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On behalf of all the children and staff, I would like to warmly welcome you to our school website. We are extremely proud of our school and community and hope you enjoy your visit to our website.

Glounaguillagh National School aims to create a happy and friendly school where the focus is on our children and their learning.

Glounaguillagh N.S., established in 1887, provides high quality education through a relevant and stimulating curriculum in a secure and purposeful environment.  We integrate digital pedagogies throughout the curriculum.  Classroom spaces are carefully organised to support learning and our well-resourced facilities and beautiful grounds create a sense of place.


In Glounaguillagh National School, our Catholic ethos is characterised by our caring spirit, our commitment to pupil and teacher learning, and the provision of a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Your child will be joining a school rich in tradition, where the qualities of commitment, dedication, professionalism and volunteerism are alive and well.

The people in our community make our school a special place to be. Our teachers are highly skilled, progressive and dedicated.  They work in collaboration to develop a school culture that values teaching and learning.  They encourage all students to strive to achieve their best academically, socially, physically and emotionally. 


In Glounaguillagh N.S., we hope that your child will be excited and stimulated by learning, will celebrate success, and will participate in many or all of the following: school performances, school choir, school teams, school quizzes, games, art and more.

Fostering a strong partnership between the family and the school through clear and continuous communication is a key element in students’ success at Glounaguillagh N.S.. All parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education and in school events and decision making opportunities. We work closely with parents, keeping you involved and informed about our school. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership, hoping that together we can provide the best for every child.

With the above in mind, It is with immense pride that I carry out my duties as Principal and I am always extremely grateful to the hard work and goodwill of our parents, pupils, teachers, SNAs, caretaker, cleaners, as well as our Parents' Association, Board of Management and the wider community of Glounaguillagh, Caragh Lake & Killorglin, all of whom help make Glounaguillagh N.S. the unique, warm and welcoming school that it is.


We hope and expect that your child’s experience of our school will be an enriching and rewarding one. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to meeting you!

Sinéad Pigott

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