Kilmanhamwood National School
Kilmainhamwood, Kells,
Co. Meath, A82 TY77

Phone: 046-9052666

School Enrolments


Enrolments for September 2024 are now open, please contact the school office for more information. The last day for the acceptance of applications is Thursday 29th February 2024

Creative Week

Over the next two weeks Ms. Stephens along with our Creative Schools Committee will be hoping to inspire some creativity amongst the children and staff.  Each class has been asked to create a piece of Art which relates to our team of “Spring”.  An exhibition for the children will be held in the hall so that they can view each classes  masterpiece.

Welcome to

National School

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of Kilmainhamwood National School.  The school is a co-educational, Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Bishop of Kilmore.

I hope that our website will give you a sense of our school, its ethos and its culture. Our team of teaching staff are committed to ensuring that our pupils receive the best education. Together we work with parents, the parish and the wider community to ensure that each child achieves their potential.

Our school motto ‘Mol an Óige  agus Tiocfaidh sí’ reflects how we strive to promote a sense of worth, confidence and self-esteem among our pupils.

I hope that you enjoy exploring our website, with the drop-down menus providing you with any information you may require.  Check in regularly in order to keep up to date with the many activities and events that take place throughout the school year.

Pauline Bonner

School News

Grandparents’/Significant Relatives’ Day

Grandparents’/Significant Relatives’ Day

Our Grandparents'/Significant Relatives’ Day was a great success today and enjoyed by all. A sincere thank you to all of the wonderful grandparents who travelled from near and far. It was lovely to see everyone and hear the many stories about times gone by. Thank you for all your contributions for the refreshments and to the Parents Association for serving and helping out. Thanks to Fr. Gabriel for saying mass and to all the pupils for contributing in many ways. A...

Art Competition

Art Competition

A huge congratulations to Leagh Cross Roche in 2nd Class, who came second place in the Kilmore Diocese Youth Ministry Art Competition. Leagh's fantastic art creation, The Nativity, earned her 2nd place out of 600 entries. An amazing achievement Leagh, well done! We are all so proud of you!

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile

We were delighted to welcome the Minister for Sport and Physical Education; Thomas Byrne, Olympian Shane Healy and Frank Greally; The Daily Mile Ambassador, to Kilmainhamwood National School on Wednesday the 20th December for the launch of the Daily Mile Initiative. It was a great day and enjoyed by all the children and staff. .

KiVa Launch

KiVa Launch

On Monday 11th December we officially launched the KiVa programme. This was well attended by Parents and invited guests. We were fortune to have ‘Rory’s Stories’ as our guest speaker who spoke to the children about different forms of bullying and his owe experiences in school.  A special thanks to the KiVa Committee (Thomas, Rebecca, Setanta, Caitlin G, Adam, Evie, Charlotte R) and Ms. Stephens and Ms. McMahon for co-ordinating our KiVa programme in our...

Our Facilities

Located in the heart of Kilmainhamwood Village, Kilmainhamwood National School is situated in a picturesque setting surrounded by trees with the River Dee running just beyond the school grounds. The school has a large playing area for children to avail of. Two big, tarmacked areas along with a large grass area, provide the children with an abundance of space in which to play and learn. Adjacent to the tennis and basketball courts, is a handball wall. Children from 2nd to 6th class participate in handball lessons each week throughout the year and can play at break times. The large green area provides space for football, rounders, and athletics in dry weather. A newly built school garden runs parallel to the grass area. This is an area which children love to explore with a mud kitchen, insect hotels, and a balance beam. The landscaped garden provides an ideal location for an outdoor classroom with picnic benches and whiteboards for the teachers and children to use.

The school itself has five large sized classrooms, each colourful and vibrant with an emphasis on providing children with welcoming and effective learning environments. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard which enables teachers to deliver dynamic and interactive lessons to their class. A sensory room provides children with a peaceful and comfortable space in which they can reset and self-regulate with tranquil lights and music. We are fortunate to have a large sized hall which can be used for PE on wet days. However, it is also utilised for many other functions such as whole school assembly, music lessons and external coaches.