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Curriculum Updates 
Senior Dance Performances 2023

 As another year of dance classes came to a close, an afternoon of fun in the sun was had by all. Our senior classes performed brilliantly. A huge thank you to Sara for all of her guidance and hard work!

Win or Learn...

Hard luck to all of our camogie girls who put on a wonderful performance in the final against Collinstown. Huge heart and courage was shown from the first whistle to the last but unfortunately this year wasn't our year!! We were not only hugely proud of the individual performances on display but also the graciousness shown in defeat. Well done to all involved!!!

Senior Camogie Final 2023

Our Senior Camogie team will line out in Cusack Park at 3pm on Monday the 22nd of May for this years' Cumann na mBunscol final. We're looking forward to a great match and as always, all support is welcome!!

Off to Cusack Park Once Again!!

Comhghairdeas to all our Senior Camogie Stars who are off to Cusack Park after a wonderful performance against St. Mary's Raharney!! Maith sibh!!

St. Joseph's N.S. Annual Athletics Event

Well done to all of the students and schools involved in our annual athletics event. A great day was had . A huge thank you to Killucan GAA club for allowing us use their wonderful facilities.  

Our Garden Heroes

Mr Flynn's class are making sure our garden is shipshape and ready for the summer!!

Camogie Superstars!!

Well done to our senior camogie team who performed brilliantly this week! Rathwire Abú!

Match Report: St. Joseph's N.S. vs  St. Mary's N.S.

Cumann na mBunscoil 2023

On Friday the 24th of March, Rathwire NS camogie team set out to Joristown for their 2nd game of Cumann an mBunscoil. At 11 o’clock the game started in rough conditions. It was Rathwire NS vs Raharney NS. It started off well in midfield for Raharney’s Taylor Enright, Saoirse Connaughton, Meadbh Quinn who won the throw in. But Rathwire didn’t give up. There were some great scores from Muireann Lawlor(2-6), Izzie Cooney(1-4), and Zoe Cogan(1-0). Amazing defence from the back line, Saíbhe Quinn, Holly Desmond and Chloe Geoghegan. Some fantastic saves by our brilliant goalkeeper, Lily Tyrrell. Some great play from the forwards, Izzie Cooney, Alexa Reddan, Zoe Cogan, Eva Roca  and Hannah Dunne. Some great decisions made by our umpires Eddie Tyrrell, Anthony Cooney and Olive Weir. In the second half there was brilliant scores from Raharney’s captain Saoirse Connaughton who scored 1-1 for Raharney NS. But Rathwire persevered and took the win with a score line of 4-10 to 1-1 to Rathwire. Thanks so much to our coaches Mrs Briody and Mr Ward for all the guidance and support over the last few weeks. Thanks to Raharney Hurling Club for letting us use their pitch for this fantastic game of camogie and thanks to all the supporters who came and supported us all through the years. A huge thank you to our referee on the day Jimmy Greville who without him there wouldn’t have been a match. 

Match Report Written by, Izzie, Lily and Muireann

Lá Glas 2023
Interschool Show Jumping Results!

Noah's team, made up of Gainstown N.S. & Rathwire N.S,took the win in the interschools show jumping team event last weekend. Noah also came 2nd in the primary schools individual competition. Well done Noah!

Fun In The Snow!!
A huge thank you and well done to all involved in  World Book Day this year.  We raised an amazing €535 for the GOAL earthquake appeal.  
World Book Day -Art Competition

Well done to all the boys and girls from Junior Infants to Sixth Class for creating such wonderful works of art this year and for all those pictured above whose work was chosen to represent their respective classes. Maith sibh!!

Where isn't Wally!!

Our amazing SNA's stole the show this year and made World Book Day a day to remember!!

World Book Day 2023!
Leinster 800m Silver Medallist!!
June For President!!

June treated fifth and sixth class to her famous pancakes today!!

Unfortunately the recipe is still a well guarded secret!!

Boules  are back........

Ivan and Alex hosted an impromtu game of boules today in our all weather boules arena!! Well done to all involved!

National Cross Country Silver Medallist!!!

Congratulations to Scott on yet another wonderful performance atthe National Cross Country Championships!!

Quiz Teams 2023

Well done to our 5th and 6th Class quiz teams for all of their hard work and for ably representing the school at the Mullingar Park Hotel!!

Maith Sibh! 

