GAELSCOIL – New primary school coming to Dublin 2 / Dublin 4 in 2021

November 26, 2020

Parents / guardians in the Dublin 2 & 4 area have until 10am 21st December to vote for who runs the new Primary Gaeilscoil coming to their area in September 2021.

If you want to make this a Community National School (CNS) vote CDETB. To vote Go To This Link – all you need is your child’s eircode and PPSN.

If you don’t speak Irish, ná bí buartha – don’t worry.  You don’t have to be an expert or know any Irish to send your child to a Gaelscoil. You will be supported and learn together.

To find out how all this came about and learn about the CNS ethos read more…


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has invited school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of new primary schools to be established in September 2021 and has invited parents to express their preference on the choice of patron. The patron is the body that establishes and operates the school, appoints the Board of Management of the school and is responsible for the school’s characteristic spirit and ethos.

Three new primary schools will be established in Dublin in 2021

  • Donaghmede_Howth_D13
  • Dublin2_Dublin4
  • Sallynoggin_Killiney_DLR/North

Two of the new schools, in Donaghmede_Howth_D13 and Dublin2_Dublin4, have been designated to operate through the medium of the Irish language.

We, the City of Dublin ETB, have applied for patronage of the school in D2/D4 which is in our jurisdiction and Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB has applied for patronage of the other two schools.

ETB schools are multi-denominational (welcoming all religions and none), co-educational, publicly owned, community based, inclusive, creative and innovative.

Why choose Community National School

The ETB model of primary school is a Community National School.  The Community National School has been declared the preferred model for Primary education outlined in the programme for government. The first school opened in 2008 and there are currently 27 thriving schools across the country. Visit the CNS website to find out more about our model Home – CNS

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Online Patronage Process System (OPPS)

An online patronage process system (OPPS) has been developed by the Department to provide objective information to parents and guardians which will allow them to make an informed choice in expressing a preference for their preferred model of patronage for their child’s education.

The OPPS has now opened for voting and can be accessed at Online Patronage | Survey (

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