Doonbeg National School

Doonbeg National School (Scoil Náisiúnta Dúnbeag), is located in the coastal village of Doonbeg in Co. Clare. There are three mainstream class teachers a shared special education teacher. It promotes the Catholic Ethos, encouraging the children to develop fully intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually and morally. The school community of parents, pupils and teachers also work closely together, to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The school strives to provide a quality education in a secure and caring environment, where children can reach their full potential. This is reflected in our recent educational and sporting achievements. The school has participated in a variety of initiatives, in which it has achieved national awards. These range from the Junior Entrepreneur, Active School, Blue Star, Digital Schools of Distinction and Peace Proms Programmes. The school also encourages student development in the sciences and this is evident from its work in the Discover Primary Science and Green Schools programmes.

Our new building allows us to enjoy spacious classrooms equipped with the latest ICT technologies and the computer room contains twelve computers with broadband connection. The purpose build hall is used for all school activities and some community activities. The large tarmacadam area has playground markings for various games and is suitable for all ages.

Contact Details:

Principal: Mr. Neil Crowley
Phone : 065-9055311
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Bansha National School

Bansha N.S. was established in 1879 and is one of five schools in the Doonbeg parish. It has a staff comprising of three teachers, two special needs assistants, a part-time secretary and a caretaker. A learning support teacher and two resource teachers regularly visit the school.

Children of the area attend Bansha N.S. from Junior Infants until sixth class. Children participate in the school curriculum as well as partaking in music, gaelic games and soccer. All children are encouraged and helped to achieve their potential both academically and socially.

Bansha N.S. has an active Board of Management whose members work with teachers and parents to further develop the school curriculum and resources.

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Contact details:

Principal: Ms Martina Sexton
Phone: 065 9056998

Clohanes National School

Clohanes National School is a two-teacher school in the parish of Doonbeg. The school was built in 1889 and extended in 1953; the adjacent playing pitch was purchased in 1990.

The school has two shared resource teachers and a part-time Special Needs Assistant and Secretary. There are 33 pupils enrolled in the school

Many events which involve the school community are organised during the school year – these include Carol Singing and lighting of the School’s Christmas Tree, Sports Days, Christmas and Easter Mass, School Book Fair and Grandparent’s Day.

Both classrooms are equipped with computers, an interactive whiteboard and a visualiser. The children are participating in an e-mail exchange with a primary school in Hirson, France.

This year the children took part in the WOW Reading Challenge, which aims to foster a love for reading.

Sporting activities, which the children participate in, include swimming, cross-country running, girls and boys football and basketball.

The highlight of this school year for pupils in the senior classroom was performing in the Hallelujah Concert in the RDS in Dublin in December.

Clohanes N.S. is a green school and as a result the pupils are involved in composting and recycling. We are currently working towards receiving our second green flag. The theme of energy awareness is being explored and developed by the pupils in the process of realising this aim.

Children from Clohanes N. S. join with children from Shragh N.S. and Doonbeg N.S. for First Holy Communion, which takes place in April/ May each year in Doonbeg Church. Pupils from all schools in Doonbeg parish join with children from Kilkee parish for Confirmation. This ceremony takes place in Doonbeg and Kilkee on alternative years.

Our school grounds offer the children great variety at playtime. Our sporting facilities include a full-sized basketball court and a playing pitch adjacent to the school. Features in the grounds include the willow area and the wooden footbridge, which crosses the stream flowing between the schools and playing pitch. The stone built cottage incorporates a sand play area and the children’s favourite is the “maze” in the wildflower meadow.

Contact details:

Principal: Ms Aideen O’Mahoney
Phone: 065 7087533

Shragh National School

Shragh N.S. in Doonbeg was built on its present site in 1933. Since then it has undergone two extensions. The school now comprises of two classrooms, a resource room, a learning support room and other auxillary rooms. The school has extensive grounds with a playing pitch, basketball court, play area, willow garden and picnic area. We have two mainstream and a learning support teacher.

We are the proud recipients of several recognised awards including four Green Flags, a Digital School of Distinction Award and a European Blue Star Flag.

Sport, music and art are an integral part of school life with pupils participating in local events and competitions including football and basketball blitzes.

Tin whistle is taught from third class and children are encouraged to bring in their own instruments to join the music group.

As a Catholic School we have special school events during the Liturgical Year with masses at the end of each term and various other prayer services during the year.

Contact details:

Principal: Ms Sheila Gavin
Phone: 065 9055295
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The Naíonra

The Naíonra (Pre-school) provide a childcare sessional service through Irish. All facets of the child’s development are catered for, while giving the child the opportunity to acquire Irish naturally.

  • We cater for children aged 3-5 years within Doonbeg and surrounding parishes. We operate a waiting list.

  • The sessional service is from 9am to 12.30pm (38 weeks a year).

  • We offer C.C.S.S. and E.C.C.E. schemes.


The Office of the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D., introduced the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme 2008. The scheme is administered through community childcare providers and aims to reduce childcare fees for parents who are in receipt of a social welfare payment or F.I.S.

E.C.C.E. – Early Childhood Care & Education (Free pre-school year)

Age for eligibility: Between 3 years & 3 months and 4 years & 6 months on September 1st each year.

Contact details:

Principal: Ms Mary Corry
Phone: 087 7103509

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contact information

Doonbeg Community Development Ltd.
Community Hall
Main Street
Doonbeg, Co. Clare

Monday & Tuesday 8.30am – 4pm

Wednesday & Thursday 10.00am - 4.30pm  
Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm


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