Gaelscoileanna Teo. is a national, voluntary organisation supporting the development of Irish-medium schools at primary and at post-primary level. Founded in 1973, the organisation offers advice, encouragement and practical support to communities who wish to establish new schools and operates according to public demand.
The Knocklyon Network is a local community group with not-for-profit status that was formed for the people and by the people of Knocklyon. The group meets every Tuesday in the Iona Centre, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.
The Knocklyon Network aims to provide a safe and informative environment for local people to network, share skills and experiences. We aspire to build a sustainable network that can continue to grow and develop for the benefit of everyone.
The Knocklyon Network wants and encourages people to come share their ideas and knowledge so that, together, we can create a more inclusive, vibrant community.
Our school community provides a caring, happy and safe environment, which strives to foster a love of life-long learning.
We endeavour to develop each person’s academic, physical, moral, cultural and spiritual potential based on mutual respect, fairness and honesty.
We want our students to emerge as confident, adaptable, responsible and caring citizens.
The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community.
Our website is a great way to keep up-to-date on the events in our parish.
We hope that it serves as a resource for parishioners and visitors alike. We welcome your feedback and participation.
Apart from the ongoing activities booked for the Centre, there are other activities which take place in the Centre as well as one-off events.
These include children’s Birthday Parties every Saturday afternoon, Confirmation Receptions First Holy Communion Receptions Parish Week Bingo and Talent Show, School Meetings, Easter and Summer Camps, KAIES Art Exhibitions, Book Sales, Residents Association Meetings, Blood Transfusion Board Clinics, Cat Fancy of Ireland Show Community Games activities commence around April after Knocklyon United start training outdoors.
Knocklyon History Society is now 16 years old. During these years it has organised nine talks annually.
The History Society meets in the Iona Centre beside St Colmcille’s Church, Knocklyon on the second
Wednesday of each month from September to May.
New members are always welcome, as are visitors to individual talks. An annual day-long outing to sites of historical interest takes place in May/June each year as well as a number of afternoon visits to more local places of interest. .
The History Society now has over 60 members. To date the society has produced five biannual booklets that include a synopses of lectures presented in the previous two years. The society may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Knocklyon Historic Society meet in the Iona Centre at 7.45pm on the second Wednesday of every month between September and May.
They organize outings and visits to places of historic interest, 2012 being a memorable year as they enjoyed a great boat trip on the River Lagan prior to a wonderful visit to the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast.
This is a group of novice players who would welcome anyone who is at a similar or slightly more advanced level to come along and play with them on Mondays.
They meet every Monday in the Iona Centre from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
New Players welcome.
Contact: Dympna Hogan 087-9893043
In the mid 1970’s a seven acre site on Idrone Avenue was purchased by the priests of Ballroan Parish at a cost of £36,000 for a school in the Knocklyon area. The Carmelite Order took on the task of running the new parish. There were long delays in getting formal approval for the government grant but approval was finally received in April 1975. Mr. John CArroll was architect for the project. The 16 classroom school was completed in July 1976. The school took in it’s first pupils in September 1976 and was officially opened on 31st March, 1977, by the then Taoiseach, Mr. Liam Cosgrave T.D. who resides on Scholarstown Road. Archbishop Dermot Ryan blessed the new building.
The first roll had 47 pupils and by the official opening day this had risen to 54. The population increase in Knocklyon was of such a nature that a second school was required. In 1982 a second building was built. The original school became the Junior School and the new building housed the Senior School.
An Post is a major commercial organisation providing a wide range of services which encompass postal, communication, retail and financial services.
It is one of Ireland’s largest companies directly employing over 10,000 people through its national network of retail, processing and delivery points.
St. Colmcille’s Parents Association.
Represents both the Junior and Senior National Schools
2.1 The purpose of the Parents Association is to provide a structure through which the parents or guardians of children attending St Colmcille’s Junior and Senior Schools can work together to create the best possible learning environment for our children. 2.2 The Parents Association will work with the Principals, Boards of Management and staff to build an effective partnership between home and schools in accordance with the Education Act 1998, 26. – (2)(a) 2.3 The Parents Association will promote the interests of the pupils in co-operation with the Boards of Management, Principals, teachers and students, in accordance with current legislation. 2.4 The Parents Association will affiliate to National Parents Council Primary annually. 2.5 The mission of the Parents Association is to promote partnership between schools and parents by communicating with and representing parents in order to ensure the best possible education and learning environment for our children.