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School News

Free Primary Schoolbooks Scheme

Free Primary Schoolbooks Scheme

As you may be aware the Department of Education announced last week that schools will now provide and pay for all books, workbooks and copies for all pupils.  Please see attached document for further information regarding this hugely positive move. Info for Parents -...

BLAST Arts Programme

BLAST Arts Programme

We have really enjoyed working with our resident artist, Benedicte Coleman, over the past month. We have concentrated on the Construction strand of the curriculum for the duration of the project with elements of Print and Paint and Colour also touched upon. The pupils...

First Confession

First Confession

Thanks to Fr. Anthony for a beautiful ceremony this week for our First Communicants as they made their First Confession!

Parents’ Association Donations

Parents’ Association Donations

Last week the Parents' Association presented donations totalling €2000, from the proceeds of our recent Tractor Run, to two worthy benefactors in Dunmanway Community Hospital and St. Bernadette's Oncology Ward, Mercy Hospital, Cork. Thanks again to all who helped in...

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023

We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday March 3rd this year. It is always a great day of celebration here in Kilnadur as we welcome both factual and fictional characters from the world of sport, the world of drama, from novels, from comics and from much much more....

About Our School

St. Enda’s NS, Kilnadur is a mainstream co-educational school with classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Set in the picturesque townland of Kilnadur, our primary school is beautifully nestled in the green West Cork countryside with the magnificent Derrynasaggart Mountains in view. St. Enda’s NS, Kilnadur is a Catholic Primary School in the Parish of Kilmichael.

The original school opened in 1865 but a wonderfully modern extension was added, and the old build refurbished, in 2012.

Our school comprises of 2 classrooms and 27 pupils. We have two mainstream classroom teachers (Mr. Cotter and Mrs. Dineen) one Special Education Teacher (Ms. Friel), two Special Needs Assistants (Bríd and Aisling) and one part-time Secretary (Siobhán).

Our school crest resembles our identity; heritage, learning, sport and community. Within St. Enda’s NS, Kilnadur we strive to establish an environment where each child is given an opportunity to learn and grow, academically, physically, intellectually, spiritually, socially and emotionally. This is reflected in our school ethos where pupils of all ages and abilities are encouraged to reach their maximum potential in all curricular, spiritual and extra-curricular areas.

Our school motto ‘Cairde ag foghlaim le chéile’ reflects the approach of inclusivity and friendship we instill in all aspects of school life in St. Enda’s, Kilnadur.

Our Facilities

School Building

We have 2 large Classrooms, 2 spacious SET Rooms, an Office, a Staffroom and a large Hallway which is used as an area to display our many talents.


We have lots of playground space here in St. Enda’s NS, Kilnadur. We are fortunate to have a large playing yard beside the school which affords plenty of space to all our pupils for running around, both at breaktimes and during PE classes.

Football Pitch

We are extremely lucky to have a large grass area beside the school yard which the pupils use during breaktimes as well as for curricular based learning.


We have a lovely garden area at the front of our school that is full of flowers and vegetables that our Gardening Committee look after. They also look after all our beautiful pots and window boxes, in conjunction with the Parent’s Association.

Happy Environment


Broad & Balanced