children @ 2pm.

Please come along