Grandparent's day was a huge success once again this year! Thank you to all our grandparents for coming to see our amazing students. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to our senior students for providing such a warm welcome to all, to the teachers and SNA's for organising such a wonderful day and in particular to the Parents' Association for their continued support and dedication.     

Thank you to Tesco Ireland and to all involved in raising these much needed funds. We are hugely grateful for the ongoing support given to our pupils and to our school.  

6th Class Confirmation 2023 -Update

Dear Parents, We are busily preparing for our Confirmation Day and the excitement levels are certainly building here. Bishop Tom and Father Stan have kindly put together a letter explaining what to expect on the day. Please select the link below...

6th Class Confirmation 2023

As you are aware, 6th class will make their confirmation on Thursday the 9th of February this year at 2pm in the Cathedral. Please select the link below to read the letter sent by Bishop Tom Deenihan and please don't hesitate to contact the school, should you have any queries regarding the confirmation. Happy new year to all!

Santa's Helpers Delivering Gifts!!
Christmas Raffle 2022!

A huge thank you to all involved in making this years' Christmas Raffle such a wonderful success. We would like to thank all of the local businesses that kindly supported us again and in particular the Parents' Association for all their hard work. Nollaig Shona Daoibh go léir!!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh!!

Well done to all teachers and students involved in our school choir for putting on an amazing performance at the atrium buildings in Mullingar.

Infant Christmas Plays 2022
St. Vincent De Paul

We were delighted to support our local St. Vincent De Paul once again. A huge thank you to the Parents' Association and all involved in raising 1225 euro this year. 

Please select the link below for information from the HSE

regarding current viral infections. 

Cake Sale 2022

Well done to all involved in this years' Cake Sale. A particular mention for all of our sixth class students who worked tirelessly to make sure the day was so successful. Happy Halloween!!

8 In A Row!! Raharney Abú!!
We were delighted to welcome Raharney,
ourCounty Champions once again!
Raharney Abú! Arís!!

Congratulations to our camogie girls, who won the

Under 10 Linda Maxwell Ringtown Tournament!!

Killucan Abú!!

We were delighted to welcome so many past pupils to our school today. 

Congratulations to the Killucan ladies who are now

Westmeath Intermediate County Champions!!

Raharney Coaches Lead the Way

The importance of community spirit has never been so relevant and we are delighted to welcome back the Raharney coaches to help guide our budding athletes! Go raibh míle maith agaibh! 

The Boules Are Back In Town!!

The future of boules in Rathwire is bright with thanks to our new state of the art boules arena!

Our first assembly of the year was a very special occasion as we were joined by under 16 County Camogie Champions, Caoimhe, Emma and Kayla!!

Raharney Abú! 

And We're Back.......

Welcome back!! We hope you all had a wonderful summer! Our outdoor classroom and sensory garden are finished and ready for all to use. We would like to thank everyone involved in completing this fantastic project and we would like to thank the Parent's Association in particular for all their help and fundraising.

Senior Lunchtime League Final 2022
Junior Sports Day 2022
Junior Lunchtime League
Congratulations to all in 6th class for organising, managing and running this year's Junior Lunchtime League.
The Athletes Are Back!
Congratulations to all involved in our annual
St. Joseph's N.S. athletics  event.
A great day was had by all!!
Junk Kouture!!

We would like to congratulate our past pupil, Clodagh Ramsey, who was chosen as 1 of 9 winners to represent Ireland in Abu Dhabi. Clodagh will be on RTE on Friday the 27th of May as part of a junk kouture documentary. Clodagh is proudly flying the flag for sustainable fashion and climate action. Well done Clodagh!

The Final Awaits!!

A huge thank you to Killucan GAA,

who supplied us with brand new footballs

to help us prepare for this years' final!!

Another great victory!!
Hurlers on Tour!
A Great Performance From Our Girls' Team!


Day Out withTír na nÓg
The Semi Finals Await!!

Congratulations to all involved in yet another great win.

Maths Champ

5th & 6th Class have been busy practicing their multiplication and division

Another Home Victory!

Congratulations to all the boys on yet another victory!

Victory In Athlone!

Well done to our boys football team on another great victory!! Naomh Iosaf Abú!!

Peter Pan

A huge congratulations to all involved in Peter Pan. We were so proud of all our 5th and 6th class students for the hard work and dedication they put in. A wonderful night was had by all. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors who kindly supported us this year. Go raibh míle maith agaibh!!


