** Goodbye Mr. Hoey **

The children, staff and parents would like to wish Mr. Hoey the fondest of farewells on his retirement after 30 years as principal of Stackallen National School. 

Please click here: Goodbye Mr. Hoey ! for a video and photos of Jim's farewell concert.

Welcome to our school. Fáilte Go Stigh Colláin

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

A very warm welcome to Stackallen N. S. We hope that your child will be extremely happy here. 

Our school is a happy and safe place where every child matters. Without your support we cannot succeed so we look forward to working in partnership with you in the interest of your child’s all round learning and personal development. 

(NB To see day-to-day events in the school go to

 " What's Happening" on the menu.)


We have a wonderful staff ( see School Structure) and you can be assured of our full co-operation and commitment at all times. 

Should you have any queries or concerns at any time please feel free to come and talk to us. 

Beir bua agus beannacht.

Jim Hoey, Principal


Stackallen was founded in 1840.
The name itself derives from the Irish "Stigh Colláin" House of Cullen. A book on the history of the Old School can be purchased from the secretary. The “new” school was built beside it in two stages:1968 and 1978. It comprises eight mainstream classes, 3 learning support rooms etc. There are eleven teachers plus Principal, three special needs assistants, one classroom assistant, secretary and caretaker. There are also visiting teachers for general music (guitar, keyboard, tin whistle and accordion), and speech and drama.

 It is a co-ed school catering for children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

At present there are 213 pupils.

** View our Whole-School Evalution Report ** (Carried out by inspectors of the Department of Education and Skills in October 2012 )