List of Schools in Cork

There are currently seven schools under our patronage in Co. Cork. Three of these have a Catholic ethos while four are multi-denominational.

Gaelscoil an Chaisleáin

Gaelscoil an Chaisleáin is our newest school in Cork, opened in September 2017. Máire Uí Shé is principal of the school. The establishment of the school came about after a 16 month campaign which was given tremendous support by hundreds of families in the local community. Gaeilge is the first language of the school and children are immersed in the language and culture from the day they start in the school. The Irish language is introduced in a friendly and interesting way. Fluency comes quickly to young children.

Gaelscoil an Chaisleáin is also a multi-denominational school which embraces all children from all religious traditions and none. The school religious education programme develops critical thinking, human values, responsibilities, and an understanding of the beliefs of all peoples. The school follows a comprehensive three year multi-d calendar provided by An Foras Pátrúnachta which gives students a comprehensive, positive and well-rounded understanding of peoples beliefs.

Gaelscoil Chloch na Coillte

Gaelscoil Chloch na gCoillte is a coeducational Irish medium school with a multidenominational characteristic spirit. The school caters for children from Clonakility and the surrounding areas. The school also has an Early Intervention Class and Autism Spectrum Disorder Class for children with special needs

Gaelscoil Dhochtúir Uí Shúilleabháin

Gaelscoil Dhochtúir Uí Shúilleabháin is a Catholic primary school under our patronage. Founded in 1994 it currently has three teachers and 71 children enrolled. Children are immersed in the Irish language from their first day at school. The emphasis is on the whole development of the child – academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan

Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan is a coeducational school with a Catholic characteristic spirit. Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan present the youth of Bandon with the country’s heritage, culture and language in an engaging and child-centred way.

Gaelscoil Mhúscraí

Gaelscoil Mhuscraí is the Irish medium primary school in Blarney under the Patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta. The school is co- educational and Catholic. Despite our Catholic status we welcome students of all denominations and beliefs. All subjects are taught through the medium of Irish in an attractive and stimulating environment. Learning through Irish will enhance your child’s ability in English and being bilingual will help your child learn a third and fourth language. We aim to promote a positive attitude towards the Irish language and culture and we promote this through various curricular activities. We also aim to foster a keen awareness of each pupil’s European heritage and identity, coupled with a respect and care for the environment. We offer a wide and varied array of extra-curricular activities to improve the communicative, social and creative skills of our pupils along with the enjoyment of physical activity. .

Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil

Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil is a multidenominational school under the Patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta. The school is situated in Glanmire just outside of the city of Cork.

Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn

Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn is a unique and special place of learning. Gaeilge is the first language of the school and children are immersed in the language and culture from the day they start in the school. The Irish language is introduced in a friendly and interesting way. Fluency comes quickly to young children, and they soon start to surprise their parents as they change from one language to the other with ease.

Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn is also a multi-denominational school which embraces all children from all religious traditions and none. The school religious education programme develops critical thinking, human values, responsibilities, and an understanding of the beliefs of all peoples. The school is managed by parents and those with a vested interest in what is best for the children.

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