End of year Newsletter June 2019

Class Teachers for September

As you are aware, our school is going through a significant phase of School Development.  Last year we were delighted to welcome four new permanent members of staff to Kilruane NS, two teachers and two SNA’s. From September 2019 there will be an additional 3 new teachers and 2 SNA’s joining us here at the school. We would like to extend the heartiest of welcomes to new teachers Mr. Padráig Gleeson, Ms.Rachel Hayes and Ms. Ruth Morrissey. We are delighted to have you all on board and we wish you all the very best of luck with your future teaching career at Kilruane NS. Our new SNA appointments have yet to be finalised.

Classes/Class teachers/ SNA’s for the new school year are as follows: 

  • Special Education Teachers: 

 Mr. Padraig Gleeson (New Teacher) and Deputy Principal Ms. Gene Maguire

  •  Special Needs Assistants: Peggy Brereton, Ann Carroll, Julie Bloomer. 

(Two new permanent SNA posts yet to be filled) 

  • ASD Senior Class: Ms Sarah Carr
  • ASD Junior Infant Class: Ms. Ruth Morrissey (New Teacher)
  • Junior/ Senior  Infants:  Ms. Lena Kennedy
  • Senior Infants/First class: Ms. Rachel Hayes (New Teacher)
  • Second and Third: Ms. Collette Lawlor
  • Fourth/Fifth: Ms. Jane Hannigan
  • Fifth/Sixth: Ms. Maria Butler ( from Sept. Mr. Bill O Flaherty)
  • Principal: Ms. Mairéad Kirby


Please find booklists for next year attached. They will be published on the school website kilruaneschool.com during the Summer months.


Building Update

Please be assured that work on our extension is on-going, albeit behind the scenes. There are extensive tendering processes and procedures that must be strictly adhered to when a Board of Management is charged with the management of a project of this size and the spend of an associated budget. Since the last update, we have been sanctioned a second ASD class and associated facilities, meaning that the original project had to be redefined in relation to securing additional funding. We hope to provide you all with a definitive time line in the new school year. In the meantime, the school has been granted temporary accommodation to ensure we have proper classroom accommodation for the children while we are building. The prefabs have worked really well for us this past year. Exciting times at Kilruane NS!


It is always with a little hint of sadness that we say goodbye to our friends in Sixth class every year. We are so proud of you all and we wish you the very best of luck with your future studies at your chosen secondary schools. Goodbye to Aaron, Adam, Cian, Darragh, Dara, Hannah and Martin.

Go n-éirí an bothar libh go léir!

Summer Holidays

The school will close for the Summer holidays on Tuesday 26th June at 12:30. We will re-open for the new school year on Thursday 29th August.  It has been a great year for our school, lots of wonderful memories and more to be made. Thank you all for you continued support. Have a lovely Summer and let’s hope the sun starts shining and keeps shining!