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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Cumann na mBunscol news


Football season has started and we are  back training during lunch time. In the boys’ group we are meeting The  Heath, Emo, Rath, Ballyfin and Graiguecullen.The girls’ group is made up of Ratheniska, Ballyadams, Graiguecullen, Ballyroan, Portarlington, Mountmellick. Both boys and girls are in Division 2. Last year the boys won Division 3 and the girls got to the semi-final in Division 2. We look forward to another successful season this year.


Ploughing Championships 2014


3rd class and 6th class took to the road in the days leading up to the Ploughing Championships to catch a sneak peek of what there is to see at the event.



National Ploughing Championships 2014


As the date for the 83rd National Ploughing Championships approaches, all the children are getting very excited at the prospect of 200,000 people descending on our local community. On a short walk to peep in at the site, Junior Infants took a minute to say “Welcome to Ratheniska” to all!


Junior Infants 2014


A very warm welcome to our 23 new Junior Infants who are very quickly getting accustomed to  life in our school. We wish them well on their journey through primary school.Juniors2014

Ploughing Excitement in Senior Infants


We are getting very excited about the ploughing championships coming to Ratheniska. We have been very busy ploughing away in art, have a look at our lovely work.Ploughing Art