Brannoxtown Community National School
Brannoxtown Community National School opened in September 2018 under the patronage of the Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB). It is Ireland’s 14th Community National School (i.e., a primary school with a local Education and Training Board as its patron) and the third Community National School under KWETB Patronage.
Our school has a rich heritage; it dates back to 1885 when it was established as a Baptist School by John La Touche, Master of Harristown Estate. LaTouche gave permission for the use of stone and materials from Portlester Castle, on the original site, to construct the new school for the Baptist community. Few of the National Schools established prior to the close of the last century still survive today. Our original school building (part-Norman castle) is a listed building. The school has had many refurbishments since 1885. The most recent of these, which included replacing the roof and windows, was completed in 2012 during the construction of the new school building. Returning to patronage of hte school, it closed in 1904 when it became a private residence. In 1929, the school reopened as Catholic with
Modern, new building
Our school includes a state-of-the-art, new building which opened in 2013. Four large classrooms are fully equipped with a wonderful range of educational resources, technologies, workspaces and storage spaces. Following the opening of Brannoxtown CNS under
A new journey for our school
Our school is now in its third phase of development – from a Baptist