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23 Oct 2016

Part Time Secretary

Posted by James Mernin.

The Board of Management of Gaelscoil Philib Barún has a temporary position for part time school secretary.


  • Controlling entrance to the school building.
  • Office administration and clerical duties.


  • Monday – Friday 8:45am to 12:30pm


  • While total fluency in Irish is not essential applicants for the position should be willing to learn and to undertake a course. All school business is done through Irish.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Successful applicant will have to be Garda vetted.


Please post letter of application and CV in Irish to: An Cathaoirleach, Gaelscoil Philib Barún, An Trá Mhór, Co. Phort Láirge, before Friday 4th of November 2016.

8 Oct 2016

Goodbye Old School

Posted by James Mernin.

Another chapter draws to a close in the journey that has been our new school. This time with the departure of the old prefabs which commenced yesterday evening, Friday, 7 October 2016.

There were mixed emotions as we bade farewell.

21 Sep 2016

BARRON, Philip Fitzgerald (c.1801–1844)

Posted by James Mernin.

What’s in a name?

21 Sep 2016

Newsletter, September 2016

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletter (September 2016) is now available on the Newsletters page.

5 Sep 2016

Gaelscoil Open Evening

Posted by James Mernin.

An open evening for the whole school community will be held on Wednesday, 7 September 2016 from 6pm when people can tour the building with the Parents Association.

Looking forward to seeing you all there to marvel in it’s wonderment!

1 Sep 2016

New School Phone Number

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

The school and pre-school have new phone numbers:

  • School: 051 338249
  • Pre-School: 089 2001827

The relevant contact pages have also been updated:

31 Aug 2016

A new era begins for Gaelscoil Philib Barún

Posted by James Mernin.

As the darkness falls on the summer that was 2016, we get ready to embrace and celebrate the dawn of a new era for Gaelscoil Philib Barún with the opening of our brand new school tomorrow, 1 September 2016.

And while it may have taken over 30 years to arrive and around 1 year to construct, the positive impact this wonderful creation will have on our children and our community will last a lifetime.

So to the management, staff, parents and community that are Gaelscoil Philib Barún, take a bow and enjoy the celebration and delights that tomorrow will bring.

It is everything that we have worked for and is no more than our wonderful children deserve.

29 Aug 2016

Return to school and an Open Night

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

On Thursday next, 1 September 2016, the new school will open for pupils and staff at 9:00am. It will be a normal day but Junior Infants will finish at 12pm.

As building work continues on the site access will be somewhat restricted. Those who can should please walk or cycle to school. Pupils will assemble as usual in the yard from 8:45. New junior infants can be brought directly to their class. It is important that parents dropping children do not delay. We cannot provide parking in the school grounds therefore drop off only.

An open night for the whole school community will be held on Wednesday, 7 September 2016 at 6pm when people can tour the building with the Parents Association. Looking forward to seeing you all.

29 Aug 2016

New Teachers 2016-2017

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

A number of new teachers have been appointed over the summer to fill in for maternity leaves of Múinteoirí Orna and Caren. Also over the summer Múinteoir Rebecca resigned her position in the school to avail of an opportunity in County Cork. Rebecca gave the school wonderful and generous service for the last seven years. We wish her every success in her new position in Gaelscoil Glanmire. Múinteoir Seán has been appointed in a temporary capacity in her place.

The teachers for the 2016-2017 school year are:

  • Junior Infants – Múinteoir Méadhbh
  • Senior Infants – Múinteoir Cathy
  • First Class – Múinteoir Erica
  • Second Class – Múinteoir Tadhg
  • Third Class – Múinteoir Clíona
  • Fourth Class – Múinteoir Orla
  • Fifth Class – Múinteoir Seán
  • Sixth Class – Múinteoir Ben

19 Aug 2016

New Building Update

Posted by James Mernin.

The new school is almost ready. Cleaners are in at the moment and we hope to have the office open by the 29th of August 2016. The last of the prefabs will be removed in September. Children will have a temporary play area initially while work is being completed on the yard areas.

Here are some photos of the school in the meantime.