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Welcome to Derrylamogue National School

Derrylamogue National School is situated almost equal distance between Mountmellick and Rosenallis at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is very much a rural school serving the south end of the parish. Records date back to 1872 however the existing building was erected in 1962 with a new room being added in 1993. Originally a two teacher school, an increasing enrolment necessitated the appointment of a third teacher in 1980.
Over the years many teachers have come and gone, each making their own contribution to the community. At present the staff consists of Mrs. Maurette Maher, Principal; Mrs. Aideen Timmons and Mrs. Emer Doyle with 74 pupils on roll.

Outside the normal school curriculum, the pupils in Derrylamogue N.S. are very active in extra curricular activities. Sports feature high on their agenda as they are active in the Cumann na mBunscoil leagues each year. The boy’s football team won out the Church & General Cup this season. They attend swimming lessons in Portarlington Pool during the Summer Term. For those who have a love of music, Ms. Brady teaches Irish Music Classes on Monday evenings. Children from the school are also active in the parish children's choir participating in the Church ceremonies. The children compete in Art Competitions associated with local events. In December the school was awarded best overall school in the Mountmellick Credit Union Poster Competition. During the year, many are involved in local table quizzes. Our most recent achievement is that of the junior team being placed 2nd in Mountmellick B.N.S. Quiz and third in the Mountmellick Credit Union Quiz.

Conscious of the local environment, the children have taken part in Forest Walks organized by Coillte and have visited Farms on Urban / Rural Day. During the year children are brought to the Dunamaise Theatre in Portlaoise to enjoy a show suitable to their age group and every second year, the children put their own drama skills to the test when they perform in their Christmas concert. Towards the end of Summer Term all classes look forward to the annual school tour, the highlight of their year where children are brought to a place of interest and a "Fun" activity.

Children are also, encouraged to be conscious of others less privileged when they fundraise for autistic children, have their Trocaire Day, collect food items for Vincent de Paul. Last year they collected books and toys for a school in Ethiopia in conjunction with Br. Kevin McEvoy, a former pupil of the school. The school is lucky to have a very committed group of people on the Board of Management, furthermore the Parents' Council are very supportive of all school activities and they fundraise through the Annual Draw, Concert and Sponsored Walk and Church gate collection.

Our school endeavours to provide a warm caring environment where parents, children and staff work together to nurture each child to attain their full potential, thereby enabling them to take their place in society.