Liscarroll National School

Welcome everyone to our school website. Here you will find lots of information about our very busy school. We also love to put some pictures here of all of the exciting  activities that our wonderful students are doing.

Thank you for visiting our school website.

Ní neart go cur le chéile

Our Ethos

Liscarroll N.S. is a Catholic School under the patronage of the Bishop of Cloyne and aims to instil moral, Christian values in the pupils.

Our Mission

To create a culture such that each pupil, through positive learning experiences, will be stimulated to achieve his/her full potential and to face life confidently, finding fulfilment and respect in a changing world.

Welcome to Liscarroll N.S. 

As Principal of Liscarroll NS, I welcome you to our school website. We hope it gives you an insight into the life of our school. Liscarroll NS is a rural  co-educational with 5 Special classes . It is a welcoming, happy school, where we all work together for the benefit of the pupils who attend here. The well being and academic progress of every pupil is a priority.

As a staff, we strive to develop an open, positive relationship with both pupils and parents . We value and look after the needs of every child and aim to ensure that all of our pupils enjoy their time here.  We recognise that learning is a lifelong process, and believe that the foundation we lay with children today, will help them to develop their talents to their full potential and to grow into confident caring members of the community . Mutual respect for each other and regard for each other’s viewpoints within our school community permeates the wide range of activities that are carried out within the school. We believe that a child learns best through participation and active learning  in a supportive environment. This involves partnership with the parents of our school.

Through this website we hope to give you an insight into all of the events occurring during and after school in Liscarroll NS. It showcases the talents and achievements of our wonderful pupils. In addition, our website outlines our school’s policies, practices and procedures while also informing you about new developments in our school.

Le gach dea mhéin 

Derval Vaughan

Zumba Dancing 

As part of Friendship Week in Liscarroll NS, the Student Council along with the Active School committee organised Zumba teacher Deirdre, to come and give a 30 minute Zumba session to every class.  Pupils and teachers danced, free-styled and even did some boxercise.  This was funded  by the Parents Association and we are very grateful.  Everybody loved it as you can see from the photos below.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, was historically used as a day to use up all surplus butter, eggs and milk in preparation for Lent.  A day to indulge before fasting begins!

Children from the entire school were treated to pancakes in the halla to mark the day. Special thanks to all our helpers!

Grandparents Day 2024

We were delighted to host Gandparents Day today, 12th February.  There was a great turn out of parents and grandparents.  Fr Leader led our prayer service and many pupils read poems and prayers.  All the children sang some songs and hymns they had prepared under the guidance of Christine O'Riordan and were accompanied on guitar by Nora O Riordan.

Our grandparents then enjoyed a chat and a cup of tea.  Some visited their grandchildren's classrooms and I believe one or two even took part in an art class.  Nana Tutu even came from America to see her granddaughter.  

A big thank you to all the staff that baked and supplied refreshments.

Garda John & Garda Search Dog 'Buddy'

Buddy is 6 years old and lives with Garda John.  He searches for money, firearms and drugs.  He is one of four Garda search dogs based in Munster and he works out of Cork. 

All the pupils enjoyed hearing how Garda John trained Buddy to be a search dog.  They listened to stories of different arrests and some interesting facts about cases they both worked on.  They even got to rub Buddy.

Thanks again to Garda John & Buddy for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit Liscarroll NS

Celebrating St Brigid's Day

Keeping the age old tradition of making St Brigid's crosses alive.

First Chess Team in Liscarroll National School 

History was made this week when Liscarroll National School entered its first chess tournament!!! Our team consisted of 7 boys and 1 girl from fifth and sixth class.  They brought home a certificate of excellence and we are very proud of them.

The tournament was hosted by Ballyhass N.S. on Friday 26th January 2024.  Over 100 children competed at Castlemagner Community Centre.  The Ficheall run tournament emphasises fair play and taking part. 

The benefits of chess are huge. Chess can:

 If you are interested in learning more about chess check out

Drumming Workshop

Patrick Naughton brought his 'Drumming' workshop to Liscarroll NS as part of the 

Creative Cluster Initiative.

Every pupil in the school took part and thoroughly enjoyed the drumming, chanting, dancing, beats and rhythms that Patrick taught them.  Many of the staff said that it was the most inclusive activity that the pupils ever took part in.  Everyone left the school halla after their session with a smile on their faces.  

Thanks to the  Creative Cluster Initiative for funding this outstanding workshop and thanks to 

Patrick Naughton for facilitating it.

