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St. Columba's N.S.

Iona Road
Dublin 9
D09 YX46


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We continue to accept all class level applications for the 2024/2025 school year, including Junior Infants. Download an application form.

For 2025/2026 Junior Infant admissions, please see the Annual Admissions Notice.



About Us

  • St.Columba's National School opened its doors in October 1925.

  • Since September 2020 we are enrolling boys in our Junior Infant classes. This means that by September 2028, our school will be a fully vetical Co-Ed. school.

  • Currently we have approximately 400 pupils on roll.

  • We have a Principal (Ms. Criona Daly), fifteen classroom teachers, four Learning Support/Resource teachers and six Special Needs Assistants.

  • The Chairperson of our Board of Management is Mr. Frank O Connell.

  • Our ancillary staff includes: the school Secretary, Aisling; the school Caretaker, Peter; and the school Lollipop person.

  • We offer a variety of after-school activities. These can vary but usually include ballet, drama, Irish dancing, gymnastics and choir.

  • If you would like to find out more about our school, do not hesitate to contact us.

Mission Statement

St. Columba’s National School is a Catholic primary school which seeks to ensure that all its pupils are educated and nurtured in an environment that is caring, considerate and tolerant. St. Columba’s N.S. aims to help children to develop skills, attitudes and values which will bring the greatest happiness and fulfilment to their lives. We prioritise the safety, security and well being of all pupils as a prerequisite to their growth and development. As a staff, we seek to help children develop morally, socially, physically and cognitively to the best of their ability. The achievement of this aim informs all of the planning processes and activities which occur in our school. 


Parents and teachers are partners in the children’s education, with co-operation and communication between home and school being vital ingredients in the educational process. We each share the same aim – the well being of the children in our care. 

About Us

Contact Us

St Columba's National School,
Iona Road,
Dublin 9,

D09 YX46

Tel: +353 86 700 1901

Support Us

St Columba's School, Iona Road, was established so students from all backgrounds would have a formal education that could transform their lives and positively contribute to society. Since then, we have held true to that vision because of the generosity of countless community members and businesses who share this view. Get in touch to learn more about how to support us.

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