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Our School History

Schools have been in existence in the Nurney area since the early 1800s. The school on the grounds of our current school opened as a national school in February 1853. There was a fireplace in the middle of the room. Two teachers worked in the one roomed school either side of the fireplace.

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A new school opened in May 1915. There was a high wall separating the playground. The girls played on one side of the wall, while the boys played on the other. The playground was covered in grass. The school was extended in 1964 when a third room was added. Two bathrooms and a boys and girls cloakroom were also added at the time.

The modern building we have today came into being just after 2010. It is a new, lovely, pleasant, stimulating and attractive modern building, with large, bright, well-equipped rooms on spacious grounds ensuring the needs of every child can be met each day. We have one of each class junior infants to 6th class, a large sports hall, two learning support rooms, a fully equipped library and computer room, a school shop, a staff room and two large offices. In 2021 and in 2022, the school will be adding two new all weather surface play yards and developing a new sensory and well being garden. 

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