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Brunner Primary

St. Paul’s is a Catholic Boys Primary School under the Trusteeship of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST). We are very proud of the Catholic ethos given to us by the Christian Brothers. 

Our School was first opened in 1869, it consisted of four large rooms and two smaller ones. At that time 300 barefoot pupils attended, we have come a long way! Today Brunner is a medium sized urban school, based on North Brunswick Street, with 160 pupils on the roll. The original school building still stands although today our school is a mixture of old and new architecture. The new building joins up with the old at the entrance, a meeting of the traditional and modern.

We are delighted to welcome you to our website, where you can learn about school life at Brunner. Please take your time to view our student work; we are particularly pleased to present some of the unique videos our students have produced in their classrooms.

Should you wish to contact the school, you will find all the details you need on our contact page and to find where we are please see our location map.

Thank you for visiting,

Miss Ruth Coghlan,
School Principal.

School Calendar

Halloween Mid-term break



School Closure


Christmas Holidays



Mid-term break


St. Patrick’s Day


Easter Holidays



May Bank Holiday


June Bank Holiday


Summer Holidays

School finishes at normal time Friday 22nd October 2021

Re-opening Monday 1st November 2021

(first day back after mid-term)


School Closed Monday 6th December 2021

Wednesday 22nd December will be the last day of school.  School will close at 12 o ‘clock and will reopen on Thursday 6th  January 2022  (the first day back)

School finishes at normal time Friday 18th February 2022.  Re-opening Monday 28th  February 2022

School will be closed Thursday 17th March 2022

School closes Friday 8th April at 12 o’clock and will re-open Monday 25th April 2022

School will be closed Monday 2nd May 2022


School will be closed on Monday 6th June for midterm and reopen Monday 13th June 2022


Thursday 30th June 2022

Staff Details

Principal - Ruth Coghlan

Deputy Principal - Aoife Martin

Special education teachers

  • Brid O'Mahoney

  • Donna Connolly

  • Lyndsay Kenny

  • Martina O'Reilly

  • Arlene Cushen (shared) 

Class teachers 

2nd Class - Cara McHugh

2nd Class - Deirdre Barry

3rd Class - Niamh McHugh

3rd/4th Class - Heather Hill

3rd/4th Class - Catherine McNamara

5th Class - Carol Úi Laogóg 

6th Class - Paul McGrenra 

6th Class - Aiden McGinley 


Rita O'Neill

Maroulla Evangelou

Niall Bruton

Fiona Nolan

Tara Sherwin

Alex Nenestean

Home School Liaison Officer

Philip Howard


Julie Kenny


Mike Battley