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Mr. Joe Carty, Principal

8th April 2021 - Click here to read a letter from Mr. Carty regarding the return to school after Easter. 

27th February - Click here to read a letter from Mr. Carty regarding the return to School. 

3rd February - Our Speech and Language Class will return to school on the 22nd February. At present our staff and pupils are engaged in remote / distance learning. See the homepage for helpful links to weekly work schedules and parent tips.

31st August - We have just published St Pats Covid Plan. It is available here and also an updated letter to parents and an arrival/departure plan for our school.

April 23rd - We have just added the Draft Admissions Policy and the Draft Admissions Annual Notice to our website in our Policies page.

March 20th

Advice is available, from the HSE, for parents who do not have English as their first language, on coping with Covid-19. Languages include Polish, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish and many more - all available here


March 11th 2020

A letter re Covid-19 was received today from the Chief Medical Officer in the HSE with up to date advice for schools and parents on the Coronavirus. View the full text here

March 9th 2020

We have just added our notification to our Parents' Association confirming Child Protection Review completed for 2020 - view it here (in pdf form)


March 2nd 2020

We have received a letter from the Chief Medical Officer with up to date advice for all schools on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) - please click to view

January 10th 2020


Upper Chapel Street, Castlebar

Will hold enrolment days for the 2020/2021 academic year on Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February 2020. Time 10a.m. - 12p.m. and 1p.m. - 4p.m. Phone (094)9023438 email: or 
Website: Twitter: @StPatricksBNS

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND Please bring Birth Certificate and PPS No.

January 7th 2020

Welcome back to school to all staff and pupils. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break and are ready to take on whatever 2020 has in store for all of us. At the start of the new school term the staff and BOM of St Pats would like to draw your attention to the leaflet on head lice which is available here. Please read it carefully. 

November 19th 2019

Joint official statement from Boards of Management of St Angela’s NS and St Patrick’s BNS

The Boards of Management of two Castlebar town primary schools, St Angela’s NS and St Patrick’s BNS, have given consent to an initial process of consultation involving all stakeholders from both school communities. 

The purpose of this consultation is to gather information, seek opinions and establish what is necessary to enhance the future development of the two schools. The aim is to provide the best educational experience for their existing and prospective students.

The consultation will involve input from all stakeholders - Boards of Management, staff, parents, school Patron and the Department of Education & Skills. Any decisions including the possible restructuring of both schools to provide for co-education will only be taken following wide and meaningful consultation with all parties involved. 

Both schools have a great tradition and reputation for providing wonderful, holistic, educational experiences for their pupils in a safe and caring environment. It is a priority that the high standards of education which have been their hallmark over many years are maintained and this will be central to the upcoming process.

Úna Lydon, Chairperson
Joseph Carty, Principal
St Patrick’s BNS

Noreen Walsh, Chairperson
Nessa Maloney, Principal
St Angela’s NS



  • Music Generation Video Clip in relation to the Ukulele Programme featuring pupils from our 5th and 6th classes. 

  • Letters from HSE re common infections and advice for parents on what to do in the event of an occurrence of any of the infections listed here  -1. Chicken Pox, 2. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, 3. Head Lice/Nits, 4. Impetigo, 5. MRSA, 6. Ringworm, 7. German Measles/Rubella, 8. Scabies, 9. Scarlet Fever, 10. Slapcheek Syndrome, 11. Winter Vomiting Disease. 

Principal's Notes

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