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Principal: Anne Fitzpatrick

Scoil Na Mainistreach
Newline Road
Co Clare

Tel: 065 682 5785
Email: mainistir.quin.ias@eircom.net
Website: www.scoilnamainistreach.net


About our School

Our school is situated across from the famous Quin Friary and takes its name, in Irish, from this beautiful Franciscan Abbey which was founded in 1350, by the McNamara clan, for the Friars Minor of St. Francis.  Scoil na Mainistreach is at the heart of a community steeped in culture, history and educational endeavour. We are very proud of these links to the wider community and we enjoy working with all our partners in the education process. We encourage members of the community to share their expertise with our students.

Pupils and Staff

Scoil na Mainistreach currently has an enrolment of 262 pupils.  The school population is projected to continue to rise significantly over the next five years. At present there are Fourteen Permanent Teaching Staff, two Special Needs Assistants, a Secretary, Cleaner and Caretaker.



Principal : Ms. Anne Fitzpatrick

Class Teachers : Ms Eleanor Gallagher (Deputy Principal) Ms. Theresa Reddan, Ms. Crea Phillips, Mr Fergal Lynch, Mr.Michael Clune,  Ms. Lorna O’Donovan,  Ms. Deirdre Costello, Ms. Norah Power, Ms. Sinéad O’Rourke, Ms Sheelagh Daffy.

Learning Support/Resource Teachers: Cáit Bean Úí Shiocháin, Mr Michael Walsh, and Ms. Katríona O’Confhaola

Special Needs Assistants: Ms.Anne Murray and Ms. Aoife Rice-Quinn

Secretary/Administration: Mrs. Kathy Mc Namara

School Hygiene: Ms. Kathleen Cullinan

School Caretaker: Mr Pat O’Keeffe

Our Mission Statement

Scoil na Mainistreach is a co-educational, Catholic primary school. Under the Patronage of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly, Bishop of Killaloe. Our ethos is Catholic and Christian and respect and tolerance for other faiths is also promoted. It is our aim to enable and inspire each individual, through positive learning experiences to achieve his/her potential, face life confidently, find fulfillment and be respectful in an ever changing world.

Our Motto

 We do our best, we show respect