Primary School Education

St. Gabriel’s School Limerick:

Our school is a school for students with physical/multiple disabilities. We have students from 4 to 18 years of age. We are a multi-denominational school. Our focus is very much on the individual student and seeing their ability and potential in all settings and circumstances. We follow the Department of

Saplings Education for Life:

Saplings are Special Schools for Children with Autism and Complex Needs. We currently cater for children from age 4 – 18. If you wish to place your child on the waiting list for any of our schools please contact the school directly. ?They will give you all the information on

St. Marys School for Deaf Girls:

St Mary’s School caters for severely and profoundly deaf girls. Its main aim is to enable each student to achieve their full potential. The school respects each student as an individual and is true to the Christian values of truth, justice and peace. The school is situated on the grounds

St Paul’s Special School:

Saint Paul’s is a school which caters solely for children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. The school was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1971 as an outreach from the Child Guidance Clinic of the Mater Hospital. Today, it is managed by a Board of Management and

St Joseph’s Primary School for Children with Visual Impairment:

St. Joseph’s Primary School for Children with Visual Impairment is the only National School in the Republic of Ireland designated by the Department of Education and Skills for children who are blind or have a significant visual impairment (VI). All children who attend have a confirmed medical diagnosis of a visual impairment

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities:

Implementing assistive technologies in the classroom gives students of all abilities a voice in their education. by Micah Castelo Twitte Micah Castelo is a web editor for EdTech: Focus on K-12. Her experience includes education and community news coverage for the Syracuse Post-Standard and international news reporting for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. 

School and COVID-19

Schools reopened at the start of the new school year – end of August 2020. Keeping schools and early childhood care and education services open during the COVID-19 public health emergency will be a Government priority in line with public health advice. You can read more about the Government’s plan for living

Irish Exemption

Description An exemption from the study of Irish means that a student attending a primary or post-primary school is not required to study Irish. There are certain limited circumstances whereby an exemption may be granted.  The authority to grant an exemption has been delegated to school management. How to apply, and

Dyslexia in School

This section provides general information and advice as well as specific strategies for staff at both primary and post-primary levels. Teachers do not have to experts in dyslexia to provide the supportive and inclusive environment in the classroom that the pupil with dyslexia needs. Advice for the Mainstream Primary Teacher