by the pupils of the Senior class.
There are 18 pupils in our class. There are 9 in 5th and 9 in 6th. Our teacher is Mr. Hanamy. We go swimming every W"ednesday for 8 weeks. We study Irish, Religion,Maths, English, Geography,History, Enviromental Studys,Art and P.E..
At Christmas we had a Pageant in the Church with all the pupils of the school taking part. Afterwards we went to the hall and the U11 school hurling team was presented with their medals. There were tea and sandwiches for all the adults and we had minerals and crisps. Then we had a Disco until 10:45. We all had a great night.
There are 13 houses in the heart of Coolderry.
There is a school, a church, a hurling pitch and a hall where dancing and music takes place every Tuesday night.
Coolderry is a small village but it is beautiful to go for walks in the summer. There are some lovely sight seeing places around the village itself. There are high hills that you can see for many miles away. There is one in particular just outside the village itself where there is a high cross on it from the time we had a pilgrimage on it. There is a small stream across the road from the hurling pitch. There are also a lot of trees in Coolderry most of them are oak , beech and chestnut. There is one outside the hurling field it is said to be the toothfairy tree. Most children love to go and look at it. There is another stream it is at the Keraun cross. It is wide and it goes under the road. In the summer we go for walks down to it and walk in it and maybe have leaf races. It is good fun.
In the past Coolderry have dominated the senior
championship and have won 26 titles, the most in Offaly. They won the last title in 1986 . This year Coolderry won 3
titles the under 21, minor and under11 Cumann na mBunscol title. I played on the under 11 team.
The team was number,1 Stephen Corcoran 2.Marcella Maloney 4.David Ryan 5. Colm larkin 6. Stephen Burke (capt) and 7. Paul Hensey.
Midfield 8. Conor Nolan (1goal 2 points)9. Darragh Parlon.
Forwards 10.Nicolas Kennedy 11. Brisn Kelly.12Liam Brady.13 Daniel Culleton (1 goal) 14.Kevin Connoly (1 point).
Coolderry 2-3 Ballinamere 1-5 was the score in the final.
We had our presentation of medals before Christmas and Joe Brady the captain of the Offaly Minor team that won the Leinster Title made the presentation.
My name is Darragh Parlon.
I live beside the leap castle. A man called John Ryan bought the castle and did it up. He is now living in the castle. The Leap castle is one of the most haunted castles in Ireland. It is about two miles outside Coolderry village. It is suppose to be haunted by a young girl and this is the story.
There was young girl who lived in the leap castle andher father owned the castle. He wanted her to marry a young boy whose father was rich but she was in love with a poor famer. When her father heard this he killed the farmer. Then while he was in bed his daugher came in and killed him. The next day the girl was on the top of the castle and a hand pushed her and she fell to the ground dead. Some people think it was the ghost of her father who pushed her to her death. Now every night she haunts the castle and she can be heard some nights moaning .
Coolderry in Winter
Every winter in Coolderry nearly
everyone from 16 years old and under
go up to the hills and slide
down ,We use bags of hay , and
we have a sleigh its great
fun .We make snowmen and have snowball
fights . I think for children in
Coolderry winter is the best time of
Coolderry in Summer
Every summer in Coolderry most of
the children go to the hurling
field and have water fights
and go for picnics. Its not that
often that we get hot summers
but when we do we make
the most of it. People usually go for
long walks or long cycles .