St Brendan’s G.N.S, the Glen was officially opened by Jack Lynch in 1977 and has been a centre of learning for over thirty years. St Brendan’s is an all girls Catholic Primary School with 91 pupils and a staff comprising of 10 teachers, two special needs assistants and other ancillary staff. Our experienced and dedicated staff strive to provide the best educational opportunities for the children in our care.

Sr Goretti was principal of the school for thirty three years until she retired and her involvement in the school continues to this day as she is a member of the Board of Management. Sr Goretti’s contribution to the whole community has been enormous over the years. She was succeeded as principal by Ms Ann Franey who had worked as deputy principal with Sr Goretti for many years. Following Ann’s retirement, Ms Fiona O’Neill was appointed principal and she¬†continues to lead the school forward with energy, dedication and a ready smile.

While St Brendan’s is a school with a Catholic ethos it gives due recognition and respect to all other religions.


The Choir of 1980


One of the earliest classes with Sr. Martin


The staff in the first years


President Mary Robinson on her visit to St. Brendan’s


President Robinson leaving the school