Kilmurry N.S.


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Kilmurry National School

The school is situated in an historic part of East Clare. Kilmurry is within close proximity of Tulla, Ennis, Shannon and Limerick. The ancient castle of Ballymulcashel dates from 1466 and was inhabited until the 1990's. Kilmurry is a rural area with one large estate of private houses that was built in the late 1990's.

Children from the following areas which are part of the Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Parish come to our school - Kilmurry, Rossroe, Ballymulcashel, Ballysheen, Ardane, Derra, Kilcornan, Shandangan and Drumullan. Some pupils attending the school live in Sixmilebridge, Oatfield and Quin.

At the time of writing, there is virtually full employment among the parent cohort of Kilmurry National School. Most parents commute to Shannon, Ennis and Limerick for work.

Kilmurry National School is an integral part of the parish of Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry. There is an excellent working relationship between church and school. The children of Sixth Class receive the Sacrament of Confirmation with their peers from St Finnachta's National School, Sixmilebridge. The schools have developed an excellent working relationship over time and have regular contact in LS/RT clusters and through sporting events.


School Ethos
Kilmurry National School is a co-educational Catholic school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Killaloe. The school endeavours to reflect and promote a Catholic philosophy of education that is inspired by the values of the Gospel.



Mission Statement
Kilmurry National School seeks to create a safe, encouraging and challenging learning environment for all its pupils. The school encourages genuine effort and affords pupils the opportunity to use their talents as fully as possible. Positive relationships between pupils and staff are valued and promoted through activities that allow for individual differences and learning styles. The school strives to involve parents, parish and community in fulfilling this mission.



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Kilmurry National School, a Roman Catholic school established in connection with the Minister, aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Kilmurry National School provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.


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