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Kilmacrennan National School

Home of the All Ireland Debating Champions 2021.

              *N.B. See ‘School News’ drop-bar for most recent posts*

Kilmacrennan National School is a modern purpose built eight classroom school building.  It was first opened on 31st March 2008, replacing ‘The Old School’ located across the road from the present site. The facilities are impressive and include a gymnasium, computer suite and library, as well as interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. The 2010-11 school year saw the completion of our Sports Field Development.  This magnificent facility includes an Athletics track, an Astro turf pitch, a long jump area and a grassed playing area.  We have recently added a School Garden/ Outdoor Classroom to the grounds. The 2020-21 school year saw the opening of an ASD Unit in our school for the first time and it caters for up to six pupils. A Second ASD Suite was opened in the 2021-22 school year.

We are a busy and active school. Continue reading for a flavour of activities underway this year.

-Kilmacrennan N.S. is one of a select number of schools nationally to hold a National Digital Schools of Distinction Award.

Is breá linn cúrsaí filíochta agus scríbhneoireacht Gaeilge. We participate too in ‘Scriobh Leabhar Gaeilge’, Réalt Uladh’ and ‘Guth Ghoill’ each year.

Tá an-suim ag ár scoil i gcúrsaí Gaeilge agus i gcúrsaí Gaelach.  Táimid páirteach i scéim  Gaelbhratach i mbliana.

-We also have recently attained an Active School Flag.

-Our school has achieved Green Flag Status on three occasions.

Debating

Our school won the inaugural County Donegal School Debating Title in 2016 and again in 2020 and 2021. We won the Letterkenny Debating Cup in 2017 and the Letterkenny Debating Shield Cup in 2019.

– We won the Concern All Ireland Debating Championship in 2021 ( see School News, June 2021).

-We have recently set up a Student Council and all are enjoying participating in this.

-We have a School Music Group that regularly perform at school concerts, religious events and Christmas Choir events in Glenveagh.

-We participate in the Eason’s Spelling Bee competition and a sixth class pupil from our school won the 2018 Donegal and Ulster Spelling Bee Contest. We were also All Ireland Runners Up.

-Fifth Class have set up an After School Gardening Club and are busy at work each week.

-Quizzes- We have a proud record in quizzes. Our school has represented the county in the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz in eleven different years. We brought the National Title home on two occasions, in 2003 and in 2017.

In 2018, Kilmacrennan  NS won the Donegal Garda Quiz, the Letterkenny U-13 Credit Union quiz and a third successive Donegal Cumann na mBunscol quiz. In 2017, we won the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz, the Garda Quiz and the Cumann na mBunscol quiz.

-Sporting Events; our school has a proud tradition in sporting competitions

In 2017, Kilmacrennan NS won the County Donegal Primary Schools Rounders Cup, the Cumann na mBunscol GAA County Roinn 2 title, the Letterkenny Primary School Soccer Cup, the FAIS Boys 7 a side Soccer Cup, as well as the Donegal Primary Schools Senior Boys Cross-Country title for a second successive year.

-In 2016 & 2015, our school  won the Donegal FAIS Soccer Final (girls).  In 2014, the school won the Donegal and Ulster Girl’s Indoor Gaelic title.  The boy’s won the GAA Roinn a Dó County Final in 2014,, as well as winning the Donegal FAIS 5 a side soccer final.  They bowed out by one goal to a Monaghan team that subsequently won the All Ireland.  Our Cumann na mBunscol team has also won three Donegal Cumann na mBunscol Quiz titles in a row as well as the 2015 Ulster Quiz final.  Our girls captured the 2016 GAA Indoor Gaelic Football title.  These events followed the 2013 successes in the Donegal GAA Boy’s Indoor Football Championship, the Donegal Girls Futsal Soccer competition and the County Sportshall Athletics event, with the latter team finishing in third place at the National Finals in Athlone.  2016 saw us winning regional and county titles in School Athletics at Cross-Country, with our Senior Boys retaining the coveted overall U-13 County Relay Title.

Contact Details
Scoil Cholmcille,Kilmacrennan,Co. Donegal.
Telephone 0749139295Fax 0749139125;

e-mail;  kilmacrennanschool@eircom.net

  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Holidays 2021
      All schools will close from Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 29th October
      2021 inclusive
    • Christmas Holidays
      All schools will close on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, which will be the final
      day of the school term.
      All schools will re-open on Thursday 6th January 2022.
    • February Mid-term 2022
      We will close on Thursday 24th February 2022 and Friday 25th
      February 2022.
    • Easter Holidays 2022

      We will close on Friday 8 April 2022 and re-open on Monday 25th April 2022

    • May Bank Holiday 2022
      We will close on Monday 2 May 2022
    • June Bank Holiday 2022
      We will close on Monday 6 June
    • Summer Closing Date 2022
      We will close on Fri 17 June 2022. Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change.

      ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS

      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      1.Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment Application Form for Mainstream Classes (including Junior Infants)  2021-22 school year

      2.  Enrolment Application for our ASD Special Class Suite ( click below)

      Notification-to-NCSE-of-Enrolment-in-Special-School_Special-Class.doc

      3. Enrolment Application for our ASD School Transport (click below)

      https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form.doc