Welcome to St Bronagh’s Primary School!

St Bronagh’s Primary School is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Rostrevor overlooking Carlingford Lough. Established in 2006 (following the amalgamation of Convent of Mercy Girls and St Mary’s Boys Primary Schools) we have 23 members of staff and 182 pupils aged from 4-11.

Our new school premises are currently being built on the former Convent of Mercy/Youth Club site and it is hoped that we shall be able to move across in April 2017.

Our staff and governors are dedicated to supporting each child achieve their full potential through the delivery of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. We are committed to delivering a varied programme of extra-curricular activities through our after school clubs and also provide an After School Programme from 2-3pm for children in P1, P2 and P3 year groups.

We work closely with other local schools through Shared Education, Extended Schools and Transition Projects.



  • Our annual school sports day was held 15th June in Kilbroney Park. It was a wonderful event and the children all enjoyed participating in the races and the ice cream treat afterwards. View a gallery of images here via our PTA Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/pg/stbronaghspta/photos/?tab=album&album_id=750202025161774![P2s ready to race!](/admin/resources/2017-06-14-10.19.27.jpg)

  • Our new school project is nearing completion and we hope to begin moving on Wednesday 28th June. It’s an exciting new chapter for St Bronagh’s and we look forward to welcoming students to our new school on Friday 1st September 2017 for the Autumn term. Our current P7 students will have a special day in the school before the end of the year as their P7 Retreat Day will be held in the new school building before the end of this term.

  • We are delighted that we have retained our "Green Flag" Status and continue to be regarded as an Eco-School. The new flag is now proudly hanging at the front of our school alongside a new Junior Entreprenuer flag to mark the success of our P7 JEP ‘Melting Moments’ company initiative in April 2017.

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Eco Schools

We Are A Green Flag Winner!

Eco-Schools is a recognised award scheme, rewarding and accrediting schools who have made a commitment to continuously improving their environmental performance. It is also a learning resource, raising awareness of environmental issues through activities that link to curriculum subjects.

Our pupils are active ‘eco-warriors’ and are led by a very enthusiastic ‘eco-council’. Mrs Downey and her eco-team have worked tirelessly on many environmental schemes and we congratulate them on their achievement. We are absolutely delighted to fly the “Green Flag” for another two years.

Eco Councillors
Primary 4 - Finn Morgan-Longfield and Lee Murphy Bloomfield.
Primary 5 – Annie Tinnelly and Ryan Magee.
Primary 6 – Catherine Brown and Niamh Rice.
Primary 7 – Eoin Mc Stay, Chloe Cunningham, Dylan Morgan-Longfield, Nicole Carvill, Christopher Mc Cann and Sinead Scullion.


Classes start each morning at 9.15am. Punctuality is essential to facilitate teaching and learning throughout the school.

Check the calendar for important dates.
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Teaching Staff

Mr John Gallagher
Mr John Gallagher
John taught in Belfast for six years before joining St Bronagh’s Primary School in 1994. He was appointed principal of St Bronagh’s P.S. in May 2013. He is married with four children and has a keen interest in many sports, especially GAA and Golf.
Mrs Val O'Hare
Mrs Val O'Hare
Mrs Brigine Morgan
Brigine has been a school secretary since 2004. She enjoys cooking and running.
Primary 1
Mrs Mulholland
Teacher / Deputy Principal
Mrs Gloria Mulholland
A Burren woman, living in Rostrevor for more than 25 years, Gloria is married with five children. She has been teaching in Primary 1 for the past 4 years and loves to cook and read. She was appointed vice principal in 2014.
Mrs Mary Donnan
Classroom Assistant
Mrs Mary Donnan
Mary has been a classroom assistant in Rostrevor since September 1995. She enjoys reading and looking after her grandchildren.
Primary 2
Mrs Mary Joyce
Mrs Mary Joyce
Mary is married with 3 lively boys who keep her busy. She has been teaching P2 in St Bronagh’s P.S. since 2006. Recently she has taken up running as a hobby.
Classroom Assistant
Mrs Philomena O’ Hare
Philomena is a classroom assistant and she enjoys reading and walking.
Mrs Veronica O’ Regan
Classroom Assistant
Mrs Veronica O’ Regan
Veronica is a classroom assistant who enjoys reading and long walks in Kilbroney Park with her dog. She also enjoys baking.
Mrs Roseleen Serridge
Classroom Assistant
Mrs Roseleen Serridge
Roseleen has been a classroom assistant in Rostrevor since September 2002. She enjoys reading and running.
Primary 3
Mr Paul O'Hanlon
Paul has been teaching in St Bronagh’s P.S. since 2006. He is interested in many cultural activities and initiatives.
Mrs Kathleen McNally
Classroom Assistant / EAL Assistant
Mrs Kathleen McNally
Kathleen has worked as a classroom assistant in St Bronagh’s P.S, since 2006. She enjoys art and drama, producing plays for Scor and preparing children for the Feis.
Primary 4
Mrs Teresa Crimmins
Originally from Derry, Teresa is married with 3 children and lives in Mayobridge. She teaches in P4 three days per week. She enjoys Yoga and has recently rekindled her enthusiasm for Irish Dancing.
Ms Elizabeth Mc Daid
Elizabeth lives in Carlingford with her husband, her four children, a pet cat and dog. She loves climbing to the top of Slieve Foy on her days off and looking across the lough to see the lovely village of Rostrevor and St Bronagh’s P.S.
Primary 5
Mrs Olivia Gordon
Mrs Olivia Gordon
Primary 5 teacher Olivia is a native of Co Tyrone. She has lived in Rostrevor for 26 years and she loves all things Irish. She is a keen traveller and Sudoku solver.
Primary 6
Mrs Una Downey
Mrs Una Downey
Una is from Saval and has been teaching in Rostrevor since 2005. She enjoys walking, the great outdoors, Gaelic4Mums and shopping. She teaches in P6.
Primary 7
Mr Paul Magee
Mr Paul Magee
Paul is the Primary 7 teacher. Originally from Lurgan, Co Armagh, he has lived in the South Down area for the last 11 years. In his free time he enjoys playing golf.
Other Staff
Building Supervisor
Mr Séamus White
School Crossing Patrol / Kitchen Staff
Mrs Dympna Cousins
Mrs Ann McNally
Lunchtime Supervisors
Mrs Una Canniff
Mrs Ann Sherry
Unit Catering Supervisor
Louise McDougal
Kitchen Staff
Mrs Bronagh Ryan

Important Information

School policies are available in PDF format. You will need a PDF application to view them. To download a pdf in Windows, please right-click on the name and select save-as.

Anti-bullying Policy
Discipline Policy
E-Safety Policy
Intimate Care Policy
Pupil Attendance Policy
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

All school policies are available on request from the school office.

After School Activities

Gaelic Football
Monday and Thursday
Tri Golf

Contact Us

St Bronagh’s Primary School, 42 Church Street, Rostrevor. BT34 3BB
T: 028 4173 8450   F: 028 41739729   E: [email protected]