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A Message from the Principal

It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as Principal in Scoil Eoin, Innishannon. We have a long-established caring tradition in this school. We get to know all our pupils well and focus on them as individuals. We cherish them all equally and nurture their individual talents at every opportunity. The trust you, the parents and guardians, place in us to oversee your child’s growth and development is always to the forefront of our thinking and we aim to see your expectations fulfilled. Our committed and experienced staff ensure that the pupils receive a broad and stimulating education.

Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh gus tairbhe as an suíomh gréasáin seo.

Carol Ní Chuimín

Confirmation Class of 2018

The staff and pupils of Scoil Eoin would like to congratulate the pupils of 6th class who are received the sacrament of Confirmation today (April 19th). We wish you all a wonderful day with your friends and family.

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Climate Change Workshop

The pupils of 4th, 5th and 6th were fortunate enough to take part in a workshop presented by Catherine Russell of An Taisce - Green Schools. The workshop was highly informative and covered the topical issue of climate change on a local, national and global scale. Pupils were invited to share the reasons why they love Planet Earth, their concerns for the world going forward and furthermore to formulate solutions to ensure the long term survival of the Earth Climate Change 3for future generations.


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Epic Eight Update!

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Scoil Eoin's Budding Master Chess Team, know as Epic Eight, came second in the County Final of Cumann Ficheall na Bunscoile, held in Gaelscoil Uí Dhrisceoil. Most of these children only began playing chess at the end of 2017. We are all so proud of them. Great work has been inputting into achieving this high standard by class teachers, parents and grandparents! Many weekends and wet day lunchtimes have been spent in learning the tricks of the trade. It is hoped that chess will become another sport in Scoil Eoin. It will be introduced to Ranganna V agus VI in the near future.


 Scríobh Leabhar 2018

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 Over 780 children, including pupils from Scoil Eoin, visited this year’s Scríobh Leabhar event held in Parkway Hotel Dunmanway on 12th, 13th & 14th March in conjunction with Seachtain na Gaeilge. Over 719 books, written ‘as Gaeilge’ by 865 West Cork pupils were on display.

Students who composed, designed and published their own books in Irish were recognised for their endeavours at this three day storytelling event organised by the West Cork Education Centre and facilitated by retired primary school teacher Mr Noel Coakley, a fluent Irish speaker himself and a ‘Scéalaí’ in his own right who is a strong advocate for the importance of story and story-telling. Noel was joined again this year by Tommy Lyons, a retired West Cork Principal.

Comhghairdeas do gach duine!


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As you are aware, we recently held a Junk Art Competition, where children created items out of junk materials. 

We had a fantastic response and the results were brilliant! The creativity and artwork were wonderful to see.

Thank you and well done to all who participated!

Please go to our photo gallery which can be located on the News and Events tab to see a vast array of the entries.

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 Scoil Eoin at the Sustainable Food Awards

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Scoil Eoin was presented with a Certificate of Recognition at the 2018 Sustainable Food Awards by Cork Food Policy Council recently. This was presented in City Hall by the Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald and Dr. Colin Sage, UCC. 

The Cork Food Policy Council has been formed to work towards the achievement of a fairer, healthier, more secure and sustainable food system within the city and throughout the region. We submitted an application including photographs, outlining what we are doing in Scoil Eoin in the following areas 1. Health & Well-being  2. Supporting local economy 3. Resilient food friendly communities 4. Lifelong learning & skills. 5. A reduced environmental footprint.  


Primary Debating

Teams from Scoil Eoin Innishannon and Dunderrow National School took part in the Concern Primary Debating competition, organised by the West Cork Education Centre, on Friday February 2nd 2018.

Dunderrow N.S. proposed the motion 'That Ireland is the best country in the world in which to live". 

The adjudicators were very impressed with the high standard of persuasive argument by both teams but the motion was defeated by the Scoil Eoin team of Jack Brew, Sarah Cuskelly & Alannah Hyde.

Comhghairdeas, a pháistí agus go n-éirí libh sa chéad bhabhta eile. 

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Full Debating Team: Back Row: Hilary Hall, Jack Brew, Alannah Hyde. Front Row: Sarah Cuskelly, Paul Burke, Ciarán Brady.

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Bangers & Crash - A Percussion Extravaganza!

The musical group Bangers & Crash performed for the pupils from 1st - 6th class in Scoil Eoin this February. The visit to the school is part of an Outreach programme hosted by the Cork County Council Arts Office music education programme in collaboration with West Cork Music. 

Bangers & Crash demonstrated a large range of percussion instruments through performance and the students learned the basics of making music as an ensemble by direct participation in a series of fun, engaging and interactive games and exercises.

The topics covered included an introduction to more than 30 instruments from all over the world, their history, the use of the body as a percussion instrument, the role of percussion in the orchestra, their use in film and cartoon music, their potential to create atmosphere as well as rhythm and much, much more.

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Alice Taylor Visits Scoil Eoin

The infant classes were fortunate to have a very special visitor, Alice Taylor! Alice gave an informative talk on Christmas in the past. She shared her experiences of what happened during the Christmas season and displayed items, including toys, that she has had since her own childhood. Go raibh míle maith agat Alice!

