Our Lovely Merryn.



It is with great sadness that we report the bereavement of Merryn Lacy ( 1st class) following a spirited and dignified struggle with Neuroblastoma. Our thoughts are with her parents, Jenny (teacher) and Michael, and sister Cora (Junior Infants) and her grandparents and wider family.

In our recent rewriting of the Proclamation for a new Republic, Merryn wrote “We should look after those who look after us.”, an acknowledgment of the love she experienced from her parents, sister and close family, the doctors and nurses in Crumlin Children’s Hospital,  her teachers and classmates and their parents in the school, her neighbours in Donabate and the huge numbers of persons in the wider community who contributed to fundraising and with words of support. Continue reading Our Lovely Merryn.

Teachers’ End-of-Year Treats

Every year, the Parents Association likes to treat the staff in the school to a very special break to show our appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year.  In particular, for their great volunteerism in giving their free time so that our children can enjoy so many wonderful activities.


It’s not just about the lovely treats, though. We always like to leave a few words of thanks as well.








Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Balbriggan ETNS for all their hard work and creativity.

GAA Blitz

Day 2 of Get Active Week saw another great blitz taking place. This time it was 4th, 5th and 6th classes, the sport was Gaelic football and the venue was O Dwyer’s All-Weather pitch! We had 9 teams made comprised of children from all 3 classes and they battled it out for the Leinster Championship! The children played matches and also got a chance to try their skills at a penalty shootout! Again, everyone was active for every minute and a lot of fun was had. Thanks to the team at O Dwyer’s for the use of their facilities and a well done to all the teachers who organised, reffed, tended to injuries, and generally made sure everything ran smoothly! Check out some of the action below!

Cricket Blitz

Get Active Week got off to a great start yesterday for the whole school. In particular, the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes got a wonderful opportunity to participate in a personal training session down in Balbriggan Cricket Club. The eight classes walked down and were greeted by a coaching team of Derek, Fez, James, Cano and Cian. Everyone got a chance to practice their bowling, batting and general cricket play. Most importantly, everyone was active for every second of it. A big thanks to the coaches and everyone at Balbriggan Cricket Club for being so welcoming and supportive. If anyone would like to continue to improve their cricketing ability, the club are always delighted to have new members joining! Check http://www.balbriggancricketclub.com/ for further details.

Here are a few snaps of the wonderful fun we had!



Celina and Conor