2019 – 2020  School Year in Pictures!


St. Peter & Paul’s Parish Athlone. Volunteers needed for reopening the Churches for Mass. Click on the image to find out more.


Summer Stars is the national reading programme for children taking place in all 330 public libraries and online throughout the country from the 15th of June until the end of August. Summer Stars is a completely free programme and open to all children.

Cloonakilla N.S. VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY  2020.

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Cloonakilla N.S. Nature Detectives Lockdown Discoveries!

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Minister Harris answers children’s questions on Covid-19

If you are looking to reassure your children or let them hear another empathetic voice talking to them about Covid-19 this is a good video to watch with them. In conjunction with RTE News, Minister Harris answers common questions that children have about Covid-19. He has a very calm and reassuring approach to his answers from Children across the country aged from 3 – 12 years old.


Fantastic Art and Crafts creations from Homeschool Learning!

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Cloonakilla N.S. Wellbeing Resources for Families.

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To all our Frontline Workers-Go raibh míle maith agaibh!


Walk to School Week 2020 (with a Twist)!

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Congratulations to our Green Schools Committee who have been awarded the  7th Green Flag for Global Citizenship and Energy! Click on the flag above to find out more.

Join in on the celebrations virtually from today May 25-29th for a week of #GreenFlag2020 celebrations! 

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Please click on the “Active Home Week Certificate” below to enter Cloonakilla N.S. Active Home Week Diary and Photos page.

Congratulations to all our families on completing the challenges for Active Home Week  April 27th-May 3rd 2020!


Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Our Sacred Space.

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St. Peter & Paul’s Parish Athlone


2019 – 2020  School Year in Pictures!

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine” – “In the shadow of each other, we live”

Cloonakilla N.S.

Cloonakilla N.S. is a Catholic co-educational school situated in south Co. Roscommon on the outskirts of Athlone. The children attending the school come from a mixed rural and urban background. It is a mainstream school with  sixteen class teachers and an administrative Principal. It also has six SEN teachers, and five Special Needs Assistants. The school also has the services of a caretaker and a secretary.

??????????????A skilled staff provide a broad curriculum and wide range of activities. In addition to the curriculum children also take part in the following: Gaelic football, soccer, tag rugby, swimming, tin whistle band, choir, quiz teams, Discover Primary Science, Green-Schools Programme and liturgical services. All children are encouraged to reach their full potential in a happy and safe environment that is conducive to learning. The staff, Board of Management and Parents Association work closely together to ensure that all pupils are cherished equally in an atmosphere of openness and freedom. Our learning environment is child-centred where each child is valued, cared for and respected.

Our Mission Statement

Growth: We are dedicated to the Spiritual, emotional and intellectual development of each child
Openess: We aim to provide a positive, inclusive atmosphere and environment based in the mutual co-operation of all involved in its activities
Special: We recognise that each person is created in the image of God
Prayer: Prayer forms a part of our everyday school life
Encouragement: We encourage the children to grow within the Catholic faith
Learning: We provide support for all children to learn
Valued: Each pupil and member of staff is valued for the contribution they make to school life
Acceptance: We accept and respect the religious beliefs of others
Love: We aim to live according to Jesus’ command “Love one another as I have loved you”
Unique: We recognise that each pupil has individual needs and abilities and that each develops at a different rate
Experience: We are open to our responsibilities and links with our parish
Society: Our aspiration is to educate our pupils so that they will be fully integrated members of society