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Green Schools

Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools.

Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland).
Green-Schools is operated in partnership with Local Authorities and is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government; Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; The Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Irish Aid, National Transport Authority; National Parks and Wildlife Service, Irish Water and the Wrigley Company Limited.

St. Olivers National School, Ballylongford, Co.Kerry

Green School theme  


The Pupils of St.Oliver National School were busy planting and harvesting in the  school garden recently. They were planting carrots, tomatoes, strawberries and pumpkins they can’t wait to watch them all grow. They also enjoyed picking and tasting the unusual purple sprouting broccoli this week.

Ballylongford Tidy Towns County Clean Up got off to a good start today with the Pupils from 6th class in St.Oliver’s N.S. Ballylongford, Co.Kerry helping to Clean Up Bally with the Tidy Towns Volunteers. We would like to thank the pupils and teacher for all the work they did today.

St.Oliver’s N.S received the fourth green flag at an awards ceremony in Cork on May 12th.
This flag was awarded for two years work on the Travel Theme.
You might have spotted the pupils out and about on a Wednesday walking from Doctors Cross.
We also encouraged carpooling this year and had some pretty significant results.
Next year we will begin work on Biodiversity. This theme has already kicked off with the school garden and rockery. Green fingers at the ready.


St Oliver’s National School Final Results May 17 (in numbers)