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Canovee National School

Canovee National School first opened its doors to the children of Canovee over 150 years ago. Much growth and development has taken place since the early years and we are justly proud of our current school building, which can cater for the needs of our 99 families.

To ensure the all-round development of each pupil, great care is taken to provide pupils with the best learning environment possible. The school’s facilities are kept up-to-date and teaching methods are in accordance with current best practice.

Canovee National School is fortunate in having a dedicated and highly experienced staff, a supportive and committed Board of Management and an enthusiastic Parents’ Association.


Our uniform consists of a crested navy and light-blue quarter zip sweatshirt, crested light-blue polo shirt or crested jersey and navy tracksuit bottoms. Crested leisure shorts may be worn instead of tracksuit bottoms.

All uniform items may be purchased from Boru Sports in Shannon.

Opening Times

School hours are from 09.20 am to 3.00 pm. Junior and Senior Infants finish at 2.00 pm.

Small break is from 11.00 am to 11.10 am.

Lunch is from 12.45 pm to 1.15 pm.


Ray of Sunshine provide before and after-school childcare for school age children in our school halla.

Hot Lunches

Each child receives a Hot Lunch in school every day. Funding for this initiative is provided through the Department of Social Protection. Lunches are provided by The lunch Bag.