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How to Contact St Mary's

Prospective parents are welcome to contact the school, to arrange to speak to the Principal.

Parent / Teacher meetings are held once a year, but parents may discuss their child's progress or any other relevant matters at any time by prior appointment. The school has an "open door" policy. You can contact the school by telephone or e-mail, or by sending a note, to arrange an appointment with your child's teacher.

The Secretary is the day-to-day contact for the school, between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Telephone: 059 9721021

e-mail: principal@stmarysnsbagenalstown.ie

Enquiries about Enrolment

During the holiday period enquiries should be sent by email to the address above, or by post to: The Principal, St. Mary’s NS, Royal Oak Road, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.



Ms Sylvia Eades

Deputy Principal

Ms Anne Brennan

Assistant Teachers

Ms Linda Dagg

Learning Support / Resource Teacher

Ms Mairead O'Sullivan

Special Needs Assistants

Ms Teresa Murphy

Ms Majella Kehoe


Mrs Catherine O'Brien


Parents Association

St Mary's has a very active Parents Association. All parents are automatically members, and are encouraged to support and become involved in the P.A.'s work for the benefit of the school. The P.A. holds a number of fund raising events during the year, and provides a liaison with the parents, teachers and Board of Management on all aspects of school life.

For more information on the P.A. see the Parents Association page.

The P.A. has an elected committee. You are welcome to contact the P.A. committee by e-mail:   pa@stmarysnsbagenalstown.ie.

Any member of the committee may be contacted on any matter that concerns parent/school liaison. The current members are:

Chairperson: Cathy Stevenson

Secretary: Robin Scanlon

Treasurer: Marlies Schiefer

Board of Management Representatives:
Andrew Marshall
Jane Hancock

Other members:
Melanie Dolan
Helen Hatton
David Rea
Lyn Collier
Niki Whelan
Natalie Moore

Board of Management

The Board of Management (BOM) is responsible for the overall management of the school.

Patron's Representatives: Mr Jim Brown (Chairperson), Rev'd Kevin Ronné

Principal: Ms Sylvia Eades

Parents' Representatives: Mr Andrew Marshall, Mrs Jane Hancock

Teachers' Representative: Ms Anne Brennan

Community Representatives: Mrs Emily Watchorn, Rev Tom Gordon


This Website

Any comments on, or additions to, this website may be e-mailed to:


All pictures on the site are included with the best intentions, but please let us know if you are unhappy with any of them and they can be removed immediately.

The contents of this website are subject to the approval of the Principal, Ms Sylvia Eades and the current Website Administrator is Bill Johnson.