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Scoil Eoin Celebrates Friendship

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Positivity and kindness were found in abundance in Scoil Eoin this November and December as the pupils and staff celebrated Friendship Month. We have been celebrating Friendship month for a number of years and this year new activities and initiatives  were added to emphasize the importance of friendship in all our lives. Children enjoyed lessons and discussions on how to make, maintain and rebuild friendships as well as engaging in many friendship activities such as "Random Act of Kindness", "Secret Friend", and "The Gratitude Jar". The corridors of Scoil Eoin were decorated in Friendship Themed Art (please see our gallery for photographs). Books which explore the theme of friendship, such as Charlotte's Web, My Friend Bob and Jimmy and Jenny were read in some classes, whilst others engaged with the topic of friendship through songs and poetry. Overall an "Attitude of Gratitude" was fostered throughout the whole school which we hope the children will continue to nurture all year round!


Victorious Valleys!

Members of the Valley Rovers Camogie and Ladies Football teams came to visit Scoil Eoin on November 27th. They brought with them their impressive silverware having been victorious in 3 finals this year!

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The Valley Rovers Camogie team won the Senior B final against Blackrock and have been promoted to play in Senior A next season. 

The Valley Rovers Under 21 Footballers won the County and the Valley Rovers Under 18 Ladies Footballers won the South West and Minor County Final.

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The ladies received a tremendous cheer from the sea of green Scoil Eoin supporters in the school hall and in turn, members of the winning teams gave heart felt speeches encouraging the children to get involved in sport at any age and reminded them of the opportunities that sport provides for fun, friendship and fitness!

We are very proud of all involved and we wish them continued success in the future.


School Enrolment

Enrolment of new pupils for September will take place from December 4th-22nd.

Application Forms can be downloaded from this website and emailed to

Contact Scoil Eoin at 021-4775457 or 086-4106194 to arrange an appointment to view the school facilities and to request a prospectus.

Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

Please Note: The Open Day for Junior Infants enrolled in Scoil Eoin will be on Tuesday May 22nd from 9.15 - 10.15am.


School Tour Information

This year the school tours for all classes will be held on May 28th 2018. 

Junior & Senior Infants: Fota Wildlife Park

1st & 2nd: Trabeg Sports Centre

3rd & 4th: West Cork Secret in Kilbrittain

5th & 6th: Oysterhaven Centre


Shoebox Appeal

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Yes it's that time of the year again, Christmas is just around the corner and the children of Scoil Eoin have been busy getting into the spirit of the festive season by once again participating in the Shoe Box Appeal. This year, like others years, was a massive success with over 200 shoe boxes being donated to this very worthy cause! Well done to all involved, your efforts will bring happiness to others across the globe this Christmas.

Pictured above with the Shoe boxes are members of the Green School committee who are busy working towards our newest Green Flag "Global Citizenship - Litter & Waste" by promoting awareness of the issues surrounding litter and waste on a global scale.


Sciath Na Scol Champions!


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Comhghairdeas!!! A huge congratulations is in order for the Scoil Eoin boys team who played their hearts out all season and became Sciath na Scol champions on Nov 9th. Great performances were put in by all players on the panel. Two buses of supporters from 3rd - 6th class traveled to Páirc Uí Rinn to see Scoil Eoin defeat Aghada. The team battled right to the final whistle and were given tremendous support from the students, staff and parents who turned up in high numbers to cheer on the players. The Irish Examiner described the match as "... a scintillating final where the sides threw caution to the wind, but it was Innishannon who emerged victorious over an outstanding Aghada side in the DF2 Final".

The final score was Innishannon 4-2, Aghada 1-10.

The team received a hero's welcome upon their return to Scoil Eoin and the team captain Seán Mac an tSaoi gave an impression speech as Gaeilge to the supporters waiting in the school hall.

A big thank you to all involved.


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U12 Champions!

On Saturday September 16th, the Valley Rovers U12 ladies football team won the County Final. They were playing against Carrigaline in Ballygarvan. Afterwards the girls returned to Innishannon to celebrate their success with family and friends! Congratulations to everyone involved! Also a big thank you to Maria Hayes from 6th class who wrote this article for the school website!

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 Ballinspittle Comhaltas

Scoil Eoin was delighted to welcome the award winning musicians from Ballispittle Comhaltas to the school on Monday September 4th.  The musical group were recently crowned All Ireland Champions 2017 and were proud to put their impressive silverware and awards on display while they enterainted the whole school with a number of uplifting tunes! Scoil Eoin is very proud to have four of its students as members of Ballinspittle Comhaltas - Róisín Curtain, Meadhbh Kiely, Kevin Dart O'Flynn and Sean Mac an tSaoi. Comhghairdeas le gach duine sa ghrúpa!

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The Staff of Scoil Eoin would like to warmly welcome you all back to another school year. We are looking forward to all the fun and learning that will take place this academic year, 2017-2018. We would especially like to extend a big welcome to the newest members of Scoil Eoin- our Junior Infants!

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The pupils of Junior Infants 2017-2018 enjoying the sunshine on their first week of school. Fáilte romhaibh go léir!


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Photographs of Junior Infants enjoying their first few days of school are now available to view in our News and Events tab!

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Dates for your diary....



School Closure

Scoil Eoin will be closed on Monday, May 7th due to a public holiday.



First Holy Communion

The pupils of 2nd class will celebrate their First Holy Communion in St. Mary's Church Innishannon




 Open Day

Scoil Eoin will host it's Open Day for incoming Junior Infants on Tuesday May 22nd from 9.15 - 10.15.



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Scoil Eoin Innishannon
Co. Cork

Tel: 021 - 4775457

Mob: 086-4106194