Kanturk Arts The Cliff Of Moher By Danny

On Sunday morning, the 20th of March 2012 my family and I were coming home from France from our holidays when suddenly we heard a BANG, CRASH, BOOM. Our plane had just landed in the water near a very big cliff so my mom, my dad, my brother and I swam to a colossal cliff for safety. When we got there we realised it was the Cliff Of Moher. We had to climb to the very top so it took about a half an hour. When we got up it was dark, everyone in my family was weak and docile and my brother and I were groaning wearily so we went to sleep.

The next morning me, my dad and my brother went to go look around the place.  About half an hour later we found an abandoned house – well that’s what we thought it was. We also saw smoke billowing from the chimney so from my point of view I thought someone lived there. When we went in, the fire was on and there were paintings all around the house of different species of bears from all around the world. But no one was in there. There was also a very nice comfy chair in the little cottage and it was obvious from the imprint that someone was sitting on it earlier on.

Later on that day we went back to get our mother and when we got her we went to show her the little cottage that we had found but this time we were not alone. When we were walking towards the cottage we noticed that there wasn’t smoke billowing from the chimney but then in the blink of an eye there was smoke. When we arrived at the cottage there still wasn’t anyone there but just then we heard the wind outside. We ran to see what was making the noise. It was the Wallaby 2 Mountain Rescue Helicopters coming to save us.

“Yippee,” I said




Kanturk Arts: The Not So Great Famine

Happily, the farmer strutted over to the potato crops. He knew he would have plenty to eat and he wouldn’t have to starve. He was so ravenous he was about to eat an uncooked potato because rodents infested his home. He got rid of them but they ate all his food. He wasn’t so opulent so he couldn’t buy a lot of food. He lived off of farming, fishing and selling extra fish and vegetables.
He was anxious after pulling out his crops. He grew weak and docile after finding his crops rotten. He knew straight away that it was a famine. He knew about it from Irish people that had visited him. A century ago it happened to Ireland and now it happened to him. He tried planting more crops but he had no more seed potatoes.
He sprinted over to his neighbours and asked them. Before they could answer he dashed over to their potatoes and pulled them out. As fast as he could he sprinted over to his house and grabbed all his belongings. He started making his way to the bay before everyone realised what had happened. He hopped into a boat and started making his  way over to Ireland. 


Kanturk Arts To The Past By Marc

I was walking in the park in the morning. In the blink of an eye a tsunami was coming towards the city. Everybody was flying in their cars to try to get over the tsunami. I was by myself so there was no escape. Bravely I stood there and let the tsunami take me. Suddenly a mammoth tree hit me in the head… When I woke up I was on a mysterious island. I had pains everywhere and I could barely see. I looked up expecting cars to be flying. But there were just clouds above me.

I got up and walked to the top of the hill. I was hungry and bored, and I wanted my phone to play. The next sight I saw was like heaven, BERRIES! Sprinting as fast as lighting, I jumped.  OOOWWW!!!!! It was into a bush of thorns with just one berry. Then I saw a farmhouse.

“Please have phones and wifi,” I begged.

  Awkwardly I walked towards the house. When I was getting closer I released it was abandoned. I knocked on the door to see if anyone was there. No one was there so I opened the door. The first thing I saw was a wet table on the wet floor. After that, I saw a poster saying Atlantis.

“What’s Atlantis?” I  whispered to myself.

I REMEMBERED – The lost city of Atlantis. But I thought it was underwater? Maybe the water level raised. I felt I had better get out of there before the water level rose again.

I made a big S.O.S. sign so people knew I’m stuck on this island. I was panting like a dog after moving rock after rock. Every day I was without food and I noticed that the water was rising. Would I ever be rescued?

My Happy Place by Mathew O G

It was a normal Monday evening and it was 4 days until the summer holidays. There was a new boy in my estate and I could not wait to meet him. 3 long days later he was outside I was so exhilarated I nearly fell over. In a flash, I grabbed my shoes and sprinted outside.

Quickly he turned around and he had a colossal scar on his left eye. It made me feel dizzy. First I introduced myself and he said with a grin…”They call me Billy the Bully.”

He seemed like a nice guy at first but a few weeks later I didn’t know how I thought that. Every day he either hung me to a flagpole by the underwear or hit me in the face until my face was red with blood. It was horrible. Every day I had cuts and bruises all over.

My mother was fuming. So much so that she ended up telling his parents. And that made it 10 times worse. Every day he did everything to me that could put me in as much pain as possible.

