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  • Nut Free Zone

Please remember that Réalt na Mara G.N.S is a nut free zone.

  • Back to School

School re-opens at 9.20am on 31st August 2017.

  • Blessing of our Buddy Bench and Raising our newest Green Flag

  • Bio-diversity Project 2017

The 3rd and 4th class worked this year on a project based on bio-diversity. As a result, they had the opportunity to display them in the Boyne Valley Hotel on Friday 22nd June. The forum on Bio-diversity attracted the interest of Prince Albert of Monoco as he has a keen interest in the subject. One of our girls, Rafaella, even managed to get Prince Albert's autograph.
Down below are pictures of our display and Prince Albert looking at it.

  • Aladdin 2017

Congratulations to all the fifth class girls who, this week, put on a brilliant production of the musical Aladdin. It was an excellent show and the singing and dancing were of a very high standard. Well done girls and to their teachers Mrs McCartan and Ms. Kirwan.  The Broadway and West End better watch out!

  • Department of Education report for Réalt Na Mara Girls' School

We are delighted to share our recent report from the inspection team who visited our school this year in March.  We are proud of our achievements and we will continue to work to maintain the high standards in the school.  I would advise reading the Inspectorate’s Quality Continuum at the end of the report before reading the report as the inspectors are limited in the language used in reporting.
Please click on link below to access report.

WSE Report 2017

  • Thank you

Thank you to everyone who generously provided cakes and attended our coffee morning on Wednesday 7th June. We appreciate your support. A total of €2, 312 was raised.


  • Green Flag

Congratulations to the Green Schools Committee on achieving the Green Flag for Biodiversity. Mrs O' Reilly and Ms. McManus, along with two representatives from the committee, went along to collect the Green Flag in City North Hotel today. Thank you to everyone who helped us get this latest flag. It was a team effort.

  • Booklists 2017-2018

Please find the booklists for all classes in the Parent section of the website.



  • Bees

Thank you to Philip McCabe who came in today to give an informative talk to the girls about bees and his work as a beekeeper. He even brought some of his friends with him and the girls really enjoyed observing the bees at work on their honeycombs and they even got to see the Queen Bee.


  • Hard Luck

Hard luck to our 5th and 6th class Gaelic team who lost their semi-final of the Cumann na mBunscol League. Well done girls on your achievement of getting to semi-finals, you did Réalt na Mara proud.

  • First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion took for the girls in Second Class on Saturday 13th May at 10am in Mornington Church. Thank you to everyone who helped them prepare for this special day. The children were fantastic and did themselves and their parents proud. Thank you to Fr. Noel, Ms. Weir and Marie for their help too.
A party celebration was held afterwards in the school organised by the Parents' Association and we would like to thank them and their volunteers for all their hard work. It is appreciated.
Finally thank you to the parents of 1st and 3rd class for helping with the catering for this event. It did not go unnoticed and we really appreciate your genorosity.

  • Parents' Association Minutes.

Please find click below for the minutes of the last P.A meeting.
April minutes

Next Parents’ Association Meeting will be on Wednesday 31st May at 8pm in the girls’ school staff room. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.

  • Congratulations Donacarney Celtic.

Congratulations to our local soccer club Donacarney Celtic on winning the Cup Final on Sunday. A number of our girls play for the team and we are delighted for them. Well done girls!

  • Primary Schools Hockey Cup.

Congratulations to all the girls who represented D.G.N.S and took part in the Primary Schools Cup. We had great success on the day. Our two teams in the Junior Schools won 1st and 3rd place after golden goal in their matches. Our two teams in the Senior Schools came 2nd and 4th. Even Mrs McCloughan got in on the action!!
Well done girls on fantastic sporting matches and you represented your school impeccably . Thanks too, to everyone at Boyne Hockey Club for making this tourament such a great success.

  • G.A.A Cúl Camps

  • April Assembly

  • Our Gaelic Football team


  • Confirmation

Confirmation 2017 took place on Thursday 27th at 3pm in Mornington Church. Well done to everyone who contributed to this lovely peaceful ceremony.

