The Republic ofThe Republic of
Ireland is in westernIreland is in western
Europe. We are anEurope. We are an
island. We have aisland. We have a
population ofpopulation of
approximately 4approximately 4
million people. Theremillion people. There
are 26 counties ( andare 26 counties ( and
another 6 in Northernanother 6 in Northern
Ireland). There are 4Ireland). There are 4
provinces – Ulster,provinces – Ulster,
Leinster, ConnachtLeinster, Connacht
and Munster.and Munster.
We speak English and Irish. Our capital city is Dublin.We speak English and Irish. Our capital city is Dublin.
Our currency is the euro. Our longest river is TheOur currency is the euro. Our longest river is The
President Michael D.President Michael D.
Our Taoiseach (Prime Minister)
Our Province – Munster.Our Province – Munster.
Our County – CorkOur County – Cork
Nearest City – Cork CityNearest City – Cork City
Blarney is here!
In Cork we love sport. The Cork team reached theIn Cork we love sport. The Cork team reached the
All – Ireland Hurling Finals this year but we lostAll – Ireland Hurling Finals this year but we lost ..
We love Rugby too and support Munster RugbyWe love Rugby too and support Munster Rugby
Club. Our women’s team won the All-Ireland inClub. Our women’s team won the All-Ireland in
Gaelic footballGaelic football ..This is our County
Crest. Corcaigh means
Cork in Irish.
Our town -Our town -
About 5,000 people live inAbout 5,000 people live in
Blarney. We have theBlarney. We have the
famous Blarney Woollenfamous Blarney Woollen
Mills in our town. There isMills in our town. There is
a famous castle in Blarneya famous castle in Blarney
– Blarney castle. We will– Blarney castle. We will
be telling you more aboutbe telling you more about
our castle soon! A lot ofour castle soon! A lot of
tourists visit Blarney to seetourists visit Blarney to see
our castle and the Blarneyour castle and the Blarney
Stone in the castle.Stone in the castle.
See our SchoolSee our School
We have school everyWe have school every
week day from 8.50amweek day from 8.50am
to 2.30pm.to 2.30pm.
We have our breaks atWe have our breaks at
10.50 – 11.00am and10.50 – 11.00am and
12.30 to 1pm.12.30 to 1pm.
We are a ‘We are a ‘GaelscoilGaelscoil’’ ––
that means we speakthat means we speak
Irish all the timeIrish all the time
except during Englishexcept during English
There are about 130 pupils in our school.There are about 130 pupils in our school.
Our school is ten years old this year!Our school is ten years old this year!