School Calendar

Updated School Calendar – Loughmore NS – 2020-2021

Friday 28th of August 2020 – Croke Park Day for all staff members (no pupils - except jnr infant and new solas pupils induction session 10am-12pm).


 Monday 31st of August 2020 - Classes are back to school. School opens to receive pupils at 9.05am. Classes start at 9.20am. Infants and Solas finish at 1pm this week. 


Wednesday 16th of September – Parent Information Meeting 8-9pm – please make every effort to attend as this information will be relevant to the whole school and also to individual classes re. routines and practices for the year (this may be a virtual Zoom meeting depending on HSE guidance at the time).


Friday 23rd October: School closes at 12.30pm to facilitate a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department guidelines. Pupils may wear Halloween costumes to school today.



Monday 26th - Friday 30th of October (inclusive) Halloween Mid-term break. School re-opens Monday November 2nd 2020.



Tues 22nd of December - School closes for the Christmas holidays at 12.30pm. School re-opens on Wednesday 6th of January 2021.


Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th January 2021 – Parent Teacher Meetings (3.30pm – 6.30pm)


Wednesday 3rd of February: Open Night 7-8pm


Friday 12th February – School closes at 12.30pm to facilitate a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department guidelines.


February Mid-Term Break: School will be closed Monday 15th – Fri 19th of February (inclusive). School reopens Monday 22nd of February 2021.


NB: Friday 12th of February: Closing date for applications for our Solas (ASD) Unit for September 2021. Please note also that new pupils with Special Educational Needs enrolling in our mainstream classes for September 2021 will need to have their enrolment applications completed and returned to the school by the end of February complete with the relevant professional reports, due to NCSE deadlines March/April.



Wednesday 17th of March School is closed for the St. Patrick’s Day.


Friday 26th of March – School closes at 12.30pm to facilitate a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department guidelines.


School will remain closed from Monday 29th of March – Friday 9th of April (inclusive) for the Easter Holidays. School reopens on Monday 12th of April.


May Bank Holiday Weekend: School will be closed on Monday 3rd of May for the Bank Holiday.


Standardised testing (Sigma T and Micra T) will take place between the 4th and the 22nd of May 2021.


June Bank Holiday Weekend: Friday 4th June – Monday 7th of June(inclusive) - school closed for June bank holiday.



Friday 25th of of June – School closes for the Summer Holidays at 12.30pm

Please retain this calendar for your information.

Important points to note:

  • Please inform the office of any change to your details – phone number, email or address. Please ensure that your Eircode has been supplied to the school also.
  • All school policies are available to view on
  • Contact us:

With queries, information, or to arrange an appointment with a staff member:

  • School secretary Margaret Mullally 0504-32225
  • Email  or
  • School staff are not to be contacted on their personal mobile phones or social media

Parental Complaints:

  • In the event of a grievance arising, please follow the agreed Parental Complaints Procedure available to view under the parent section of our website. This is a staged procedure, and steps cannot be skipped. First port of call is always the relevant staff member, then the Principal and if this matter is not resolved to your satisfaction, after that a more formal procedure is instigated. We aim to work together in your child’s best interests and encourage open and respectful communication.