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.

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School News



The school is very excited to be involved in the art in education initiative, BLAST. We are working with artiste Adele Stanley to create ceramic tiles that will be used to decorate the entrance to our sensory garden. It is going to be amazing! These are the BLAST...

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

We really enjoyed taking part in Safer Internet Day today. Garda Damien called to all our classes to speak about the importance of internet safety. We also took part in different activities, like debates, discussions, presentations, created posters, made our own...

January Assembly

January Assembly

Here is the link to January's Assembly: January Assembly Link We have had a busy return to school!

Service of Light

Service of Light

We celebrated the Service of Light with our 5th and 6th Class children today in Clerihan Church. This is a very important part of the preparation for Confirmation which we will be making on April 1st. Here is the video of the service below. If you have problems...

December Assembly

December Assembly

Here is our link to our December Assembly. As you will see, we are very busy this month! If you have problems watching this video, please click here.

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