Ballinabranna National School is located in the village of Ballinabranna, near picturesque Milford in Co. Carlow. Our school is a mixed school with 187 pupils and 8 classroom teachers. We are involved in many different activities:

  • Gaelic football, hurling & camogie
  • Basketball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Soccer – Spar FAI 5 a side
  • Music Generation
  • Green Schools
  • Creative Schools
  • Health Promoting School
  • Credit Union Quiz
  • After-school art classes
  • After-school keyboard classes
  • After-school Irish Dancing

Please explore our website to find our more about these activities!


Please click on the link to download our Admissions Policy. Brenda in our office will help with any queries you may have.

Admissions Policy

Admissions Notice 2023/24

Application for Junior Infants 2023/24

For Applications for Admission to classes other than Junior Infants please contact the school.


We have 11 teachers in our school:

8 class teachers,

2 SEN teachers

& an admin principal.

Principal: Ms. Hazel Mc Wey

Deputy Principal: Ms. Stacey Amond

Junior Infants: Ms. Nuala Hayden

Senior Infants: Ms. Ciara O’ Gorman

1st Class: Ms. Fenella Amond

2nd Class: Mr. Arnie Mahon

3rd Class: Mrs. Maureen Agars

4th Class: Mr. Ciarán Breen

5th Class: Ms. Fitzharris/Ms Kehoe

6th Class: Ms. Stacey Amond

Special Education Teacher: Mr. Eddie O’ Connor

Special Education Teacher: Ms. Sarah Watchorn / Ms. Eileen Dillon

We have three SNAs – Kara, Róisín and Sharon.

Brenda Coffey is our secretary.

Noel Dunne is our caretaker.

Welcome to our website

Ballinabranna National School is situated in the parish of Leighlin. We are a co-educational primary school, under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.

We strive to deliver a holistic education, recognising the intellectual, spiritual, moral, cultural, physical & social needs of all our pupils.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website!


Ballinabranna School is concerned with delivering, by example and instruction, a holistic education to develop the children spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially to their true potential in a vibrant, caring, supportive and happy Christian context while recognising the uniqueness and dignity of all our pupils and having due regard to our relationship with the local and wider community and the environment.

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