Welcome to the official home page of Ballinacarriga National School
Ballinacarriga National School is a mixed primary school situated to the South East of Dunmanway town. We aim to create a school where all children are valued and respected in a happy, secure and challenging environment.
We currently have 85 children enrolled in our school. We have 4 classroom teachers, 1 Special Education Teacher, 1 visiting teacher, 1 Special Needs Assistant and a secretary.
We are an active school that participates in many sports such as football, hurling, camogie, rugby, swimming, dance, basketball, kid-athlons and soccer. We have 4 Green Flags and are working towards the fifth, the Biodiversity Flag. We also have the Junior Entrepreneur Flag, Active Flag and Amber Flag. We take part in many other activities such as debating, quizzes, yoga, meditation, tin whistle, guitar, dance, Christmas musicals/plays, carol services and many more.
This school year 2019/20, we are concentrating on Biodiversity, planting vegetables, creating a bee garden and promoting friendships.
A Note from the Principal, Róisín Hurley.
As principal of Ballinacarriga NS, I am so appreciative of the hard work and goodwill of the parents, pupils, staff, Parents Association and Board of Management. I would like to thank them for their continued support.
“Gach dalta mar oiltear” – Every student is as he is trained.
Latest News & Upcoming Events
Friday 23rd October: Dress up day – fundraiser for the Mercy Kids & Teens appeal
October Mid-term: School closes on Friday 23rd October and re-opens on Monday 2nd November
School Calendar 2020 / 2021
Return to school on Monday 31st August 2020
(New Junior Infants can be collected at 12.30pm from 31st August-11th September 2020)
October Mid-term: school closed – Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020 inclusive
Christmas Holidays: School closes Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 12pm and re-opens Wednesday 6th
February Mid-term: school closed – Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February 2021
St. Patrick’s Day: Wednesday 17th March 2021
Easter Holidays: School closes on Friday 26th March at 12pm and re-opens Monday 12th April 2021
May Bank Holiday: school closed – Monday 3rd May 2021
June Bank Holiday: school closed – Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th June 2021
Summer Holidays: School closes Thursday 24th June 2021 at 12pm
Our Official Opening times are
9.10 am-1.50 pm (Junior and Senior Infants)
9.10 am-2.50 pm (First Class-Sixth Class)