Welcome to Clerihan National School

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Clerihan N.S. website. We are delighted to showcase our school news, achievements, learning and fun with you.

Clerihan N.S. is a vibrant Catholic primary school located in South Tipperary. We welcome children of all faith backgrounds to our school community. Our emphasis is on the holistic development of the child as a whole. Our school motto ‘Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile’ – ‘There is No Strength Without Unity’ highlights our commitment to our whole school community and our ideal to ensure our school community works for the benefit of all.

Our school is supported by a fabulous team of professional and enthusiastic teachers and support staff. Our Board of Management and Parents’ Association work hard behind the scenes to support our school also. Our facilities include modern buildings and the latest educational tools that contribute to the development of our pupils.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website. You will find information on our school, its history, organisational and curricular policies as well as our classroom news, learning and fun-filled educational journey.

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School News

Yard Designs

Yard Designs

Thank you to Yvonne and the 6th Class girls who created these lovely, colourful designs on our yard fencing. This really brightens up our yard! Go raibh míle maith agaibh!

Trick Or Treat For Temple Street!

Trick Or Treat For Temple Street!

What a day we had to finish the 1st term. We took part in Trick Or Treat For Temple Street once again. There were lots of scary visitors to our school! Mrs.Fleming used Google Meet to go around to each class, so we could see what everyone was dressed up as. Well done...

Cross-Country Running

Cross-Country Running

3rd to 6th Classes walked down to the Community Sports Field today to take part in their own cross-country event today. The weather wasn't very kind to us but that didn't stop us from really enjoying the challenge! We did stretching to start before taking off in our...



Mrs.Fleming has been visiting 4th Class in recent weeks to teach them how to play chess.The kids are really enjoying the classes and are improving every week. We will be experts in no time!

October Assembly

October Assembly

Yesterday we had our October Assembly. We did this virtually again, in line with Covid-19 regulations. Third Class lead the assembly with a prayer. Mrs Fleming reminded the children of the importance of hand-washing and social-distancing. Senior Infants told Mrs...

About Our School

Clerihan National school is a mainstream co-educational school. The original school was to be found on the Church grounds. This burned down and was replaced in 1944. It was replaced by our new school in 1996.

The village has grown rapidly in the last decade and so has the school!

Our school is now a bustling 10 classroom school with 204 children. We have an administrative principal, ten class teachers, three special education teachers, six special needs assistants and a full-time secretary.

Our school crest shows our identity. We are a Catholic school dedicated to the pursuit of learning and developing the whole child academically, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Our school motto ‘Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile’ or ‘Strength in Unity’ reflects how we approach everything with team-work and friendship in Clerihan N.S.

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

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Telephone: 052 6135400    –    Email: officeclerihan@gmail.com