Derryquay NS Looks Forward To Open Day

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Pupils taking part in the Céilí Mór recently at Derryquay NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A VIBRANT school will host an open day next Thursday, March 28, to showcase all it has to offer prospective pupils and their families.

Derryquay National School, 5 km from Tralee on the main Dingle road, is a primary school at the centre of a vibrant community.  It has a warm welcome for newcomers and appreciates its members of longstanding.

“We value intergenerational learning and are fortunate to benefit from the expertise found in our community and the beauty and diversity of our environment,” said Principal Siobhan Uí Dhónaill.

“Join us on our next open day on 28th March from 3.30p.m. to 5.00p.m. and experience for yourself the warm welcome and community spirit in Derryquay. Visit our website to learn more about our Active Flag, our Green Flag and all we have to offer at Derryquay National School:,” added the Principal. Contact 066 7130269 or email for more information.



Derryquay School is a Catholic Primary School under the patronage of the Bishop of Kerry. We foster and nourish the spiritual, academic, physical and social education of the pupils in a happy and caring environment.

We welcome children of all faiths and none. We encourage each pupil to develop their uniqueness and individuality to the full. We embrace difference and respect equally the varying cultures of our pupils.

We encourage our pupils to use their talents and skills in the service of their communities as they take their place in society.


At Derryquay National School we endeavour to awaken a love of nature in the children and to teach them to protect our environment.

We are working on the Green Flag for biodiversity this year, which is our fifth Green Flag. We also promote environmental awareness by taking children to the beach and have engaged experts to extend their knowledge of the marine environment.



Lovely atmosphere of collegiality, caring environment, every young person’s talents are catered for, and they all get involved in events, be it singing, playing music, drama, art, sport, which builds student confidence.

Students demonstrate respect for each other, the discipline is good in the school, it has an excellent above average Drumcondra test scores, bi-lingual classes, where Irish is blended into the curriculum, and not forced.



There are fantastic links with the community for extra curricular and in class activities, French, ICA knitting, Irish dancing, tin whistle, GAA, soccer, rugby; guest speakers from the outdoors; ITT students etc.

It’s near the beach for outings. School trips are plentiful – hill walking, nature walks, Siamsa. This school takes an holistic view of student development and is very inclusive in outlook.

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