St. Mary's National School

St. Mary's National School is a Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Bishop Francis Duffy. It is located in Cloghan, Co. Offaly.

Our Mission

This school aims to provide a safe, happy environment in which all children can develop a positive awareness of self, and sensitivity for the feelings, rights and views of others. This will enable them to achieve their full potential in school, to live happy, fruitful lives and to fully participate in life as mature, responsible adults.

D.E.I.S. - Delivering Equal Opportunity in School

We are a DEIS rural school and therefore we are supported with our Literacy and Numeracy Planning. All pupils in the school can avail of a free school lunch, provided by Carambola. We have an afterschool homework club and monitor school attendance. The support of parents, the wider community is welcomed and encouraged.




Welcome to the new school year.  I hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed many outdoor activities with your family in the lovely sunshine.  I would like to extend a special welcome to our new pupils and parents.  Click on this link for tips on how you can support your child's education.  We welcome parental involvement in education and encourage parents to be active members of our Parents' Association.  Click on this link to find out about the role of the Parents' Association. 


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