Welcome to Scoil Íde


Getting in contact with us

Contact  Elaine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any general queries.

Contact your child’s class/ support teacher for any class related questions.

Contact the Principal, Ray D’Arcy by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact the Deputy Principal, Tom Hartney by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Removal of mitigation measures

Face masks: Staff members and children are no longer required to wear face masks in any setting in school. Those that wish to continue to wear masks are free to do so.

Staggered Finishes: The staggered end to the school day will conclude on Friday. From Monday March 7th all classes from 1st to 6th class will finish the school day at 14:45. 1st class teachers will walk their classes to the Mill Road side as per usual. 2nd class teachers will walk their core group of children to their gate ( some may head to the Mill Road which is also supervised.) All other children can exit the school from Gate C, D or E.

Break times: We will return to a single break time from Monday March 7th. The split yard was an emergency measure for extraordinary times. This move will take adjusting for children and staff alike so bear with us as we return to this system. Teachers will talk to the children about the expectations we have of children during yard times.

Physical distancing: Pods and bubbles are no longer required. 

Singing and use of all musical instruments: Now permitted

School Opening time: We are standardising the school opening time across the school to 08:45 from Monday, March 7th to allow for a 09:00am start. This is in line with best practice and to ensure the safety of all children attending Scoil Íde.

No children will be allowed onto school grounds in advance of this time. We will maintain the morning gate duty. Gates will be reduced to four with Gate B outside reception reserved for parents & guardians dropping off bags/ lunches etc. Infant drop off and collection will remain the same. All other children can use any of the other three gates.

Sanitising: Staff will no longer sanitise at the gates. Teachers and SNAs will remind children to sanitise on entry to their room. Parents should remind children of cough etiquette and also keep children at home if they are feeling unwell.

Ventilation: This remains a key mitigation measure. COVID-19 has not gone away and it will continue to pose problems for the school community. C02 monitors will remain in use and will  be constantly monitored. Windows will be used as required to provide natural ventilation in rooms.

Access to school for parents & guardians: Parental involvement is an incredibly important part of school life and we appreciate the support and patience of parents and guardians over the last two years. Parents & guardians can make an appointment to see a teacher/ principal/ deputy principal that is mutually workable for teacher and parent / guardian outside of tuition time. Teachers can be contacted by email. Click on hte CLASSES tab to access the relevant teacher. Lunch drop offs / school bag drops etc must go to reception. 

Early collections are done through the office and children are escorted to the relevant gate when required. Only call the school when you are outside the school

The  measures outlined above also take into consideration the needs of the school community and the safe and efficient running of the school.




Front of School 

Welcome to the website of Scoil Íde which is the primary school for the Parish of St. Nicholas and the surrounding areas. It opened in September 1964 with three classrooms and was run by the Mercy Order for the then Parish of St. Mary's. As Limerick developed and Corbally experienced a growth in housing developments the school grew to accommodate the local population. Now Scoil Íde has a student population of almost eight hundred pupils and 44 full time teaching staff including principal Ray D'Arcy, deputy principal Tom Hartney, class teachers, special education teachers and special needs assistants.  Scoil Íde plays a central role in the community and our past pupils have gone on to excel in academics, sports and the arts. As the Sixth Classes leave us each June we remind them that no matter which institution claims them in later years, they were ours first!




Growth and learning are the summation of all we try to do with the children who are entrusted to our care. We aim to do the very best we can for every child who comes into our school, to maximise their talents and potential, to give them a solid grounding in basic academic work and to open their eyes and minds to the world that awaits them.


In recent years we have increased the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) emphasis in our teaching and learning. Through parental support we have invested in a Science Room, Outdoor Classroom and technology kits. Scratch programming is taught from 1st to 6th class. We are committed to improving teaching and learning through the support of the parents and the Board of Management.

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