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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.


Schools Out for Summer!!!

As we close our doors for another summer holiday,  I would like to wish all our pupils, families and staff a restful and enjoyable Summer!!!

See you all on the 30th August 2023.

Mrs Mulkerrins 



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

Enrolment Form Link

Galway Cross Country Championships

Our school had great fun participating in the Galway Cross Country Championships this week. We had 23 students participating from 3rd to 6th class. All students ran tremendously and we are very proud of them! Congratulations to our medal winners Darragh, Charlie and Aoife and to Saoirse who also gained a place in the final next week.

Junior Infants 2023-2024

A big welcome to our fabulous new Junior Infants pictured here with their teacher Ms Purcell. We look forward to creating wonderful memories during their time in Lough Cútra NS.

Graduating 6th class:

We would like to extend our very best wishes to our 6th class pupils as they finished their last day in Lough Cútra NS. We would like to wish them well in the next phase of their academic journey. We will miss them!! 

Wellbeing Week: Whacky Wednesday:

As part of our wellbeing week, we invited the students of Lough Cútra NS to get their creative juices flowing with Whacky Wednesday!  In an effort to promote inclusivity and positivity, the children dressed up in the most creative and diverse range of outfits  and we showcased them to the school. See what you think of our Whacky Wednesday Catwalk!!

Drumming workshop:

For Make Noise Monday, we held a drumming workshop where all the students participated in self expression and rhythm through music. It was great fun!!

Creative outdoor learning:

The slideslow shows a range of activities the children have been up to as part of our outdoor learning! 3rd and 4th class created schoolyard games and got to try them out on each other! 5th and 6th class participated in outdoor maths trails, and scroll below or see our archives to see the younger classes in action! We have also being making great use of our new P.E equipment while the weather is fine!

1st & 2nd Class Blitz

 We were delighted to attend the Peterswell NS blitz today with our 1st and 2nd class and what a display of hurling and camogie! Both teams showcased their full range of skills and a great day was had by all. We are really looking forward to our own Lough Cútra NS blitz next week!!

1st & 2nd Class Fun in the Sun

We took great advantage of the good weather bringing as much learning as we could outdoors! Have a look at the great fun 1st and 2nd class had today! 

Thank you to Damien Hanrahan who finishes up his so cer coaching. The children really enjoyed this every week. 

Basketball Blitz

A massive congratulations and well done to our basketball teams who participated in the St. Colman's Primary School Basketball Blitz today. We were very excited to win the final of the competition and to top off the victory, one of our 6th class players received the MVP award! Huge congratulations to all involved.

First Communion Preparations 

We have been busy preparing for our First Communion with some fabulous Art on display in our corridors. We have also been learning about the Earth, rainbow fish, features of Summer and Egyptians!

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