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Welcome to Scoil Aine Naofa, Loch Cutra, website.

Scoil Aine Naofa is a Catholic co-educational school catering for children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

It is situated in the parish of Beagh, approximately 6km South of Gort, Co,Galway. There has been a school on this site since the 1860’s and many distinguished teachers have graced its corridors since, most notably, perhaps Michael Cusack, founding father of the GAA. Michael was appointed the first Headmaster of Lough Cutra by Lord Gough when he was merely 20 years old.

There have been many improvements to the school over the years the latest of which was the addition of an ASD unit in 2017. Mostly recently, the Department of Education and Skills has  granted funding for the building of two 80sq metre classrooms with ensuite toilets and a new Special  Education classroom. We're at the preplanning stage. We look forward to that.

We have a current enrolment of 91 pupils, with four mainstream teachers, two Special Education Teachers and two SET teachers. We also have four SNAs and a secretary.

We endeavour to stimulate learning by offering a diverse range of activities both curricular and extra-curricular. Our aim is to create a friendly, inviting atmosphere with happy, well-adjusted pupils and highly- dedicated, motivated staff.



We are now enrolling in Scoil Áine Naofa for our 2023-2024 infant class.

Enrolment Form Link

Gort Credit Union Art Competition 

Scoil Aine Naofa was delighted to have two successful entries in the Gort Credit Union Art Competition. Well done to our two budding artists who came 1st and 2nd in their respective Competitions. 

Seachtain na Gaeilge and Lá Glas

We had great fun celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and Lá Glas last week! During our school assembly, lots of our pupils displayed their many talents by playing instruments in front of the school,  performing Irish Dancing and singing songs as Gaeilge! Have a look!



Celebrating World Book Day in Lough Cútra NS 2023!

Confirmation 2023

Congratulations to our 5th and 6th class who made their Confirmation with Lurga NS last Thursday, and to their teacher Ms Diviney. See a sample of some of their wonderful Art on display in Shanaglish Church last Thursday.

Bake Sale

Bake Sale

Scoil Áine Naofa were delighted to hold their Bake Sale on Wednesday 15th February 2023! The standard of baking was incredible and the children had a great day! The school raised an amazing €960! Scoil Áine Naofa would like to sincerely thank all pupils, staff, parents and the wider school community for their support. 

Bake Sale Action

Spikeball Tournament

Well done to our senior class who participated in the annual Spikeball tournament in UL last week. We were very proud of their performance on the day.

St Brigid's day Procession

Our school was very fortunate to be part of the St Brigid's day Procession in Gort. Pupils created their own patchwork, which was sown together to create a St Brigid's Cloak and each child had an opportunity to wear the cloak throughout the procession. 

Credit Union Quiz

A big well done to our Junior and Senior Quiz Teams who participated in the Gort Credit Union Quiz on Friday 27th 2023. We were very proud of their performance.

Learning Through Art

A sample of some of the wonderful Art work throughout Scoil Áine Naofa. Children in infants have been busy learning about the Water Cycle, while other classes have been celebrating Chinese New Year and exploring the tales of St Brigid. 

St Brigid's Day Celebrations

As part of St Brigid's Day celebrations, 3rd and 4th class put their craft skills to the test making St Brigid's crosses. See their beautiful Artwork in the slideshow.

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