School History


School History

Scoil Mhuire Creeslough opened in 1960 as a three teacher school. The staff at the time were Tadhg Gallagher (Principal), Mamie Mc Clean nee Farrell and Mary Colhoun. Drimnaraw and Kildarragh National Schools were amalgamated with Scoil Mhuire in the 1970’s. In 1976 a two room extension was added. A prefab was installed in 1995 and was used as a library. Owing to increasing numbers, a new prefab was added in September 2019 and a further prefab added in October 2020. A new state of the art extension consisting of two classrooms and a Special Education Teaching Room opened in February 2023.

Scoil Mhuire Creeslough is a rural school situated on the main Letterkenny road (N56) on the outskirts of the village.

We cater for children aged between 4 and 13. At present, there are 176 pupils on roll with a staff of 12 teachers and 5 Special Needs Assistants. In September 2023, we opened our first Special Class for Autism. 

In Scoil Mhuire we strive to offer all pupils the opportunity to enjoy their primary schooling in a friendly, welcoming and child-centred atmosphere. We value and treat each child equally.

We are surrounded by lots of history and natural beauty in Scoil Mhuire. We are also very proud that some of our past pupils are now All-Ireland winners!