Alan Nolan – Author and Illustrator

Author and illustrator Alan Nolan visited the children in Togher N.S. by webinar as part of our World Book Day celebrations. Did you know that Dracula is actually from Dublin? Author and illustrator Alan Nolan told the children all about the Dublin author of Dracula – Bram Stoker. Alan’s latest book, The Sackville Street Caper, imagines a young Bram Stoker and Molly Malone trying to thwart the evil Count Vladimar who plans to steal the Irish Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle. Alan Nolan has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor’s Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series. During his live online visit Alan showed the children how to draw some of their favourite book characters.

Stories of the Revolution

As part of the ‘Stories of the Revolution’ project, children from various primary schools including Togher N.S. were asked to collect stories relating to the 1916-1923 period from their own area.

Congratulations to our past pupils who as a result of historical research they undertook at the time, are now published authors. ‘Stories of the Revolution’, a beautifully presented publication was officially launched in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway on 23rd September.

This project was devised and supported by the team at the Skibbereen Heritage Centre.


Sarah Webb

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March we joined award-winning children’s writer, Sarah Webb for a live online event.
Sarah talked about growing up in Dublin, becoming a reader and what books mean to her. She shared some of her favourite childhood reads and books she loves today. She works part-time in a children’s bookshop and she reads a lot of children’s books!
She read from her latest novel for children, The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street and talked about how the book was created from start to finish.
And finally, she took questions from the children about books, reading and writing. We were thrilled when she mentioned our class and answered our question.



Wordle is a daily word game you can find online here. It’s fun, simple and, like a crossword, can only be played once a day. Every 24 hours there’s a new word of the day, and it’s up to you to figure out what it is. The children in the Senior Room really enjoy the daily Wordle challenge and have started to develop their spelling skills using Word Master.  Word Master (

The Moon

Although he is best-known as the author of such adventure tales as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and horror stories like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was also a great writer of children’s verse. The children enjoyed creating winter moon artworks and recited Stevenson’s poem The Moon to create this video.