Today, one of our pupils, Isobelle Ahern was delighted to present Sam King from Carrigkerry the €500 First Try prize for the tickets we sold based on the Ireland England rugby game on February 2nd. Isobelle sold the winning ticket to her aunties husband Sam. The First Try tickets were the first step of Killoughteen National School’s fundraising campaign. We launched our fundraiser in December when we announced that we had secured funding from the Department of Education to build a school hall/ general purpose room. We need to raise €50,000 extra to to make the hall large enough to adequately serve the needs of our growing pupil population and local community.

Sam was pleased with his win and we were delighted that he supported the next aspect of our fundraising campaign which is ‘Buy a Brick’. When our new school hall is completed hopefully by spring of 2020, we intend to have an official opening of the school and will use this event to unveil the Killoughteen National School sponsorship wall. This affords an opportunity to all individuals, past pupils, families or businesses to have names etched into history on this permanent feature in our school. All donations are kindly accepted. All donations of €100 or more will have their names etched into this sponsorship wall in our school. All contributions under €100 will remain anonymous. This program is effective currently and the closing date for applications is November 30th 2019. Application forms can be collected from the school office and donations can be made here or online on the homepage of our website;

Our targeted goal is to reach €50,000 by November 30th 2019.

We thank everyone who has supported our campaign up to this point. We have made a great start and have already exceeded the €10,000 mark. We thank you in advance of your continued support!