Our School’s Story

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 a new two-teacher school in 1996.

The village has grown rapidly in the last 20 years and so has the school! We now have 8 bright and modern classrooms, 3 support rooms, a state of the art sports hall and large sports pitch and school yard. In 2019 we embarked on another exciting building project that has added 2 special classes for pupils with autism as well as a gym, a sensory room and a room for our breakfast club and after school service. The next project was our sensory garden. Tipperary County Council kindly gave us some land beside the school and with the generous donation from the employees of Boston Scientific we  added our much prized sensory garden.

We have an administrative principal, 8 class teachers, 2 special class teachers, 3 special education teachers, 7 special needs assistants, full-time secretary and 3 part-time transport escorts as well as two cleaners and a caretaker.

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 ‘No Strength without Unity’ reflects how we approach everything in Clerihan N.S..