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 100 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, gymnastics, swimming, dance, basketball and soccer. We have 5 Green Flags. We also have the Junior Entrepreneur Flag, Active Flag and Amber Flag.

We take part in many other activities such as debating, drama, quizzes, yoga, meditation,  tin whistle, guitar, Christmas musicals/plays, carol services and much more.

This school year 2022/23, we are concentrating on Maths, Science Blast and STEM engineering, as well as our fantastic Christmas play, Cinders and Sherlock.

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.

Welcome to Ballinacarriga NS

Latest News & Upcoming Events

School Calendar 2022/2023

  • Return to school on Wednesday 31st August 2022   (New Junior Infants can be collected at 12.30pm from 31st August-14th September 2022)
  • School closes on Wednesday 26th October at 12pm – in service training for staff on the New Primary Language Curriculum
  • October Mid-term: Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November 2022 inclusive – school closed
  • Christmas Holidays: School closes Wednesday 21st December 2022 at 12pm and re-opens Thursday 5th January 2023
  • February Bank Holiday: Monday 6th February 2023 – school closed
  • February Mid-term: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February 2023 – school closed
  • St. Patrick’s Day: Friday 17th March 2023 – school closed
  • Easter Holidays: School closes on Friday 31st March 2023 at 12pm  and re-opens Monday 17th April 2023
  • May Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May 2023 – school closed
  • June Bank Holiday: Monday 5th June 2023 – school closed
  • Summer Holidays: School closes Friday 23rd June 2023 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)