Welcome to Kilchreest National School

Welcome to the Webpage of Kilchreest National School. Our primary School is situated between Gort and Loughrea in South Galway. There are 86 students, both boys and girls, between the ages of 4 and 13 in the school.  We have 5 teachers in our school - Mr. O' Connor, Ms. Keely, Ms. Cusack, Ms. Kelly and Ms. Hayes. We have 4 mainstream class teachers and a learning support teacher.  Our school principal is Mr. O' Connor.  Our school was opened on the first of January 1981. It was established to replace two existing two-teacher schools in Castledaly and Kilchreest.  

Our uniform is navy and our school team colours are red and white. There is a strong tradition of sport in the school and the majority of children play hurling or camogie.  


The philosophy of the school reflects the values of the community the school serves. The school is under the patronage of the Bishop of Galway, and as most of the children are Catholics, the ethos reflects the teaching of the Catholic Church in accordance with the values of the gospel.



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Click here to view our school calendar for 2013/2014

School Athletics 2014

On Wednesday September 17th, 2014, 17 pupils represented our school in this year’s Manning Inter-Schools cross country event. The race for pupils  from 3rd and 4th class was 800m, while the students from 5th and 6th class ran the 1000m. The event took place in the athletics club grounds outside Loughrea, where over 15 schools participated. Great fun and excitement was had by all. A sincere thanks to parents for providing transportation on the day

School trail

Recently 3rd to 6th classes went on a local trail to the wind turbines in Sonnagh and Lough Belsragh . Despite the cold, a great day was had by all!Thanks to our former principal Mr. Gerry Daly for accompanying us and sharing his in depth knowledge of the area  and also to Mr J.J. Donnellan of Corr na Gaoithe for his tour of the wind turbines. 


Kilchreest NS

  • Co-educational Primary School from age 4+ to 12+

  • Broad and Rich Curriculum

  • Extra curricular opportunities

  • Excellent ICT Resources


Maths Week 2014

Maths week takes place 13th - 18th October. To celebrate maths week, children will participate in numerous activities including problem solving, games, projects, maths through Lego, maths trails and a maths eye competition. Please check out www.mathsweek.ie

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