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Kilmacrennan National School

Home of the All Ireland Debating Champions 2021.

              *N.B. See ‘School News’ drop-bar for School Enrolment Information and for our 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 at our school.

  • Kilmacrennan National School are the reigning All Ireland Debating Champions 2021. In recent times, our school won the inaugural County Donegal School Debating Title (2016) and again in 2020 and 2021. We won the Letterkenny Debating Cup in 2017 and the Letterkenny Debating Shield Cup in 2019.
  • Kilmacrennan National School is one of a select number of schools nationally to hold a National Digital Schools of Distinction Award
  • Kilmacrennan National School has recently attained an Active School Flag (2021-22 School Year) for the third time
  • Kilmacrennan National School has achieved Green Flag Status on three occasions
  • 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.
  • Kilmacrennan National School has a Student Council and all are enjoying participating in this
  • Kilmacrennan National School has a proud record in quizzes. We have won the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz on two occasions (2003 and 2017). Our school has represented the county in the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz in twelve  different years. Other recent wins include the Donegal Garda Quiz, the Letterkenny U-13 Credit Union quiz and a third successive Donegal Cumann na mBunscol quiz (2018). In 2017, we won the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz, the Garda Quiz and the Cumann na mBunscol quiz.
  • Kilmacrennan National School has a School Music Group that regularly perform at school concerts, religious events and other occasions.
  • Kilmacrennan National School participates in a range of other events and competitions. These include the Eason’s Spelling Bee competition. (A sixth class pupil from our school won the 2018 Donegal and Ulster Spelling Bee Contest. We were also All Ireland Runners Up)
  • Kilmacrennan National School (Fifth Class) have set up an After School Gardening Club and are busy at work each week.
  • Kilmacrennan National School has a proud tradition in sporting competitions. We participate in school competitions in gaelic football, soccer, rounders and athletics annually/ Covid restrictions has curtailed recent activities but recent successes include 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 (2017). In 2015 & 2016, 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

    • Enrolment 2022/2023
      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment-Application-Form-2022/23-school-year (11)
    • 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

       
    • 2022-23 School Calendar
      The school will re-open for pupils on Tuesday, August 30th 2022.
    • Halloween Break
      The school will close for pupils during the week beginning Monday, 31st October and will re-open for pupils on Monday, 7th November 2022.
    • Christmas & New Year Break
      The school will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022, which will be the final
      day of the school term (12 Noon Closure).
      We will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2023.
    • St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday (New Public Holiday)
      The school will be closed for pupils on Monday 6th February 2023.
    • February Mid-Term
      We will close on Thursday 16th February 2023 and Friday 17th
      February 2023
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will be closed on Friday 17th March 2023.
    • Easter 2023
      We will close on Friday 31st March 2023, which will be the final day of
      the school term (unless changes are required as part of contingency
      arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where
      contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length
      of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 5th April
      2023).
      We will re-open on Monday 17th April 2023.
    • May Bank Holiday
      The school will be closed on Monday 1 May 2023.
    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.