After many years of planning, the pupils of St. Joseph’s National School, Michael St. National School and the Christian Brothers National School, New Ross amalgamated into two co-educational schools-Catherine McAuley Junior School and Edmund Rice Senior School, in September 2016. We moved into the beautiful, new, modern buildings in Castlemoyle, Bawnmore on 2nd February 2017.

In naming the schools, it is fitting that we remember the extraordinary contribution of Catherine McAuley and Edmund Rice to Irish education over the past two hundred years. They gave up comfortable lives to found the Mercy Sisters and Christian Brothers. The Mercy Sisters have been working in New Ross since 1853 and the Christian Brothers have been working here since 1849. We hope to continue their fine tradition of caring for others.

Bunscoil Nic Amhlaibh is the Irish for Catherine McAuley Junior School.