Welcome to Clerihan National School


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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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Mid-Term Break

    October 25 @ 2:50 pm - October 29 @ 11:59 pm
  2. School Re-Opens

    November 1 @ 8:55 am - 2:50 pm
  3. Staff Meeting- Early Closure

    November 4 @ 1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Half Day

    December 22 @ 12:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Christmas Holidays

    December 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

School News

St.Michael’s Day Mass

St.Michael’s Day Mass

Today we celebrated the feast of St.Michael, with Fr.Brennan saying mass in the school hall. St.Michael is the patron saint of our parish and the church is named him. His feast day is celebrated on September 29th each year. Here is the recording of today's mass. If...

European Schools Sports Day

European Schools Sports Day

Last Friday, we celebrated European Schools Sports Day and it was also non-uniform day! It was so much fun and we really look forward to taking part again next year! It is so important to remember to stay active! [gallery columns="6" size="medium"...

Inspiring Ireland Webinars

Inspiring Ireland Webinars

5th and 6th Classes really enjoyed a webinar today with an Taoiseach Micheál Martin. He told us all about what he was like growing up and how he came to become the leader of Ireland. He had really interesting stories about what inspired him and how he has shown...



Athletics has started back after school every Thursday for 5th and 6th Classes for the month of September. We really enjoyed all the different activities. The wall boards and hurdles were a huge success and we really improved after loads of practise. Well done...

Google Classroom

Google Classroom

Here is a guide to how to use Google Classroom. Google Classroom Explained There are some tips included to help you with some small problems you might have with logging-in. If you have any difficulty, please contact Mr Luby via email at: shaneluby@clerihanns.com if...

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.

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