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 84 children enrolled in our school. We have 4 classroom teachers, 1 Special Education Teacher, 1 visiting teacher, 2 Special Needs Assistants 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 2018/19, we are concentrating on promoting positive mental health and friendship in school.
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
School re-opens on Thursday 29th August 2019
School Calendar 2019 / 2020
Return to school on Thursday 29th August
(New Junior Infants can be collected at 12.30pm from 29th August-13th September)
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)