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Kilmacrennan National School

                              School Office contact is 0749139295

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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 presently mid-stream on a permanent Special Education permanent extension building project, due for completion by September 2024.

We are a busy and active school. Continue reading for a flavour of activities underway at our school.

  • Kilmacrennan National School won the All Ireland School’s Debating competition in 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 (2023-24 School Year) for the third time
  • Kilmacrennan National School has achieved Green Flag Status on five occasions. The school is currently undertaking the Global Citizenship>? Waste and Litter programme.
  • The school has obtained an Amber Flag.
  • 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 won both the County Donegal Garda Quiz and the Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Quiz title in 2023. We have previously 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. In 2023, we won the County Garda Quiz Final and the Ulster Cumann na mBunscol Quiz title.
  • 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

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    • Enrolment News

      We will accept applications for the 2024/25 school year from 8 January until 29 January 2024..


      Use the first link for Applications to our Mainstream Junior Infant class & for applications to other Mainstream Classes

      New Enrolments

      Enrolment Application Form  school year

      Please attach a copy of the child's Birth Certificate with the application.

      Please contact the School Office for Information regarding Applications for our ASD Class.

      Forms for Special Class Applications are listed below.

      NCSE-Application-Form-1-Application-for-access-to-SNA-support (9)

      SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form (22)

    • 2024/25 School Year
      We will reopen for pupils on Wed 28 August 2024