About Us – Whitegate National School
Know Us Better

About Us

About Us

Situated in the beautiful coastal village of Whitegate, our school opened its doors to students in 1881 and even though the building moved location following a fire in 1966, the school is very much the heart of Whitegate village.

A co-educational catholic school, we welcome children of all backgrounds. Our unique setting to the coast- in fact we are just 37 M from the sea – enables students to experience our natural environment, exploring the coast on our weekly wellbeing walks and learning important skills such as water safety.  Furthermore, our students are privileged to have been chosen by ‘Get Going, Get Rowing Ireland’ taking part in rowing lessons on-and-off the water. 

The school has excellent facilities, including a spacious indoor hall, a recently renovated colourful outdoor play area, support classes, interactive boards in all classrooms, laptops and ipads.  Our extra-curricular activities include French, art classes, gymnastics, Irish dancing, swimming, baking, GAA skills and many more one-off activities such as circus skills and beekeeping workshops. Furthermore, we offer an excellent breakfast and afterschool club enabling parents to have more flexibility in dropping off and collecting children. 


Mission & Vision Statement

Our school community 23/24

In school management
Helena O’ Neill – Principal
Laura Hyde – Deputy Principal
Yvonne Dunne – Assistant Principal 2

Class Teachers
Sarah Downes – Junior & Senior Infants
Niamh Ladden – 1st & 2nd Class
Kay Furlong – 3rd & 4th Class
Laura Hyde – 5th & 6th Class

SET Teachers
Helena O’ Neill
Yvonne Dunne
Laura O’ Shea
Leanne Curran

Special Needs Assistants
Michelle Dorney
Ann Lehane
Yvonne Manning
Lorraine Murphy

Mairead Ryan

Contact us today!

This will close in 20 seconds