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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

Ticket Information

Cór Scoil Eoin, as part of the National Children's Choir, will perform in Cork City Hall on Wednesday March 27th @ 7.30pm. Tickets will be available through the school.

Our VEX Robot

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The VEX team  from sixth class have been working very hard over the past few months. They had to design, build, program and drive their robot. They will compete with their robot in a spectacular competition organised by Dell-EMC this January.


It's Showtime!

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This year's Christmas Concert was full of fun and festive cheer. Go to the News and Events tab and take a look at the photographs taken at this year's dress rehearsal. 


The Scoil Eoin Winter Chess Tournament has commenced for 3rd - 6th classes. Scoil Eoin will be entering a regional tournament after Christmas.

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 Sciath Na Scol Football Finals

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Congratulations to the boys from Scoil Eoin Innishannon who won the DF1 football final played in Pairc Ui Rinn last Thursday.

They defeated Scoil Na nOg, Glanmire on a scoreline of;

Scoil Eoin 2-7 Scoil na nOg 2-4


Serious About Science

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Six Brainy Boffins from 5th and 6th class represented Scoil Eoin at the Lifetime Lab Primary Science quiz on Wednesday Nov. 14th.The quiz was held in the Devere Hall in UCC. Well done to Mark, Sophie, Naomi, Ally, Pearl and Sorcha who prepared so enthusiastically for the event and performed so ably on the night. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 


Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Scoil Eoin participated in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal again this year. 167 shoeboxes were donated by generous families in the area. These shoeboxes will make their way around the world to vulnerable children in Eastern Europe and Africa, countries were there is no social welfare system, allowances or benefits. Your kindness will bring laughter and excitement to children who may never have received a gift. The fact that someone, somewhere has sent them a present will mean the world to them this Christmas. Well done to all involved!


A Spooky Spectacular!

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Halloween fever gripped Scoil Eoin on Thursday October 25th as ghosts and ghouls could be seen haunting the corridors! The Active School Committee invited all students and teachers to Dress Up and Dance. Take a look at the fantastic array of costumes that were on display by visiting the photo gallery which is located in News and Events section. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe Halloween with more treats than tricks!

Maths Week 2018

Maths Week 2018 was a huge success again this year with all classes participating. Children were actively involved in a wide variety of tasks ranging from Maths Stations to Maths Trails and chess tournaments. Maths Week 2018 saw the return of some familiar favourites such as iZak 9 and Puzzle of the Day while new activities such as Beebot, Numicon and Knex were introduced. The Maths Eyes Poster competition had a large number of entries and the winning posters can be viewed in the photo gallery section, along with other Maths Week photographs. As renowned Mathematician Paul Halmos once said "The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics".

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European Week of Sport & Physical Activity

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The staff and pupils of Scoil Eoin have been busy celebrating European Week of Sport and Physical Activity (Sept. 22nd-30th). Different classes have partaken in a wide variety of physical activities from Go Noodle exercises to 10 @ 10 and Joe Wicks live school workouts. The whole participated in the "Run Around Europe" challenge. Each class had to run laps of the school yard each day. 1 lap = 74m. The combined distance of each class was calculated at the end of the week and this distance traveled was represented on a map of Europe. Ask your child how far they reached in Europe!

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Thursday September 27th was "National Fitness Day". A Teacher versus pupils Bean Bag Race was held in the school yard to mark the day. The pupils were victorious in this test of speed and skill! Well done to all involved and in particular to the Active School's Committee who continue to bring new and innovative physical challenges to Scoil Eoin!


Photos of the Teachers Versus Pupils Bean Bag Race are available to view in the Photo Gallery. Go to the News and Events Tab on the top of this page and click into Active School's Gallery to take a look at this epic battle!

 Back to School

The staff of Scoil Eoin would like to welcome you all back for another academic year. We would like to extend a special welcome to our new Junior Infant pupils and new students who have joined us from other schools. We hope that you all had a great summer and are ready for all the learning and academic adventures in the year ahead.

Junior Infants 1st Day

Junior Infant Class of 2018-2019 on their first day of school.


Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings for 1st -6th Class Pupils will be held on Wednesday November 14th & 21st. 

Please Note that Parent Teacher Meetings for Junior and Senior Infants will be held in February.


