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New Multi-denominational Gaelscoil opening 2021

Info for Parents

An Foras Pátrúnachta will open Gaelscoil Lir in September 2021 to cater for the Citywest, Saggart, Newcastle 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 will welcome students into Junior infants and Senior infants in September. Those students will benefit from a maximum Pupil:Teacher ratio of 16:1 – a great benefit to your child as they begin their education with us!

Registration for 2021

Registration is open. To register, simply complete the registration form and send to us.

1. The Registration Form for 2021 is available here
2. The Enrolment Policy for 2021 is available here
3. The Admissions Notice 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, 2025

We are welcoming Expressions of Interest for Gaelscoil Lir. 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:

School location

We will open this September in our school accommodation which is on the same campus as two other new schools, Rathcoole ETNS and Coláiste Pobail Fóla. This site is facing Saggart luas stop on Fortunestown Lane at eircode D24 R920. Planning permission for our state of the art permanent building (adjacent to our start-up site) was granted in October 2020 and we are awaiting final permission from An Bord Pleanála. The school plans can be seen here, here and here.

Contact the school

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


See detailed information on our FAQ page here.

Public Meeting

We will host our meetings online in line with public health advice.


The school will be located at Fortunestown Lane.


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New Multi-denominational Gaelscoil

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