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Shanbally N.S. 50th Anniversary




Our 50th Anniversary Celebration  was launched on Sunday, June 14th.   Mass was celebrated by Fr. Sean O’Sullivan and Fr. Con Cronin  in the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Shanbally.   Many, many past-pupils, staff, neighbours and current families  attended the celebrations, which marked the 50thAnniversary of our transition to the current school building in 1965.
Following Mass,  a special unveiling ceremony of the original 1890 stone plaque took place. and this will remain on permanent display. Our next door neighbor Betty O’Flaherty rescued the stone plaque in the 1970s and kindly gifted it back to us. She had the honour of unveiling this memorial, surrounded by family and friends.
Everybody then visited the main school building, where  tea and coffee was served by our Parents Association.  Guests wandered from room to room, to view the photographs  and the roll books dating back to 1890, a unique and hugely valuable source of social history.
Further details of the day will be included on this web-page, as soon as possible.

Here are some links that will keep you up-to-date with the 50th Anniversary Celebrations. 


  • Frank van Pelt’s photos, taken June 14th 2015,  of the unveiling ceremony. Click on photo to view

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  • Also included is the link for Monday’s events. Alice Taylor’s Visit, Time Capsule and Balloon Release. Click on photo to view.

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Shanbally NS Twitter account:
Shanbally NS 50th Anniversary Facebook page:
Shanbally NS Parents'Association Facebook:
Shanbally NS YouTube page:

Copies of the 50th Anniversary publication, “Shanbally N.S.,  50 years and more” will be on sale in the school, priced at €20.00,  every day this week.

Some of the photos that are on  display  in the school.

Shamrocks Visit to Shanbally NS 2005

Shamrocks Visit to Shanbally NS, 2005


Collage one




sport na scoile 1997

Communion Photo


GAA Team with Eoin B Aidan Mikey Prout etc

Hour of Code March 20154thclass (10)

Prizewinners Safer Internet Comp 2015  (1)


Safer Internet day prizewinners, February 2015.

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C'mon the rebels!!!
2010 :C’mon the rebels!!!

Finbarr won chess tournament

2014 Chess Tournament winner, Finbarr surrounded by classmates.


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