Up grading of our Multi-Sensory Room Equipment

New equipment has been fitted in our multi-sensory room and our pupils are enjoying it immensely. This is a quiet area and a space where some of our pupils sensory needs are met.

The new equipment is as follows:

Donation from Liscarroll NS staff to local First Responders Team

Instead of giving gifts to each other, staff made doantions and decided to support our local first responders as Anne Daly(Straff member) is a first responder with this group.

We collected 640 euro for the scheme.

Picture:  Anne Daly, Adam Tarrant, Ger Sheehan, Sinéad Ducey, pupils & Damien O'Connor.

Active Christmas 2023

We could not go on our Community Walk due to a yellow wind warning so we improvised and walked around our school walkway on the front and back yard.  All classes took part and enjoyed walking and running in the windy conditions.

This was followed by our 3rd - 6th class Soccer Tournament which was a great hit.  We were delighted to have Colin O'Brien who refereed this tournament.

Santa's Visit 

& Carol Service

We were thrilled to welcome Santa and his helpers to the school today.  All the pupils along with Liscarroll Playschool pupils visited him.  Every child got a selection box.

The pupils from 3rd - 6th then performed in a carol service for parents, grandparents and Santa.

The staff & management of the school would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

St Vincent De Paul Hampers

Well done to our staff and pupils for collecting enough food products to make up 13 hampers for the local St Vincent de Paul organisation.  


Liscarroll National School will host a fundraising 'BAKE SALE' on the night of the pageant in the OT hall in the school.

Please support.

Christmas Pageant

Our Junior infants, senior infants, first and second classes are busy practising for our Christmas Pageant 'Hosanna Rock' which will be held in St Joseph's church Liscarroll on Thursday, 7th December at 7pm.  Everyone welcome.

The Parents Association will hold a 'Bake Sale' in the school on the night.

See taster photos below of our pupils practising for the big performance.

I wonder who these angels are??

Animals in the crib keeping baby Jesus warm

Every girl needs some sparkle and glitter!!

Our royal visitors

Author's Visit to 5th Class

5th class were delighted to welcome local author Vincent McDonnell to talk about his novel 'Michael Collins - Most Wanted Man 'which they read last month. 

The children had complied a list of questions for the author and also showed him their individual projects on Google Classroom as well as their collaborative project on the notice board. 

He kindly gifted four of his books to the school, which the children are looking forward to reading. 

Well done to our Girls School Ladies Football team who played Ballygiblin in the Sciath na Scol final on Thursday 9th November in Carrigoon.  The girls played very well in wet, cold conditions but unfortunately were runners up on the day.  The team gave it their all.  Their families and the school community are very proud of this talented bunch of girls.

THANK YOU for supporting our School Fundraiser

Liscarroll National School 'Auto Jumble and Dog Show' fundraiser was a huge success last Sunday, 5th November.  There were a number of classic and vintage cars, tractors etc.  There was also a Dog Show which was a great hit with everyone.  Mickey & Minnie Mouse were present on the day.  Novelties such as face painting, welly throwing, sponge throwing and guess how many balloons were in the tractor were busy stations.

A big thank you to Seán Bradley & his team(organisers), the PA and staff of Liscarroll NS for helping out on the day and to all the families that supported the event.  Thanks to all the sponsors of our raffle prizes and thanks top Shane & Lorraine Morrissey and Collette Sexton for their help and expertise at organising and running the dog show.

 A total of  4550 euro was raised on the day.

Click on photo carousels to see more pictures

Active Halloween in Liscarroll NS

 A big thank you to our Active School Committee for organising lots of activities to make this an Active Halloween for students and staff.  It was great fun. 

We had a Halloween Disco, a 'Witches & Wizards Walk' in our community and Halloween themed challenges and activities along our school walkway.

We also completed the Cork Schools Autumn Walking Challenge in association with Cork Sports Partnership.  In total over the past 4 weeks we walked a staggering total of 2926.1km collectively as a school.  

Well done to all involved.

Click on the photo to see more.

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We ask everyone to come and support 

Liscarroll NS

School Fundraiser 

Sunday 5th November 

at  Charleville Showgrounds

Dog Show 

 Novelty games 

Country Music

Tractors, Cars & Trucks on display

Dog show & novelties starting from 11.30am


for Hampers and many other fabulous prizes

Sincere thanks to John Bradley (organiser)

All hands on deck
in Junior and Senior Infants

It's been a busy start to the new school year in Mrs Roche's class with lots of fun and learning happening. We have been learning 'All About Me' and 'Our 5 Senses'.
We also had a visit from Ber our school traffic warden who explained all about crossing the road safely. Thank you for visiting us Ber! 

