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St. Joseph’s N.S. Brackloon

St. Joseph’s National School

St. Joseph’s N.S. Brackloon,Westport, is a catholic co-educational primary school situated about 4.5 miles SW of Westport town on the edge of Brackloon Woods. The school was built in 1849 and has enjoyed a long tradition of quality education and great support from the local community. The number of pupils at St. Joseph’s N.S. has continued to rise over the years and in 2005 it became a three teacher school.


The staff at St. Joseph’s N.S. are very committed to the holistic development of each individual child and they are fully supported in their work by the Board of Management, Home/School Association, Parent body and the local community.


St. Joseph’s National School Mission Statement

Our aim is to provide for the holistic development of the child, taking into account the needs of children of widely varying natural endowment and background.


Our aim is that each child will be enabled to:

  • Obtain optimum personal fulfilment.
  • Learn in accordance with his/her age, ability, aptitude and interests.

We are committed to promoting:-

  • The spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, moral, aesthetic and social development of each child,
  • The self-esteem and self respect of each individual child in a safe, caring and welcoming environment.
  • Respect for others.

We aim to inculcate in pupils:-

  • Christian values and ethos.
  • Positive attitudes of praise, affirmation and encouragement.
  • Pride in their own environment.
  • Pride in their native language, heritage and culture.

Enrolment for St. Joseph’s N.S. takes place in early Spring each year and is advertised in the Mayo News and Parish Newsletter.


St Joseph's N.S. Principal, Mr. Brendan Tunney


Contact Details:

St. Joseph’s National School



Co. Mayo

Principal: Mr. Brendan Tunney

Telephone: 098 21902

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Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am – 2.45pm

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes


Brendan Tunney

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