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
- Hurling training with Tony Walsh for six weeks starting on Thursday 26th September
- Yoga with Lisa Kingston in November and December
- Meeting for the parents of the First Communion class on Monday 23rd September at 7pm in the sacristy.
- The school will close on Tuesday 3rd December to facilitate in-service training for the teachers.
School Calendar 2019 / 2020
October Mid-term: School closed – Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November inclusive
Staff Planning day : School closed – Tuesday 3rd December
Christmas Holidays: School closes Friday 20th December at 12pm and re-opens Monday 6th January
February Mid-term: School closed – Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February
St. Patrick’s Day Observance: School closed – Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March
Easter Holidays: School closes on Friday 3rd April at 12pm and re-opens Monday 20th April
May Bank Holiday: School closed – Monday 4th May
June Bank Holiday: School closed – Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June
Summer Holidays: School closes Wednesday 24th June 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)