Welcome to Clerihan National School

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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

School Christmas Mass

School Christmas Mass

Here is the recording of our School Christmas mass which took place last Friday. If you are having trouble opening this video, please click here.

Christmas Performances!

Christmas Performances!

We recorded our Christmas songs recently for you to enjoy! Here is the video of Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Mr.O'Mahony's Class, Ms.Tierney's Class, 1st Class and 2nd Class. If you are having difficulty opening this video, please click here. Here is the video of...

In November We Remember

In November We Remember

We celebrated mass in school today to remember those we love who have died. Children brought in photographs of people who they wished to be prayed for during the mass. We also made some lovely art displays to remember those who have died. You can see these displays...



Sixth Class have been given a fantastic opportunity to write letters to some of the residents of a local nursing home. The initiative “Words with Hugs” involves students and residents writing to each other. The letters involve both children and residents sharing...

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