Our History

Crumlin Boys National School opened on July 1, 1885 followed by the opening of the Girls National School on November 1, 1902. In 1970, these two schools amalgamated and moved to our existing site.

St. Bernard’s National School, Crumlin, is a co-educational Catholic primary school in the parish of Abbeyknockmoy. We are a rural school situated on a three acre site and are lucky to have ample green space with two pitches, a basketball court and two play areas for the children.

Our school models and promotes a holistic approach to teaching in a caring environment where children are encouraged, nurtured and respected in order for them to develop as well -rounded individuals and to reach their full potential in all areas.

We have five mainstream class teachers, a Special Education Teacher and a shared Special Education Teacher with Newtown National School. We are also the base school for a Principal Release Post that has a total of six schools in our cluster. Niamh Molloy is Principal of the school since September 2007 and Carolyn Ní Fhatharta is the Deputy Principal.

Our teachers are as follows:
– Niamh Molloy
– Carolyn Ní Fhatharta
– Maire Ruane
– Michelle Murphy
– Paula McCallion
– Aoife Cavanagh
– Colm Monahan
– Helen Coppinger, SNA

Not alone is the educational welfare of the children in our school of utmost importance to us, we pride ourselves in the children’s involvement in extra curricular activities. Our staff are committed to all children being active and engaging in sport and look forward to school competitions in hurling, camogie, football, soccer, rugby and cross country running.

We are fortunate to have Katharine MacMaghnuis from Athenry Music School visit our school every week. Katharine teaches violin, viola and cello. The children are first introduced to these instruments in third class where all children receive tuition from Katharine on a weekly basis. The children will then perform at the end of year concert for the school community.

Flags / Awards
We are currently in the process of achieving our 5th Green Flag (Biodiversity). Biodiversity is our life support system. It is the variety of all life forms on earth, from the tiniest bugs living in the soil to the biggest whales in the sea. Our Green Flag Committee will lead the school community to successfully adopt and implement the steps needed to achieve this flag.

In 2019 Crumlin N.S achieve our first Active Flag. This was a very enjoyable experience for the children as sport and exercise of all types were the focus. We were very fortunate to have our local Olympic hero, Áine McDermott to celebrate the raising of the flag with us.

Crumlin National School Board of Management

Patrick Walshe

Niamh Molloy

Bishop’s Representative
Fr. Ronnie Boyle

Teacher’s Representative
Paula McCallion

Parent Representatives
Amanda Briggs
Tomas Heneghan

Community Representatives
Mary Coleman
Padraic Kelly