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New Multi-denominational Gaelscoil

Gaelscoil na Mara

An Foras Pátrúnachta opened Gaelscoil na Mara in September 2020 to cater for the Donabate area. We’re delighted to be providing parents with a new school choice; a co-ed, multi-denominational and multilingual Gaelscoil. In our school, everyone is welcome and everyone is equal – a #Gaelscoil4all! We look forward to providing excellent education and to always putting the happiness of our students first.


Our staff

We are delighted to welcome Príomhoide Karen and Múinteoir Éamonn to our school community. Their wide ranging experience and passion for education will add greatly to our school community. Our students currently benefit from an unmatched Pupil:Teacher ratio as they begin their education with us!

School hours and afterschool care

School will open at 8am. There will be a 15 minute drop off window and school will begin at 8.15am. School finishes for infants at 1pm.

Afterschool care will be provided by Donabate Afterschool Care, a dedicated Afterschool Care Service. Enquiries in relation afterschool care can be made directly with the service.

Registration for 2021

Registration for 2021 Junior Infants runs from 15.10.20 to 15.11.20.

1. The admissions notice for 2021 is available here.
2. The enrolment policy for 2021 is available here.
3. The registration form for 2021 is available here.

Send registration forms by email to:

Please note for all later years, the school will accept registrations the year before the child will start in school only. This is in line with provisions made in the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018. Parents can express their interest via the form below.

Expression of Interest for 2022, 2023, 2024

We are welcoming Expressions of Interest for Gaelscoil na Mara. If your child is starting school in 2022 or afterwards, you are welcome to express your interest in our school by completing the form below. We will contact parents who complete the form when registration opens the year before their child is due to start school.

The Expression of Interest form is available here. Send registration forms by email to:

Contact the school

Contact us by email: or call our Schools Manager, Cormac, on 01-2150191.


See detailed information on our FAQ page here.

Public Meeting

We will host our meetings online during the isolation period.


The school will open on the Portrane Road before moving to our permanent building in Corballis.


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New Multi-denominational Gaelscoil

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