Mr. Mike O’Hara


Cuirim fáilte mhór romhaibh chuig Scoil Pól. I wish to welcome you to our website.

I hope that while visiting our website you experience the sense of achievement and togetherness that exists within our school community.

Scoil Pol is located near the foothills of the Ballyhoura Mountains, approximately twenty minutes from Charleville and Mitchelstown and less than ten minutes from Kilmallock. 

We are a co-educational voluntary school with a proud heritage of academic excellence, an ethos of inclusion and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. This is anchored by our Pastoral Care System that fosters the development of all aspects of students' lives as we join them on their educational journey.

Our educational space consists of excellent facilities and offers a wide range of subjects and programmes.
Our staff demonstrate daily their commitment to the achievement of academic excellence, optimising the potential of every student, including those with additional educational needs. They are imbued with the philosophy that students learn more and behave better when they receive high levels of empathy, caring and understanding.

Teamwork, leadership skills, flexibility and a healthy balanced life style are promoted through participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Partnership, responsibility, ownership and decision-making skills are promoted through active involvement in Student Council, Prefect System, Green Schools’ Initiative, etc.

Parents are invited to participate fully and to engage actively in the educational experience of their child in our school.
Above all Scoil Pól is a community which takes care of its students, showing care, teaching care, evoking care, and in this context promoting learning at every level. There is a pastoral dimension to all roles in Scoil Pól. The quality of all relationships is respected and nurtured. Our pastoral approach influences every aspect of school life - policies, curriculum and structures, in order to sustain and enrich the educational experience of each student.

We are constantly encouraged by the testimonies of our past pupils, reflecting the positivity and richness of their personal journey through Scoil Pól which benefitted them in their subsequent academic/career development.

I hope you enjoy visiting our website. Should you have any further questions, or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mike O'Hara Principal



Mrs. Bridget Ryan
Deputy Principal