School Enrolment 2023 – 2024

Togher National School is now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year.   If you would like an admissions form or if you have any queries, we can be contacted at 023 8855322 or email     To find out more about Togher N.S.,  please click here.

Sensory Talk

Dunmanway Library are hosting a talk on Tuesday next, 17th January with Jess Kennedy, Occupational Therapist who will speak about Sensory toys and tools and the benefits of using these in a home and or school setting. This will be of particular interest to parents, teachers and anyone caring for or working with young children.

The sensory tools/toys that are available in the library are specially designed to engage one or more of the senses, many of which can help to support a child’s ability to remain calm in different environments. This talk is targeted at parents, teachers, preschool educators or anyone who is caring or working with children. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions at the end.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

Contact Details | T: 023-8855411 |

Christmas Cakes!

Tomorrow is the big day! The senior classes are making their Christmas cakes.

The recipe for our 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

Dunmanway Library

On Saturday next, 8th October, Dunmanway Library have the wonderful Graffiti Theatre company putting on a free performance in the library called “An Sean Bhean Óg”. This play is suitable for children 8 years and older and promises to be a very exciting event. Contact the library to book a place.

This October also sees the return of Board Game Saturdays in the library. On every second and fourth Saturday they have lots of board games set up in the library and families can spend time together and play games during the day.

My Little Library Book Bag

To help children to navigate starting school, libraries have put together a bag of books just for them that can be collected at any library.

‘My Little Library Book Bag’ is available free for every child starting school in 2022 to help them to prepare for this big step. Children and their parents or guardians can collect the bags at any library throughout the country.

Each My Little Library Book Bag contains:

  • Three books on starting school, making friends and being comfortable to be yourself
  • A story card on going to the library
  • A postcard the child can write or draw on and send to their new teacher, or bring to give to the teacher on their first day at school
  • Their very own library card and special ‘My Little Library’ cardholder

Book bags are available in both Irish and English.

Libraries can’t wait to welcome all the 4 and 5 year old children in to collect their book bags and begin their library membership journey.