Welcome to our website

A note of welcome to all pupils & staff on the first day back after the Summer holidays

and we especially welcome our 12 new pupils into Junior Infants.


Health Promoting School


We send our congratulations to the 6th class pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Francis Duffy on Thursday 21st May.

This is a link to a booklet that formed part of the learning process for our Confirmation class, please take a moment to have a read through it.

Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

We also congratulate the pupils in 2nd class who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 23rd May.

Well done to you all and many thanks to Ms. Leslie & Ms. O’Neill for preparing the children in both classes so well.

As always our choir were outstanding and really enhanced the First Communion ceremony, many thanks to Ms. O’Connell, James Donohue and of course to the choir children who gave up their morning to make the ceremony more meaningful for 2nd class and their families.





Chill Cleithe N.S.

About Our School

These are pictures of our school. It is situated about 4 miles outside Moate off the main road to Athlone. It is a small country school with 4 main-stream teachers, a shared resource teacher and a shared learning support teacher. Our school was built in 1951. There are 89 pupils in it. Ms. Mary O’ Connell is the principal and she teaches junior and senior infants. Ms. Maureen O’Neill teaches first and second class. Ms. Sheila Martin teaches third and fourth class. Ms. Helga Leslie teaches fifth and sixth class. Mrs. Deirdre Connolly is our Learning Support teacher shared with Tubber N.S . We are very lucky also to have teachers who come every week to teach us sports and music. 3rd to 6th class have  rugby on Monday afternoons  which is great fun. Alan McCormack comes Wednesday afternoons to teach football. He trains every class . And on Thursday afternoons James O’Donoghue teaches us music. We play a wide range of instruments including the tin whistle, accordion, keyboard, guitar, violin and even the mandolin!


We are lucky to have a large yard with our own basketball court and football pitch. We have leveled our football pitch and are now back playing on it. There is a wooded area at the rear of the school through which flows a stream so we are surrounded by nature. The church is across the road from us and people in our school are given a chance to serve Mass.

Computer Room

Since we got our new extension we now have a separate computer room. We have 10 computers and an Interactive Whiteboard in this room and we hope you will get a chance to see us show off our skills on this website. Hopefully as we get better you will see a lot more. Both senior classrooms (third & fourth and fifth & sixth) have interactive whiteboards installed and the teachers find them an invaluable source of instruction.