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Brunner Primary

St. Paul’s is a Co-Ed Catholic 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 2022/23

Halloween Mid-term break



School Closure


Christmas Holidays



St. Brigid's Day


Mid-term break


St. Patrick’s Day


Easter Holidays



May Bank Holiday


June Bank Holiday


Summer Holidays

School finishes at normal time Friday 28th October 2022

Re-opening Monday 7st November 2022

(first day back after mid-term)


School Closed Monday 5th December 2022

Wednesday 21st December will be the last day of school.  School will close at 12 o ‘clock and will reopen on Thursday 5th January 2023 (the first day back)

School will close Monday 6th February 2023

School will close on Thursday 16 February and Friday 17th February 2023. Re-opening Monday 20th February 2023

School will be closed on Thursday 17th March 2023

School closes Friday 31st March at 12 o’clock and will re-open Monday 17th April 2023

School will be closed Monday 1st May 2023


School will be closed on Monday 5th June for midterm and reopen Monday 12th June 2023


Friday 30th June 2023

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

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