Lá dár Saol 

Is iomaí cúis ceiliúradh atá ag Scoil Eoin le déanaí. Bhuamar an comórtas don scoil is fearr sa tionscanamh Age of Revolutions. Ghnóthaigh an scoil an séú brat glas ar an téama Global Citizenship Litter & Waste. Fuaireamar Award of Excellence do STEM, (science, technology engineering & maths).Ach ba é an duais ba mhó a bhí á cheiliúradh againn inné ná an Gaelbhratach. Tá sé ar folúin go bródúil taobh amuigh den scoil anois. Bronnadh an Gaelbhratach ar Scoil Eoin mar thoradh ar an obair leanúnach atá á dhéanamh sa scoil ar son na Gaeilge.

Bhí gliondar chroí orainn go raibh iar imreoir iománaíochta agus peile sinsear Chorcaí, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín sásta teacht mar aoí speisialta chun an Gaelbhratach a ardú. Is laoch spóirt Chorcaí é agus is Gaeilgeoir den scoth é chomh maith.

Chuir an Club Cheoil fáilte ceolmhar roimh gach duine ag teacht isteach. Bhí na horáidí againn san halla. Ansin sheinn an banna scoile nuair a bhíomar ag dul amach ar an gclós chun an brat a ardú. Nuair a bhí sé ardaithe ag Seán Óg chanamar Amhrán na bhFiann.

Thug Seán Óg spreagadh agus ionsparáid dúinn. Mhol sé do na daltaí a ndícheall a dhéanamh pé rud a bhíonn idir lámha acu. Ní thagann torthaí maith gan obair dian. Is fiú go mór cloí le rud agus gan éirí as. Cuir sé i gcuimhne dóibh cé chomh tabhachtach is atá ár bhféiniúlacht Gaeilge idir teanga, culture agus sport. Ba choir dúinn a bheith bródúil as ár dtír féin.

D’fhan Seán Óg linn don tráthnóna agus rinne sé seisiún traenála le rang a ceathair. Bhain siad an-taitneamh go deo as. Nach orthu a bhí an t-ádh, bheith ag tógáil pocanna saor ar Sheán Óg Ó hAilpín! 

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The Scoil Eoin Community had a memorable day yesterday, June 20th when Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, one of Cork’s greatest ever sportsmen and a fluent Irish speaker visited us to raise our Gaelbhratach. We achieved this award for our work in the promotion and improvement in spoken Irish in our school and community. 

In his inspiring speech Seán Óg spoke of the importance of identity and how our native language and rich culture is so valuable and something to take pride in. He encouraged the pupils to persevere, work hard at whatever they do and ‘nail their colours to the mast’ rather than give in easily. 

Fourth class had the unforgettable experience of a training session in the school field with Seán Óg after the official flag raising ceremony. They will be able to tell everyone that they got an opportunity to take shots on Seán Óg! 

All at Scoil Eoin are so grateful to Seán Óg for being so generous with his time and expertise. 

Scoil Eoin Scoop Top Prize in Heritage Project

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Excitement reigned supreme in Scoil Eoin last Friday, when members of the Skibbereen Heritage Centre visited as part of the 'West Cork: Stories of the Revolution" project. Pupils from 4th & 6th classes undertook projects on their family heritage during the years 1916 - 1923. The overall aim of the project is to raise awareness of the 1916-1923 revolutionary period among primary school students by encouraging them to speak to their parents, grandparents, other relations or neighbours and to record their stories relating to the period. In another generation, this information may well be lost!

Mayor Declan Hurley surprised the children by unexpectantly arriving with a cheque for €400! The pupils were thrilled to have been awarded 1st place in the competition and were quite star struck by the dashing Mayor!

The surprises didn't finish there though, as the overall winning pupil prize was awarded to 6th class pupil - Kevin Dart O' Flynn. Kevin also scooped a €400 cheque for his winning project! 

 Well done to everyone who participated and to all the class teachers involved! 

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Pictured above are pupils from 4th & 6th classes along with principal Carol Ní Chuimín, teachers Ms. Finn and Ms. Crowley and project co-ordinators Terri Kearney, Margaret Murphy and Philip O' Regan of Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Also pictured are Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer Cork County Council and Councillor Alan Coleman



Going For Gold

Girls Relay Team

Congratulations to our Girl's Relay Squad who won the Under 11's Relay Race in The Cork City Sports today (June 1st). A huge congratulations to every child who represented Scoil Eoin today. We are proud of you all and we hope that you will continue to develop your athletics abilities in the years to come. 

Visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

Ann Mc Seoin, who gives horticulture workshops to all classes in the school, along with ranganna a trí agus a ceathair applied for an invitation to visit the gardens in the Áras. They were successful and a group of 50 pupils from ranganna 3, 4 agus 5 made a trip on May 18th. They were treated to refreshments followed by a guided tour of the gardens.

