The parent association are a voluntary organisation and is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The parent association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership between the home and school. Partnership between the home and school is important because with positive and active partnership the child gets the best that primary education can offer.  


The Parents Association of Mahoonagh NS is a member of the National Parents Council Primary and is insured by Brennan Insurances, Dublin. The primary objective of the Parents Association is to provide a representative forum for parents to discuss matters of mutual concern and to initiate activities relating to the education, welfare and development of our children. The Parents Association also provides assistance when necessary during extra-curricular activities and school celebrations.

All events are to make your child’s school days more fun and assist in their educational development. The money generated through the Parents Association also helps to provide extra resources for the school, and also helps to reduce cost to the parents for many events, such as swimming lessons, tours and other activities and the school book rental.


You are automatically a member of the Parents Association for the duration of your child’s education at Mahoonagh National School.  We strongly urge parents to attend the Parents Association meetings, because only with your help we can continue to support the school in providing a unique environment for our children.


Chairperson: Triona Quaid
Secretary: Ursula O’Brien
Treasurer: Michael Field


Mahoonagh N.S. is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the village of Castlemahon, situated 5 minutes from the busy town of Newcastle West.

(069) 72332
Castlemahon, Co. Limerick    


Mahoonagh NS participates in the following national school programmes.

National Behaviour Support Service

Active School

The Incredible Years

Cumann na mBunscol

Green School

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