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Scoil Bhailenóra, Ballinora, Waterfall, Co. Cork
Scoil Bhailenóra, Ballinora, Waterfall, Co. Cork

Principal's Welcome

Scoil Bhailenóra is a Catholic co-educational primary school situated in the beautiful townland of Ballinora, close to the western suburbs of Cork City.

Our school has served the wider community of Ballinora/Waterfall for over 170 years. Children and staff come to school to learn, explore, create, grow and build. We treat each other with respect and celebrate the efforts each individual makes.  

Working with families and local community organisations, we strive to provide a joyous and productive learning environment for all our 296 pupils.

Please explore our website, which aims to give you a taste of life in our school. Bain taitneamh as!

Le meas, 

Mr. Luke Foley


Latest News

21st Jun 2024
14th Jun 2024
16th May 2024
Evan, Erin, Ms O'Connor and Ms Casey flew the flag for Scoil Bhailenóra at...

Upcoming Events...

Friday, 21st June 2024
Active School's Week
Monday, 24th June 2024
End of year mass
End of year BBQ - Provisional Date
Tuesday, 25th June 2024
6th Class Graduation (11:00)
Thursday, 27th June 2024
Last day of term

A Virtual Tour



Huge congratulations to our chess tournament finalists and champions♟⭐️♟
Tony O’ Mahony senior tournament 2024⭐️ Huge congratulations to all children from 4th to 6th class who took part in today’s tournament👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Throwback to some wonderful snaps taken at the Cork City Sports this year🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃
Thank you to @marymounthospice for welcoming our 6th Class students on Friday to help with the gardening🌸🌳🌼🌺 Every year, the students in 6th Class, contribute money from their confirmation money to buy plants and flowers for Marymount Hospice. With the support of the staff and gardener, students got to help out with weeding and cleaning up the flower beds🌞 From their contributions this year, 81 new plants were bought for the gardens in Marymount👏🏼 Well done Rang a sé, we are very proud of you all⭐️
Rang a sé having a ball @ballyhass_adventures today on their school tour🌞🌞🌞 They enjoyed zip-lining, the aqua-park and some team building activities.Thank you for having us🤩
Huge congratulations to the boys and girls of Scoil Bhailenóra who took part in the Cork City Sports last week🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️We are so proud of you all and what you have accomplished⭐️ Well done everyone!
6th Class enjoyed two trips to @corkboatclub with @get_rowing🚣🏼‍♀️ After their time on the water, they enjoyed some time at Marina Market! Thank you for having us🌞🌞🌞
The Ballinora Men’s Shed were busy gardening and keeping our school looking great🌸🌼🌺🌻💐🌷
Our school chess tournament began last week and rang a sé enjoyed some chess in the sun🌞
Senior Infants were planting flowers in the sun🌻🪴☀️
Huge congratulations to the Green Schools Committee and our school representatives from 6th Class who went to the Green Schools Flag Ceremony last week at the @radissonblucork💚🌳 Scoil Bhailenóra received our sixth flag👏🏼 What a fantastic achievement!
The 1st and 2nd class school tour to Fota and Airtastic was a roaring success! 🦒🐒🐆🦓🦘🦏🦚
Our Confirmation Class 2024🕊🤍 Massive congratulations to the boys and girls who were confirmed yesterday by Bishop O’Regan. A joyous occasion⭐️
Huge congratulations to the boys from 5th and 6th Class who came 3rd in the Ulster, Munster & Leinster Table Tennis Tournament in Dublin last week🏓 Huge congratulations to you boys👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
A big well done to the boys and girls from 5th and 6th Class who took part in the Sciath na Scol tournament over the last number of weeks⭐️ You all represented the school wonderfully and played so well! You should be so proud👏🏼
Senior infants exploring the theme of the garden centre in Aistear🌸🌺💐🌷🌹🌻
Senior infants enjoyed exploring Maths in the outdoors🌞
Cork City Sports Trials today in Scoil Bhailenóra🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Well done to everyone for taking part⭐️⭐️⭐️
A big thank you to Pat Lane, chairman of Ballinora GAA and Michael O’ Connor, local historian, who visited 1st to 6th Class today to share about the upcoming @ballinoragaa Centenary on the 20th April 2024💚❤️
A huge congratulations to the fabulous junior infants and all who helped them with their Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Children’s Hospital💙 They raised a total of €1629.70👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Thank you to all who contributed so generously💜🧡❤️💚 We are so proud @temple_street_foundation ⭐️⭐️⭐️
🐝Our Spelling Bee Champion🐝 Huge congratulations to Grace O’ Gorman from 6th Class who represented Scoil Bhailenóra yesterday at the @eason_ireland spelling bee competition and took home 1st prize⭐️⭐️⭐️ Grace will now go on to represent all of Cork in the Munster Final👏🏼 So proud of you Grace ~ well done🐝💛🐝💛
Eggcellent work by Mr. Cussen’s first class🥚🧺🐰🌸
3rd Class enjoying taking part in the run around Europe challenge🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Keep up the fantastic work guys!!!⭐️ @active_school_flag
6th Class retreat day to Scala, Cork today in preparation for their Confirmation day on the 1st May✨
Seachtain na Gaeilge☘️💚☘️💚


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