  • Well done.......

Well done to our soccer team as they took part in the Spar F.A.I Primary School 5s Programme on April 27th in Navan. Unfortunately results didn't go their way this time. They lost their first match to Westmeath 3-0, beat Louth 5-1 in their second and in their third they lost 1-0 to Longford.

  • April Newsletter.

April Newsletter

  • Easter Raffle

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our Easter Egg Raffle in aid of Trocaire this year. We managed to raise 1,612 euro for this worthy cause.
Well done too, to the 6th class and their teachers Ms. Brodigan and Ms. Linden for running such a successful project. Well done everyone!

  • Donacarney G.N.S Hockey Team

Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the hockey blitz this week which was kindly hosted by Drogheda Grammar. D.G.N.S played against St. Peter's N.S and the girls did very well and enjoyed the experience.
A lot of our girls play with local club Boyne Hockey, which was only set up a few years and has grown and blossomed ever since.
Well done to everyone involved.

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge - Lá Glas agus Céilí Mór

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge-Comórtas Seanfhocail

The Student Council, as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, held a Seanfhocail Illustration Competition. The 1st and 2nd place winners were brought up on stage before our Céilí Mór to receive their prizes. Click the link below to get a full list of the winners. Well done everyone!
List of winners

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge- Cloigíní Gorma

  • Well done to our Quiz Team.

Our 5th Class quiz team took part in the regional finals of the Credit Union Quiz on Friday 3rd March in Ashbourne. The girls finished in joint 3rd place just missing out on a place into the next round. There was only one or two points between the top three teams and the girls did brilliantly. There were incredibly difficult questions which left adults in the room scratching their heads so it shows just how well our team did. They worked extremely hard over the last few weeks with Mrs. Mc Cartan. Well done and thank you to Grace, Joy, Olwyn and Yasmin.

  • February Newsletter

Please click on the link below for Mrs McCloughan's February Newsletter.

February Newsletter 2017

  • Primary Language Curriculum

The Department of Education are introducing a new language curriculum for the teaching of English and Irish in our schools.  This will involve a new approach to teaching language with a greater emphasis on play, on practice and on supporting progression in children’s learning.  The first phase will be implemented in classes from Junior Infants to Second class and eventually all children will experience this new curriculum. Please press the following link for more information.

Primary Language Curriculum.

  • February Assembly

We enjoyed a positive news assembly yesterday. Children received awards for being kind and inclusive in their play. We celebrated the best handwriters of the month and we applauded the great job our runners did at Rás Na hEireann.

  • Rás na hÉireann.

Congratulations to all the girls who ran representing the school at Oldbridge on Sunday 5th February. We had girls running under 9's, 11's and 13's.  They all ran fantastically and everyone at D.G.N.S is immensely proud of each and every one of them.
Three of the girls competing under 9's had great success and came home with individual medals. Well done Aisling, Aoife and Ciara!

  • Green Schools Design a Scarecrow.


  • Catholic Schools Week

Sunday 29th January marked the start of Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year was Learning with Pope Francis to care for our Common Home. Some of the classes held Prayer Services during the week for parents/guardians and grandparents and we finished the week with a whole school mass on Friday 3rd February- St Blaise's Feast Day.
Pictured below are pictures from the Second Class Prayer Service, Fourth Class Prayer Service and the whole school mass celebrated by Fr. Noel.


  • January Assembly- Celebrating Cultures in our school.

In our assembly today we wanted to welcome and celebrate the diversity of cultures represented in our school from all parts of the world.  We have children whose parents or they themselves come from over thirty countries outside of Ireland.  The children were proud to acknowledge their cultural backgrounds and many dressed up in their national colours and traditional costumes.
Well done to 4th Class for performing song/dance based on our theme for our assembly.

We like to encourage the children with positive reinforcement in school, so many children received awards and some got prizes for good handwriting.

  • December Newsletter 2016

Please click on the following link to access newsletter.
December Newsletter 2016

  • Urgent Traffic Update

Click on link for Traffic Report September 2016
 Traffic Report

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