Poetry in Ms. Costigan’s 6th Class

October 7, 2020

The girls in Ms. Costigan’s 6th class have been working hard since they came back to school the end of August. The girls have taken part in the Alphabet Blitz for the City of Dublin and their work was highly acclaimed by the Poet in Residence. Their work can be viewed on https://abcdublin.org/all-by-chiselers/ or on twitter @tarryathome

You can read their excellent work below.


A is for the airport,

Where people go to get on a plane,

To fly away from the really bad rain.

You can fly to America, Australia and more

To find good weather all year long.

When you are on the plane you might hear a nice song.


Botanic Gardens

You might see trees or you might see bees,

Or see some leaves swinging in the breeze.

Don’t forget ice-cream and cool pop

But keep an eye out for a bunny that hops.

You can run or play but just have a nice day!



Croke-park where the games are played,

Football, soccer, they are kinda the same!

Getting excited when someone scores,

It’s so exciting and you can do so much more!

I have been there once and hopefully again

When Coronavirus finally ends!



I went to Dublinia

And saw the Vikings.

Some looked sad

And some looked mad.

They stared and glared, and I just freaked,

I closed my eyes and took a peek!


Eccles Street

James Joyce, a famous Irish man,

Wrote a book called Ulysses, that was his plan.

7 Eccles Street was the home of Leopold Bloom,

The Mater Hospital now occupies his room.


Forty Foot

Driving to the Forty Foot

Thinking of diving off

Into the sea,

Shouting we, we, we!!!



Grafton Street 

Grafton street is very old, The shops are new but very cold.

Make sure to bring a coat or scarf. But Grafton street is always packed!

Always bring money galore,

You won’t be able to miss what’s in store!



Howth is a lovely place to go,

You can see the seals that love to follow the boats.

It also has a beautiful scene,

If you go around the back, it has a big, huge green.



Imaginosity is a place for kids to be,

To go and see what there is to see.

You can go to the open space up at the top,

Or bring the kids to the pretend shop.


Jervis Shopping Centre

Jervis is my favourite place to be,

Family and friends Igo to see.

I get new shoes in Vans and JD.

We shop around happily.


K-Kilmainham Jail

It was 1916 in Kilmainham Jail,

Joseph and Grace didn’t like this place.

The air was eerie, Joseph felt weary.

The hours were less, Grace did her best.

As the tear dropped from her eye,

she said her last goodbye.

The last farewell as Joseph fell.



A form of transport to get around,

instead of walking on the ground.

This train is very well known,

yet some people get on and sit on their phone.

It goes very fast so hold onto your hats,

you cannot bring your dogs or cats.

To get a ride just pay and ask,

but just remember to bring your mask.


Molly Malone

Molly Malone lived a long ago.

Her statue is on Suffolk Street,

Where some people now like to go.

She has a song that has her name

And that’s how she got all of her fame!


National History Museum 

National history museum is where I go

To read about what happened a long time ago.

To see pictures, books and sculptures too

There is a lot for me and you to do.



O’ Connell Street

O’ Connell Street is a busy place

where you can stay for the day.

Lots of shops and restaurants where you can eat.

To relax, chill and have a seat.


Phoenix park

Phoenix park is the place to be.

There are lovely walks and even trees!

There are animals to feed your picnic to,

There are crows and bushes and other animals too!



Driving along the quays,

On a glowing day,

Asking my mam can we stop at a café,

Drinking iced coffee with a pump of hazelnut,

Staring at the quays.


RTE a broadcast that grew,

Their entertainment for adults too,

About the weather, crimes and more to do,

Its’ very important for me and you.



S is for Spire,

The big metal thing,

It goes up in the sky,

But never moves an inch

Me and my family always see it

Whenever we’re in C’ Connell Street !



Trinity College  

Trinity College is the college for me

With a great view overlooking College Green.

The Book of Kells is held here

And thought to be the most Irish thing!

Built in 1592 the college is very old,

And who knows what the future will hold!



University College Dublin is a smart place to be,

Huge building, lots of classes to see.

Colleagues sitting and listening as they’re told,

Following their dreams and finishing their goals.

If you study hard, listen and sit

you might just be their next pick!


Viking Splash

Viking Splash is where I should go.

There’s lovely scenery everywhere you go.

On the road and into the river

It sometimes gives me a shiver.


Wax Museum



The wax museum is where you see

People made of wax

Like the man with the axe.

Now don’t worry he’s made of wax

‘Cause they can’t have a real man with an axe!

They also have a maze full of mirrors

That give some people the shivers

I walked into a mirror

And the pain flew like a river!

So keep your hands out

So you won’t hurt your mouth.

There is a gift shop at the end

Where you can buy a pen that can bend

There is plenty of other things too

And they are all really cool

It is my favourite thing to do

And I hope it’s yours too.


Xray in St. James’ Hospital

St James’ hospital is where you go

To get an xray head to toe.

An mri is where you lie and it moves you side to side.

You have to stay the night

But you will be better with a fright!


Yachts in Dun Laoghaire

Hop in a yacht and paddle away.

There’s lots to do all day.

There’s lots for me and you to see.

Watch ducks and swans paddle by,

See the lovely scenery too

Have a picnic and feed the ducks,

It will take up an hour or two.


 Z is for the zoo poem 

Z is for the zoo where I lost my fancy shoe,

I also got a coldbrew and spilt it on poo.

I went and seen the turtles swimming in the tank,

I saw the big elephants they smelt a bit rank!



By 6th class,

Duleek G.N.S.

Co. Meath

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