About Our School


Boston N.S is a two teacher school with a Special Education Teacher shared with another school.
The principal teacher is Áine Ní Dhochartaigh and the acting vice-principal is Ruth O’ Callaghan.
Heather Lee is the Special Education Teacher.
The school also employs a secretary and a cleaner.

Board of Management

The Board of Management consists of:
A Chairperson, principal,  patron’s representative, a teacher’s representative, two community representatives and two parent’s representatives.


The main school building consists of 2 classrooms -the ‘big’ room and the ‘small’ room, the office and toilet facilities. 
Boston school is one of the few schools that is lucky to be situated in the Burren. The children here in Boston have the opportunity to observe the rare flora of the Burren at their footsteps.

School Origins

Boston National School, situated in the townland of Drumnadeevna has been educating children in the current school building since 1873.

There is evidence showing that education dates back to the mid 19th century. Prior to that, children were educated in four local hedge schools.
In October 2013 it celebrated its 140th anniversary.

The original datestone of the school, still in place.


For more information about the parish and especially Boston National School, please see the following:

Cloondooan Towerhouse, 16th Century, a Mahon O’Brien castle down the road from the school.