Caheragh N.S. is a rural co-educational, Catholic primary school, located near the village of Caheragh, between Skibbereen and Bantry in scenic West Cork. The school staff consists of three classroom teachers, a learning support teacher, a shared resource teacher and a full time Special Needs Assistant. At present there are 74 children enrolled in the school.
The school was built in 1977 following the amalgamation of Gurrane (built in 1887) and Killeenleigh (built in 1890).
Caheragh N.S. has a strong sporting tradition with many Sciath na Scol titles and the school works closely with the local GAA club Tadhg MacCarthaigh.
Caheragh N.S. recognises and upholds Irish traditions such as Céilí dancing and traditional Irish music (in the form of singing and tin whistle instruction).
Caheragh N.S. has had great success on both a local and national level with various quizzes such as the Credit Union quiz and the Library quiz.
This year we will be introducing some new sports to the school such as golf and tag rugby.
The school has had recent success coming second in the country, while competing in the Target Board Challenge during Maths Week.
The school is currently partaking in the Active Flag, Health Promoting School and Green Flag initiatives.
Our school is a hive of active learning and creativity where each child is truly treated as an individual and where the child is central to the learning process.
We hope that through our website, you will get a glimpse of our busy and varied life here in Caheragh N.S.