History

History

Having celebrated its centenary in 2014, St. Brigid’s Boys School is probably one of the oldest schools in South County Dublin. We are very proud of its unique history and the strong educational tradition that St. Brigids has maintained over the years.

In 1912 the sum of £2309 was assigned to build and furnish a new school on a site on Mart Lane, Foxrock. The site was purchased by Mrs. Hamilton who resided in a house called “Cúl na Gréine” on Mart Lane. She was a dedicated member of Conradh na Gaeilge and a personal friend of Douglas Hyde, the first President of Ireland.

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The renowned architect, Sir Richard Orpen, designed the school and was paid the princely sum of £275 for his efforts – this indeed was a lot of money at the time. Sir Richard also designed Tullow Church on Brighton Road, Foxrock.

The school was built by Louis Monks of Dun Laoghaire at a cost of £3046 – even in those days projects went way over budget! The plaque on the school wall commemorates the official opening of St. Brigid’s Schools, Foxrock on November 25th 1914 by Sir Horace Plunkett, one of the trustees. The building consisted of two schools, one for boys and one for girls. For the next 50 years the schools functioned as typical rural schools of the time. The only housing development of note during this time being St. Brigid’s Park, completed in 1953.

Events
Dec
23 2021
Christmas Holidays - school closed
Feb
21 2022
Midterm Break - school closed
Mar
17 2022
St. Patrick's Day - School closed
Apr
11 2022
Easter Holidays - School Closed
May
02 2022
Bank Holiday Closure
News
23-Nov-2021
Junior Infants learn the fundamentals of coding.
03-Nov-2021
Below are some photos of the boys from 5th class who took part in the Hallowe'en Fun Run before the mid-term break in their fancy dress. Well done boys!
01-Nov-2021
Our Senior Infants really enjoyed their Fun Run!
23-Oct-2021
2nd Class Ms. McDonough and Ms. Costello
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St Brigid's Boys' NS,
Mart Lane,
Foxrock,
Dublin 18,
Ireland

01 289 3199

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