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Founded in 1887, Gortskehy National School is a three-teacher primary school situated in the parish of Roundfort, County Mayo. Our school is characterised by very positive working relationships among the whole school community: management, teachers, parents and pupils. There is a welcoming and homely atmosphere in the school and a stimulating learning environment provided for all. To view a pupil’s work, photos or videos search using his/her first name only in the box above. For pupils with the same first name add the first letter of their surname e.g. EvanF, EvanG, AmyF, AmyH.

Video of our first day in Portugal

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On March - 27 - 2017

We had a great day today. First, the parents took the children to the school and they sat in on a morning lesson. It is a big school with over 500 pupils. Then we had the official opening ceremony and each partner presented their school and were entertained by the school music club. We were then given a walking tour of the building before all of the pupils from France, Italy, Croatia, Portugal and Ireland were split into groups and all got to make a rocket, satellite and photo frame at different stations. Lunch was in the canteen and then we went to visit nearby salt mines where we were given a tour and afterwards had some ice cream. At the local council building we were welcomed by the mayor and had our photos taken for the local newspaper. We wore our uniforms because we were meeting the mayor. Afterwards we went for a walk in the local park and had some fun which you can see in the video. Tomorrow we go to Lisbon where we will visit a science museum, historical buildings and some of the shopping centres. We will go to a restaurant for dinner tomorrow evening where there will be live music.

  1. Jan Wilkins Jan Wilkins says:

    Looks like the first day was busy but fun, bet they r all tired tonight ☺

  2. Looks like they having good time.. well done to you all

At Lisbon airport

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On March - 26 - 2017

A few hours ago we arrived at Lisbon airport. We were met at the airport and taken to Rio Maior where the host families were there to greet us. We didn’t expect it but it’s been raining heavily all day and for the past few days. The pupils were great and we didn’t have any problems along the way. We have an exciting week ahead. Everyone gave Sian their best wishes as it’s her birthday today! 🎂

Gortskehy pupils at Lisbon airport.

  1. Are you in Portugal??? Enjoy your stay… If you like to come to Algarve it would be nice…

  2. Unfortunately it rained all the day!!! Have a a nice week. See you in a few days?!

  3. Enjoy everyone a great experience….

We’ve arrived safely in Stansted

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On March - 26 - 2017

Gortskehy pupils in Stansted airport.

We arrived safely in Stansted after a very smooth flight from Knock. Everyone had something to eat and now it’s off to have a look in the shops. 😊 The flight to Lisbon departs at 17.40.

  1. Gortskehy Primary on tour again!!!!! Enjoy & safe travels.