Covid 19 Update

16th September 2020

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

A confirmed case of Covid-19 has been identified in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Tullow, in 3rd class Mr. Kavanagh.

As a precaution, the children in this class only are asked to self-isolate at home until further advice is issued by the HSE to the school.

A public health risk assessment will be undertaken by the HSE, and the parents/guardians of any children deemed to be close contacts of the confirmed case will be contacted and advised accordingly.

As soon as we are issued with further guidance we will inform families.

Is mise le meas,


Reminder about morning drop off

Junior- Second class:

School is open and available for these girls to enter from 8.50am-9am

Third-Sixth Class:

School is open and available for these girls to enter from 9am-9.10am

We have noticed a large number of older girls coming to school during the Junior School entry times. Please send your child in with the oldest sibling as we cannot ensure that children are being supervised from 3rd-6th if they are in too early.

Also, there is no parking or drop off outside the school. This area is for the buses only. Please park away from the school and walk to the gate.

This is for everyone’s safety as they travel to school each day.


Accommodation reminder | Lancaster University

Fishy names

We have had lots of changes to Scoil Mhuire Lourdes but one of our greatest new additions has been our fish tank with 4 resident fish….

We are inviting all children to get involved in our naming activity.  4 names will be chosen and announced at the end of the month during our online assembly at school.

Forms will be given out at school for you to fill in your favourite name. You will be asked to include your name, class, a name for a fish and a reason why it should be chosen. Put your entry form into the box beside the fish tank before Monday 28th, Sept.

We can’t wait to see all the entries and have our official naming day at the end of the month! Get the fishy thinking caps on!



Update: First Holy Communion 2020

First Communion 2020

Holy communion Photograph by Gaspar Avila

The following dates have been arranged for the celebration of First Holy Communion by the Parish:

Saturday 19th September – 11.00 a.m.

Sunday 20th September – 2.00 p.m.

Saturday 26th September – 11.00 a.m.

Sunday 27th September – 2.00 p.m.

Saturday 3rd October – 11.00 a.m.

  • All ceremonies will take place in Tullow Church.
  • For children from Grange, St. Columba’s, Tullow Girls and Tullow Boys, parents can choose 1 of the above dates.
  • To book a date, a parent must call in to Tullow Parish Office. 059-9151277
  • Due to Government restrictions, there will be a maximum of 20 children at each ceremony.  Each family will be limited to 6 people (including their child).
  • Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated a week before the First Communion ceremony.  A short rehearsal will also take place at that time.
  • For any queries or enquiries please contact the Parish Centre on the above number.