About Us


“Liosmór Mochuda National School is a community which is proud of its Church of Ireland traditions.
We are committed to developing each child’s full potential in a positive, supportive and Christian environment.
We invite everyone to participate and we urge everyone to contribute.”

Extra Curricular
Activities & Events

We aim to give the children as many opportunities as possible to experience a full and rounded education.
See below for a list of activities and events organised by the school.

  • Art activities
  • Baking
  • Carol singing
  • Attending Castle Arts activities
  • Healthy Lunch Initiatives
  • Visits from Christian Aid
  • Christmas Plays
  • Clay
  • Cycling
  • Sports – Dance, Gymnastics
  • Drama
  • Presentation on Projects
  • Violin Lessons
  • Visits from lambs, duckling and chicks
  • Glusksman Art Activities
  • History lessons in the Library
  • Hurling
  • Competition – Art and Literacy
  • Music with local musicians
  • Postal Bible School
  • Trips to Theatre/Panto
  • Red Kettle Theatre Group visit
  • Santa’s yearly visit
  • Science Trips
  • Maths Trips
  • National Spring Clean
  • Green Flag
  • Local surveys and trips locally
  • Visits for local sports people and authors
  • World Book Day Activities
  • West Waterford Sports
  • Hot Dog and Pizza Days
  • Gardening

Find out more details about the activities and events most special to us.

Meet Our Staff

Ciara McGrath

Principal, teaching Third to Sixth Classes

Stacey Cronin

Deputy Principal, teaching Junior Infants to Second Classes



Review the following Enrolment Policy, which outlines the entire enrolment process.


Then, simply fill out the form below. You can print this off send it to the school or get in contact and we can post one out to you. If you have any questions before you fill out the form, please contact us and we’ll respond promptly with an answer.

Download our Enrolment Form here:


The Board of Management usually considers enrolment applications in January for the following school year.

Parents/guardians will be notified in writing of an enrolment decision shortly after the meeting.

Our History

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In 1962 Dean Gilbert Mayes was the Dean of Lismore. Being an ardent historian, he knew that Lismore had an ancient tradition of learning and Christian worship. To carry on that tradition, he founded our school and tucked it under the tall spire of the Cathedral in the Deanery yard. Dean Mayes converted the stables into a classroom. The old horse stalls became toilets. The tack room became a store room for Art and Craft materials. In 1962 the first day of the new school was the 6th March. It opened with thirteen children on the roll books. These numbers swelled to twenty seven when the Church of Ireland School in Tallow, St Catherine’s, amalgamated with Liosmór Mochuda in 1969. A teacher was employed, Dean Mayes taught Religious Education in the school every day and Mrs. Mayes, a trained teacher, taught Arts and Crafts. A large pre-fab was erected, overlooking the school garden at the back which once served as lawn tennis court. In the front of the school, the cobbles were cemented over, making way for running and ball games.

The school became a two teacher school in 1975. In that year the old school managerial system was replaced by an elected Board of Management. All these were replaced by the present building and school garden in 1990. The new school was formally opened in 1991 by the Minister of Education (Mary O’Rourke) and Bishop Willoughby was also in attendance. A garden with playground equipment was designed and new wrought iron gates replaced the old wooden gate. The school motto was written on a plaque and can be seen at the entrance:

“Big Trees from Small Acorns Grow”

The school became a three teacher in 2001 and an additional pre-fab was built to house the third classroom. A few years later the school reverted to a two teacher school and the pre-fab was put into use as a computer and learning support/resource room. Over the years the school has maintained strong links with the parents and community. This has been fostered by attending education activities in the Castle and Heritage Centre, fundraisers, barbeques, sports days and services in the Cathedral.

School Policies

Policy creation is an on-going process with new policies being developed and existing policies being revised as time and circumstances require. All policies are available on request from the school office.

Click on the title to download and review our policies.


The curriculum is presented in four general areas, some of which are further subdivided into subjects.

Please click one or more of the areas below for review.

Board of

The Board’s main function is to manage the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of the students and to provide an appropriate education for each student at the school.

Learn more about the functions of the Board of Management


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