Our History

In the video below, Maurice Daly, former principal of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, discusses the origins of Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa with our current principal, Maria White. Maurice played a major role in relation to the provision of primary and post-primary education in this community for close to 50 years.  

Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa first opened its doors on 1st September 2005 under the leadership of Mary Carpenter, Principal. There were 79 pupils and a staff of just four, including the principal. Initially situated on the premises of Scoil and Spioraid Naoimh, the school witnessed a rapid increase in enrolment over subsequent years, necessitating a move to a temporary building. Meanwhile, construction started on the building of our beautiful new and well-resourced school (you can take a look at the construction progress of our school below). 

Our school was officially opened by Bishop Michael Smith & Minister Mary Hanafin on 19th November 2010. Ms. Carpenter retired shortly afterwards, and Denise Kelleher took over as Principal in February 2011.  

Maria White became the principal of our school in August 2015 and is currently the longest serving principal of Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa. Prior to becoming a principal Maria was a teacher in Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh from 2004.