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Welcome to Scoil Phádraig,


We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Scoil Phádraig website. Our school is a co-educational primary school set in the urban heart of beautiful Westport. We are a Catholic school under the patronage of the Diocese of Tuam, and we also welcome children of all faiths. We care for the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of all of our pupils, as we strive to help each one develop to his / her full potential. The Scoil Phadraig community is a happy, vibrant, progressive and safe environment for all of the wonderful children and adults who learn and work here together every day. In June 2017 we moved into our brand new, state of the art, architecturally designed new building and the children and teachers love it!. We also hope you enjoy looking at the excellent and amazing work, activities and successes that happen in our school and get some idea of the warm atmosphere the children, teachers and parents create at Scoil Phádraig


Le gach dea-ghuí,


Fergus Seoighe


School Principal

Sharon Brady


Deputy Principal

Sharon McGreal


Assistant Principal

Our Philosophy

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Our Ethos

Scoil Phádraig is a Roman Catholic primary school founded in 2006 as a result of the amalgamation of St. Patrick’s Mercy N.S. and Scoil Phadraig na mBráithre, under the patronage of the Archbishop of Tuam.  We wish to acknowledge the contribution and commitment of their founding orders, the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers.  It is our intention that the values of the Mercy Sisters and the Christian Brothers will continue to permeate the life of Scoil Phádraig.

We believe: 

that every child is unique and valuable because his/her life comes from God.  The greatest gift we can give children is to help them discover and enhance their self-worth, their self-belief and their self-confidence.


We believe: 

that every facet of life is important, whether spiritual, physical, intellectual, social or emotional.


We strive:   

to give each child the necessary knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to live a satisfactory life, in a changing society.


We strive:   

To live as we believe and in doing so hope that

A spirit of kindness and tenderness

A spirit of laughter and joy

A spirit of trust and understanding

A spirit of prayerfulness and hope will forever live in the hearts of the  children

Our Board of Management

Our Board of Management's term started on November  1st 2019 and continues until October 31st 2023.  Our Board, acts under the Patron, Bishop Michael Neary is made up of 8 members and is constituted as follows:


Patron's Nominee & Chairperson:  Pearce O'Malley

Patron's Nominee:  Mary O'Malley

Teachers' Nominee & School Principal: Fergus Seoighe

Teachers' Nominee: Margo Randles

Parents' Nominee:   Thomas McGreal

Parents' Nominee:  Shirley Wallace

Community Nominee:   Pat Fleming

Community Nominee:  Maria Lyons

Our Parent Teacher Association

Paula Bourke          Philip Cawley

Olga Comaskey      Ger Corcoran

Niall Corrigan         Brian Fahy

Mairead Fallon       Jennifer Farrell

Diane McDermott  Julie McGreal

Fearghal O'Neill      Guillaume Vaidie

Martin Walsh          Sean Walsh

Una Walter


Our Mission Statement

As a Roman Catholic school we in Scoil Phádraig strive to educate in a holistic manner with due regard for the uniqueness of each child and for his/her individual circumstances.  We strive to develop a spirituality enriched, intellectually motivated, socially integrated individual who will proactively participate in his/her education.  We value working in  partnership with parents and with the local community.  We care for one another and our planet earth.

Our History

Scoil Phádraig was formed in 2006 following the amalgamation of the CBS Boys School and the Convent Girls School and is the largest primary school in Westport with 300+ pupils.

The present school was the location of the Covent girls school and the new 16 classroom school will be located on the site of the old Christain Brothers National School, Newport Road, Westport where we have now moved in June 2017.

School Opening Times

8:35am - Playground Supervision begins

8:45am - Tuition begins for all classes

10:45am - Sos

12:30am - Lón

1:25pm - Home Time for infant classes

2:25pm - Home Time for all classes

Staff of Scoil Phádraig

Children: 343

Principal: 1

Class Teachers: 13

SSTs/EAL Teachers: 10

SNAs: 8

Secretaries: 1           

Mainstream Class Teachers

Carol Barrett

Leona Ruane

Rachel Fetherston

Gina Duffy

Aileen Basquille

Laverne Heneghan

Sorcha Philbin

Karina Hanley

James Horkan

Pádraig Sammon

Bríd Gilmartin

Michéal Moran

Catrina Rodgers 

Seán Mulchrone

Special Education Teachers

Brigid Gilboy

Sharon Brady

Gerard Murphy

Sharon McGreal

Colm Carney

Philomena McConville

Helen Lydon

Margo Randles

English as an Additional Language Teacher:

Anne McGonagle

Cathríona Sweeney

Special Needs Assistants

Geraldine McNally

Margaret Moran

Tadhg McNally

Noreen Lally

Mary Conroy

Rachel Ruane

Caragh Ryan

Catrina O'Donnell

Caroline Barrett


Mary Kearns

Principal:                   Fergus Seoighe

Deputy Principal:    Sharon Brady

Assistant Principal: Sharon McGreal



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