Scoil Iosa

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Scoil Iosa

“Ní neart go cur le chéile  (”Our strength is in our unity)

Scoil Íosa, Ballyhaunis, is a co educational mainstream primary school catering for children from 4 yrs to 13 yrs. It was formed with the amalgamation of St Mary’s Boys National School and St Joseph’s Convent of Mercy National School. The school moved into a newly extended and renovated premises at Abbeyquarter Ballyhaunis on August 28th 2012. Scoil Íosa has an enrolment of 317 pupils , 18 teachers and one Special Needs Assistant. The school also has the services of two shared resource teachers, one with Tooreen NS and one with Granlahan NS.

Scoil Íosa is a co-educational Catholic Primary School under the Patronage of The Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Diocese. In line with our Catholic ethos, all children are welcomed to our school regardless of culture, persuasion or religious beliefs.
Our aim is to create a safe and happy environment in which each member of the school community feels valued and in which all of our pupils are afforded the opportunity to achieve their full potential socially and academically. Pupils in Scoil Íosa are encouraged to develop as well rounded, confident and caring individuals who have developed their talents to the fullest degree.
Schedule of a Roman Catholic School.
A Roman Catholic school (which is established in connection with the Minister) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil : intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Catholic school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.
CPSMA Handbook (p.19)


School Information.


Kenneth Dennedy – Principal
Kevin Henry– Deputy Principal/Learning Support
Carmel Cassidy – Secretary ( Junior Dept.)
Mary Dillon – Secretary – (Senior Dept.)




Co Mayo 

Telephone:  094 9630310 



Scoil Íosa Board of Management 2015- 2019

James Reidy (Chairperson)
Fr. Stephen Farragher (Patrons Nominee / Vice Chairperson)
Kenneth Dennedy (School Principal / Secretary B.O.M.)
Ciara Fitzmaurice (Teacher Nominee)
Alan Henry (Community Nominee)
Anne Phillips (Community Nominee)
Eddie Murphy Jnr (Parent Nominee)
Eileen Donnellan (Parent Nominee)