Ballinahinch National School
Glenculloo N.S. (or Gleann) closed for the Summer holidays on July 15th
- The current school was built in Ballinahinch in 1942.
- It replaced the old school beside the church, which is now used as the
- An extension, comprising of two new classrooms, was opened in 1996.
- Archbishop Dermot Clifford performed the opening ceremony.
- There are three teachers in the school at present: Mr. Harnett, Mrs.
Martin and Mrs. Foley.
- Mr. Harnett became Principal in March 1998 when Mr. Ryan became Principal
in Castleconnell School.
- We enjoy lots of different games. We play Hurling, Football and Basketball
in the local leagues.
- Last year we won the Shield Competition in Hurling when we beat
Lorrha-Redwood in the final.
- Dermot Gleeson, a past-pupil, was the captain of the St. Flannanís team
that won the All-Ireland Colleges Hurling Final in 1999.
- Mrs. Ann McLoughney, who now teaches in Ballina N.S. once taught in
- At one time there were four other schools in the parish.
- There were 6 pupils on roll that day.
- The last principal was Mrs. Quigley.
- Shallee N.S. was a one-teacher school that closed in May 1968.
- There were 19 pupils on the rolls when it closed.
- The County Council knocked down the school to improve road safety at
- Mrs. Curtin was the last teacher in the school.
- The school in Killoscully also closed in May 1968.
- There were 30 pupils on roll on the day the school close.
- Mrs. Moran was the last principal in Kiloscully.
- When she first arrived in the parish, she lived in a room next to her
- There was a teacherís residence near the school but it is now
- There was also a Protestant School located in Drombane
- Children from those three areas now attend Ballinahinch N.S., many coming
to school by bus.
- Most pupils go on to attend secondary schools in Newport and in Nenagh.