Touch-Type Read Spell – Tipperary Library Service

Tipperary County Council Library Service is now offering access to Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS). TTRS is an online typing course designed to benefit:

o   Students who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties

o   Adults who want to learn typing and/or require help with their literacy skills

o   Students learning English as a second language (ESL)

Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS) resource tool is particularly useful for those with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ASD, ADHD, stoke recovery or working memory and processing weakness. It is extremely beneficial for students who experience spelling, reading and writing difficulties and students learning English as a second language.

TTRS is web-based so it can be used on your own devices in the privacy of your own home. Each module is designed to be short in length with regular, positive feedback. Touch-type is multi-sensory, using visual auditory and kinaesthetic (touch) senses for a fully immersive learning experience. There are 24 levels, with 31 modules in each level.

To register for TTRS, contact Tipperary County Council Library Service Schools Service. Once you have your username and password, you can access TTRS anytime from anywhere. This is a pilot initiative initially, and places may be limited.

Email or phone 0761 06 6100. This service is supported by the Dormant Accounts Fund.

Ellen Kilmartin

Library Services, Tipperary County Council, Castle Ave, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 KA44, Ireland.

T 0761 06 6100

Creative Schools

The boys and girls are thoroughly enjoying our bird watching area. We have very keen bird watchers who have reported many sightings of birds back to their class. It is a wonderful interest and it is creating great discussions about our native birds.

Another aspect of our creative schools plan that has been put in place is our outdoor chalkboards. The children love this new creative outlet during their break times. A huge thank you to Seamus Ryan for kindly creating our flower chalkboards. It is very much appreciated by all in Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa.

Music in 1st and 2nd Class

1st and 2nd class were recently learning about dynamics. They used their whiteboards to respond to loud and soft sounds. They then made instruments. 1st class made shakers, different children were tasked with making loud and soft sounding shakers. They used a variety of materials to create the desired sound. 2nd class made xylophones. They used their xylophone to play some nursery rhymes.

Free Online Parenting Workshops

With the support of the Dublin South Central Parent Support Champions, Professor John Sharry of Parents Plus will deliver two free online workshops on ‘Looking after your families mental health during the Covid-19 crisis’.  
The workshops will take place online on the 9th November at 10am – 11.15am and 7pm- 8.15pm.  

Geraldine Kelly, Director of Parenting at One Family will also deliver workshops on `Parenting through stressful times’ on the 16th of November, and ‘Sharing parenting successfully after separation’ on the 23rd of November.  

To book your free places for these workshops, visit