Eglish NS Board of Management

The Board of Management has legal responsibility for the overall running of the school. It serves for a term of four years. The members of the current board of Eglish NS are as follows:

  • Chairperson:             Rónán Mullen
  • Patron's Rep:             Breda Sammon
  • Acting Principal:       Keith Kelly
  • Staff Nominee:          Caroline Moclair
  • Parent Nominees:     MaryEllen Martin 
    William Martin
  • Community Reps:      Carmel Gately 
                                           Conall Duffy 

School Day

9.10 - School Begins

11.10 -11.20 - Small Break

13.00 - 13.30 - Lunch Break

13.50 - Home Time for Junior and Senior Infants

14.50 - 'Am dul abhaile'

Where are we?

Teaching Staff of 2012-2013 welcoming a visiting Principal from a Primary School in Melbourne, Australia to Eglish.

2022/2023: The dedicated team at Eglish NS is made up of:  Acting Principal - Keith Kelly Class teachers - Elizabeth Mulry (Junior Room), Edel Devine(Middle Room). Special Education Support Teachers: Caroline Moclair (Acting Deputy Principal),  Conor Mchugh,  SNA - Bernie Glynn and School Secretary - Leanne Mongan  

School History

Our school opened its doors for the first time in 1899. When Eglish N.S was first built there was a fire place and students would bring in turf every day to school. They would light a fire to keep warm because they had no radiators. The subjects were different as well. In school they were taught how to knit, sew, cook etc....Punishments then were very different too. Aaaaaah! Nowadays there is much more of a focus on positive behaviour as we, children are such little angels.

There were no buses or any other means of transport for the early students of Eglish N.S, so they had to walk or cycle to school and in the summer time, we are told by our grandparents, they would go in their bare feet.

The first Principal was James Joseph Connolly.

Thanks to successive Principals, including Thomas Leonard (RIP), Seamus Ryan and Elizabeth Mulry, Eglish NS has a long proud legacy of Sport, Music, Storytelling, Academics and Community.