Principal’s Message


One of the most important decisions that any family makes is the type of school that they will choose for their child’s education.We are very proud here in Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin of our students, and our school. We are delighted to introduce you to our school’s values and its ethos.

The most important work of this school is our student’s learning. We place a great emphasis on teaching and learning. Gaeilge is the spoken language of the school, and we follow the model of Immersion Education. We understand that it is a central part of our heritage and ‘Beatha Teanga í a labhairt’. We give the students every support so that they reach their potential academically, personally and socially. We promote by example respect, honesty and integrity.

We also place a great emphasis on extra-curricular activities. In today’s world, it is important for students to relax, to enjoy school and to take part in all aspects of school life. We also understand that our students are our future. We are an iPad school and we use the newest technologies to support the most modern of teaching methodologies which enhance the learning and teaching in our school. We offer subjects such as Leaving Certificate PE and Computer Science as part of the Curriculum for the Leaving Certificate. We use the latest teaching methodologies and our emphasis is on learning and making learning both beneficial and enjoyable for students.

As a central part of learning, we place a great emphasis on both physical health and well-being. Our whole school approach to pastoral care and wellbeing informs our mentoring and class teacher systems. We have an excellent team of staff who take great care of our students. Our students are greatly encouraged and supported, and by doing so, they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential.

We look forward to the future ahead as we grow our school which serves the demand for an All-Irish Second-Level education for the people of Carrigaline and the surrounding areas. We are a community of learners that will always work side-by-side with the wider school community, students, teachers and parents in building a community of excellence in Irish-medium Education where the core principles of respect, fairness and integrity are central to school life.

Le dea-mhéin,

Donnchadh Ó Cróinín

(021) 4372901