Scoil Naomh Fiachra

About Us


Scoil Naomh Fiachra is a small rural primary school in the parish of Lisdowney, in the north of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
We have 65 pupils and four teachers.
Although the school was renamed ‘Scoil Naomh Fiachra‘ several years ago the official name of the school is still Clontubrid Mixed N.S.
The school caters for pupils from four to twelve years old.
The theme of our website is “The Connected Community”.
We want it to be a point of contact for pupils, teachers, parents, the local community, local people abroad and the broader learning community.

1916 Centenary Celebrations

On Wednesday 13th of January Scoil Noamh Fiachra  welcomed three members of the Irish Defence Forces to our school to present our school with The National Flag.

The presentation included a history of the national flag and the correct protocol for its use.  The flag was then presented to Séan Dowling and the Proclamation was presented to Katie Brennan.The Defence Forces member also read part of the Proclamation assisted by Brandon in 5th class.

The children sang and played Amhrán na Bhfiann and Oró Se Do Bheatha  Bhaile on the tin whistle. It was a really memorable day. Thanks to everyone involved.










On the 15th of March (Proclamation Day), every school in the country will raise their flags at 12 o’clock. Parents are invited into the school for this event and the children will perform a number of songs and tunes to mark the event.



Newsletter January 2016

For further details please click here (Please not this a pdf file).

Newsletter September 2015

For further details please click here (Please note this is a pdf file).


Army Barracks

The children from Scoil Naomh Fiachra will visit the Army Barracks in Kilkenny on Monday 8th February. Thanks to Army Barracks for facilitating this visit.

Scholastic Book Fair 2016

Scoil Naomh Fiachra will host a Scholastic Book Fair from April 7th – 14th inclusive.  All are welcome to view books on sale.

 6 Km Walk

Our 6 Km fundraising walk will take place on 12th June 2016.  Funds raised will be go towards the purchase of Graded Readers for the school.

The Fun Run will take place on Sunday the 12th of June 2016 after 9.30am Mass in Clontubrid.
This will be followed by some fun activities and refreshments back in the school.
This will also be the closing event for our “Active Schools Week”.
We look forward to a fantastic day out for the entire school community.
Please come along and support.

Active Week 2016

The Active Fun Week will run from 7th – 12th June 2016.  More details to follow.


Active Flag

To find out more about our Active Flag project click here.

Enrolment for September 2016

Parents wishing to enrol pupils for the school year 2016- 2017 may do so by contacting the school for Enrolment Application Form and copy of the school’s Enrolment Policy.

Tel.: 056 8832417.
Contact us by email.

School Calendar 2015-2016

August 2015 School will reopen for new academic year on Monday 31st August 2015.
October 2015 Monday 26th October through to Friday 30th October inclusive. School will close on Friday 23rd October at 2.4opm for Mid-term Break and will reopen on Monday 2nd November.
December 2015/January 2016 Tuesday 22nd December (12 noon) through to Tuesday 5th January 2016 inclusive. School will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd December and will re open on Wednesday 6th January 2016.
February 2016 Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February 2016. School will close on Wednesday 17th February at 2.40pm for Mid-term Break and will re open on Monday 22nd February 2016.
March 17th March through to Friday 1st April inclusive School will close at 12 o’clock on 16th March and reopen on Monday 4th April – this includes St Patrick’s Day and the Easter Holidays.
May Monday 2nd May
Tuesday 3rd May
School will close on Friday 29th April at 2.40pm and will re open on Wednesday 4th May.
June Monday 6th June Bank Holiday
June Friday 24th June (12 noon) School will close at 12 noon on 24th June for the summer holidays.