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Undoubtedly the highlight of the visit was the surprise welcome into Áras an Uachtaráín by President Higgins and his wife Sabina. The President greeted each of the pupils individually.

Later they also enjoyed the African Plains Adventure at Dublin Zoo. It is without question a day that they will always remember.

Please check out our photo gallery in the News and events tab for more photos of this memorable day!  



Fifth and sixth class pupils enjoyed the experience of debating during the year thanks to mentoring and coaching by Bn. Uí Mhurchú. A team from Rang a 6 were victorious in 2 rounds to reach the semi-final at which they debated to a high standard. Well done to all involved.



Ta nuacht iontach againn! Fuaireamar an Ghaelbhratach. Ta bród orainn. Bhí gach rang ag obair go dian. Bhi siad ag déanamh postaeir, ag scríobh leabhair beaga, ag foghlaim amhráin agus dánta agus ag labhairt Gaeilge go minic. 

Coiste Gaelbhratach

Is sinne an coiste. Bhí cruinniú againn gach mhí. Chrochamar rudaí ar an mBord Gaeilge. Tá Bernard Ó Cuimín (athair Ruby agus Leila) agus Olga Mac an tSaoi (máthair Seán, Kate agus Méabh) ar an gCoiste freisin. 

Go raibh maith agaibh, a mhúinteoirí agus a pháistí a bhí ag obair ar an nGaeilge. Táimid buíoch as na tuismitheoirí freisin.

Táimid ag dul i bhfeabhas. Bígí ag labhairt Gaeilge go minic.

Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste.  

Sensational Sixth Green Flag!

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Scoil Eoin recently received its sixth Green Flag at a ceremony in The Radisson Blu Hotel Little Island. Scoil Eoin remains committed to upholding the core values of the Green School ethos and strives on a daily basis to be mindful of the environmental imapct that we as individuals have on the world.



Dates for your diary....




 Members of 6th class will receive the Sacrament of Confession.



 School Closure

Scoil Eoin will remain closed on Monday March 18th due to a public holiday.






School Closure

The school will close on Friday April 12th @ 12 noon for Easter Break. The school will reopen on Monday April 29th. 

Privacy Notice

Data Protection Privacy Statement for Parents, Guardians and Pupils

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin


Effective from the 25th May, 2018


Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal information – i.e. personal data – and these rights have been enhanced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This Data Protection Statement describes how we at Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collect and process personal data, in accordance with the GDPR and the school’s legal obligations generally in relation to the provision of education.  Processing is the legal term used to describe various acts including - the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, alteration, use of, retrieval, disclosure or transmission of information.


This Statement applies to pupils, parents and guardians. By enrolling your child in and/or by attending Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin you acknowledge and agree to the collection and processing of personal information by the school. 


For your information this Statement outlines:

  • Who we are and how to contact us;
  • What information we collect, process and retain;
  • How information is collected and processed and the purpose and legal basis for so doing;
  • Sharing information with third parties;
  • Individual legal rights.


  1.                    WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US


Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin is a data controller responsible for personal data - i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin processes personal data, i.e. the school collects, records, stores, retains and uses personal data. Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin will respond to your questions in relation to this data protection statement and our approach to privacy. 

If you have any questions about this data protection statement, including any request to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the details below: & 086-4106194





Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may collect the following personal information on pupils and parents/guardians:


(i)                 Pupil Information

  • Personal details such as name, address, date of birth, gender, PPS number, nationality, emergency contact information and information in relation to the pupil’s family as may be required,
  • Any Special Education Needs (SEN),
  • Any Child Protection information,
  • Academic records, school reports, pupil learning needs, pupil behaviour needs, permission for access to educational reports, individual education and learning support plans,
  • Personal pupil profiles (including whether English is the pupil’s first language or if exempt from any subjects e.g. Irish or religion), 
  • Psychological referral/assessment documentation and permission for access to psychological reports,
  • Information for the Primary Online Database (POD),
  • Information for Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO),
  • Information for TUSLA (the Child and Family Agency) and/or the Health Service Executive (HSE),
  • Attendance records and explanatory notes in relation to absences,
  • Disciplinary records including notes that may be held by the teacher(s), incident and accident reports, investigations and sanctions if imposed,
  • Permission notes in respect of school activities e.g. school tours/trips and outings, extra-curricular activities, (including Curricular, RSE/Stay Safe Programme(s)),
  • Photographs and recorded images of pupil(s) (including at school events),
  • School Transport information,
  • CCTV footage and other information obtained through electronic means,



(ii)               Sensitive Personal Information – Pupils

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may collect and process the following special categories of more sensitive personal information such as:


  • Information about pupil’s health, medical certificates, medical needs, allergies and consent for administration of medicine,
  • Religious belief and confirmation of engagement or not in Religious Sacraments,
  • Membership of the Traveller Community,
  • Racial or Ethnic origin.



