St Mary's National School Enniskeane Co. Cork

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St. Mary's National School Enniskeane was officially opened on the 8th of September 1978 by the Very Rev. Wm. Canon Murphy P.P.

St. Mary's is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross.
It is situated between the twin villages of Enniskeane and Ballineen on the main road to Bantry.

Present enrolment is 192.

Important Dates -

  • w/c 23rd November: Biodiversity Action Week
  • 27th November: Mobile Science Workshop in school - 5th & 6th Class
  • 15th January - 26th February: Swimming 4th, 5th and 6th class
  • 10th & 11th February: Parent Teacher Meeting (more details to follow)
  • 22nd April: Confirmation for the children of St. Mary's N.S. only
  • 4th May: Enrolment of new entrants
  • 14th May: First Holy Communion
  • 7th June: School Tour
  • 9th June (provisional date): School concert

Visit to school by Grey Hamilton, Stuart Hamilton (Navy officers) and Gary Reen (Regular Army) on the occasion of the presentation of our National Flag to the school in advance of the 1916 commeration which will take place during Easter 2016. The flag will officially be flown on all primary school on March 15th 2016.

Visit to school by past pupil Orla Cronin and the O Duffy Cup.

Paired reading during our Scholastic Book fair week.


A selection of art work from 1st/2nd Class

Sciath na Scol Boys Football Final V Glenville N.S. in Páirc Úi Rinn

Junior & Senior Infants Halloween concert.


4th Class art work/having fun during Halloween.

Various activities around the school during Science Week.

6th Class Making Tetrahedrons


5th & 6th Class participating in a hands-on demo of the Izak9 cube during maths week.

4th Class planting

Donnacha Kelly and Sarah Keohane - prize winners in Sherkin Island Marine Station competition.


6th class visit to Bandon Library for workshop with author Paula Leyden report by Charlie Nolan and Laura Cullinane

On 7th October sixth class were lucky enough to get out of school and meet Paula Leyden, the author of 'Butterfly Heart' and 'The Sleeping Baobab Tree'. Both books are set in Zambia in Africa where Paula grew up. She now lives in Kilkenny. Paula started writing when she came to Ireland evenghough her books are about Africa.

We drove to Bandon in a mini bus. We were all excited. First she told us about her life in Africa. She began talking about a character in her book 'the Butterfly Heart' called Ifuafura who was based on a real man in Zambia.

If there's a snake in your house, he would come, but wouldn't kill it and take it away. She demonstrated how to milk a snake! Paula also showed us a picture of a tree called the upside-down tree.

A lot of people were asking questions about snakes and Paula answered them all. At the end she said she was going to have a raffle. She had three books to give away. I wrote down my name and put it in the envelope. I was thinking my name was never going to be called out. Paula picked up the first one and read my name 'Charlie Nolan', I couldn't believe it. I picked the sleeping Baobab tree. She was a great person to meet and would recommend any of her books.


Junior Infants Aistear - My friends and I

3rd Class Dramatising 'The Masked Pirate'


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