About us


Burncourt National School is situated in the village of Burncourt Co. Tipperary. Our school is located on a large site consisting of an abundance of playground space, a garden plot which is maintained by all of the classrooms, a pitch and a tarmac space. There is a vast amount of space for the children to enjoy at break times. The Community Council kindly allow our school the use of the community hall.

In 2018 our school became a six teacher school. Our small classroom numbers allow the children to take part in many different activities such as  the BT Young Scientist exhibition, Seachtain na Gaeilge, GAA, Christmas play, Irish dancing, Tin whistle lessons, Speech and Drama,Tag rugby, Yoga, Drama, Quizzes, Active Week, Athletics, Soccer, School tours, Green Schools, Active Schools, Amber Flag and Health promotion activities.  Our school caters for all of our children's talents and strengths. 

In September 2017 our school opened an ASD class called the Purple classroom. 

Burncourt NS is under the patronage of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore. The Catholic religious programme 'Grow in love' is taught in all classes. Children of all faiths are welcome to attend Burncourt NS. 

Our school continues to flourish under the guidance of our teaching staff: Mrs. Sarah Tierney (Principal), Ms. Christina Blake (Deputy Principal), Mrs. Marie Slattery (Assistant Principal), Mrs. Claire O' Gorman, Ms. Annette Meaney, Ms. Maureen Murphy, Ms. Jean Walsh and Ms. Ailish Ryan (Shared from Dualla NS) 

In 2013 & 2014 Mrs. Helen Russell and Mr. Pat O' Callaghan retired after many years of dedicated work in Burncourt NS.


Our school aims to create a happy and welcoming environment for all.





School Uniform in Burncourt NS

Tracksuit: Navy round neck jumper and navy tracksuit bottoms (no brand names), blue polo shirt and runners. The school crest is available from the school at a price of E2.50.








School uniform: Navy jumper/cardigan, grey trousers/skirt/pinafore and a blue shirt/polo shirt, royal blue tie, flat school shoes (please only send shoes with laces if your child is able to tie their own laces).
Stud earrings and a watch (a plain watch, not electric, fitbit etc) are the only form of ear/face/neck jewellery allowed in order to minimise the risk of accidents.


Our opening hours are 9.00 - 14.40. Infant closing time is 13.40. 
Small break: 10.30am - 10.40am
Lunch: 12.15pm - 12.45pm

The class allocations for the school year 2021/2022 are as follows:

Junior and Senior Infants: Mrs. Marie Slattery (Yellow classroom)

First and second class: Ms. Annette Meaney  (Blue classroom) 

Third and fourth class: Mrs.Claire O' Gorman (Orange classroom)

Fifth and sixth class: Ms. Maureen Murphy (Green classroom)

Special Education Teacher: Ms.Jean Walsh (Pink classroom) & Ms. Ailish Ryan (shared from Dualla NS)

ASD class: Ms. Christina Blake (Acting Principal)   (Purple classroom)

SNA staff: Ms. Bridget Kiely, Ms. Roisin Keane, Mrs. Mary Murphy and Ms. Anna Carty

Secretary: Mrs. Emma Russell

Bus escorts: Ms. Mary Connolly and Mrs. Caroline Gleeson

Internal caretaker: Ms. Aisling Burke

Mr. Ciaran Ryan is employed by Burncourt NS to cover Ms. Blake's Principal release days and the release days of four other local Principals.



Staff 2020/2021

Top row: Ms. Christina Blake (Deputy Principal), Mrs. Mary Murphy, Mrs. Eimear Gahan, Mr. Ciaran Ryan
Middle row: Ms. Bridget Kiely, Ms. Annette Meaney, Ms. Roisin Keane, Ms. Vanessa Hyland
Front row: Ms. Maureen Murphy, Mrs. Sarah Tierney (Principal), Ms. Jean Walsh


Missing from photo: Mrs. Marie Slattery, Ms. Anna Carty, Mrs. Claire O' Gorman and Ms. Aisling Burke





Our Chairperson of the Board of Management is Fr. Bobby Power

Our Board of Management consists of: Fr. Bobby Power, Michael Leonard, Sarah Tierney, Marie Slattery, Maurice Fehilly, Valerie Walsh, PJ English, and Carmel Butler.



Burncourt N.S. is a Co-Educational National School under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Waterford & Lismore committed to promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual.





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