I needed my own sort of happy place. One day at a rapid speed, I went for a walk in the forest. It cleared my head a little bit but  I could still picture myself in a cast in a few days from the impact of his punches. But a few minutes later I saw the most beautiful sight. There was a gate and behind it were green fields a crystal clear river. And in the distance, there were mountains – it just looked so happy and peaceful. As I slowly walked in the birds started to sing.

Every day after being bullied I went there and meditated. After 3 years of being bullied, I finally had to courage to stand up to Billy and he never bullied anyone ever again…



Kanturk Arts No Way Home By Matthew D

My plane had crashed and I was weak and docile but I still decided to swim. After a while I came across a mysterious island with a tattered house on it. I used all the strength that I had left to drag my way up the pointy hard rocks. When I eventually got up I could barely walk. So I made a mammoth effort to reach the house. Finally the pain was over and I had reached the house.

Wow! I gasped as I walked in the door – there in front of me was a room filled with shiny jewels and sparkly rubies. But at that very moment I fell I was so weak I couldn’t even stand on my own two feet. In agony, I crawled over to the merchandise.  I was cold and hungry. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I spotted food and water. I scurried as fast as I could over there. I started wolfing down the food and slowly began to regain my strength. I still couldn’t walk but I could lift things and that’s when I decided to put all the jewels and rubies in a bag.

Eventually, I’d packed them all into the bag and at that stage was thankful to be able to walk again. But as I swaggered out the door I just remembered the crash –  how was I going to get home?

Kanturk arts : The abandoned farmhouse by:Tadhg

Josh looked out into the open sky. If only he wasn’t trapped in this stupid farmhouse.  He can’t even remember how he got stuck there. All he could remember was walking along the cliff and then the rest was a blur. He looked around the drab house and sauntered over to his filthy chair. He was running out of food and he only had one precious chocolate bar left. Below the farmhouse, he could hear the sea smashing against the sharp and dangerous rocks.  Why was this place abandoned anyway?  He didn’t see why you would abandon a perfectly good old farmhouse.

“Sophie wake up.”

“Okay, Josh”

“Look what I found -there is a trap door under this box . Let’s go in there.

“Oh, it looks awfully dark down there .”

“Just get in there. The tunnel is not that long and I see light.”

“The light is blinding though and I can’t see.”

“Just keep on going until you reach the en…


“What was that?”

“It’s the end of the tunnel Josh and it seems like this farmhouse wasn’t abandoned after all.

“Who’s down there? … more like what’s down there?”

“There is an alien down here.”


“Okay let’s just walk away slowly then RUN!”

Suddenly the alien turned and it had a human head.

“Oh sorry to startle you there – this is one of my alien costumes. Anyway, my name is Nicholas but you can call me Nick. Oh, and you must be Josh and Sophie. ”

“How do you know that?”

“I’m not deaf you know -I heard you call each others names.”

” Well then why didn’t you call us?”

“I couldn’t call you because I didn’t want you to find me .”

“Wait you’re the guy on the news – the robber that murdered 10 people. You’re Nicholas Flamel from Paris.”

“Well you found me but that means that I have to kill you…”

Kanturk Arts: Infected

A long time a young boy named Jay was reported missing on November 1996. He wasn’t found after a school trip. He didn’t know the way home because he was only 7 years old. His parents were also helping the police to find him and the rest of his classmates.

10 years later Jay was found but his old classmates weren’t found. They had found him at an old abandoned mansion which had been there for almost 63 years. The police had investigated the mansion to see if the other kids were there.

As the police checked the mansion they found three other kids who went missing a couple of weeks ago. One of the police went to check the basement downstairs. He was shocked when he saw all the children lying down on the floor starving to death. They were all taken to the Hospital. One of the doctors saw that three of the children were infected with some type of virus. They looked like as they were going to eat Jay.

Jay was taken home to his parents. Hours later more people were infected, every police station in the city was infected so no one could help the family. Luckily Jay’s dad had built a small bomb shelter a couple of weeks before. He had stored food inside the shelter. Jay’s dad told Jay’s mom to stay in the shelter.

So Jay and his dad went to look for a plane or a helicopter in the military. They found a small plane that the whole family could fit inside. Jay’s mom couldn’t wait any longer for them so she disguised herself as a zombie and she ran as fast as she could to the military.

As soon as she got there she saw Jay and dad trying to send a nuke because there was no cure for the virus. They launched and quickly got inside the plane and left off to a safe place until the nuke hit the ground. As the nuke hit the ground the family was already out of the country. So they were safe

The Magical House, By Mikolaj

“Please get me out of here”, my brother Alex bellowed.

