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Free Online Creativity Events – Part Of Crinniú na nÓg Celebrations

Mum and Dad do please take note; today, 13th June 2020, is a day of free creativity for children and young people as part of the third year of Crinniú na nÓg celebrations.

Events for 2020 are taking place online and every county in Ireland has organised events for children of all ages. To find out more view HERE, enter a location and select an age group.

Tipperary activities for children and young people include storytelling, dance, art and crafts and a children’s film festival.

The online events across Ireland offer endless opportunities to get creative. With rain clouds sitting, threatening our much-loved Premier County for the next day or so, it couldn’t be a better time to find something fun to do indoors.

Have Fun


Free Access To Schoolbooks – Primary & Secondary

Free Access To Irish School Books Online

To help teachers, parents and students during the Covid-19 school closures, Ireland’s schoolbook publishers are giving open access to textbooks, workbooks, games, videos and other digital resources.

Here’s what you need to know.

Folens Publishers.

To access books and resources created by the Folens publishing company, follow these steps:

  • Visit HERE and click Register
  • Select Teacher
  • Fill in a username, email and password.
  • For Roll Number use the codes:-
    Prim20 for primary book resources
    Sec20 for secondary book resources

EdCo Publications.

To access books and resources created by the Educational Company (EdCo), follow these steps:-

  • Visit HERE
  • For primary pupils enter primaryedcobooks as the username and edco2020 as the password.
  • For Junior Cert. pupils enter jcedcobooks as the username and edco2020 as the password.
  • For Leaving Cert. pupils enter lcedcobooks as the username and again edco2020 as the password.

Publications by CJ Fallon.

To access books and resources created by CJ Fallon publications simply visit HERE and follow their onscreen ‘click here’ link.

Publications by Educate.ie.

To access books and resources created by Educate.ie click HERE and follow the onscreen directions.


Five Links & Activites To Keep Family Having Fun

With tougher restrictions in place and every one staying at home for the next two weeks, one of these websites might help you and family to pass away the hours in a fun and educational way.

Stop Animation
Stop motion animation is a technique used to make static objects appear as if they were moving. Children (big and small) can work on any device (Chromebook, PC, Mac, iPad, tablet, smartphone, etc.) to create Stop Animation movies using https://app.cloudstopmotion.com/login

Moves For Life (MFL) is an organisation of chess experts who support primary level chess in Ireland. MFL are now offering free online chess activities for children. They have created three new project-based activities for children (big and small). The projects are for beginners, improvers and advanced players, with more information available on http://movesforlife.ie.

World Book
The Republic of Ireland now has unlimited access to World Book Online through Scoilnet. Visit https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/ When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. From pre-primary to secondary and beyond; World Book has databases for every learner at every level for an immersive learning experience.
Early World of Learning (Ages 3-6)
World Book Kids (Ages 7-11)
World Book Student (Ages 12-15)
World Book Advanced (Ages 16 and up)

Learn To Touch Type
Why not use this time to learn to touch type? Typing Club is an excellent and free online course suitable for all ages. Visit https://www.typingclub.com/ and complete daily lessons that teach you how to touch type.


Numerous Amazon Kindle Books have just been made available for free download from https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=21173577031&pf_rd_r=6HTSS4RN72JQR48WE17T&pf_rd_p=87bef603-ccff-4382-b701-0c96c14f71b1.
The book selection includes public domain titles as well as Kindle Books, which publishers are providing for free download for a limited time.
Start reading now on any tablet or smartphone with the free Kindle Reading App.


All Public Library’s In Tipperary To Close Due To Covid 19

Ms Maura Barrett (Branch Librarian), Cashel Library Service, Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann [Tipperary County Council] reports:-

“It is with great regret that I inform you that due to the Covid 19 Virus, all public libraries will close from 6:00pm this evening, until further notice.

This means that the remainder of our MnáMonth events, at Cashel Library, will have to be rescheduled to a later date.

For those of you who have outstanding books, please do not worry about them, they can be returned at a later date when we reopen.

This closure is considered to be in the best interests of our public safety and beyond our control.

We apologise to all of our patrons for any inconvenience caused.”


Eimear Burke – Druid Storyteller – Mná Month – Cashel Library

“Bringing old stories to new audiences”

Ms Maura Barrett (Branch Librarian), Cashel Library Service, Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann [Tipperary County Council] reminds us:-

“I look forward to welcoming you all on Tuesday next March 10th @ 7:00pm, when Ms Eimear Burke (Druid, Celebrant & Storyteller) will visit Cashel Library, latter situated at Friar Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Ms Eimear Burke will be a guest of Cashel Library for this free ‘Mná Month’ event, on Tuesday night next.

Ms Burke will become the chosen Chief of ‘The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids’, in June next 2020. She is a psychologist with a deep love of the ancient Irish tales and a passion for storytelling. She brings old tales to new audiences, and while remaining faithful to the stories, often examines them from new perspectives, so that listeners experience them as fresh and relevant.”

Remember: Booking for this free event is essential, so do please Telephone 062 63825 in advance, during Cashel Library opening hours.