Ballinabranna National School is located in the village of Ballinabranna, near picturesque Milford in Co. Carlow. Our school is a mixed school with 184 pupils and 7 classroom teachers. We are involved in many different activities:

  • Gaelic football, hurling & camogie
  • Basketball
  • Fair Trade
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Soccer – Spar FAI 5 a side
  • Music Generation
  • Green Schools
  • Creative Schools
  • Student Council
  • Peace Proms
  • Cue Sports (Pool, Snooker & Billiards)
  • Health Promoting School
  • Credit Union Quiz
  • Draughts & Chess
  • Dance (Modern)
  • After-school Drama 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 2024

Admissions Notice April 2024

Admission Form Junior Infants 2024/25

Admission Form Special Class 2024/25

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


We have 11 teachers in our school:

7 class teachers,

2 SEN teachers

& an admin principal.

Principal: Ms. Hazel Mc Wey

Acting Deputy Principal: Mr. Eddie O’Connor

Junior Infants: Ms. Nuala Hayden

Senior Infants/1st Class: Ms. Ciara O’ Gorman (Ms. Eva Cashin)

1st & 2nd Class: Ms. Fenella Amond

3rd Class: Ms. Sarah Watchorn & Ms. Katie Phelan

4th Class: Mr. Ciarán Breen

5th Class: Ms. Maureen Agars

6th Class: Mr. Arnie Mahon

Special Education Teacher: Mr. Eddie O’ Connor

Special Education Teacher: Ms. Stacey Amond & Ms. Ann Keogh

We have three SNAs – Kara, Sharon & Tara

Brenda Coffey is our secretary.

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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