“I will don’t you worry, we just have to wait until it’s night time.”

I drove back home and went to sleep. I set my alarm on 1:25 A.M. Suddenly my alarm rang: it is time to rescue your brother from jail. I changed my clothes, ate an apple, brushed my teeth and in shock and dismay drove over to him. He was sleeping so I went to the office and stole the keys.

Sadly there was a very smart camera that when the wrong person will open the door he and the person near him will get teleported to an old, stinky house. Surprisingly Alex woke up and asked where did I take him? I told him everything but he wouldn’t believe me. OBVIOUSLY.

We walked out to discover where we were. Five meters away from the house was a cliff. We jogged the other way because we didn’t want to take a risk of falling. We looked around for some people or any food. There was nothing so we walked back to the house. We heard someone or something say open me, open me, and we went over to it and opened it and went inside.

“It’s a rift,” I yelled.

We were really scared to walk into it. Suddenly we walked into it and it teleported us back home. We walked into our parents’ room to see them but they were asleep. I was confused because at the magical house it was the evening. As I looked out the window it was dark. I checked my time but it was only 6:19 P.M and my Mom goes to work at 7:00 A.M.

At least I was happy because my brother and myself are finally safe home. I hope my brother learns his lesson and will not be bold again.

The Gate To The Secret Garden

Slowly Ann Stepped into the secret garden…

Ann is now 98 years old. She is my great grandmother.  Once she told me a story about what happened to her when she was 6 years old.

She said:

“When I was 6 years old there was a garden as big as a jungle and my brother Andrew kicked the ball in there so I, as usual, had to get it and open the creaky gate into the garden. (Mind you my mother told me never to go in there because a bitter old man lived in there.)

Anyway as I opened the gate  I heard howls of pain come from somewhere distant in the garden so I hurried quickly over to get the ball.

I picked up the ball and ran toward the gate and there standing at the gate with my brother in his grasp was an obviously angry barely alive old man. I mean you could see his bones through his skin and then without warning he ran at me with inhuman speed.  I ran to a tree and climbed it as quickly as I could. Gasping for breath I sat on a branch definetley confused.  I wondered how he was so fast and how I was going to save my brother and get out of there.

Just then I saw the old man walking around a tree trunk looking for me and then I noticed that his ears were pointy.

Bewildered I shouted, “AN ELF!”

And just guess who heard me?  The elf – I jumped off the branch landing on a few enourmous leaves that broke my fall on the way to the garden floor but it wasn’t enough and when I landed the impact knocked me unconscious…And when I awoke I realised it was only a dream.”

“That wasn’t a true story, Nana,” I said

“Ah young Luke, it is – if you use your imagination.”

You Wouldn’t Guess What Was Inside… By Naglis

“Are we nearly there yet. Mother?” I groaned wearily.

My parents and I were on a private jet travelling to cliffs in Thailand. As you probably realised I am a rich but adventurous twelve-year-old kid named Nick. Not long after, we finally arrived. I glared into the distance and I spotted a dreary looking, abandoned house. I couldn’t think of anything else but exploring that house.

“Nick don’t you dare go into that um eerie house!” snapped my mother.

“See you later” I replied menacingly.

As I shoved the door open it creeked perilously. As the door slammed shut behind me I thought there was no escape. It was as black as coal inside there and I was as pale as snow. Cautiously, I moved a few steps forward and I tumbled down into a hole. The smell was of damp and decay. My heart was beating like a drum. My shiny white teeth were clattering uncontrollably. I felt a little safer because I had a flashlight. In the distance, I heard a terrifying loud scornful laugh.

“Holy Cow! What was that” I thought.

To my own surprise, I kept walking forward. Down by the cliffs, my parents were worried sick.

“Should we go in?” my mother said while shaking.

“Of course not, he got into this trouble so he will have to get out of it as well,” answered my chubby pompous stepfather who was as arrogant as a cranky teacher.

But she didn’t listen to him. She darted across the field and when she reached her destination, the door was locked. Soon after I came to a wooden door half of its hinges. Courageously but carefully I opened the door and you wouldn’t guess what was inside…

Week 10: I Saw Him By Marc

Running pretty fast to the zoo gate while my mom was groaning wearily after me. We bought V.I.P.tickets because we wanted to see the strongest gorilla in the world. They say trying to beat him is like trying to break bricks with your hands.

