Welcome to our school website. We hope you find our website both interesting and informative, as it gives an insight into life in our school.  Through our website we hope to keep you regularly updated with our latest news and upcoming events. 


St. Mogue’s National School (Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Maodhóg) is a co-educational Roman Catholic school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore. There are three mainstream class teachers, and two special education teachers. We currently have 71 children on our roll.



Child Safeguarding: The Board of Management's annual review of the school's Child Safeguarding Statement took place on April 16 2019.


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Our Latest News.....

First Holy Communion

11/06/2017 07:29

Congratulations to Tara, Anie, Charlie, Aaron, Fionán, Odhrán, Sam, Finn and Rory who received their First Holy Communion in St. Patrick's church, Killnavart on Saturday 27th May.

Katelyn Reilly Fundraiser

06/06/2017 08:10

We held a fundraising table quiz for Katelyn in our school hall on Thursday 1st June. Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to a very successful evening. To those who came along on the night, sent in donations and sponsored spotprizes, we want to say a huge 'Thank You'. Thanks to the parents association for organising refreshments on the night, to the parking attendants, Templeport community centre for loaning us chairs and tables, Brendan Kiernan for transporting the tables and chairs to and from our hall, Phil McManus for supplying additional tables, 5th and 6th class children for their help on the night, and all the school staff for all their efforts in the organisation and running of the event.

Our thoughts are prayers are with Katelyn and her family at this time, as we wish Katelyn a speedy recovery.

Green schools "Leave No Trace" workshop

29/05/2017 18:22

On Friday 26th May, Ruth Van Rys from Ecoschools Northern Ireland visited us to deliver a workshop entitled "Leave No Trace". This workshop focussed on reducing litter and waste, and ensuring that we leave no trace behind us when we explore our outdoor environment, which reinforces all the work we are doing in the school to achieve our Green Schools flag for litter and waste.

After a presentation and quiz, we went on a field trip. On this trip, we visited the original site of the Killycluggin stone (ring fort) behind the school, where we learned about the history of the stone and its excavation. We then participated in a number of activites including a scavenger hunt, tree and plant identification, tree and leaf rubbings, colour palette matching and pencil drawings. We also visited the replica stone at Killycluggin crossroads, and got an impromptu history lesson about the stone from Tony and Martina Bannon! We found out that Tony's grandfather, Willie, owned the land where the Killycluggin stone was discovered.

See Gallery for all the photographs.

Bawnboy Workhouse 1916 Commemorative Garden - official opening

14/05/2017 23:16

We attended the opening ceremony of the 1916 Commemorative Garden at Bawnboy workhouse on Friday 12th May. Five schools in the locality were invited by the Bawnboy Workhouse committee to perform for an audience outside the workhouse.  We performed the song 'Grace' and acted out a scene from the 1916 Rising. Congratulations to the committee for organising a very successful commemoration and for their tireless work to preserve the workhouse. We are learning all about workhouses in history lessons in school presently and it was a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this event at this hugely important historical site. Local historian and committee secretary, Dympna Headen, will visit our school over the coming weeks to give us a more in-depth knowledge of the workhouse and famine times in our locality.















All the photos from the day are uploaded to the Gallery.

School Garden

11/05/2017 20:44

We are glad to report that our garden is progressing very nicely with many green shoots appearing. We took advantage of the recent good spell to do a bit of weeding which the children really enjoyed!

GAA coaching

10/05/2017 20:48

We are delighted to welcome GAA coach, Finbarr O'Brien, to St. Mogue's N.S. He will attend the school every Friday afternoon until the end of this term for 1st to 6th classes. 

'Light Cavan Blue for Autism'

09/05/2017 20:46

On Friday 31st March, we supported the 'Light Cavan Blue for Autism' campaign to help raise awareness of autism. We held a non-uniform day and the children were asked to wear something blue on teh day. A total of €144 was raised for the Cavan Autism Parental Group (C.A.P.S.). Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Well done boys!

22/03/2017 18:22

The senior boys took part in the FAI soccer tournament on Wednesday 22nd March in Cootehill. They had a very successful day, winning all five of their matches and have qualified for the semi-finals which will take place in early April (date and time to be confirmed). Well done to Danny, Ryan, Conor D, Dylan, Cian, Shane, Conor B and Anthony. More photos in the gallery.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

16/03/2017 20:53

Wishing all the children and their families a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Check out what the infants got up to for St. Patrick's Day in 'Classroom News'.

Confirmation Class March 2017

16/03/2017 12:35

Congratulations to 6th class pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Ballyconnell on March 5th 2017.  They were conferred by Bishop Leo O'Reilly.  Hope you all had a lovely day.  See Gallery Section for photo.

Our School Garden is Complete!

19/02/2017 18:32

The finished project.

A fantastic community effort on Saturday 18th February ensured that our school garden was completed in one day! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard to create this amazing space for all the children in the school. A special word of thanks to Kieran McGovern and also Paul Maguire who had a huge amount of preparatory work completed on the fencing prior to Saturday, and also for power hosing the paths after the work. Thanks to everyone who supplied materials and equipment, and finally to Verna Mills, Maggie Geoghegan, Patricia McGovern, Karen McCauley and Patricia Maguire who kept the troops supplied with tea, soup, sandwiches and biscuits throughout the day!

The school garden is a great addition to our school facilities as it will provide practical "hands-on" learning for the children on how to grow local organic food and will demonstrate important examples of native habitats and bio-diversity. There will be plenty of work for 74 pairs of hands to get stuck into over the next few weeks!!

The gang taking a well deserved tea-break!

BEFORE                                                                      AFTER


Check out the Gallery for loads more photos and a slideshow....

Operation Transformation 10@10

11/02/2017 18:53

 We completed the Operation Transformation 10@10 challenge last Friday on a bitterly cold morning! This was a challenge set down by the RTE programme for every school in the country to spend 10 minutes completing a range of physical activites on February 10th at 10am.

5th and 6th class set up 10 stations around the school yard, and groups rotated around the circuit spending one minute on each station. Stations included skipping, sit-ups, press-ups, obstacle courses, sprints, balance beam and ladder. 

Well done to all the children for completing the challenge! Photographs of all the action are in the Gallery now.

Credit Union Quiz Success

01/02/2017 19:04














Congratulations to our senior quiz team (above) - Niall, Rachael, Senan and Danny - who came first in the Ballyconnell section of the Credit Union quiz held on Monday 30th January. They go forward now to the regional competition in March. 

 Well done also to our junior team (below) - Conor, Dylan, Kelly and Tess - who came third in their category.

Golden Way Heritage Award

25/01/2017 14:20

Templeport Development Asssosiation (T.D.A.) were recently awarded a gold merit by the Heritage Council for work on the Golden Way Walk beside the Community Centre.  We were delighted to have been recognised for our efforts in assisting the T.D.A. (You may remember all the pictures from our walk with Heather Bothwell).  Above is a picture of the presentation by the Heritage Council to Principal Brendan McGowan.   More pictures in gallery section.

Bawnboy Festival Art Competition Winners

24/01/2017 17:42

Congratulations to Kate, Cáit and Bláthnaid who were awarded prizes recently for their entries in the Bawnboy Festival Art Competition. The theme was 'The 1916 Easter Rising'. Bláthnaid was the overall competition winner (and junior category winner), Cáit took overall 3rd place (and 2nd place in the senior category) and Kate took overall 4th place (and 2nd place in junior category). The girls received a trophy and art sets/materials. Well done girls!

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