Donations Wanted

 If any families have working piano keyboards with plug in chargers, that they would like to donate to the school, we would be most grateful

New PE equipment

Big thank you to the Parents Association for their fundraising which allowed us to update our PE equipment for all students for our new school year.

Fáilte ar ais!

We look forward to welcoming our new Junior Infant students to Liscarroll NS Tuesday 29th of August.

We can't wait to see all our students return after the Summer and hear all the wonderful adventures they have had.

2023 - 2024 Stationery Lists

Please click on this link to access the stationery list for your child's class for September 2023.

School Calendar- 2023_24 - Liscarroll NS.pdf

School Calendar 2023-2024:

Please see the academic calendar for the next academic year here.

All students will return to school on Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Hurling Wall 

There was great excitement around the school this week with the arrival of the new hurling wall.  This is of great benefit to our own school, as well as the entire community.  Special thanks to Tim Brosnan for project managing.  


The school facilitates parents and children by making rooms available for activities outside of school hours conducted by private individuals who are Independent Contractors. These activities are not part of the school curriculum and are not regulated by the school which only provides facilities to enable these independent contractors and parents to make arrangements between themselves. Parents discharge any fees payable directly to the independent contractor who is responsible for all aspects of the service provided. Contractors have their own insurance. While the school makes every effort to facilitate all parties, neither the Board of Management of the school nor the trustees of the Parish can accept any liability whatsoever for any matter arising in connection with such activities or in neglect or default of any such independent contractor whatsoever.

5th Class School Tour

This year 5th class had their school tour in Kartworld in Watergrasshill. It was a huge hit! The children did a variety of activities including karting, sumo wrestling, archery, laser tag and team building games. As you can tell from the photos, a great day was had by all! 

Sciath na Scoil
Hurling Champions 2023

Huge congratulations to our school hurling team on winning the Sciath na Scoil hurling final on 8th of June.
Big thanks to the teachers and coaches involved in training this team but above all to the players themselves who played brilliantly and represented Liscarroll NS with pride.
We are all so proud of you.
Liscarroll Abú!

Inclusion Week

Children enjoyed a great week of fun and inclusion in May to celebrate inclusion week.  A special thanks to Cool Castles and Marquees who generously donated 2 bouncy castles to Lios Cúram.  See below for some photos.  Click here if you would like to see even more!

Green Schools Committee
Community CLean up

Friday 18th of May 2023 our Green Schools Committee organised a very successful community clean up.

Well done to all members of our school community for their hard work and enthusiasm while safely picking up litter and waste around the school grounds and throughout the village of Liscarroll.

Amber Flag Week 2023

In February, the school celebrated Amber Flag Week. The highlight of the week was a tree planted in honour of Jack de Bromhead. He was a great friend of one of our students. If you want to hear more about Amber Flag Week click here!

Kenya School Project 

We would like to thank all the pupils, families and staff at Liscarroll N.S. for the generous donations given to our very own Ms Sinéad Ducey for her and her Dad's volunteer work at the Kenya School Project.  Click here if you would like to read all about her trip to Kenya and about where all the donated items will be going.

Check out these photos - some are in Liscarroll and some are in Kenya!

A surprise for the students at Liscarroll NS

All the children got to enjoy some delicious chips recently thanks to Facecook.  Huge thanks to Lexie's Nana, Caroline Crowley for her generous gesture.  It was in gratitude of the wonderful performance by the children at the Peace Proms in Limerick.  Well done to all involved and a special mention to Christine O'Riordan for getting them all pitch perfect!

Junior Entrepreneur Programme 2022

The boys and girls in 6th class took part in this years Junior Entrepreneur Programme.  

They invested their own money and have learned many life skills in the process.

Well done to 6th class who raised € 1210 from their business venture Christmas Treat Boxes and wooden reindeer . 


Our school has a strong and consistent focus on the wellbeing of all pupils. The social and emotional needs of all pupils is a priority in Liscarroll NS : happy children, happy school. 

Our school adopts various strategies and initiatives to support wellbeing including: the Amber Flag, a robust SPHE plan, student council and social groups.