Scoil na mBuachaillí, Clonakilty

SnB Clonakilty

School closing for the summer

The school is closing for the summer holidays on Tuesday 12th of July and will reopen again for the new year on the 17th of August. Please note that you can still email the school on but may not receive a reply unless you mark the email URGENT in the subject line. The telephone will not be answered during the break.

Please note:

  • Our new Links has been published for September (see below).
  • Fees for 2022/2023 have been uploaded to Aladdin – explanation on the Links and may be paid throughout the summer.
  • If you wish your child to learn a musical instrument you can sign up now but please note that there are limited spaces available.
  • Permissions for Basketball, Chess, RSE, Altar, Sciath na Scol, Wardens, School Personal Accident Insurance etc can be ticked throughout the summer on your Aladdin App. The explanatory notes are all on the Links 28.01.

We wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer break. Barth Harrington

Scoil na mBuachaillí – Multi Award Winning School

Multi-award-winning school with an array of prizes in science, maths, chess, computers, gardening and a range of sports. See Awards Page for more details.

September 2022 28.01 Links (newsletter/blog) available now

Please click here to view the new Links 28.01 September 2022

Macbeth a great success

Thanks to Ms. Laura Connolly for creating this wonderful video.

Macbeth – Scoil na mBuachaillí (c) 2022

Admission Notice for 2022/2023

Our Admission notice has now been published on our website. We are now accepting applications for next September’s classes. Please click on the link on the left of this page to order an Admission (Enrolment) Form.

Below you can see our first ever Virtual Tour of Scoil na mBuachaillí – a day in the life of the school.

Many thanks to Ms. Regina Fitzmaurice and cameraman Ethan Deasy for creating this video, to the staff of the school for their assistance and to all the boys and girls who are the stars of the show!

Our Christmas Video

Directed by Mrs. Elaine Connolly | Christmas 2021

About our School

Scoil na mBuachaillí
Scoil na mBuachaillí is a 22 -teacher school with more than 275 students situated in the heart of  Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Our staff comprises 10 classroom teachers, 2 Special Class teachers, 6  Support Teachers, 6 Special Needs Assistants, Principal, Secretary and Caretaker. 

What can we offer your child?
A very committed, talented and hard working staff.A friendly and supportive atmosphere.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities including Surfing and Kayaking at  nearby Inchdyoney Beach, Debating, Athletics, Gardening, Music, Sound Engineering, Lighting Engineering, Chess and baking. Our many Sports programmes include GAA – Football and Hurling, Soccer, Orienteering, Basketball, Rugby, Swimming etc.

Our Running Track

Teamwork: the staff plan and review together curricular and organisational areas regularly to ensure the highest standard of education for your child.Informal Open Door Policy: Parents are regularly informed on what is happening in the school. A bulletin (called Links) is circulated regularly and relevant policy documents are sent to all the parents in the school e.g. Code of Discipline, Anti Bullying Policy, Homework Policy, Healthy Lunch Policy, Mission Statement, Safety Statement, Acceptable Use Policy, Substance Use Policy, RSE Policy, SPHE Policy etc.

Discipline and Anti Bullying: A Code of Discipline whose primary objective is the development of self-discipline in our students is implemented in our school.  An effective Anti- Bullying Policy  is in place.

High level of student involvement: Students participate routinely in the day-to- day running of the school: e.g. refereeing matches, acting as Litter Wardens, Road Safety Wardens, carrying out DIY work, working in the school garden and helping out with recycling etc.

Scoil na mBuachaillí has a very active, committed and supportive Parents’ Association. New members are always welcome.

Our Proud History
Scoil na mBuachaillí was formed when Clonakilty Boys Senior School amalgamated with St. Joseph’s Boys Infant School in September 1995. The schools which have a long and proud tradition in educating boys in the Clonakilty area, moved into their new building in O’Rahilly Street in March 2000.

Our new music room

Address: Scoil na mBuachaillí, O’Rahilly Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork P85 X788
Roll number: 20022V
Telephone number: 023 8834487

Chairperson of the Board of Management: Noreen Minihane
Principal: Barth Harrington
Deputy Principal:
Regina Fitzmaurice
School Secretary:
Noreen Collins