Teacher with Tablet
Principals Welcome

Fáilte chuig suíomh idirlín Dhoire Mhic Aodha.

Welcome to our website, which aims to keep you informed and to celebrate the achievements of our pupils here in Derryquay National School.

Is scoil bheag tuaithe í S.N. Dhoire Mhic Aodha atá suite idir shliabh agus trá i leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne. De dheasca áilleacht na timpeallachta, bíonn cúram imshaoil ina chuid lárnach den teagasc agus is iomaí uair a théimid amach faoin aer chun eolas a fháil ar an dúlra nó ar stair na háite. Is mian linn go bhfaighidh agus go gcoinneoidh na páistí a ngrá agus a líofacht ina dteanga dhúchais agus a dtuiscint dá n-oidhreacht féin chomh maith lena dtuiscint dá n-aitheantas Eorpach.

Derryquay National School is a small, rural school which is at the centre of a vibrant community. We have strong links with local sporting and cultural organisations and we are fortunate to have their support in our endeavours to encourage children to develop into active and responsible citizens with a respect for our language and culture, a love of music and an awareness of our natural environment. 

I am very proud of the children in our school who are kind to one another, polite and helpful and who make their best effort in everything they do. They are supported by a diligent staff, a conscientious Board of Management and caring parents. As you browse through our website, you will see that together we have achieved many awards including the Active Flag, the Green Flag, the Blue Flag and Goal Humanitarian School Award. I hope our website illustrates what a  warm, friendly and welcoming school we have in Derryquay.

Le dea-ghuí,

Íde Brosnan, Príomhoide.   


There has been a school in Derryquay since the 19th century. Derryquay School is listed in Griffith’s Valuation of 1853. This single room building was situated 100m east of Derryquay Bridge and spanned the famine years

The existing school opened in 1910 and in 1922 the official attendance was 109.

In the1980’s a local meitheal undertook major road and yard works to ensure the safety of the pupils and staff.

Major refurbishments were undertaken in 2002 and the pupils and entire staff moved to the Jeannie Johnson Visitor Centre in Blennerville for a year. The newly renovated and extended school re-opened in 2003 amid great excitement.

The school celebrated its centenary in great style in 2010. Pupils past and present joined to make it a memorable event in the parish.

Antique Pocket Watch


  • Joseph Mannix - Chairperson

  • Fr. Francis Nolan - Nominee

  • Íde Brosnan - Secretary

  • Brid Fitzgerald - Teachers Nominee 

  • Katrina Mehigan - Parents Nominee

  • Seamus O’Shea - Parents Nominee

  • Dolores Flanangan - Community Nominee 

  • Dermot Waugh - Community Nominee


  • Irene Passway – Chairperson

  • Mike Kennedy – Secretary

  • Anna Louise Daskalakis- Joint Secretary

  • Colette O Halloran – Treasurer

  • Adrienne Dowd - Treasurer


The normal school day for Infant classes is 9.10am – 1.50pm

The normal school day for 1st to 6th classes is 9.10am – 2.50pm

Post School Supervision:

The school runs a supervised Infant Club from 2 to 3 every day to facilitate parents who have older children in the school. This is very popular with children and parents alike.


All school policies are all on this website and are available to parents upon request from the school office.

A copy of School calendar is available on this website and is issued to each family at the start of each school year.

Stack of Notebooks


The school uniform is worn Monday to Wednesday and the track suit is worn on Thursday to Friday.

Children must wear runners when participating in sport.

The uniform comprises: grey trousers or skirt, red jumper and white polo shirt.

School crests may be purchased in the school at a cost of €3 each. Please ensure that children’s clothes are labelled.


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