St. Mary’s Central School was established in 1978 when a number of smaller schools in the surrounding local area permanently closed, facilitating one large school to be built in a central location. Hence the name St. Mary’s Central School!
In the intervening years, the building and school grounds have undergone extensions and improvements. The play/recreational facilities were extended in 2006. Following discussions with the then Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Michael Nolan (RIP), it was agreed to convert a field adjacent to our school into a games pitch for our pupils. Work commenced in March 2006 and the children were playing on the 120m by 70m green space the following September. It was officially opened in May 2007 by Seán Óg O’hAilpín and blessed by Fr. Nolan. St Marys Central School will be forever indebted to Fr. Nolan for his caring nature and foresight in acquiring the site for the playing pitch. The financial cost of the project was borne by GP Wood over a five year period ending in June 2011. Our school community is very grateful to that generous and substantial support and we also greatly appreciate their long association with many other school projects over the years.
In 2018, the school building was extended when a new classroom and special education room was built.