Carrigeen gets its name
from the Irish " Little Rock"
Situated on a
hillock it has a panoramic view of the Suir Valley with the Walsh
Mountains in the distance.
From the school
door five counties may be seen, viz:
Kilkenny, Wexford, Carlow,
Tipperary and Waterford.
The school provides
a full curriculum to children from four to twelve years of
you the best in Education
Updated Feb 2007
Carrigeen is a mixed school, catering for children from 4 to 12 years. Carrigeen celebrated its Centenary in Sept 2000.
Carrigeen Primary School is unique in its location in
the heartland of the Suir Valley which first springs to life at the foot
of the Devils Bit in Tipperary and empties into the sea at Waterford
The school has a majestic view of
the valley as it strides an outcrop of Old Red Sandstone. Tory Hill,
Slieve na mBan and the Comeragh Mountains frame this wonderful
Cromwell knew well the value of the land as he passed
under the shadow of the Walsh Hills on his approach to Carrick-on-Suir
from New Ross. He is reported to have said: "It is a land worth fighting
In 1966 the Boys' and Girls' Schools were amalgamated to form
Carrigeen Boys' and Girls' School .
Carrigeen is the third school in this area of
South Kilkenny. Clashroe and the present community hall adjoining the
Churchyard were former schools. Prior to Clashroe a well known hedge
school existed at a place known as "Portnascoile", or the "Field of the
Historic landmarks surround Carrigeen in the form
Grannagh and Corluddy Castle. Both bear testimony to our ancient
past with Butler and Grant connections.
Adjacent to the river are two
of Ireland's most ancient villages in the country, Licketstown and Glengrant,
which date to Norman times.
Of the famed sons and daughters none
come to mind more readily than the renowned sportsmen of hurling fame, the
Doyles, Drug Walsh and Bob O'Keeffe first President of the GAA.
many others were Pádraig Puirseil, journalist with the now defunct "Irish Press"and his wife Mary Purcell.
new building will be under way this summer.
Telephone and Fax:
353 51 895423
Board of Management
Rev Fr.O'Gorman Chairperson
Carrigeen School is
under the Patron of the Catholic Bishop of Ossory.
A Catholic Ethos
prevails throughout the school. However we live in a pluralist
society and cater for other Religious denominations.
moral values acceptable to all creeds are cherished and promoted.
Diversity of cultures is respected by Management, Staff and
Carrigeen celebrated its Centenary in Sept 2000.