Vision Statement

In Clarecastle National School we wish to nurture the child in all dimensions of his/her life- spiritual, moral, cognitive, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical, thus enabling the child to achieve his/her full potential and meet the demands of life both now and in the future with self confidence and assurance.

 “That the children may have life and live it to the full”.      (John 10:10)

Our School

Clarecastle National School is situated in the fast growing village of Clarecastle, on the outskirts of Ennis, Co. Clare. Our school traces its roots back to 1935 when the previously infant section of the old building was built and established as two schools – a boy’s and a girl’s national school. Each school had 3 teachers, one teaching Junior Infants – 1st Class, another for 2nd – 4th and the final for 5th and 6th Classes.

From these humble beginnings an extension was built in 1962 to accommodate the increasing numbers of pupils as the schools were amalgamated.

The current ‘new’ school building was opened in 2007. The facilities include a P.E. hall, library, computer room, resource rooms in addition to 16 classrooms. Today 355 children attend the school. There are now 17 teachers from infants up to sixth class.

Our Facilities

  • 16 Classrooms: Interactive whiteboard and multi purpose area in each room.
  • Resource and learning support rooms
  • General purpose hall
  • P.E. Hall
  • Computer room
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Basketball court
  • Kitchen area
  • Use of Clarecastle G.A.A facilities