Mission Statement

Ballydrehid National School

"Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí"

Welcome to our school website, which I hope reflects the warm, caring learning environment which exists in Ballydrehid N.S.


Ballydrehid National School is situated in the parish of Bansha/Kilmoyer at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains on the N24, 5kms from Cahir and 9kms from Bansha. Our school is located on a large site with an abundance of space which gives children the freedom to explore and enjoy.  We have a pitch, tarmacadam playground area and a vegetable garden plot.  We are lucky to have Ballydrehid Wood 2.5 kms from our doorstep and explore the area on a seasonal basis for walks and trails. We pride ourselves in utilising the beautiful local environment to enhance learning in our school.


We endeavour in all we do to promote the Catholic ethos but also welcome children of other religions/non-religion and embrace the diversity they bring to our school.  Our mission is the promotion of the full and harmonious development of the person; intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual including a living relationship with God and with other people.  Our school motto is “Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí”, Praise the young and they will prosper.


Ballydrehid N.S. is a co-educational school with classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. It currently has 57 pupils enrolled. We have experienced a 40% growth in enrolments during the last year. As a result, our staff has grown to three Mainstream Classroom Teachers, a Special Education Teacher and shared Special Education Teachers, a Special Needs Assistant, part-time secretary and part-time caretaker.


We have recently been granted additional accommodation space from the Department of Education and Skills.  The Board of Management are currently working on this project and the school community really look forward to this new development.


We take great pride here in Ballydrehid National School in providing a welcoming, caring, nurturing and safe atmosphere in our school.  As Principal, I invite you to browse our website and please feel free to contact me should you require any further information.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs. Carmel Butler


  • While Ballydrehid N.S. is a primary school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions and cultures.

  • When pupils leave Ballydrehid N.S., he/she will present himself/herself as an active and responsible citizen in society.

  • That the children will be enabled to make moral judgements based on their Christian values, human rights and their conscience.

  • We will foster healthy attitudes to fitness and nutrition and encourage healthy habits that will enable children to learn and reach their full physical potential.

  • We will encourage the involvement of parents through home/ school links and through their involvement in the Parents Association and B.O.M.

  • To foster in the pupils that with every right there is a corresponding responsibility.

  • To endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community.

  • To promote gender equity amongst the teachers and pupils.

  • Déanfaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt agus suim/meas a chothú i measc na páistí in ár gcluichí, ceol, rince, stair agus ár dtraidisiúin.

Contact Us

© Copyright 2017 Ballydrehid National School

Tel: +353 52 7442581

Email: ballydrehidns@gmail.com



Cahir, Co. Tipperary