Scoil Mhuire is a Catholic Primary school under the Patronage of the Catholic Church. The School is located in Kiskeam Village, which sits within the Duhallow region of North Cork. 

School Ethos: Scoil Mhuire (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 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.

Christmas Raffle

A big thank you to everyone who sponsored prizes and bought tickets for our Christmas Raffle. Well done to all the children for doing such a great job selling tickets. A total of €1,300 was raised. We would like to acknowledge all the parents and local businesses who contributed, without your support this fundraising would not be possible. Thank you all.

  • Scannell Health and Safety
  • Blacwater Metal Recycling
  • David Curtin
  • Denis Quinn
  • Denis Breen
  • Michael Moynihan
  • Kevin Cremin
  • The Rock Bar
  • Katurk Mart
  • Denis Murphy
  • Noirín Moynihan
  • DCE Computers and John O' Keeffe
  • Harp and Shamrock Bar
  • Padraig Cronin
  • Lehanes Foodstore
  • Den and Josie Casey
  • Murphy's Foodstore

Parent's Association

I would like to sincerely thank the Parent's Association for their fundraising over the last few weeks. The Christmas baubles proved a great success. A lot of work and effort went in behind the scenes to ensure it was a successful initiative. Well done to all involved and once again thank you to everyone who supported it. 

Mr. Kelliher

Well done to Darragh who recently won an award from Cork County Council and Katurk Fire Brigade. Thank you to Fireman Chris Price for coming to the school and presenting Darragh with his prize. He has also been offered an exclusive tour of the new Fire Station in Kanturk. Well done Darragh.  


Guidance on Mask Wearing

Dear Parents,

This evening we were informed by the Dept. of Education that masks must be worn by children from 3rd-6th class. Please find attached letterS from Dept. of Education and the C.M.O.

In our school where 1st, 2nd and 3rd class are in the one classroom only 3rd class are required to wear masks. Any child that wishes to wear a mask in any other class is welcome to do so. As children will be removing their masks for eating and playing on yard we suggest they bring 3 masks to school each day in a zip-lock/sandwich bag to ensure they are adequately covered should their mask become contaminated. They should also have a separate zip-lock bag for used masks. Cloth masks should be washed daily.

Teachers will do demonstrations on safe mask wearing and the importance of not touching your face. This is a significant change for all children concerned as continuous mask wearing can be very difficult. We will offer every support necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us if any issues arise. 

Kind Regards,

Eugene Kelliher. 

Department of Education Letter to Parents re Antigen Tests

Please see letter attached in link below sent from Dept. of Ed. (25/11/2021). Reminder: If your child has Covid symptoms do not send them to school. Thank you for your support.



Notice for all parents on the return to school. Please click the links below.

We are delighted to announce the school recently won a €500 prize from Educate.ie. This was as a result of a competition we entered last year through the Christmas annuals. 

Thank you to Danielle and the team at Educate.ie. 

NOTICE: 2 to 3 club is now running for Junior and Senior Infants. You can contact Neila either by ringing the school or email: 2to3@scoilmhuirekiskeam.ie Booking forms are available in the infant classroom 



We are delighted to announce that the Department of Education have recently approved the development of a new classroom. This will replace our current prefab. At present we are in the early stages of planning and we will keep you updated on any further developments. 

We would like to acknowledge the help and support Michael Moynihan has given to the school during this process. 


Our school takes part in Girls and Boys football competitions each year. We have achieved great success over the last number of years.

We are very proud to count current and former Cork inter-county footballers and handballers as past pupils.

Green Schools

The School achieved it's first Green Flag for Litter and Waste in 2018. This year we hope to receive our second flag for Water.

Each year we work with the local community to ensure our village is kept neat and tidy. We also do water testing the Araglin river to ensure the fish have a healthy and safe home.

School trips

This picture was taken on a class trip to Kilmainham Gaol 

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