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Tahilla, Community National School




Tahilla, Community National School

Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) are delighted to announce the transfer of patronage from the Bishop of Kerry to Kerry ETB for Tahilla Community National School.  This is the third Community National School to be opened under the patronage of Kerry ETB.

Tahilla Community National School (CNS) is located between Sneem and Blackwater in South Kerry. The school, in common with other Community National Schools, will provide inclusive and innovative education to meet the needs of students and the wider community. The school offers a broad range of extra-curricular activities and students benefit from a very good student teacher ratio.

In the Community National School model, the ETB is the employer of all the staff as well as the corporate body with overall responsibility for governance. The school will have a Board of Management with responsibility for overall strategic planning and policy development for the school.

The CEO of Kerry ETB, Mr. Colm McEvoy in welcoming the development, stated, “The expansion of the number of Community National Schools is a strategic priority for the ETB.  The transfer of patronage for Tahilla Community National School to the ETB is a very welcome development.  I look forward to the school opening on September 2nd 2019 and Kerry ETB is fully committed to working with all our partners in progressing this Community National School.

“Community National Schools are child-centred, multidenominational, publicly-accountable schools which strive to provide high quality education for every child.  The school will cater for children of all faiths and beliefs equally. Parents of children in existing CNS schools appreciate that these schools make space for the spiritual part of a child’s identity while respecting all faiths and secular beliefs equally.” Ann O’Dwyer Director of Schools Kerry ETB

Anyone interested in enrolling their child should contact 064 664 5561 or email

For further information on the CNS model, please visit our website or

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