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Gaelscoil na mBeann agus Naíscoil na mBeann, Kilkeel, Newry

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Great staff, great school, my child loves going to school in the morning.

Gaelscoil na mBeann parent

My daughter loves going to school. I feel that having the 2 languages has really benefited her. The teachers are very approachable with any problems you may have.

Gaelscoil na mBeann parent

The best decision we made for our children. A wonderful school with wonderful staff and the added benefits of our children being bilingual.

Donna & Kevin Carvill

We are delighted with the decision we made to place our children in an Irish medium education school. It is a lovely family-like environment for children to learn in, with the additional bonus of a bi-lingual education with its many benefits both educationally and socially. The concerns we had regarding assisting with homework have not been an issue due to the excellent resources provided by the teachers enabling us to know what was to be completed by being explained in both Irish and English with pronunciation tips provided, whilst also using the Seesaw app for pronunciation if required for reading books.

Olivia Kelly

Very intimate and homely school environment, which encourages and enables children to learn from the offset

Gaelscoil na mBeann parent

The staff in Gaelscoil na mBeann treat each child as an individual and make time to meet their needs in a very child-centred approach. My children feel comfortable and content and as a mother that is so important.

Orla Cunningham

I'm glad I chose this school, it has a great friendly community feel and my son loves going every day. The after school provision is excellent and provides more opportunities to learn in a fun environment. Homework has never been a problem as it's all very clearly explained in English. I would highly recommend the Gaelscoil to any parents wanting to educate their children with a second language.

Annemarie Martin

It's a wonderful school , it has a sense of calm and togetherness between the children and staff . My child is happy going into school every day and happy coming out. All the staff are excellent and very approachable.


Excellent choice of school. Staff are so friendly and welcoming from Naíscoil right through to the Gaelscoil and my kids are very settled. I love their teaching approach and they are very up to date with educational apps that make learning fun.

Nicola Burns

I love that they have so much that help the working parents

Gaelscoil na mBeann parent

Gaelscoil na nBeann is an excellent school. My child has attended this school for almost 7 years and I have always found the teachers and staff to be of the highest standard. I have never had an issue or problem in all these years. My child is bilingual which is the best education I can recommend for any child starting off their education. Maith sibh!

Lynn Shields

Well I couldn't recommend both Gaelscoil & Naiscoil na mBeann enough. My first son attended Naíscoil and from the word go it was perfect. Then he progressed into Rang 1. I will admit that both my husband and myself were finding it hard to decide between our closest primary school and Gaelscoil. As all parents making the decision, especially when it's the first child going to school, it is so so important as the other siblings then follow. We had our concerns surely as neither of us spoke much Irish only what was learnt in secondary school a right few years ago. I met with the principal at the time and discussed my concerns. I couldn't praise all the staff enough. We were made so welcome from the off and it was the best decision we have made without a doubt. I now have my boys in Rang 1&2 with my third hopefully heading to Naíscoil in September 2020. The Gaelscoil offers such a warm friendly environment to all and my boys are thriving within it. It's a pleasure listening to them speaking to one another and us so effortlessly as Gaeilge.

Edel Lagan

They make time for every child in the school.

Gaelscoil na mBeann parent