Education with Vision & Values

Connecting Generations

September 2023
Please click here for the link to our new DCU changemaker Schools' website. 

June 2023

Eglish On Tour 

We had a great day at our whole school tour in Let's Go, Athlone. Plenty of fun, games and sunshine!

May 2023

Cumann Na Mbunscol

Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in the Cumann Na Mbunscol Blitz. The boys and girls were excellent in each blitz. This is their first year to participate and the future is looking bright for Eglish NS sport. 


April 2023

Happy Easter!

Easter festivities has never been so fun. A different type of Easter basket created by our middle room.  Creativity at it's best. 

March 2023




We are now officially a HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL having received our flag and certificate .  

We continue to promote positive mental, physical, spiritual,  

emotional and social health across our school community.

Recipient of The special Reconciliation prize in the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade & Department of Education and Skills'
Good Friday Agreement 20th Anniversary Schools Creative Competition

We are delighted to be working and consulting with the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) contributing to meaningful and sustainable change for many other schools across Ireland.

Here are the links to sharing our

Whole School Child-led Assembly


Morning Ritual.

Proud to be one of Ireland's 15 Changemaker schools empowering through 



Our environment and community are very important to us and we are very grateful for our natural surroundings.

Take a look at our 'Garden Paradise' below.


Mission Statement

Each child, regardless of ability, shall be enabled to achieve his / her fullest potential, at his / her own rate. The school shall provide a safe, friendly and hospitable atmosphere in which pupils will be encouraged to develop all of their talents and become confident, capable adults, well-prepared to meet the challenge of a rapidly changing society. Due regard shall be given to social as well as academic development. We hope to promote awareness of our cultural heritage and to contribute to the life of the community.


Our School Ethos:

Our school is a Roman Catholic School, established in connection with the Minister for Education. Our aim is to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: Intellectual, Physical, Cultural, Moral and Spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.

The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Our Catholic School provides Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation in the pupils of the Catholic Faith.


A note from the Acting Principal, Keith Kelly

Dia Dhaoibh a Chairde,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, ‘Muinteoir Keith’, as the Acting Principal of Eglish National School. I am a Ballinasloe native and have recently moved home after teaching in both Dublin and Dubai for the past number of years. The warm welcome extended to me from students, staff, parents and wider community here at Eglish N.S has been overwhelming, for this I thank you all sincerely.

From the moment I arrived, I’ve been blown away by the amazing work carried out in our school. The ‘Changemaker Programme’, ‘Erasmus’ and ‘Outdoor Learning’ initiatives, to name but a few, are fantastic learning opportunities enjoyed by the whole school. These initiatives are a testament to the diligent leadership of Muinteoir Siobhán over the past number of years. I look forward to continuing these for the upcoming school year 2022/2023.

As we embark on a new year, it is important to mention our previous Sixth Class pupils, as they continue on the next chapter of their education. We wish them all the best for the future and encourage them to continue to be positive changemakers in our community.

I would also like to thank the wonderful staff of Eglish National School for all the care, kindness and hard work they display each day. We have a wonderful team that are passionate about the holistic development of our students. I look forward to working alongside you all this year. 

Kind regards,

Muinteoir Keith


A note from our students:

Eglish N.S is a small rural school with a big vision situated between Ballinasloe and Ahacragh . Our school is an ultra modern forward thinking centre of learning despite being 123 years old !

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