For English we had Ann and Barry, followed swiftly by Emma and Joe...
Irish...Pol agus a chairde!
Would really love to get my hands on a copy of the old english reader 'Away to fairyland!'
I loved 'Dioscó na mBó' and also 'tine cnamh'!
:DI loved those books so simple and straight forward. Absolutely LOVED the huggy bear range for junior infants. He wore he's scarf EVERYWHERE.
I'm a big enough to admit I was jealous of his sl*pp*r gf patsy panda. Who writes on a bath in lipstick?!!
An cuimhin leat Ronán agus Aine???
Had a look through some of the old school books recently. Couldn't find any books but did find this rare example of an unspoiled coipleabhar.
Haha! Jaysis, I was just talking about the lipstick in the bath incident with my bf this morning!
Those Rith Liom books were so depressing - all that grammar when you only were 7 or 8!
I remember Sugradh, Streets Ahead Maths and Tried & Tested Maths
God all my books were in irish in primary school. All I really remember is
Foclóir....was a red book really and was what it says.
Gafa le Mata (me arse like!)
haha this brings me back! i remember tara and ben and their dog holly in english. was maths mastery the one with the pull out tests for every month or something?! there was away with words in english aswell, bun go barr in irish, the pied pipper for music (think they still use that). there was one called look around with a cool cover aswell i think
omg I remember Tara and Ben!!!
Same here I still have all my books, I kept most of my childhood links like that and have a whole corner of the attic stuffed with toys and books etc.
The other primary school in town had Tara and Ben, we had Huggy Bear. Cue weird divide between us all, even to this day...
I found a few more since my last post! In my school all of the books were rented to the students for like £10/ term or whatever and as a result I do not have all the my old school books. Naturally with the rented books they were in a pretty atrocious condition so whenever I got a rented book that was too bad I would make my parents buy it for me instead and a result I have Tine Chnámh and the other Two were belong to my sister. I think Tine Chnámh was in 5th or 6th class as the material seems pretty advanced.
I was in Primary school from 1992 to 2000 and left aged 13, I was never good at Irish and was exempted from the subject that Autumn when I entered Secondary school.
i know its a little off topic but after seeing the picture of the copies anyone remember the milk cartons (monahan milk / or champion milk not sure) with the pictures and bio profile of a number of sports stars eg christy ring?