About Us

“Céad Míle Fáilte”

Welcome to the website of St. Anne’s Primary School, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Check out “Our News” for recent activities and events.


Our School Motto

Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí


About Us

St. Anne’s is a senior girls school located in Charleville, Co. Cork. It is funded by the Department of Education and governed by a Board of Management in accordance with the rules of the Department of Education and Science.

St. Anne’s is a dynamic, child-centred, friendly and supportive school. We are committed to maintaining a postive learning environment and our staff work hard to enable each child to develop her full potential.


A Brief History

St. Anne’s was opened in 1939 and was run by the Mercy Order for 70 years. In 2010, it was handed over to the Diocese of Cloyne.


Our Staff

 A New Board of Management has come into effect since December 1st 2015.

Members are

  • Mr Fergus O Carroll, Chairperson
  • Sr Martina Holmes, Community Representative
  • Fr. Tom Naughton, Patron’s Nominee
  • Mrs Paula O Leary,  Community Representative
  • Mr Shane Killcommins, Parent’s nominee
  • Mrs Joesphine Ryan, Parent’s nominee.
  • Ms Bridget Barton,Teacher’s nominee
  • Ms Maura Mulcahy,Acting Principal.


At present, St. Anne’s has a student population in excess of 130 pupils and a large network of staff.

Principal(Acting) Ms Maura Mulcahy
2nd Class Ms Maura Mulcahy
3rd class Ms. Caitriona Fitzgerald
4th class Ms. Amy Carroll
4th class Mrs Elizabeth Barry
5th class(Acting Deputy Principal) Ms. Bridget Barton
6th class Mrs Claire Collins/ Mrs Annemarie O Connor
 Special Education Teachers  Ms. Juliet Cagney and Ms Stephanie McSwiney

Ancillary Staff

Special Needs Assistants Geraldine O’Connor 

Cathriona Cagney

Lorraine Shanahan

Diane Hennessey

School Secretary Debbie Buckley

Principal Ms. Carmel Rainsford is currently on leave.


ICT Facilities

2010 was an exciting year for us at St. Anne’s. Seven state-of-the-art interactive projectors have been installed and broadband access is also available in all classrooms. This makes learning much more enjoyable.

This would not have been possible without the generous support of children, parents and the local community who fundraised for the equipment.

2013 saw the arrival of 30 laptops and a trolley for storage and charging.

WIFI has also been installed.

2016 saw the arrival of 30 more laptops for pupils use.

Accelerated Reader

In 2013 the school invested in a programme called “Accelerated Reader”. This programme assess the children’s reading and comprehension. It also records the books read by the children and allows them to reach goals and targets. It  has greatly enhanced the school’s literacy plan along with fostering a greater love for reading, providing opportunities for children and their parents to  read for purpose and has improved children’s reading and comprehension scores.

Plans for the Future

Our School extension has recently been completed. The new classroom and the extension to another classroom has provided us with great space. The  entrance is now bright, airy and welcoming.

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