Education & Schools

Breakfast Club

An early morning drop off service for parents. The service opens from 8am and breakfast of cereal/toast and milk are provided for children. School children are then escorted by a staff member to school for 9am. This service operates daily and is open to all parents/caregivers.


Lollipop Kids/An Naíonra - Ballinamore Preschools

These are preschool services offering quality preschool education to the children of Ballinamore and surrounding areas. They follow the Aistear curriculum framework. Lollipop kids teaches children through the medium of the English language and An Naíonra teaches children through the medium of the Irish language. They take children from age 2 years and 10 months as long as they are potty trained. The preschools are open from 9am – 12pm and operate 38 weeks of the year in line with the Ballinamore national school year. Manager: Sandra Reid.


Ballinamore Afterschool

Ballinamore afterschool provides a quality affordable service for all children inclusive of special needs, cultural, financial and religious backgrounds. They provide support for parents/carers and they are welcome at all times. The main aim of their service is to offer children a warm caring safe atmosphere where they feel valued and each child is treated as an individual. All children are collected from school and escorted to afterschool by staff members. They have a curriculum which can change to meet the needs of the children. Homework supervision is offered as part of the service. The Afterschool has a long list of activities including art/crafts, table top games, computer game, sand/water play, outdoor games, outings, discos, parties, and lots more. They are open from 1.30pm to 6pm. Afterschool Leader: Deirdre Harvey.




Scoil Chlann Naofa (Old Boys and Girls Schools)

Convent Road, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

Telephone : (071) 9645001

Address :

Website :


Scoil Chlann Naofa is a mixed national school. It is a newly amalgamated school, formerly Scoil Naomh Padraig(BNS) and Scoil Brid Naofa(GNS). The school has 7 classrooms(with junior infants, senior infants and children from 1st to 6th class) with experienced teachers and offers the variety of sports during the school year: football, rugby, hurling, basketball, athletics, swimming, yoga.

Also Sean Nós dancing and tin whistle. They offer field trips. The school has a Choir, who gives a concert each year. The pupils participate in debating, national spelling bees, Artists in the Classroom, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Green schools, film making competition. The school starts at 9.00am and finish 1.40pm or 2.40pm. School Principal: Caitríona McManus


Scoil Chlann Naofa, Ballinamore




Ballinamore Community School

Address :  Swanlinbar Road, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

Telephone :  Tel/Fax: (071) 9644049

Website :




School Principal: Diarmuid McCaffrey


The facilities are superb with each room taking full advantage of the natural light. The school boasts classrooms, science labs, computer rooms, gym, sports hall, language room, engineering room, construction room, demonstration room with theatre seating, drama, religion and meditation room, canteen, lecture halls and outdoor courts are all fitted to the highest specifications and standards to maximise the potential of students.

The four acre site also includes a training football pitch, five basketball courts which can be used for a variety of sports, dressing rooms, polytunnel, bus shelter, car park and one way pickup/drop off traffic system.

The school currently has 25 teachers and just under 300 students. The new school is built to facilitate approximately 400 students.

We have recorded a 5 min clip of school life so both students and parents have an idea of what we offer:

We also recorded a 30 min documentary of the changes in school life before and since we moved to the new community school:
























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