Longford County Libraries will run the Summer Stars Reading Programme for children in all library branches during the summer holidays from July 1st to the end of August. The Summer Stars programme is a free programme and we would be delighted to welcome all children and their families to join in. We are very happy to work with teachers and families to encourage children to continue reading and writing and to participate in our range of storytelling and other fun activities during the summer months.

Each child who registers for Summer Stars at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during their summer holidays. They will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress along the way and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme. Fun rewards will be provided along the way.

Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars webpages at The resource includes lots of fun activities, games, talking ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions and funny interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities.

Events for children will also be held in libraries during the summer. Further information is available from, on our Facebook pages and in your local library.


Yours sincerely,

Fiona Cooney

Olive Heslin

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General Data Protection Regulations GDPR at Scoil Bhríde

Data Protection Principles


Eight Rules of Data Protection

Given that schools and ETBs collect, store and process data about living people on computers or in manual format, they are understood to be data controllers and have certain key responsibilities in relation to the information held and processed. 

These key responsibilities can be summarised in terms of eight fundamental rules which schools/ETBs must follow.  These include the obligation to:

Rule 1: Obtain and process information fairly

Rule 2: Keep it only for one or more specified, explicit & lawful purposes

Rule 3: Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes

Rule 4: Keep it safe and secure

Rule 5: Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date

Rule 6: Ensure that it is adequate, relevant & not excessive

Rule 7: Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes |

Rule 8: Give a copy of their personal data to that individual, on request

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Awarded Stem of Excellence 2018

Congratulations – all your hard work has paid off! Scoil Bhríde,Glen has achieved a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Plaque of STEM Excellence for the 2017/18 academic year.

 The Badge is only available to schools who have achieved  the award for 2018. Each pupil will receive a certificate also.

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