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 88 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 2020/21, 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.


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Latest News & Upcoming Events



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

January  2021

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)