Student Council

In January 2023 we seen the establishment of the first student council in St. Michael’s National School. The aim of the student council is to provide students with greater involvement in the decision-making procedures of the school and learn about the democratic process. We believe that students have a vital role to play in creating a positive and welcoming school environment conducive to learning and happiness. We predict that our Student Council will play a requisite role in achieving this.

Two children from each class were elected by secret ballot on Friday 13th January and will retain their positions on the council for the duration of the school year. Infant classes are represented by the two elected pupils from 6th Class. Well done to everyone who applied to be part of our first ever student council. You have worked very hard and we are very proud of you all.

We are delighted to introduce our new Student Council to you all. The children elected for the 2022/2023 school year are as follows:

1st Class – Kylah and Eoghan

2nd Class – Katelyn and Luke

3rd Class – Saoirse and Kyle

4th Class – Amy and Oisín

5th Class – Lucy and Ben

6th Class – Zara and Isobel

Our first student council meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th January at 2pm.

School of Rock

After weeks of rehearsals, we were delighted to perform our school musical ‘School of Rock’ for the community on Thursday 8th December.

We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of every child in our school. From designing posters and tickets, to learning lines and perfecting dance moves, no task was ever too much for the children. They were determined to put on a good show, and what a show it was – we were blown away by their incredible performance! Such a wonderful display of talent and energy!

As always, there were many people behind the scenes who helped us put on such an amazing show. Thank you to Tara McAuley, our musical director, for her dedication over the past number of years. Thank you to Karen McDermott for her beautiful backdrop, and to Mark McDermott for videoing the show. Thank you to everyone in Lisdoonan Community Centre for going above and beyond to help as always. Thank you finally to the parents who donated prizes for the raffle, your unending support doesn’t go unnoticed!

What an amazing end to 2022 in St. Michael’s National School!

Big Excitement for the Toy Show Tonight!

Mrs. Mc Guirk’s 1st and 2nd Class had great fun today, designing jumpers for Ryan Tubridy for tonight’s show. I think you will all agree, they have done a really good job.
Enjoy the show tonight everyone!

Congratulations Shéa!

Congratulations and well done to Shéa Kelly who won a First Aid Kit for our school. He won a colouring competition at Pilgrims Food Master’s for Health and Safety Week.

Science Week 14th-28th November 2022

1st and 2nd Class have been very busy in the field of science. We had Louise Swords from CLAYOTIC in on Monday 14th of November 2022, using clay to make various different dinosaurs with the children. We had a webinar from Linda Birkin, telling us lots of facts about insects. We also learned lots of different Science facts each day and completed various exciting experiments in class too. Have a look at our Science expertise at work below!

Halloween 2022

We had great day on 28th October 2022 celebrating Halloween in St. Michael’s National School. The children dressed up and each class had a Halloween party. We also held a whole-school Halloween disco. We took part in ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children’ and raised almost €300 for this very worthy cause, well done everyone!

We also held our monthly assembly, where numerous children were awarded with certificates for their hard work this term.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween!


Halloween in Mrs. Mc Guirk’s Room


This week we have been busy learning about Halloween Safety, Halloween Traditions, singing Halloween songs in both Irish and English and reciting Halloween Poetry. We had great fun making our own SPOOKTACULAR SPIDERS and AMAZING MASKS too.

We all had FANGTASTIC FUN on Friday when we showed off our talents at our Whole School Assembly. We got to display  our Halloween Costumes, as we danced, all in support of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Maths Week 2022

We celebrated Maths Week this week in 1st and 2nd class.  We played lots of maths games, answered maths questions on story books and tested out our maths eyes by answering and posing maths questions based on photographs. Well done boys and girls for your active participation.


Annual Admissions Notice

St Michael’s National School
Annual Admission Notice
in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Admission Policy and Application Form: 

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2023/2024 school year is available as follows: –

To download at:

On request: By emailing

Or on request: By writing to St Michael’s National School, Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, A81EA37.


Part 1 – Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/2024

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants:

The school will commence accepting applications for admission onNov 7th 2022
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission onMarch 1st 2023
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application isMarch 12th 2022
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission isTwo Weeks

Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period mentioned above may result in the offer being withdrawn.


Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

Number of places being made available in 2023/2024: 

The number of places being made available in junior infants20