About Our School
Brief history of Scoil Naomh Mhaireide Currach Clo. from an account written in 1986.
“Everybody in Curracloe was delighted to hear that at last the new school was going to be built. The old school in the village was situated on a dangerous corner, and was old fashioned and in need of repair and modernisation. It consisted of one large room, and one small room in the main building, and a pre-fab building outside. This too, was in need of repair. The heating consisted of large open fires and gas heaters. We moved to the new school in January ’86. It was like moving to a new world. The new school was spacious, airy, dust free, heated and we even had a teacher’s room. Charts which we had been happy with in the old school, now looked scruffy and smoky. Suddenly, we all had a new interest in our work, and had lots of fun trying out ideas which we could not have attempted in the old building.”
In 2007 an extension was started. The Department of Education and Science also funded the development of our school grounds and fencing.This has now been completed.
The parents of our pupils, have a real interest in keeping up with modern methods. They have provided us with lots of modern equipment, and deserve great praise for their efforts.
We have come a long way from the first school built in Curracloe, which was a mud structure built on Larry Lambe’s hill.