27 October 2023

October Mid-Term

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
05 February 2024
14 February 2024

February Midterm

February 14, 2024 - February 19, 2024
18 March 2024

St. Patricks Day

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Amber Flag for Pieta House

Amber Flag for Pieta House

On Monday the 19th of June we had a very exciting morning in the school. With a big cheer, St....

Rory Cunnigham Cup

Rory Cunnigham Cup

We had a super day last Friday 26th May at the Rory Cunningham Cup tournament hosted by Weston...

Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Thank you to all who came to support our Summer Fair. It was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed...

Our Facilities

Football Pitch

We are so lucky to have a fantastic grass playing field on our school grounds. The children can play here during the summer months and it used by our soccer and GAA teams for matches and training. There is so much green space for us all to enjoy! 


The St Andrew’s National School library is run by parent volunteers and all classes visit the library once a week. The library has a wide range of both fiction and information books. The children choose their own books with guidance from their teacher and the librarians. Over their time in St Andrew’s, the children will develop as readers and read a wide range of books.

Astro Pitch

The Astro Pitch is a lovely area for the children to play during break times. It is also used for PE and other outdoor activities. It is situated at the front of the school building and is often bathed in sunshine.  

Outdoor Classroom

Our outdoor classroom is a source of inspiration and joy for all the children during the spring and summer months. Here we can have outdoor lessons and it is a lovely space to observe nature in action all around us. It is inspired by the story of St. Andrew in the bible.

About Our School

The original St. Andrew’s School founded in 1827, was built in the centre of the village opposite St. Andrew’s Church and incorporated the Schoolhouse, residence of the School Principal. Mr. Sam Adamson, Principal, and his wife Zephra (Effie) lived there for over 20 years.

The school has grown in spurts over the years. In the years preceding the Great Famine of 1845 numbers may have been greater, but if not, St. Andrew’s remained a one teacher school for 127 years. The teacher acted as Principal and class teacher to all pupils from Infants to Sixth and sometimes Seventh Class. Records in the school date from only 1940 when there were 18 pupils on roll and Mrs. Ireland was Principal. She retired in January 1954, Mr. Sam Anderson was appointed Principal and his wife Effie was Assistant Teacher. There were 40 pupils on roll. It remained a two-teacher school until 1971 when a third teacher was appointed.

In 1972 the school moved to a new location set at the top of Chapel Hill on the edge of Lucan village. On 3rd November 1972 the new school site was officially opened by Mr. Padraig Faulkner Minister for Education and blessed by the Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Alan Buchanan.

We moved to our present new school located in St. Edmundsbury in 2015 and the fabulous new state of the art school was officially opened on the 29th April 2016 and blessed by Archbishop Dr. Michael Jackson.


  • 1827: 1 teacher school, Lucan Village
  • 1940: 1 teacher school. Principal Ms. Ireland
  • 1954: Principal Mr. Sam Adamson
  • 1972: New school on Chapel Hill
  • 1979: Principal Mrs. Inez Copper
  • 2011: Principal Mrs. Julie Chapman.
  • 2015: new school, St. Edmundsbury
  • 2020: Principal Mr. Padraic Byrne

Our Staff

Principal: Padraic Byrne

Deputy Principal: Tanya Sewell


Class Teachers

Junior Infants Rebecca Walker
Junior Infants Maud Eadie

Senior Infants Tanya Sewell
Senior Infants Damaris Isip (Jane Crawford/ Caroline Dowd)

1st Class Anita Williamson
1st Class Grace McCabe

2nd Class Mandy Walsh
2nd Class Isabelle Power

3rd Class Alan O’Dwyer
3rd Class Lynn Beattie

4th Class Rachel Mangan
4th Class Anna Harper / Alison Todd

5th Class Orla Smyth
5th Class Eve Moody

6th Class Karen Smith
6th Class Dewi Harrison

The Orchard Laura Lane

Special Education Teachers

Ruth Bennett / Mary Ruane
Alex Kavanagh
Ellie Ryals (Raj Sebastian)
Alex Rebello (Nora Sweetnam)


Special Needs Assistants

Sandra Owens, Marie Byrne, Monika Haraszti / Martina Donohoe, Elizabeth d’Estelle Roe, Sinead Donohoe, Anne Kilroy, Aoife O’Reilly, Aoife Bailey, Linda J.Ryan, Erica Cox, Matt Ryals, Shirley Bagnall, Emma Cullen, Lisa Byrne, Corina Grant Doyle


Caretaker Gerard Bailey
Secretary Diane Bailey

Our Location

St. Andrews NS
Lucan Rd, St. Edmundsbury, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78NX88

Phone: 01 6280975

School Office: stanso@eircom.net 

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