MNS Tour of Leinster: We’re home!

What a great adventure it’s been! Starting out as a Tour of Wicklow and suddenly realising we’re capable of way more than that, to taking a detour in Tinahely and continuing on our journey around Leinster.

We completed in access of 650 kms.

Thanks to the parents, the Board of Management, siblings, pets but most importantly the pupils of Moneystown National School who walked, jogged, ran, hiked, cycled, skateboarded, scooted and even SWAM! their virtual way around Leinster, well done all.

Please see below both videos of our adventure as well as the final 3 destinations on our trip.




Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.


Avondale House

Avondale House was built in 1777 for Samuel Hayes. He bequeathed it to his friend and fellow MP Sir John Parnell in 1795 and the latter’s great-grandson Charles Stewart Parnell was born there in 1846

Avondale House

Moneystown National School

The school was established on 1st September 1887 with Miss Rose Madden. The school now comprises of five new permanent classrooms.



MNS Tour of Leinster: our Day 5 progress

We continued our great progress around Leinster on Day 5. Continuing on from Newgrange, Co. Meath we made the quick visit to Mellifont Abbey in Co. Louth and then a little trip over the road to Funtasia Drogheda. From there it was down the M1 into Dublin Castle. We’ve left Dublin Castle on Day 5 and are approximately at the Sugarloaf Mountain. So, to finish we’ll continue on the R755 to Glendalough, then Avondale House and home to MNS. I’ve no doubt we’ll easily finish our tour over the weekend.

See below for the locations we reached on Day 5

Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey, founded in 1142, is home to a community of monks. They live a monastic life hidden within the monastery. It has a dairy herd & 450 acres of forestry. Their garden supplies a huge range of plants nationwide.

Mellifont Abbey


At 30,000 Sq. ft. Funtasia Waterpark is one of Ireland’s largest indoor Water Parks. There are over 200 Water-based activities.

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Dublin Castle

Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland.