Term 1: Thursday 25th August – Thursday 22nd December 2016

School Closed: Monday 26th September 2016

Staff Training Day: Friday 14th October 2016

Half – Term: Mon 31st October – Fri 4th November 2016

Christmas: Fri 23rd December 2016 – Sun 8th January 2017

Term 2: Monday 8th January  – Friday 7th April 2017

Half Term: Mon 20th – Fri 24th February 2017

Bank Holiday: Fri 17th March 2017

Easter Holidays: Mon 10th April – Fri 21st April 2017

Term 3: Monday 24th April – Friday 2nd June 2017

Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May 2017


Parent Teacher Meetings

1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting will take place on

3rd & 6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting will take place on

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School News & Events

Welcome to Ardscoil Phádraig Longford

Ardscoil Phádraig Granard, County Longford is proud of its educational and cultural contribution to Granard’s community for over fifty years. The school provides a broad-based curriculum to cater for the abilities and aptitudes of all students and to contribute to their intellectual, psychological, social, cultural and physical development.

The school offers a comprehensive range of subjects to Higher Junior Certificate and Higher Leaving Certificate Level. The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is also available.  In response to an ever-increasing public demand, the school has developed two Further Education Courses in – Animal Care and Nursing Studies which are also offered in the school.

Video - A Day in the Life – Ardscoil Phádraig ← Click here to see video.

Principal’s Statement                              


A warm welcome to those of you joining us at Ardscoil Phádraig for the first time. We hope your stay here will be both fulfilling and enjoyable. Ardscoil Phádraig is a fully-inclusive school embracing a holistic approach to education. While continued expansion and development is bringing technological advances and increased facilities, our school still retains its warm and personal nature where we get to know our students well and can target individual student needs.

We constantly strive to provide best practice in education for all students attending our school. We have a highly-qualified committed staff, who are consigned to work together with parents to help our students achieve their best potential in education.

Achievements and participation are celebrated and facilitated not alone in the academic area but in the broad spectrum of extra-curricular activities that we offer. We actively encourage all of our students to participate fully in school life, from becoming class representatives to joining school teams and clubs.

For those of you returning, we hope that you enjoyed the summer and trust that you are well-rested in preparation for the new academic year. We will work together to make 2016/17 a memorable and successful year for everyone in our school community and trust that each one of you will endeavour to take advantage of all the opportunities that will be presented to you during the year. Remember, education is a must for a promising and secure future and a stable life.

“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life. ”

Brigham Young

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