Established in 1950

Today Scoil Naomh Mhuire is a bright, spacious building which accommodates up to 50 pupils. There are currently two mainstream teachers, a shared SET and a part-time secretary. Scoil Naomh Mhuire is a happy, progressive school which is proud of its long history in education and seeks to continue this tradition into the future.

Our History: In the 1870s, two schools existed in Castlegal. Castlegal Girls School had an enrolment of 132 in 1870 and an average attendance of 46. In 1902, the Girls school was replaced by a new school built on land donated by the late Lord Ashley of Classiebawn Castle. [He had replaced Lord Palmerston] It had one teacher and between 40 and 60 pupils. In 1931, pupils and staff changed places with Castlegal Boys School which was nearby [Magee’s Shop] and it became a two-teacher school.


In 1950, the Boys and Girls amalgamated onto the site where Scoil Naomh Mhuire is now situated. A second classroom was added on and the school became known as Scoil Naomh Mhuire. A number of improvements have been carried out over the years. Initially, a staff room/learning support was added to the school building. A set down area for cars and new parking facilities were developed in 2013/2014. In 2015, a major extension was undertaken. A spacious new classroom, an office and a medical room were added. The two older classrooms were opened into one bigger classroom.



Scoil Naomh Mhuire is a co-educational Catholic primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and safe environment for its pupils.


Each child through positive learning experiences will be stimulated to achieve their full potential, face life confidently, find fulfilment and be respectful in an ever-changing world.


Our Board of Management:

Responsible for the overall management of the school on behalf of the Patron. The BoM of primary schools are appointed for a 4 year term.


Constitution of the BoM:

  • Two direct nominees of the Patron
  • Two parent nominees, a mother and a father, elected from parents of children attending the school
  • A teacher nominee, elected by the teachers in the school
  • The School Principal
  • Two community representatives

Current Members:

  • Member 1
  • Member 2
  • Member 3
  • Member 4
  • Member 5
  • Member 6
  • Member 7
  • Member 8