Annual Admissions Notice

St Michael’s National School
Annual Admission Notice
in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Admission Policy and Application Form: 

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2023/2024 school year is available as follows: –

To download at:

On request: By emailing

Or on request: By writing to St Michael’s National School, Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, A81EA37.


Part 1 – Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/2024

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants:

The school will commence accepting applications for admission onNov 7th 2022
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission onMarch 1st 2023
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application isMarch 12th 2022
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission isTwo Weeks

Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period mentioned above may result in the offer being withdrawn.


Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

Number of places being made available in 2023/2024: 

The number of places being made available in junior infants20

Cumann na mBunscol

There were fantastic celebrations among our brilliant footballers here in Saint Michael N.S. school this week as they progress to the final of the Cumann na mBunscol school league, which will take place on Saturday 22nd October in Castleblayney.

We would like to say a massive thank you to our coach Darren Fox for helping prepare the boys for the competitions.

Sports Day / Active Schools Week 2019

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Active Schools Week took place in our school between Monday 27th and Friday 31st of May 2019. We engaged in many fun active events at school and at home, including a Summer themed Sports Day!

Have a peek below at some of the events we engaged in.

Hurling Taster Session

On Tuesday 14th of May 2019 we were very active in our school. We were fortunate to have Ryan Gaffney (on behalf of Monaghan G.A.A.) with us today to give us a taster session in hurling. The boys and girls had great fun and they also got the opportunity to practice some hurling skills. See some of the action below!

John ‘The Runner’ McGeough One Mile Race

Congratulations to Seán-Óg and Lucy who completed the John ‘The Runner’ McGeough One Mile Race in Blackhill on Friday 3rd May 2019. Seán-Óg completed the race in 5 minutes 30 seconds, and Lucy completed it in 12 minutes. Both children were quite close to John McGeough’s time of 4 minutes 30 seconds.

We are so proud of you both!

Basketball in Our School

Today (9th May 2019), all classes commenced basketball sessions with our coach Enda.  This will continue for the next five weeks. The children are really enjoying themselves as well as developing lots of basketball skills.

FAI Soccer Tournament

Congratulations to the children from Ms Atkinson’s room who took part in the FAI five-a-side tournament in Gortakeegan on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April. Both teams played brilliantly and had great fun on the day.

A huge thank you to Peter and Ewan for volunteering their time to coach both teams in preparation for the day.

We are very proud of you all!


Ulster Final Achievement

Well done to the Donaghmoyne under 12 girls football team who played during half-time at the Donaghmoyne ladies Ulster Final against Glenfinn on Saturday 3rd November 2018. A special word of congratulations to the seven girls from St. Michael’s National School who had the opportunity to play.

Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield 2018

Congratulations to the children who won the Conor Mc Skeane Shield in September 2018. Well done on your fantastic efforts! It is wonderful to see our school competing in this very special and worthwhile annual event.

Cumann na mBunscol Success!

Congratulations to St. Michael’s National School boys football team who came second in their division in the Cumann na mBunscol league. They displayed great skill and sportsmanship in the final, where they were defeated by Deravoy National School on Saturday 20th October. We would like to congratulate the boys, who will go down in history as one of the only teams from St. Michael’s National School to make it to the final. The boys produced an outstanding performance, of which they should be very proud!


We would like to thank everyone who came out on the day to support the boys. Also, a special word of thanks to Peter Boylan for his commitment in training the boys.


St. Michael’s National School Team with Monaghan captain Colin Walshe


Shane (Captain) receiving his medal from Monaghan’s Colin Walshe