September 2017

Rushad Eggleston

On Friday September 15th, we had the pleasure of listening to the music of the talented californian cellist and composer Rushad Eggleston.  Rushad’s elf like appearance and creative songs certainly brightened up our Friday! We were intrigued and enthralled by our talented visitor.  Read more and see some photos here.


View the September newletter here.


Cross Country

On Thursday September 14th, boys and girls from First class up took part in cross country running.  Read more here.


A special welcome to all the new boys and girls who have joined our school this year.  We are all looking forward to a happy and healthy school year ahead.



June News

School Tours – Read more and see some photos here.


On Monday, June 19th, some pupils from Fifth and Sixth class took part in a golf competition.  Read more here.


Active Week

The school was a hub of activity recently, when we all enjoyed Active Schools Week.  Read more and see some photos here.


Sport’s Day

Sport’s Day took place on Tuesday June 13th.  Read more and see some photos of a fun filled day here.


Write a Book Awards

The ‘Write a Book’ Awards recently took place at the Inn at Dromoland.  Congratulations to all pupils who took part and to the winners on the night.  See some photos here.


Drumming Workshop

Both staff and children thoroughly enjoyed learning to play the drums with musician John.  Read more and see some photos here.


Football Champions 2017

On Monday June 12th, the girls did us proud when they won the Division 1 football final in Cusack Park.  Well done girls! Read more and see some photos here.

May News

View the May newsletter here.

Thunder and Rain in Knockanean

On Friday, May 12th, Knockanean was alive with the sound of music…. We were all treated to a very enjoyable performance by the American Bluegrass band ‘Thunder and Rain’.  Read more and see some photos here.


A Skip and a Hop

All our pupils recently participated in a Skip Hop workshop.  They learned individual and partner skipping skills and finished the day with a display of the most impressive skills performed by children from different classes.  It is great to see the skipping ropes back in the yard at break times!  Read more and see some photos here.


Music Generation Concert

On Friday May 5th, Fourth and Fifth class performed at the Music Generation concert in Dánlann an Chláir.  Read more here.


April News

Junior Entreupreneur Programme

Well done to Sixth Class who participated in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and  showcased their Fairy Door Enterprise in the West County on April 25th.  Read more about the event here.

The fairy doors can be seen in our school garden where they are attracting lots of little visitors!  See some photos here.


Easter Orienteering

On the Friday before the Easter holidays, the Junior Classes enjoyed a day of orienteering around the school grounds solving clues and hunting for Easter eggs.  Take a look at some photos here.



Well done to all our little stars who participated in Realtóg, a school celebration of Irish music, song and drama.  They all prepared so well and put on a great show for all the school to enjoy.  See some photos here.


Girls Mini Seven’s Football Competition

Well done to the girls who competed in the Mini Sevens football competition.  Read about it here.


View our Easter Newsletter here.

March News

Knockanean NS Flag Day: Our annual Flag Day will take place on Friday 31st March from 10am -7pm.  Volunteers are needed to help out on the day.  If you can give an hour of your time please get in touch with the Parents Group at or 087 2224789.  Find more Information here.


Engineer’s Week

Second and Third Class were visited by Engineers from Intel who gave them an insight into the world of engineering.  Read more here.

World Book Day

On March 3rd, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as characters from our favourite books.  There were some fantastic costumes on display.  Take a look here.