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A Message from our Principal

We hope that you enjoy checking in on life at Our Lady’s BNS. Our Lady’s BNS has been part of the Ballinteer community since 1969, five decades of education and community involvement. We are a very happy, welcoming and inclusive school. Our staff and pupils focus on the 3 Rs:

Being Ready to Learn,

Being Respectful to all members of our school community

Making Responsible choices.

Working with our boys as they progress from Junior Infants right through to 6th class is both an honour and a pleasure and we hope that they leave us as capable, confident and happy young men.

Clíona O'Keeffe

Principal Teacher






CALENDAR 2023 - 2024                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thursday 31st August, 2023

School re-opens at 8.50a.m.

Friday 27th October

School closes for mid-term break 2.30p.m.

Monday 6th   November

School re-opens at 8.50a.m.

Friday  22nd  December

School closes for Christmas Holidays 12.30p.m.

Monday 8th  January 2024

School re-opens at 8.50a.m.

Monday 5th February

St. Brigid’s Day.  School closed.

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February

School closes for mid-term break 2.30p.m.

Monday 19th February

School re-opens at 8.50a.m.

Monday 18th March

St Patrick’s Day closure

Friday 22nd  March

School closes for Easter Holidays 12.30p.m.

Monday 8th  April

School re-opens at 8.50a.m.

Friday 3rd May

School closes for mid-term break 2.30pm

Monday 13th May

School re-opens at 8.50am

Monday 3rd

Bank Holiday- school closed.

Friday 28th June

School closes for Summer Holidays 12.30p.m.





Our Lady's Boys' National School, Ballinteer

Our Lady’s Boys’ School is situated in a place of great beauty, nestling at the foot of the Dublin Mountains and in close proximity to Marlay Park. The school was established in 1969 and since then has been serving the community of Ballinteer.

The school currently has an enrolment of 251 boys, cared for by 16 teaching staff and 9 special needs assistants. The school also has a full-time school secretary.

We also have two classes which cater for children on the Autistic Spectrum. The school has a long history of inclusiveness having one of Dublin’s longest established ASD classes which was opened in 1999.

All of the boys are encouraged to work together and support each other and we find that the close relationship between the boys with special educational needs and those without leads to a very empathetic and caring school community.


Our Lady's School Hall is available for hire by using this link:  

The hall has a minimum booking of 2 hours at €25 per hour.

Enquiries can be made by emailing Alan at

Payments for the hall use should be made electronically to:  Our Lady's School Hall A/C  BIC: IPBSIE2D      IBAN: IE18IPBS99062017945428

PLEASE NOTE: The school hall cannot be booked for Birthday parties for insurance reasons, also the hall is block booked from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm each week day for use by the two schools.