Bouncy Castle

Centra Rathwire


County Photos

Denis Mahoney


Fagans Office Supplies

Gardiner Plant Engineering


John Glennon Kitchens


Killucan GAA 

Killucan LGFA 

Nanny Quinns

O’Brien Plumbing 

Plaza Kinnegad

Identity Promotions


Raharney Camogie

Raharney Hurling



Shay Murtagh

INET Computer Systems


Brenda’s Hair 

Camillus Cleary’s Butchers

Hydromechanical Engineering

Gala Killucan

Geraldines Hair

James Tyrrell 

D & N Group

Haven Pharmacy


Lyman and Boyle

McTiernans Careplus

Mullingar Pewter


Important Upcoming Events

- School Photos will be taken tomorrow 18/02/2022.

- The whole school will close for a half day on Wednesday next 23rd of February to facilitate Primary Language Curriculum training for staff.

- Infants will finish at 12:15 & all other classes will finish at 12:30. 

Christmas Carol Service 2021

Our Christmas Carol Service was a little bit different this year! Well done to all of our students for their hard work in preparing for this, our first Covid Carol Service! A huge effort was made by teachers and S.N.As, to ensure this special carol service went ahead. We hope you enjoy our performances and make sure to share them proudly with family and friends!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh Go Léir!!

Junior Infants - Ms. O'Brien
Junior Infants - Ms. Daly
Senior Infants - Mr Delamere
1st Class - Ms. Crehan
1st/2nd Class - Ms. Fallon
Tír na nÓg - Mr Flynn
2nd Class - Ms. Hanevy
3rd Class - Ms. L'Estrange
3rd/4th Class - Ms. Briody
4th Class - Ms. Allen
5th Class - Mr Ward
6th Class - Mr Moloney
Christmas Raffle 2021

On behalf of the Parents Association we would like to thank all who supported our Christmas Raffle this year.

6th Class ChristmasQuiz Champs 2021
Friendship Fortnight 2021

Friendship fortnight was an amazing success this year, with all classes enjoying the opportunity to share some kindness andmake new friends!

All- Ireland Intermediate Camogie Champion 2021

We welcomed past pupil Aoife O'Malley to the school this week!

Iarmhí Abú! 

Raharney Abú!

County Champions Everywhere!!!

Science Week 2021

Science Week was a huge success once again this year! Well done to all our future scientists who will no doubt change the world!!

Our Fence is Finished!

A huge thank you to all of the parents who supported us by signing up to the school lotto. Our playground is now safe,secure and ready to be enjoyed by all!

Trunk or Treat 2021

We would like to extend a huge 'thank you' to the Parents Association for hosting a wonderful Trunk or Treat again this year! 

Our New Playground

A huge thank you to all of the parents who supported this venture by signing up to the school lotto. In particular we would like to thank the Parents Association for their many fundraising activities and their continued support. Our next project is to build a safe and secure fence around the playground. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Please select the link below to sign up for our school lotto.... 

Making Use of Our New Equipment in Tír na nÓg!

A huge thanks to the staff of MFP for their incredibly generous donation.

Lunchtime League Final

Well done to all who participated in this years lunchtime league. A special congratulations to the Carlow team who fought hard and represented their county admirably!!

Annabel's Kingdom

Junior Infants had a wonderful time in Annabel's Kingdom, using the outdoor kitchens for the first time!

Junior Sports Day 2021
Senior Sports Day 2021
 Our New Adventure  Playground

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us to date. We are nearly there with the funding of the playground and your contribution to the school Lotto will dramatically speed up the process. Please follow the link below if you would like to support our worthy cause. Your contribution makes a big difference.

 Enrolment 2021

Applications for enrolment for the 2021 school year for mainstream and ASD classes to commence on Monday 25th of January.

All applications to be done online via www.rathwirens.ie"

Science Week 2020

Some fun experiments in the Junior and Senior classes

Some of our Pupils of the Week from Term 1
Halloween Raffle
Prize Winners 2020

Thanks to our Parents Council for sponsoring the wonderful prizes!

Practicing our new 'school departure' routine!! 

Well done to all involved in today's practice!!  

Delighted to be back!!

It was wonderful to see everyone, back in school and having so much fun!!!  

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