We were going around on a cart, but as slow as a snail. After a while we saw a pretty gorilla. WE knew he would be there too. We swaggered through the line and we were at the gate looking for the gorilla. Suddenly we saw a gorilla wolfing down his yellow food. We knew it was HIM.

Week 10 The gorilla by Kacper

Hello there friends, today I will tell you a story.

There was a gorilla in a zoo that was treated badly. But one day he made a run for it. He was meant to be in a show when… he was let free and… CRASH… He ran through the wall. He was running pretty fast for a gorilla. He hid behind the yellow wall for a few minutes and they lost him. After they lost him he broke down the wall and scattered bricks everywhere.

Week 10 A Crazy day by Mathew OG

It was a normal day in school.  My friend Josh and I were living right next to each other so every day we walked home from school.

But this day seemed very weird – car alarms were shrieking loudly. We were a bit spooked so we decided to start running pretty fast. Later we passed a yellow pile of bricks and on top of it was an immense menacing gorilla.

Sooner rather than later army men with deadly assault rifles came charging down the road. Josh and I hid behind a large rock. Within seconds shots were fired then we heard a massive roar…

Week 10 A Day At The Zoo By Jack

It was an ordinary day at the zoo or so I thought when Boom! George the gorilla crashed through the yellow bricks they were going to use for his new cage.

He was running pretty fast  -faster than I have ever seen him run in his life after a teenage boy who had thrown a banana skin at him while he had been eating.

George chased him out of the zoo towards the boy’s mum’s car. The boy hopped into the car and shouted at his mum to drive. But he was too late George had the gripped onto the back bumper of the car and was stopping them from driving away. But luckily I got there just in time and stopped George from ripping them to shreds.


Week 10 The journey BY:Tadhg

Josh stared out of the glass amazed -he didn’t even stop staring to blink. He was so surprised that there was actually a gorilla in his estate . It was running wildly around the place and staring continuously at the wall with the pretty yellow bricks that his neighbour painted around a year ago.

Josh went out and perilously he sauntered over to the gorilla. The gorilla didn’t notice him until he was 10 feet away. Josh could even smell the stench off the gorilla  -it smelt like rotten eggs and cheese. The gorilla looked at him and then turned and ran away.

Week 10 The Wall by Ciarán

It was a cold and wet day and I was building a wall to keep the Mongols out so we could live in peace. We were making the wall out of yellow bricks.  I was the guy who was running back and forward  – back and forward and trust me it was very tiring.  I was the youngest worker and all the rest were nearly a strong as a gorilla. I tried my best but I would always be weak and docile. I just hoped the wall would be built pretty soon.

Week 10: The scary day, By Mikolaj

It was my cousin’s birthday and he took me to the zoo in Dublin. We got our tickets and went in. We were beside the gorillas and I don’t know why but they were yellow.

As they got mad and growled at us we started running as fast as we could to the next animal’s enclosure. It was pretty cold so we decided to explore the animals quickly.

We went to the lions after but they were sleeping. We stared at the lions and suddenly walked into the giant brick wall. Bricks fell everywhere. I had a headache after that so my cousin drove me home and bought me pizza.

Week 10 Cornered By Matthew D

My legs were getting tired and the school bully was right behind me. He was like a menacing gorilla and he was coming for me. I saw a wall with yellow bricks and then running pretty fast I scurried over there and hid behind it. I heard him groaning wearily trying to find me.

Just at that very moment, a thick mist started descending. I then became bewildered because  I couldn’t see the bully. But then I found out where he was- he started backing me into a corner and he drew his fist up to my pale face.

Week 10: Run! By Naglis

A pair of boys named James and Mark were running around the zoo excitedly looking for the gorilla. It didn’t take long for them to find him, he was in his cage up to his usual shenanigans. They stopped and glared at him for a second. “Boring” exclaimed James.

Surprisingly they started throwing bright red bricks at the poor gorilla trying to impress the pretty girls wearing yellow dresses. The gorilla roared menacingly. The two of the boys’ teeth started clattering together uncontrollably. All of a sudden the gorilla shoved the door open perilously. 

             There was only one thing left to do-RUN!

Week 10 Dear Diary By Danny

Dear diary,

Today the school bully strutted over to us – one by one asking for our lunch money. He took my money but a few minutes later he wasn’t looking so I grabbed my lunch money back out of his back pocket and started running pretty fast. Soon after he was on my tail and I was starting to get weak and docile.

