History of Scoil Íosagáin:

A new primary school for Ballybunion was first proposed to the DES in the 1970’s. Despite many improvements to our town over the years, the need for a new co-educational school always remained.

We were extremely fortunate that a fantastic site in the diocese was donated to us by then Bishop of Kerry, Bill Murphy. This is located on Church Road just beside St. John’s Church. We were also fortunate that the staff of both schools had the foresight to sign up early on for an agreement to amalgamate the two schools. This mutual support has paid dividends despite many setbacks and pitfalls encountered along the way.

The expected date for the opening of Scoil Íosagáin was Oct/Nov 2011.

With this in mind the school community began the process of amalgamating in September 2011. Staffs of both schools held meetings once a week throughout May/June 2011 in order to be in a position to fully amalgamate before September 2011. It was decided by the staff early on that the children would remain in the two existing schools until the new school was ready. All classes however would be co-ed from August/September 2011 and classes would be divided between the two schools in the same way as if they were already in the new school. 

It was a busy 2 months as everyone helped to get the move underway and just after the mid-term break in 2011 we officially became 'Scoil Íosagáin'.

Our school motto is...

Together we make a difference!

A new vision for Scoil Íosagain...

In 2019/20, as part of a Forbairt Programme the school community came up with a new vision for our school one which we feel accurately reflects who we are as a school community and what we are about. The children were especially vocal in creating this new vision.

Our Vision

Scoil Íosagáin seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages personal success through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles.

Our school promotes a safe, caring, and supportive environment. Each student's self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff.

We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students' learning.

Our Vision can be summarised by following the Three 'BE' Rules

  • Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.