Fighting Words Stories

A Hop Into Space

Aughascasla National School – 5th & 6th Class

Once upon a time there lived a Giant Superfast Rabbit called Sir Hops-a-lot. He shared his home, an underground bunker in the Amazon, with his best friend Chopper the pig.

Chopper never stops talking. Morning, noon and night he talked and talked and Sir Hops-a-lot never could get a word in.

Every night Hops and Chopper sat gazing at the moon and wondered what it is made of.

Hops had a dream of being the first rabbit in space and to discover that the moon is actually made out of cheese.

Even though Hops is a super fast rabbit and can run at great speed, he has one problem – he is terrified of heights!!

Despite Choppers attempts to encourage him to overcome his fear, all efforts fail. How is Hops going to overcome his fear of heights if he is to realise his ambition of becoming the first rabbit in space?…………

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Jimmy & The Silly Sausage

Dromclough National School – 4th Class

Once upon a time there was a fried potato called Jimmy. He lived in the bottom of a bin in McDonalds with his best friend Sally the Silly Sausage. Every day, Jimmy dreamed of getting a third leg so he would be fast enough to outrun his greatest enemy, The Binman. The only problem is the leg that fits him is in the back of the bin truck ….

The Siege Of Bananio

The Spa National School – 5th Class

One day Maniac the Monkey was walking along the street when he bumped into Straight Banana who was his best friend. Unfortunately, he knocked Straight Banana down the hill and Straight Banana got angry and decided to gather an army of banana friends to destroy the monkey race.

They hold a secret meeting in the middle of the banana tree but they didn’t realise that there was a spy at the meeting who was dressed as a banana.

He overheard the bananas plans so that when the monkeys ate them they would become ill.

The spy goes back to Monkeyland to tell them what the bananas are planning.

When the monkey went back to HQ he did not know that the bananas had fitted a secret tracker to his tail.

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What people are saying about us
  • Popped in here to escape the rain and get a cup of tea and cake. Very reasonable prices and great service. Then noticed the little hare jumping around on the wall when I used the toilets! Looked very intriguing and prompted us all to buy tickets to the museum. Wow! So worth it as the exhibits and the way it was presented was lovely, really unusual. So informative and so different to other museums. Really good value for money and a real highlight to the town.

    Great Service (Trip Advisor Review)

    – March, 2023

  • Most impressive is how ingrained in both The Creative & local communities The Seanchaí is, from the workshops, coffee mornings & plain old drop ins, To Book launches, poetry recitals, projects & engagements with the local schools. The Seanchaí is a much loved and universally treasured cultural icon. By the inhabitants of Listowel, most of Co. Kerry and West Limerick.

    Mark Ollerhead (Google Review)

    – March, 2023

  • We had requested the 30-minute tour, but happily lingered for an hour longer than we had planned. As we exited, we looked at each other and laughed out loud at our good fortune. We could have so easily missed this experience that left us feeling moved, intrigued and a bit more educated about the Kerry writers. In our delight, we failed to tip our guide but I will be going to your donations page to make a modest pledge in gratitude for our host whose name we did not record to memory.

    Jane Braswell (Google Review)

    – March, 2023

  • Our visit to the Kerry Writers Museum was a very memorable experience from beginning to end. Cara, who was working at the centre that day, was very welcoming and most helpful. The exhibition of the Kerry writers was imaginative and most engaging. The seanchai relating the background stories each writer was magic! A wonderful experience all round.

    Cara (Google Review)

    – May, 2021

  • This museum has been developed with great care and meticulous attention to detail. The audio elements are matched perfectly to the installations which are beautifully presented. The option to activate the audio guides in each room without resorting to the use of handheld devices worked very well. This is a must see/hear for anyone with an interest in Irish writing. There is also a little coffee shop and gifts on sale.

    Beautifully Curated (Trip Advisor Review)

    – July, 2019


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