But then I remembered that this is the way that I go and come home from schools so I knew it very well. I also remembered that there was a wall with yellow bricks  and on the wall, there was a spray-painted gorilla so I jumped behind it and I was safe.

Week 10, Skull Island by Tim

At the end of World War 2, a young American soldier crashed his plane on an island. Ross was the name of the soldier. His body was found in the wreckage by a tribe that lived on the island. The tribe had made a special type of yellow medicine and somehow he felt better.

One day as he was exploring the pretty looking island,  he came across a giant Gorilla. Running back to the fortress which was made out of bricks he tried to warn the tribe.

The tribe started laughing. They told him that the gorilla was their king. His name was Kong and he protected the island at all costs.

Week 9 The Puppy by Mathew O G

It was a normal day, I woke up and went to school. I had invited my friend Dan over for a sleepover. My mom collected us. As I got into the car I noticed a box in the back.

I curiously opened it and to my amazement, there was a puppy in it. I almost cried  I was so happy. When we got home we played with the puppy all day- we named him Bonsey. It was 12 pm and we went to bed.

A few hours later we were awoken by a horrible scratching sound. I wondered what was behind the door. I opened it bravely…

It was Bonsey staring up at me.

Week 9: I’M ALIVE! By Marc

Dear Diary,

I was so excited to go on the Titanic.                                                                            Even though I was in third class,  I was still super excited.                                   My family are  very poor -they only had 10 pounds from their life savings to go on the Titanic.                                                                                                                                  Suddenly there was a big crash on the Titanic.                                                                 From the ginourmous crash the trap door had somehow locked.                          I was crying from fright as  I was really scared.                                                   My mom and dad were giving me hugs to calm me down.                                        After a while I found another door.                                                                                       I wondered what was behind the door.                                                                               My hands were shaking but I pushed the door open.                                                   Our lives were saved  – there in front of us were the  life boats.


Week 9 The Legend Of Áill Mór by Ciarán

Hello, my name is Sean Mc Coill. I am an adventurer and I am looking for the  Áill Mór. The legend of Aill Mór said that inside there are all the jewels in world – well that is according to the legend.

Two weeks later 1982 at 09:27 a.m.

I found a pyramid with a door on it that said Áill’s tomb in gold plated lettering. I wondered what was behind the door  – it could be Jewels or Death!  I would rather jewels but anything thing could happen.  I walked over to the door, pushed it open and  walked in …

R.I.P Sean Mc Coill  1982 ):

Week 9 Afraid By Matthew D

“I wondered what was behind the door? ” Samuel exclaimed. Samuel and I were trick or treating and there was this house that had the lights off yet the cars were at the house. I rang the doorbell several times and there was no answer. I was getting frustrated whilst Samuel who was a bit scared was saying “D0 you want to go home?”

I then said,” NO Samuel there is something suspicious going on here “. The wind started to pick up and it started lashing out of the heavens. The door then opened…

Week 9: The Embarrassing Day, By Mikolaj

My parents went to the cinema with their friends and left my sister and myself home alone. I was playing the PlayStation with my friends. We were playing Fortnite. My friend said he’ll be back in a second and 1 minute later I heard somebody ring my doorbell.

My parents still didn’t come back and my sister was sleeping but my cat wasn’t. I wondered what was behind my door. Before my Mom left she told me not to open the door no matter what so I didn’t.

They suddenly came back and told me it was my friend giving back my controller.

Week 9: Dreadful Dare By Naglis

It was a dark dreary windy hazardous night and Luke, Theo and I were playing Truth Or Dare. It was Theo’s turn and he picked me.

“Truth Or Dare he asked excitedly.

“Dare” I answered nervously.

“I dare you to explore the eerie house at the end of the street.”

And so I did. I put in a mammoth effort to open the door and as it opened it creaked perilously. The smell was of damp and decay. I could hear the whirling wind outside. My heart was beating like a drum. Unfortunately, my light started flickering. Soon I came to a door half off its hinges. I wondered what was behind the door. As I opened it I was in shock and dismay.


Week 9 New in the Neighbourhood By Danny

On the 12th of May 2015 my family and I moved into a new neighbourhood.  I was always on my phone so my parents told me to go out, get a bit of fresh air and make new friends.

Outside there were lots of children playing but I was too demure so I kept to myself. Just then I saw a really big old abandoned house but I remembered what our new neighbours said “Don’t go into the big old abandoned house.”

But I was so tempted to go in there.  I wondered what was behind the door but I was too scared so I just went home.