Our Schools

An Foras Pátrúnachta is the largest patron body of Irish medium schools in Ireland at both primary and secondary level.


The amount of schools under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta continues to grow, there are currently 65 primary schools and 6 secondary level schools. We have also been named co-patron of a new secondary school in Maynooth too.

16,000 students attend schools under the Patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta, over 800 people are currently employed and over 500 voluntary members on our Board of Managements. The corner stone of our schools is the community and thousands of parents who support our schools.

Schools under the Patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta are: All Irish-medium, child centred, co-educational, democratic schools with a choice of three types of spiritual ethos. The spiritual ethos of An Foras Pátrúnachta schools are: Catholic, Interdenominational or Multi-denominational.

An Foras Pátrúnachta is the only Patron body to offer a choice of three ethoses to parents: Catholic, Multidenominational & Interdenominational. As a result of the choice of ethos, An Foras Pátrúnachta meets the needs of parents who wish to educate the children through the medium of Irish irrespective of their religious background.

You can find a list of our primary schools here, our secondary schools here or you can search by spiritual ethos here.

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