Principal's Welcome


Is mise Eoin Pluincéid agus cuireann sé gliondar croí orm fáilte a chur romhat chuig ár suíomh idirlíne. I was appointed Teaching Principal of SN Cill Cae in November 2017, and am delighted to be able to welcome you to our small corner of the internet.

Our school has a great, small staff which I am privileged to lead. I work as the school's full-time Special Education Teacher and head up a staff of 3 classroom teachers, a visiting SET, a teaching principal supply teacher, an SNA, a secretary and a cleaner/caretaker. You can find out more about the staff here.

I am a teaching principal, so I am unable to facilitate meetings during the school day. Communication with parents is key to educational success, and we utilise a range of services to communicate with families. ​If you wish to find out more about the school, or are perhaps interested in enrolling, you can always make an appointment to meet by phoning or emailing the office.

Kilkea National School, as the school is more usually known, has been a central part of the community in Kilkea for more than a century. The pupils take part in many activities in the local community; SpikeBall competitions, Cumann na mBunscol, Credit Union quizzes, community alert art competitions, tidy towns.

The staff are always on the lookout for new ideas to engage the pupils in the wider community, and we welcome suggestions. Though suggestions may not always fit with what is planned in the school, they are always seriously discussed!

We deliver the full primary school curriculum in an engaging and enriching manner, and our range of resources to support this is ever-growing, thanks to the active Parents' Association and their fundraising efforts.

All the work that goes on in SN Cill Cae is overseen by the Board of Management, which meets regularly throughout the year in order to ensure that the high educational standards are maintained and that the school as an organisation runs smoothly.

As a Google Certified Educator (level 2), I enjoy adapting GSuite to our needs and championing the development of our pupils' 21st century skills. We have had a website for a few years now, and we do our best to keep it fresh. However, given the busy nature of school life, that's not always possible, so I recommend you check out our twitter for the most up-to-date news from our school!