School News



We recently finished our 6 week block of swimming lessons in Dunmanway Swimming Pool. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and made great improvements, whether it was learning about how to stay safe in water, improve the front crawl or swim lengths of the pool it was a...

STEM Activities

STEM Activities

The Senior Room have really enjoyed using the newly purchased STEM equipment recently (Thanks to the Parents' Association for funding this). There are certainly some budding builders, engineers and architects to be found in the Kilnadur community.  ...

West Cork Sciath na Scol 2023

West Cork Sciath na Scol 2023

On Friday 19th May we headed for St. Colum's GAA, Kealkil to play our West Cork Sciath na Scol blitz against three other schools. After two very hard fought victories and one narrow loss three teams finished on equal points so another day will be necessary in order to...

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to Adam, Liam, Jessica, Tadgh and Rachel who received their First Holy Communion in St. Finbarr's Church, Toames recently. They were a credit to themselves, their families and the school as they prepared themselves so reverentially for their big day.

Wellbeing Week 2023

Wellbeing Week 2023

Lats week we celebrated our annual Wellbeing Week. On Tuesday we were delighted to have Dearbhail visit us to speak to us about all things Autism related. To celebrate our Autism Awareness Day we all wore blue to raise awareness for autistic people all over the world....

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