Burrow School Parents Association

2017 News Roundup

The school year is flying by and we have already gotten off to a busy start on the PA. We welcomed some new members at our AGM in HYC on September 27th and a brief outline of this years fundraising goals were given. This year we are working towards raising funds for the school’s garden rejuvenation project which is planned for early next year.

The first of our fundraisers began with the clothes recycle drive. We gathered over 1.7 tonnes which earned a whopping €860. We plan to do another one in March in anticipation of the summer clothes coming out and winter clothes being put away!

Our annual Christmas Fair in December was a roaring success. We added some new ideas with a kids craft room and a “Gift Room” which was stocked with beautiful crafts made be several PA members. It in particular proved very successful. We raised over €7k between the fair and the raffle. A huge thank you to all who volunteered their time, donated and attended on the day.


Aqua Dinner

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Our annual Parents Association dinner took place in Aqua on Monday 24th and was a huge success. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we are delighted to say we made €4k for the school between ticket sales and our raffle.

We would like to thank all who attended and supported the event. Aqua as always were amazing. The food was fantastic and their staff were so helpful before and during the event. Jus De Vin supplied the prosecco at a reduced cost. We were entertained throughout by the fantastic Pat Coldrick on guitar. Desserts were a combination of delicious ice-cream sponsored by Yummies and a few parents who baked up a storm. Thanks Karen, Emily, Rachel and Scott! Goodie bags were supplied once again by Mc Cartan’s Pharmacy Sutton – thanks to Audrey there.

A special thank you also to Finn Elmore for working hard all year sourcing prizes.

Finally a big thank you to all the local businesses who sponsored prizes for the raffle. We appreciate the support throughout the year.

Karey Lewis
Get Me Fit
Ginners Barbers
Crabbie Joes
Howth Haven
Skelligs Chocolate
Awesome Walls
Beshoffs Motors
Janette Penney Pilates
Adriannes Hair Chair
Vintage Tea Tours
Dublin Bay Cruises
The Dog House
Kilronan Equestrian
Amazing Mutts
Honest 2 Goodness Wines
Camile Thai Sutton
Summit Inn
Minetta Deli
Leo Burdocks
Mc Cartan’s Pharmacy Sutton

Aqua Night – Monday 24th April

This is always fun night and very much needed fund raiser for our school. We will be selling tickets for this event before the Easter holidays. Text updates will follow from the Class Reps nearer the time.

Table Quiz – Thursday 9th March

The annual table quiz will take place in Howth Yacht Club on Thursday 9th March. Please look for text updates in February. Please feel free to invite friends and relatives. It is always a fun night with some banter, raffle prizes and a very serious quiz!

Our sponsors on the night are:

  • Howth Haven
  • White Door Sutton
  • The House Howth
  • The Abbey Tavern
  • McGuirks Golf
  • Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
  • Higgins Butchers
  • Nail Nirvana Sutton
  • Joseph Kramer Sutton
  • Happy Hound
  • Getmefit.ie Personal Trainer

Christmas Fair 2016

A huge thank you to everyone involved in a very successful Christmas Fair this year. We managed to raise over Eur 6k. Funds that are needed to develop and improve our school.
The Parents Association would  like to sincerely thank the Board of Management, Teachers and all staff for their on going practical support for all our activities. 
A huge thanks also to all our volunteers who make it possible to run such a big event.  Whether you donated, baked a cake, made crafts, manned a stall, decorated the hall – a huge thank you. We hope you all had as much fun as we did. 
Finally, and most importantly, thank you to all the families who came out to support the event on the day and for being so generous.

Supporters of our Christmas Fair 2016

  • SuperValu Sutton
  • Vintage Tea Tours
  • Cassidy Travel
  • O’Farrell School & Sports Portmarnock
  • Sutton Golf Club
  • The Winehouse, Howth
  • Siobhan Quinn Pilates
  • Malahide Golf Club
  • The Gym Howth
  • Howth Haven
  • The Brass Monkey
  • Marine Hotel Sutton
  • Karl Herbert Golf
  • Bloody Stream Howth
  • O’Connells Howth
  • Abbey Barbers Howth
  • East Cafe
  • Les Petits Sutton
  • Boqueira Howth
  • Abbey Tavern
  • McGuirks Golf
  • Kiwi Fit
  • The White House Baldoyle
  • Kon Mar Holistic Therapies, Baldoyle

Christmas Fair: 3rd Dec 12-3

Time is flying and we are busy finalising plans for the Christmas Fair. This is always a great day for all the family , as well as being one of the key fundraisers…but that doesn’t happen by accident.
There’s a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes, we have raffle prizes galore and raffle tickets will be available to purchase soon. Santa is checking his list and volunteers are busy organising the different stalls! Please check below to see how you can help make it another BIG success!


● Volunteer to help – email Ronan MacDonell burrowschoolpa@gmail.com today, every offer of help whether small or big is accepted! Alternatively just let your class rep know.


● Donate unwanted gifts, bottles, books, toys (complete please!), jewellery, bric-a-brac etc. Drop them at the school ANY FRIDAY from now on – please leave items neatly outside the school office.


● Raffle Tickets will be going into bags soon EUR2 per ticket or EUR10 for a book of 6 tickets.


● Any Mary Berrys out there??? Why not Bake for us. Small kid size treats and cakes/traybakes to sell in our cafe as well as cakes to take home will be needed.


Finally, come along on the day, bring your friends and family, pick up some bargains, enjoy a barbeque and some mulled wine and have a wonderful day out.


Back to the Back Fundraiser

The Back to the Back 80s/Halloween night raised a fantastic €1,300 for each of the three schools involved.