Christmas Variety Performance

We had a highly entertaining afternoon watching the Christmas Variety Show. The children sang a medley of Christmas songs and performed Christmas tunes. The younger children enjoyed singing “Has anyone seen Santa  and the older children performed “Christmas Chaos” a play they had written themselves.




DVD Launch

Christmas came early at Togher National School! We were delighted to be asked to participate in a Christmas DVD to help raise funds to upgrade the Dunmanway Community Playground – so on went the Christmas jumpers and out came the Christmas bells. We are really looking forward to the launch of this DVD on Thursday 13th which will feature the children from the Dunmanway area singing their favourite Christmas carols.

We would like to thank Victor for filming the DVD for us.

The DVD can be bought for €7.


Gingerbread House

Another Christmas tradition here at Togher N.S. is creating delicious Gingerbread Houses. The children really look forward to making these lovely treats and of course eating them before the holiday.


Christmas Cakes

It is an old tradition for 5th and 6th classes to make a Christmas cake. Just like every other year, we kept the tradition, using the usual recipe and using no electric mixers ! Just some good old elbow grease. The children mixed the ingredients perfectly using a wooden spoon, while chatting happily and listening to Christmas songs.

The cakes all turned out brilliantly in the end.

We are all eager to eat the cakes after the delicious Christmas dinner as we are certain the cakes will be scrumptious.



Happy Christmas

We would like to wish our children, parents and the school community a wonderful Christmas and all the very best in the New Year.

School will reopen on Monday 8th of January at 9:10am

Santa meeting pupils from the senior classroom.

The Christmas Puppy & Variety Show

We would like to say well done to the senior classes for devising and rehearsing “The Christmas Puppy”. This is the story of a mother’s efforts to produce the “Perfect” Christmas dinner —as usual with these plans, they don’t end well with the arrival of unexpected visitors! This will be performed by children from 3rd —6th class. We will also premier our short film “The Dot” on Thursday.

Children in the Junior Room have been very busy learning songs, devising actions and organising their places. All parents are invited to view a variety of performances on Thursday at 1:20pm sharp. We are all really looking forward to this important Christmas event.


Christmas Cake Time!

Christmas cake
The recipe for the Christmas Cake is as follows:

225g (8 ozs) butter
225g (8 ozs) pale, soft brown sugar, or golden caster sugar
6 eggs
285g (10 ozs) plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
340g (12 ozs) sultanas
340g (12 ozs) currants
340g (12 ozs) raisins
110g (4 ozs) glace cherries
110g (4 ozs) candied peel
110g (4 ozs) ground almonds (almonds are optional, just increase the
amount of flour if you don’t want almonds!)
1 lemon
1 orange
1 large or 2 small apples