Our History

Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa opened its doors on 1st September 2005 with Ms Mary Carpenter as Principal. There were just four classes. We had 79 pupils and 4 staff members including the Principal, who was teaching at the time. The school was located on the site of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh. The number of children grew rapidly during the following years and the school was relocated to a temporary building. Meanwhile construction started on the building of our beautiful, new, well resourced school. The school was officially opened by Bishop Michael Smith & Minister Mary Hanafin on 19th November 2010. Ms Carpenter retired shortly afterwards and Mrs Denise Kelleher took over as Principal in February 2011. Today (January 2023) there are 388 children attending the school, with a teaching staff of  27 including an administrative Principal and 14 Special Needs Assistants. ‘Loughcrew’ our Autism Unit, which caters for children who have been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, was opened in September 2010 under the guidance of Mrs Agnes Gormley. Mr David Harrington took over as class teacher there in September 2012. We now have three Autism classes in our school, Sonas, Suaimhneas and Spraoi. Ms. Fitzpatrick,Ms, Dillon and Ms. Lally teach in Loughcrew.

Mrs Maria White became principal of our school in August 2015.

Take a look at the construction of the school: