Parents Assoc

Welcome to the Cloonakilla National School Parents’ Association page. We hope that it will give you some insight into who we are and what we do.

We all want the same thing for our children: the best, and the very best at that. The Department of Education and Science only provides so much. And this is where the Parents’ Association comes in.

Our aim is to work closely and effectively with the school staff and to support and initiate any activities that are to the general benefit of our children. On your behalf, we fund-raise and put the money to work for our children making certain that every child in the community has the best educational experience possible that this money can provide.

You can find our Constitution Here


2017- 2018

Our new school opened in September 2017. This project was many years in the making and it was well worth the wait.

Over this year we will have a number of fundraising events to support the new school. Stocking  the school library and purchase of a stage for the assembly hall are priorities for this year.


The PA will host ‘The Cube’ next March as a fundraiser for the school.

The ‘Cube ‘ will play out on March 18 next in the Athlone Springs Hotel and boasts a 1st prize of E2,500.

Do you think you have what it takes to beat the Cube ? Entries and other enquiries to e-mail :

Liimited to 40 entries.  More details to follow.



PA Newsletter 2016 FINAL

Sponsorship of Literacy Lift Off Programme

The Parents’ Association would like to thank the following local businesses who have recently contributed sponsorship to the Literacy Lift Off Programme which is now up and running at Cloonakilla:

Jazz Pharmaceuticals  €2,500

Grovelands Chilldcare, Corrán Riada €500

Kennedy’s Service Station €200

Alkermes €150

Hazel’s Beauty Salon €100

Other sponsors included Savoury Fare; Barber Bobs; Jump for Joy; Brian Melinn and Glendeer Pet Farm.

We are very grateful for these local businesses support of this worthwhile programme.

 Parents’ Association members receiving sponsorship cheque from Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Principal Mary O’Rourke, Parents’ Association members Joe Hurley and Steve O’Donohue and representatives from Jazz Pharmaceuticals Fionnuala White, Paul Sweeney and Spencer Daly.

Committee Members 2016 – 2017

John  Brennan  (Co  Treasurer);  Hazel  Brennan;  Lisa  Byrne; Catherine Cooney;  Emma  Cooney;  Jolene  Cummins; Ieva da Silva; Anne  Fallon;  Susanne  Kelleher; Ashling Kiernan; Declan Killeen; John  Meares  (Treasurer);  Brenda Molloy; Kevin  Murray (Vice  Chairperson); Sinead  Nolan  (Vice Secretary); Joe Hurley;  Steve O’Donohue (Chairperson); Dolores Waldron (Secretary); Fiona  Walshe 


PA2To enable the Parents’ Association to continue providing resources and support to the school, we earnestly encourage all parents / guardians to become actively involved in the associations’ activities.

We are always happy to consider new ways to make our children’s time in Cloonakilla National School as happy and beneficial as possible. So if you have any suggestions or fundraising ideas, please share them with us.