Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire, or St. Mary’s N.S. opened on June 17th, 1957 with 150 pupils and the roll number 18131 O.
It replaced the older catholic school which was located below the chapel at the turn for Loughros Point.
It opened on October 1st, 1881 and had three classrooms. Its condition deteriorated significantly in later years and a decision was made in the fifties to build a new school at Hillhead. The school was demolished and a private house now sits on the site. The boundary wall is all that remains.
The first sod for the new site was turned on March 10th, 1956, with John McGill the contractor. The blessing was carried out by Canon Charles Boyce and Fr. McGroarty. The eventual building consisted of three classrooms and a shelter at the back.
A Calvary sculpture was erected in a semi-circle at the front of the school, but was later relocated to the chapel. A fourth classroom was later added. The school faces south so gets a lot of sun in the summer months.
Meet the Staff
The uniform consists of a blue polo shirt, navy jumper with navy trousers and dark runners or dark shoes.
The school crest costs €5, and is available to buy in the school. The crest must be sewn onto the uniform jumper, and can subsequently be transferred onto new jumpers each time the child outgrows their old jumper.
We appreciate your contribution towards ensuring that your child is wearing the correct uniform.