Five classes of boys and girls cross the threshold in September when they started school at Portarlington Presentation Convent Primary Schools.
Nearly 150 children started at the parish primary school year in the Laois Offaly town.
Photographer Michael Scully went along for the Leinster Express to take pictures the children, teachers and some of their parents.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.