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School News

Halloween School Display

Halloween School Display

Each class had great fun designing pumpkins for the school reception. Special thanks to Julie Roche for planting, harvesting and putting the school display together. It is great for all the children to see each day. [gallery columns="2" size="large"...

Maths Weeks – Top Maths Tips for Parents

Maths Weeks – Top Maths Tips for Parents

Top Maths Tips for Parents Encourage children to think flexibly about numbers. Encourage drawing whenever you can (mathematicians draw sketches all the time!). When you help your children, do not lead them through step by step, as this takes away important learning...

About Our School

Rylane National School is a mainstream co-educational school with classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Set in the picturesque townland of Mountrivers in Rylane, our primary school is beautifully nestled in the green countryside with the magnificent Muskery mountains in view. Rylane National School is a Catholic Primary School in the Parish of Aghabullogue.

The original school building dates back to 1914 and huge celebrations were held in the school in 2014 to mark its centenary.

Our school comprises of 4 classrooms and 70 pupils. We have a teaching principal (Special Educational Needs Teacher), four mainstream class teachers, two Special Needs Assistant and one part-time Secretary.

Our school crest resembles our identity; heritage, learning, sport and community. Within Rylane National School, we strive to establish an environment where each child is given an opportunity to learn and grow, academically, physically, intellectually, spiritually, socially and emotionally. This is reflected in our school ethos where pupils of all ages and abilities are encouraged to reach their maximum potential in all curricular, spiritual and extra-curricular areas.

Our school motto ‘Chun Mhaitheas an Linbh’ or ‘For the Good of the Individual Child’ reflects the approach of inclusivity we instill in all aspects of school life in Rylane National School.

Our Facilities

School Building

We have a large Reception Area, Four Classrooms, a Special Education Room, PE Room and Library.


We have lots of playground space here in Rylane National School. We are fortunate to have a large playing yard at the front of the school and another larger playing yard at the back of the school beside our school pitch.

PE Hall

Our PE hall is a great place to exercise during the winter months. Whole school performances, extra curricular activities and monthly assemblies take place here too.


We have a lovely polytunnel beside our school pitch that is full of flowers and vegetables that out Gardening Committee look after.

Happy Environment


Broad & Balanced



Ní neart a cur le chéile!

There is no strength without unity!