Senior Infant fun and games!

The pupils of Ms Murray’s class have spent the past few weeks settling into life in Senior Infants. They have practiced their handwriting, had fun with Bua Na Cainte and danced along to GoNoodle. They’ve really enjoyed story time and Ms Murray has been reading them some of her favourite books from when she was a little girl!

Welcome Back!!

Time flies when you are having fun and the summer now seems like a distant memory. Ms. McCormack and Ms. Feehan’s Junior Infant classes are settling in very well to life at Scoil Mhuire. There are plenty of new and familiar faces around the building and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our students back to the school.

We would also like to extend our warmest welcome to our new principal Mr. Brendan Naughton to the Scoil Mhuire community. We are very excited about what the future has in store. Be sure to follow our blog and our Facebook page for all the latest news!!

A word from our former principal…

Best wishes to Mr. Naughton, the pupils, parents and staff as you begin your new adventure in Scoil Mhuire tomorrow.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support over the past nine years. Particular thanks for all your good wishes and most generous gifts to me on my retirement. I will treasure the memories of my time in Scoil Mhuire.

I wish you all continued success and happiness in all that you do and I will follow your achievements with great pride.

Slán agus Beannacht,



The Final Days

The final days of school are always very busy ones. The children gave John a send off that he will never forget and on behalf of the Board of Management Joe Coleman shared some really heartfelt words as he also bade farewell to our wonderful caretaker. Ms. Water’s class were also saying goodbye to James and a huge happy birthday to Tyler. Ms. O’Sullivan took advantage of an empty trampoline – but the photographic evidence is no longer available…..










Best Attendance

I hope that you are enjoying the glorious summer that we are having. We wish to acknowledge the amazing achievement by these groups of students who achieved perfect and near perfect attendance this year. We are so proud of each and every one of you!

This group had a perfect attendance – not missing a single day of school!
This group of students missed only one day of school the entire year!
Keeping it in the family!!




A Fond Farewell

It is very hard to say goodbye to people at the best of times, but saying farewell to four treasured staff members in one week has caused an increase in tissue demands. Our wonderful caretaker John is retiring having spent the past 14 years attending to the school’s every need. John who crossed the threshold of Scoil Mhuire in short pants way back when it first opened in 1957 has an unbreakable bond with the school.

Sinéad Wright who has been with Scoil Mhuire for the past 13 years is heading to the bright lights of Donegal! Ms. Wright is taking a much deserved career break to soak in the wild Atlantic sea air. As the keyholder to our science equipment kingdom – it will be up to the rest of us to ensure they are in their rightful place.

Gary Dillon’s passport out of Galway has sadly expired and he is now heading back west. From sports to ICT and all that healthy eating, Gary brought so much to the school in his 3 years with us. We wish him the very best of luck in his next adventure.

As you are well aware by now our principal Fionnuala Doheny is hanging up her fob and whistle for the final time. Instead of going to pasture in retirement, Ms. Doheny has a to do list longer than Santa’s List!! She is leaving in her wake a state of the art school that is the envy of the town and a team who intend on fulfilling her mission of bringing Scoil Mhuire into the status of “School of the Future”.

So to all of you, from all of us – you will each be sorely missed but we wish you all the very best of luck in the next chapter of your lives!!!