Fáilte go suíomh idirlíon Naomh Tola.

Our School

St. Tola’s N.S is a mainstream, co-educational primary school, with an enrollment of 226 pupils, located in Killulagh, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.

There are 8 Mainstream Teachers, 3 Special Educational Needs Teachers, 2 ASD Unit Teachers,  6 SNAs, our school secretary, caretaker and cleaners.

School begins at 9.00 am and finishes at 1.40 pm for Junior & Senior Infants, and 2.40 pm for the rest of the school.

Break is at 10.30 am until 10.40 am.

Lunch is at 12.00 pm until 12.30 pm.

Please see a copy of our Covid 19 Response Plan in the Documents section adjustments to these times.

St. Tola’s has developed from a small 4 classroom school which opened in 1969, to a modern building consisting of:

  • 8 Classrooms

  • 2 ASD Classrooms

  • 1 SEN rooms

  • Principal’s Office

  • Secretary’s Office

  • Sensory Room

  • Staff Room

  • Gymnasium with Kitchenette & Store Room

All classrooms come equipped with interactive whiteboards and a class laptop.

The school also has a Poly Tunnel which serves as our outdoor classroom, a school garden, chicken coop with five hens, a tennis court, and a large playing field.

Plans are currently ongoing for the extension of our school with the building of a 2 classroom ASD Unit and an additional mainstream classroom. 

The Board of Management

The board is made up of eight members – two parents’ representatives, two community representatives, two members of our teaching staff (one being the principal), a treasurer and a Patron nominee.  Each B.O.M. runs for a four year term.  The present board’s term began in December 2019.  The board presently exists as follows:


Patron’s Nominee:  Fr. Seamus Heaney

Teaching Representatives:  Eileen Smyth & Kieran Stenson

Parent Representatives: Martha Coyne & Paul Gill

Community Representatives: Bernie Fox & Fergus Sheerin


Officers on the Board

Chairperson:  Fr. Seamus Heaney

Secretary:  Eileen Smyth

Treasurer:  Claire Fox

Designated Liaison Person for Child Protection:  Eileen Smyth

Deputy Liaison Person for Child Protection:  Kieran Stenson