Archive for March, 2022

County Debating Champions

Kilmacrennan National School Debating team is celebrating winning the 2022 County Final of the Concern Debating League following a three-way contest that involved Drumkeen NS and Greencastle National School.

Represented in the finals by Orla, Sadie and Conn (with Karen and Layla officiating in the background), Kilmacrennan now look forward to representing the county in the All Ireland Series, and to defending the All Ireland title they won last year.

Go n-éirí go geal leo.



Dear Parent/s

Our school has recently been busy on a number of fronts. We have moved two classes into our new modular buildings and we wish all well with the move. We also wish to thank Anne O’ Donnell for flipping over 200 pancakes on Pancake Tuesday. All classes in the school participated in World Book Day events in the school. Second, Fifth and the Solas Room pupils are undertaking a six-week swimming programme in the Aura Centre. Sixth Class pupils partook in the Sacrament of Confirmation and a lovely ceremony was enjoyed by all.

Our School Debating team have reached the County Final of Donegal Concern Debating League and we wish the team well in the competition.

The school will participate in the Healthy Eating ‘Food Dudes’ programme over the coming weeks. Pupils will receive an information leaflet in this regard in the coming days.

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl sa scoil faoi láthair, and we are hoping to have a number of pupils participating in in-house class events in the School Hall on Wednesday, 16th March. The pupils are free to dress in St Patrick Day/ Green theme outfits on the day.

Some of our senior class pupils will also participate in a Termon GAA Seachtain na Gaeilge concert in An Craoibhín at 7pm on Tuesday evening, March 15th.

As part of our PE programme, we have scheduled three gymnastics lessons (with qualified tutors) for all pupils in our school over the coming weeks. We respectfully request for a contribution of €5 per child to cover the cost of the three lessons, subject to a family maximum of €12. The classes are scheduled for Thursday, 24th, Thursday 31st March and Thursday, 7th April.

Letterkenny Pipe Band are seeking members from Fourth Class upwards and are to undertake the tuition of bagpipes and drumming at their Town Hall over the next number of weeks. Leaflets with the relevant information is available from the school. Milford AC club have also been in contact recently, seeking new members for the Athletic Club.

The Kilmacrennan NS 5K Run & Family Walk – as part of the Donegal Grand Prix Athletics Circuit – is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th at 7pm. Anybody wishing to help out with organising the event is asked to contact Master O’ Donnell or Monica McGranaghan.

Finally, though many restrictions have been lifted, Covid 19 remains prevalent in our community and we are aware of a number of cases in the school. Please continue to monitor your child’s health and seek medical advice if you have any concerns. Antigen tests can also be ordered via the HSE website, quoting 17036p as our school roll number.

The school is closed on Thursday, 17th March and Friday, 18th March (Public Holidays).

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

  • School Holidays

    • Enrolment Application 2023/24
      Use the first link for Applications to our Mainstream Junior Infant class & for applications to other Mainstream Classes

      Enrolment Application Form  school year

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

      Closing Date  31 January 2023.


      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)

      Closing Date  31 January 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
      We will re-open on Monday 17th April 2023.
    • May Bank Holiday
      The school will be closed on Monday & Tuesday (1 & 2nd May 2023).


    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.
    • Summer Closure
      The school will close for the Summer Holidays on Fri 23 June (12 noon)