(iii)             Parent / Guardian Information

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may collect and process the following personal information from parents/guardians such as:


  • Contact details of parent / guardian e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number(s)
  • Information regarding legal orders in respect of any family law disputes in respect of guardianship, custody or access,
  • Occupation and nationality,
  • Number of children, position of pupil(s) in family,
  • Consent in respect of medical/other emergencies,
  • Consent in respect of school activities e.g. school tours/trips and outings, extra-curricular activities,
  • Consent to publish photographs and schoolwork of pupils on school website / print media etc,
  • Records, correspondence or notes arising from interaction with Parents / Guardians,




Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collects and processes personal information (as listed above) about pupils and parents / guardians for a variety of purposes and relies on a number of legal grounds to do so. Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin requires this information to perform our duties and responsibilities and to comply with our legal and statutory obligations.  In addition, Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin requires this personal information to pursue the legitimate interests of the school and our dealings with relevant third parties (see below). The legitimate interests upon which we rely is the effective operation and manage Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin processes personal data on the basis of the following lawful purposes:


a)      Legal Obligation

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collects and process personal information to comply with our legal and statutory obligations, including, but not limited to those under the Education Act 1998 (as Amended), the Education (Welfare) Act 2000, the Education for Persons with Special Needs (EPSEN) Act 2004, the Health Act 1947, the Children First Act 2015, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 and Safety Health and Welfare at Work legislation


b)      Legitimate Interests

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may also process personal information to:

  • Enable Pupils to develop to their full potential and meet the educational, social, physical and emotional requirements of the pupil,
  • Enable Parents and Guardians to be contacted in the case of emergency, school closures and to inform Parents and Guardians of their child’s educational progress,
  • Secure and benefit from the support and services of relevant third parties.


c)       Consent

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin sometimes process some of pupils’ personal information with consent e.g. photograph which may be displayed on the school’s website or on social media platforms or in the print media. Please note that consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the school.




(i)                 Pupils

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collect personal information about pupils through the enrolment process and/or through expressions of interest in relation to enrolment. Additional information is collected from third parties, including former schools and through school activities and general interaction(s) during the course of the pupil’s time at Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin.


(ii)               Parents and Guardians

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collect personal information about parents and guardians through the enrolment process or expressions of interest for enrolment. We collect additional personal information through general interaction during the course of the pupil’s time at Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin.





Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may receive from, share and/or transfer information to a range of third parties such as the following:


  • The Department of Education and Skills
  • TUSLA / the Child and Family Agency
  • The National Council for Special Education
  • National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)
  • Department of Social Protection and/or other state benefit providers
  • An Garda Síochána
  • School Insurance Provider
  • Third Party Service Providers: We may share personal information with third party service providers that perform services and functions at our direction and on our behalf such as our accountants, IT service providers, lawyers and other advisors, and providers of security and administrative services, including data processing.




We will only retain personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes the information was collected for, including any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.




Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may transfer the personal information we collect to countries outside the EU.  Where there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission in respect of any such country that means that that country is deemed not to provide an adequate level of protection for your data.  However, to ensure personal information does receive an adequate level of protection we will in such circumstances put in place appropriate measures such as the use of model contractual clauses as approved by the European Commission to ensure personal information is treated by those third parties in ways that are consistent with respect to EU and Irish Laws on Data Protection. 


8.                   INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS


Individuals have several rights under GDPR which in certain circumstances are limited and/or constrained. These individual rights include the right – free of charge and subject to any limitations as may apply – to:


  1. Request a copy of the personal information held about the individual;
  2. Rectify any inaccurate personal data held about the individual;
  3. Erase personal information held about the individual;
  4. Restrict the processing of individual personal information;
  5. Object to the use of individual personal information for our legitimate interests;
  6. Receive individual personal information in a structured commonly used and machine-readable format and to have that data transmitted to another data controller.


If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at the school as outlined: and 086-4106194


Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin will endeavour to respond to your request within a month.  If we are unable to deal with your request within a month we may extend this period by a further two months and we will explain why.


You also have the right to lodge a complaint to the office of the Data Protection Commission.


9.                   UPDATES


We will update this data protection statement from time to time. Any updates will be made available and, where appropriate will be notified to you.


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Tel: 021 - 4775457

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