We are a Roman Catholic, all-Irish school under the patronage of the Bishop of Meath, the Most Reverend Bishop Thomas Deenihan. The school provides religious education throughout the children’s school life in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic faith. Pupils participate in prayer throughout the school day and are prepared for the Sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada is an Irish medium school (all-Irish school). This means that Irish/Gaeilge is the language of communication in the school. All subjects are taught through Irish. Gaeilge will always be spoken in school, on school trips, in the school playground, in the staff room and in all school related activities. One of the objectives of the school is to achieve fluency in the Irish language among children at an early age. But the school is about much more than this - we are a community, wishing to promote the Irish language, Irish culture and heritage. Irish language classes and other cultural events are organized to cultivate and promote the Irish language as the cornerstone of school life. It is important that all parties enjoy, share and understand the philosophy and vision of the school. We are depending on our children to continue the Irish language into the next generation. Parents are encouraged to speak as much Gaeilge as possible in the school environs and when conversing with staff and pupils.

Fís Ghaelscoil an Eiscir Riada Mission Statement