About Scoil Mhuire


Welcome to our school. We aim to make our school a happy, safe place where effective teaching and active learning take place within a Catholic ethos. We are a busy and happy school and we are all very proud of our school.

Each pupil, through positive learning experiences, will be stimulated to achieve their full potential, face life confidently and find fulfilment in an ever-changing world. Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough is a Catholic school which nurtures a positive, co-operative, educational environment. 

Although Scoil Mhuire is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions. As a Christian community, we aim to be a warm and welcoming place, respectful and accommodating of diversity in race, culture, religion, gender and ability. We accept pupils from all faiths and none. 

We have 173 pupils on the roll (September 2023) and a teaching staff of 12 teachers and 5 Special Needs Assistants. We have an Administrative Principal, seven mainstream classroom teachers, a teacher for our Special Class for Autism, two Special Education Teachers and a part time EAL teacher. We have a part-time secretary and a part-time caretaker.

Scoil Mhuire will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community through guiding the pupils in the values of respect for people and by nurturing their qualities of good citizenship. Respect for all is embodied and evident in all aspects of our school life through our love of learning, our love of our language, our music, our sports and in our appreciation of the nature that surrounds us. 

We strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of school life. 

We value partnerships and links with our local community. We encourage the holistic development of each child and recognise the importance of helping children find and nurture their individual talents. We have a strong tradition in sport in the school. Pupils participate in gaelic, soccer and athletics competitions with the school. We also keenly promote music in the school. We celebrate all the talents our pupils have. 

Scoil Mhuire strives to develop everyone`s potential, pupils, staff, and parents alike. Each child is treated as an individual and the support and encouragement they need to flourish is provided for them in Scoil Mhuire. We strive to create a safe, secure and positive learning environment where everyone feels valued and has a contribution to make. 

We are proud of our parish and community involvement which has scaffolded and supported our school. We recognise the importance of parents as partners in education and work closely with them to support our pupils.

Scoil Mhuire’s School Motto is ‘Ag Foghlaim Le Chéile’ (Learning Together).

Mr. John O'Doherty, Príomhoide

School Achievements