Mrs. Moloney Retires

Friday March 12th 2021 was a very emotional day for us all in Doonaha National School. Our teacher, principal, colleague and friend retired after 34 years as principal of Doonaha National school. We will miss you every day Mrs Moloney but we wish you a very happy and peaceful retirement.

Friday March 12th was an emotional day for everyone in Doonaha National School. Our teacher, principal, colleague and friend retired after 34 years in Doonaha National School. We will miss you every day Mrs. Moloney and we wish you a very happy retirement.

Marble Runs

We had great fun making our marble runs as our latest STEAM activity. We designed our own marble runs and there were only three requirements: they had to be at least 150cm long, they had to have three turns at least and the marble had to land into a small container or bottle. The winning team would have the marble that took the longest to complete the run.

Science week 2019

We had a busy week for science week 2019. We made lighthouses as a STEAM activity. We used our science, technology, engineering, art and maths skills to create our individual projects. We tried out chemistry also by testing household liquids to see if they were acids or bases. Our indicator was a magic liquid made out of red cabbage! We finished off the week by Making robots. We hope you enjoy our photos from the week.

Sports Day 2019

The sun shone on us for our sports day this year. We had a great day playing crab soccer, dodge bean bag and parachute games. We ran some laps of the pitch and got very competitive for our egg and spoon, sack and three legged races!

Sports Day 2019

School tour 2019

This year our destination for our tour was Shannon. We started with a tour of the Atlantic Aviation Centre. We got to land and take off in a flight simulator. This was followed by a tour of the museum where we got to sit into some very old planes as well as modern ones. After a lovely lunch in Mc Donalds, we went to the Shannon Leisure Centre where we played games, bounced in a bouncy castle and did some rock climbing. Before heading for home we paid a visit to the local playground. A great day was had by all.

Green Schools Ceremony 2019

We were delighted to receive our second green flag this year. The theme was energy and all the children worked very hard to achieve this award. We were presented with our flag in Galway on May 9th. Méabh, Jack and Daniel attended the ceremony and collected the flag on behalf of the school. Well done to everyone.

Beach Clean-Up 2019

Our annual beach clean up took place on March 7th 2019. Well done to all the children who gathered a surprising amount of rubbish. The beach is looking good once again!


Happy Halloween 2018

halloween 2018

Flag raising ceremony

We had a great end to the 2017/2018 school year with our flag raising ceremony. We raised our Green Flag and our Active Flag which we received during the year. The children gave a short presentation outlining the steps involved. It was a perfect end to a very productive school year.

flag raising

Farewell to 6th class

We bid a fond farewell to our sixth class students as they move on to secondary school. We will miss you in Doonaha National School but we wish you all the very best in your futures.


World Meeting of Families

In preparation for the Visit of the World Meeting of Families Icon to West Clare in July, we have created a display which will be on view in Kilkee Church along with displays from other primary schools in the Inis Cathaigh Cluster of 9 parishes.

world meeting families

Nevsail June 22nd 2018

Our trip to Nevsail in Kilkee was a great success. We had blue skies and a light breeze so conditions were ideal. We got to try canoeing, kayaking and surfing. Some people discovered their new favourite sport!

Sports Day 2018

A great day was had by all on our sports day. We played crab soccer, we had an obstacle course, we ran relay races, egg and spoon races, three legged races and sack races. We made the most of the beautiful weather and everyone was a winner!

Confirmation 2018

Congratulations to our students who were confirmed on Sunday May 27th by Bishop Fintan, Fr. Casey and Fr. Culligan.

Beach Clean Up April 2018

Beach Walk 2016

RDS Primary Science Fair 2016

Proclamation Day 2016

Holy Communion 2017

Congratulations to the Carrigaholt Parish Confirmation Class of 2017.

Chess Champions!


Congratulations to Doonaha N.S and our Green Schools Committee on the receipt of our Green Flag. The theme was Litter and Waste. Everyone worked very hard to keep the amount of waste products generated to a minimum.