Education & Schools

Breakfast Club

An early morning drop off service for parents. The service opens from 8am and breakfast of cereal/toast and milk are provided for children. School children are then escorted by a staff member to school for 9am.  This service operates daily and is open to all parents/caregivers.

Lollipop Kids/An Naíonra

These are preschool services offering quality preschool education to the children of Ballinamore and surrounding areas. They follow the Aistear curriculum framework. Lollipop kids teaches children through the medium of the English language and An Naíonra teaches children through the medium of the Irish language. They take children from age 2 years and 10 months as long as they are potty trained.  The preschools are open from 9am – 12pm and operate 38 weeks of the year in line with the Ballinamore national school year.

Ballinamore Afterschool

Ballinamore afterschool provides a quality affordable service for all children inclusive of special needs, cultural, financial and religious backgrounds. They provide support for parents / carers and they are welcome at all times. The main aim of their service is to offer children a warm caring safe atmosphere where they feel valued and each child is treated as an individual. All children are collected from school and escorted to afterschool by staff members. They have a curriculum which can change to meet the needs of the children. Homework supervision is offered as part of the service. The Afterschool has a long list of activities including art/ crafts, table top games, computer game, sand / water play, outdoor games, outings, discos, parties, and lots more. They are open from 1.30pm to 6.15pm.

Ballinamore Primary Schools:

Scoil Naisiunta Bhrid Naofa


Scoil Chlann Naofa (Old Boys and Girls Schools)

Convent Road, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

tel.(071) 9645001

Scoil Chlann Naofa is a mixed national school. It is a newly amalgamated school, formerly Scoil Naomh Padraig(BNS) and Scoil Brid Naofa(GNS). The school has 7 classrooms(with children from 2nd to 6th class) with experienced teachers and offers the variety of sports during the school year: football, rugby, hurling, basketball, athletics, swimming, yoga. Also Sean Nós dancing and tin whistle. They offer field trips. The school has a Choir, who gives a concert each year. The pupils participate in debating, national spelling bees, Artists in the Classroom, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Green schools, film making competition.




Ballinamore Post Primary School provides secondary education for boys and girls

Post Leaving Cert courses are available in Drumshanbo and Cavan. Institutes of Technology in Sligo and Athlone are just one hour from Ballinamore. Fermanagh College in Enniskillen also serves the Ballinamore Area. Many students also travel two hours to Belfast, Galway or Dublin for 3rd level education










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