Welcome to our School Website.

Céad Míle Fáilte go Láithreán Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Baile an Cáisleáin.

We are a vibrant child-centred school with the happiness of our pupils at the core of our ethos. We believe that if a child is happy, they have a better predisposition towards learning. Through our curricular and extra curricular teaching, we aim to promote the development of the whole person through a range of opportunities and multiple styles of learning. We pride ourselves on providing an atmopshere that is conducive to a happy and engaged schooling.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and that you learn about all the range of activities we are involved in here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.

Is mise le meas,

Emer Russell


Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872

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What better way to welcome the holidays than to have a visit from the ice cream man?! Thank you so much to the PA for sponsorship!

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Epayments by Aladdin

We are delighted to facilitate epayments in school from now on. Click the link for the information letter. Codes will be sent to your phone.


Many thanks, Emer Russell

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Thank you Finola for organising our new Owl habitat! Isn’t it beautiful? It is part of the Barn Owl Project and we would love to see it inhabited! Thank you to Stephen Walsh (wildlife photographer) for installing it and for all the advice! As you can see it will be well guarded here!

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Eliminating single use plastics

In an effort to reduce single use plastic in school , we have decided to ban Twistable type crayons from September. Other Crayola crayons are preferable for younger children. It’s a small change but we like to play our part!

We have also banned glitter and our reusable school water bottle is available to purchase in school at a cost of €4.

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Target shooting winners!

Congratulations to the following children who were class winners in the target shooting competition on School Tour Day! Thank you to Mr. Breen for organising and for their prizes!

Winners: Ellie Byrne,  Caoimhe Kinsella,  Kate Kavanagh, Patrick Fanning, Ronan Russell, Fiadh Russell, Tom Tallon, Robyn Prendergast, Niall Kavanagh and Cillian Blackwell!

Well done to all!

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School tour fun!

What a day we have had!! Our students had so much fun rotating through TEN BUMPER STATIONS throughout the day!

  1. Disco
  2. Abstract Art with Elaine
  3. Splash the Teacher stand! This was a huge hit, unsurprisingly!!
  4. Mindfulness stone painting
  5. Orienteering with Ms. Carroll
  6. The Big Dig – Archaeology site with The Irish School of Archaeology https://sia.ie/the-big-dig/
  7. Fitness with Fiona
  8. Target practice with Mr. Breen
  9. Birds of Prey with Colin Travers
  10. Pirates Cove Go Karts and Train

I think that all our staff and students are going to be exhausted tonight!!




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Beach Walk!

Friday 04/06/2021

One of the year’s highlights happened today -we walked to the beach together!!

While we were there, Ms. Russell challenged us to a sandcastle competition. This taps into the construction strand of the visual arts curriculum and it was so nice enjoying this subject on the beach! Lots of students brought their own bits and pieces to add to their castles while others used natural materials – there was such a high standard!

We hope you enjoy our photos!



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Active Week – Thursday’s events!

So much activity today, our heads are spinning!!

We had a super morning with Tag Rugby with Daisy Earle of Gorey RFC. Daisy kindly spoke to our students today about her Leinster and Ireland career. This was really inspiring for our young female athletes and made us consider equality in sport. We want to see lots more recognition for female achievement!

We then had fitness training with Cormac Byrne and Conall from Bluefitness. They certainly put all the classes through their paces but it was so much fun!! We are so grateful to the guys for their time, patience and enthusiasm with all of our students.

At lunch time we had penalty shootouts with 2nd/3rd class who were brilliantly accurate!!

This afternoon we had a VERY competitive rounders game between 6th class and the staff. A certain male teacher (not mentioning any names!!) received a red card!

We are having a BLAST! Check out our links and photos below!

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Active Week – Wednesday

We had to take a rain check on our beach walk but the activity continues and we hope that we can do our beach walk on Friday!

In the meantime, enjoy these lovely photos and videos



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Active Week – Day 2

Tuesday afternoon 01/06/2021

Superhero Walk a Mile with a Smile and Tug of War!

Huge thanks to Mrs. O’Flaherty for providing ice creams for the children after their Super hero Mile with a Smile! 



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We just can’t keep up with all the activity today!! 

So far we have had circuits and fitness training with Marc Halpin. We are looking forward to our Superhero Mile with a Smile and infants-1st class Tug of War later!

Enjoy our photos and click on the links to view the action!



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