Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

About Us


Crumlin Boys National School opened on July 1, 1885 followed by the opening of the Girls National School on November 1, 1902.   In 1970, these two schools amalgamated and moved to our existing site.

St. Bernard’s National School, Crumlin

St. Bernard’s National School, Crumlin, is a co-educational Catholic primary school in the parish of Abbeyknockmoy. We are a rural school situated on a 3 acre site and are lucky to have ample green space with two pitches, a basketball court and two play areas for the children.  Our school models and promotes a holistic approach to teaching in a caring environment where children are encouraged,  nurtured and respected in order for them to develop as well rounded individuals and to reach their full potential in all areas.

In September 2014, 123 Students were enrolled in our school.We have five mainstream class teachers and one Learning Support/Resource Teacher. Niamh Molloy is Principal of the school since September 2007 and Carolyn Ní Fhatharta is the Deputy Principal.

Our classroom teachers are as follows:

  • Carolyn Ní Fhatharta – Fifth and Sixth Class.
  •  Maire Ruane – Third and Fourth Class.
  • Michelle Murphy –  Second Class and Third Class
  • Paula Mc Callion – Senior Infants and First Class.
  • Niamh Molloy – Junior Infants.
  • Aoife Cavanagh – Learning Support/Resource

Extra-Curricular Activites

Not alone is the educational welfare of the children in our school of utmost importance to us, we pride ourselves in the children’s involvement in extra curricular activities.  We have GAA coaches that come to the school for Hurling, Camogie and Football and a Connaught Rugby coach.

We are fortunate to have two music teachers visit our school on a weekly basis, Johnny Gilies for tin-whistle and flute, and Katharine MacMaghnuis for violin, viola and cello.

We are also delighted to have Sarah Griffin as our visiting Drama Teacher.

Susan Shaughnessy teaches Irish Dancing after school from 2.10pm – 4.10pm.

Orla Forde Wilson takes after school art classes for 8 weeks during the Autumn/Winter Term.


We are currently in the process of achieving our 5th  Green School Flag (Biodiversity).  Crumlin N.S is also striving to achieve our first Active Flag.

We are also striving to achieve a Discovery Primary Science Award this year.