Scoil Fhionáin, Kilfinane

Fáilte/Welcome to Scoil Fhionáin Kilfinane’s Website.

Scoil Fhionáin is a co-educational primary school located in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Whatever your interest in our school, we’re delighted that you are taking the time to learn a little more about us.

If you are a current parent or student, I would hope that the website provides you with up to date information on the school. If you are a prospective parent, may you be given a positive glimpse of Scoil Fhionáin and be encouraged to contact us for further information concerning enrolment. Feel free to browse through our site.


SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016 



  • Active Flag – activities ongoing
  • Launch of our new Walking Trail
  • School Band with Joan Slattery(ongoing)
  • Blessing of the School Year by Fr. Hanley
  • Scoil Pól Hurling Blitz (5th/6th classes)
  • Schools’ Football Blitz (5th/6th classes)
  •  Junior Entrepreneur ‘ MarBling’  Project (5th/6th classes)


  • Welcome evening for parents of new Junior Infants
  •  Enrolment Ceremony for children making First Communion
  • Swimming Lessons at Charleville Park Hotel (4th/5th)
  • Halloween Dress-Up Day
  •  Cake Sale and ‘Cafe’
  •  Tree Day Observation Walks in the locality
  • Harvesting of our garden produce
  • Foraging for Food; activities on school grounds
  • Maths Week activities and games
  • Maths Trail in school grounds
  • Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann (Tuesdays after school)
  • School Band performance at Mass led by Joan Slattery
  • Joyce Brothers’ Week Trad Music Workshop
  • U21 County Hurlers visit to display cup
  • ‘Limerick’s Buzzing’; Science Project visit  (Pilot School)
  • Junior Entrepeneur Programme( ongoing)


  • Discover Science Programme; Visits to Griston Bog and
  • Mitchelstown Caves (3rd-6th)
  • Swimming Lessons finish on Nov 30th
  • Parent/Teacher meetings


  • Carol Service in  the church on 8th.
  • Panto in Tipperary for classes from Juniors-2nd on 10th
  • Bizhub 2 day Programme (Junior Business Programme)
  • Comhaltas Ceolteóirí Concert 7pm  on 16th
  • Carol Singing on Main St. 18th. Classes from 2nd-6th.
  • (Funds to chilren’s and homeless charities).


  • T.Y. Students from Scoil Pól helped with paired reading in the Junior Classes and with science experiments throughout the school.
  • GAA skills coaching with Limerick Senior Hurler James Ryan
  • Junior Entrepeneur Project gains momentum with sales and orders of our  MarBling products soaring!


  • Coaching with James Ryan continues.
  • Zumba Fit for all classes with parent, Elaine O’Toole.
  • Annual Pancake Day ‘ Pop-Up’ Restaurant for pupils.
  • J.E.P. Presentation Morning for parents with tea/coffee and home baking provided by pupils.


  • First Confessions in Convent Chapel given by Fr.Hanley.
  • Hurling Blitz, Martinstown.
  • Girls’ Football Blitz, Martinstown.
  • Raising of  Brat na hÉireann, the Tricolour.
  • Tidy Towns Committee Presentation of Prizes for Art Competition.
  •  GAA Coaching with JamesRyan.
  •  Zumba Fit with Elaine O’Toole.


  • An Taisce Spring Clean-Up by all classes and parent volunteers.
  • Active Schools’ Week included golf, yoga, orienteering, gymnastics, badminton and a variety of additional physical activities.
  • Talks for Parents by invited speakers on Health/ Wellbeing and Nutrition.
  • Food Dudes Programme began.
  • First Communion, 23rd. Reception given by parent volunteers for families 1st Communicants.


  • Diocesan Examiners visited all classes and were very pleased with the children.
  • Memorial Service for all classes to remember Sarah Crowe.
  • Confirmation on 11th with Bishop Brendan Leahy.
  • Junior School Tour to Liscarrol Donkey Sanctuary and Little Rascals in Mallow.
  • Camogie Blitz in Martinstown.
  • Hurling Blitz for 3rd/4th .
  • Visit by new entrants for 2016-’17 to Mrs. Walsh’s room.


  • Middle/Senior School Tour to U.L. Sports Arena for a day of activity and fun.
  • Drama Workshop by Limerick Arts Council for 5th/6th.
  • Winners of the South Schools’ Camogie Final at Martinstown!
  • End of year showcase of music by Joan Slattery and all pupils/school band.
  • Slán le Rang a Sé.

Special Mention

On March 21st, during the Easter break, our much loved pupil, Sarah Crowe, died peacefully at her home.

We all miss Sarah’s presence as she was very much a part our school community.

A Cherry Blossom tree, visible from the footpath, has been planted in remembrance of Sarah.

We will also erect a plaque in her memory.