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Enrolments are now being taken for September 2021, please use the application link below to initiate the process and post or email the form to us once complete. 

In line with new regulations please see our Admissions Notice for school year 2021/2022

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Please use this link to access the Application-for-Admission-Junior-Infants




 Information from HSE for parents

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School Calendar 2020 – 2021



Health Promoting School


Digital Schools Award Winner!


Chill Cleithe N.S.

This is a picture 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 support teacher and a shared resource teacher. Our school was built in 1951. There are 101 pupils enrolled this year. 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. Michelle Bradley teaches fifth and sixth class. Ms. Helga Leslie is our Special Ed teacher. Ms. …………………….. part-time Special Ed shared with Clonbonny N.S. Nicholas Mvula (Nico) is our full time S.N.A  & this year we welcome back Ms. Rachel Corbett  who is covering Ms. Bradley’s maternity leave.

This year we welcome Ilona Kulinska-Puda to our staff, part-time S.N.A.

We are very lucky also to have teachers who come every week to teach us sports and music.

Niall Kane teaches rugby to pupils from 3rd to 6th classes on Monday afternoons which is great fun.

On Wednesday mornings Patrick Heffernan (past-pupil) teaches us music. We play a wide range of instruments including the tin whistle, accordion, keyboard, guitar and violin.

Alan Mullen comes Wednesday afternoons to teach football. He trains every class.

Paddy Mullally comes to teach basketball.

In the first term of each New Year we have 8 swimming lessons – pupils from 1st to 6th class take part in these sessions.

We have been lucky to have had dance lessons for all pupils for the last 3 years which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


We are lucky to have a large yard with our own basketball court and football pitch. We have levelled 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 & 10 laptops and an  Interactive Whiteboard in each classroom which the teachers find are an invaluable source of instruction. This year we have invested in IPads. We hope you will get a chance to see us show off our skills on our school website. Hopefully as we get better you will see a lot more.

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