Who we are

Kilmore West: (An Choill Mhor Thiar, meaning ‘Big Forest West’) is a locality within Dublin 5, situated on Dublins Northside Ireland. Located in the Dublin 5 district it borders Santry, Beaumont, Artane and Coolock. It is part of the larger Kilmore area.

Kilmore West has National schools for both boys and girls, Scoil Fhursa and Scoil Ide, respectively.

Our History

Scoil Fhursa is an all-boys Catholic national school based in the centre of Kilmore West. It was established in the late 1960’s and had an enrolment at the time for over 880 boys. Today, class sizes are smaller. With class size ratio 20:1 and a current enrolment of 208.

“We aim to provide academic education and to teach values and life skills.”

Our Ethos

Catholic primary schools are inclusive schools rooted in local parish communities where they form a central part of everyday life. Committed to the development of the whole person, they hand on Christian values and a shared Irish culture to the next generation. 

Parents, teachers and parishes work together in providing a child-centred education which includes preparation for the sacraments. Boards of management manage the school on behalf of the Patron, generally the Bishop of the relevant Diocese in which the school is situated.

Catholic Schools

Catholic schools are also regulated by the Department of Education and Skills through the national curriculum. The schools teach all aspects of the curriculum and are committed to a quality education built on the professionalism of teachers and other staff..

There are Catholic schools in almost every country in the world. Catholic schools place a high value on academic excellence, integration and the promotion of respect for diversity. Children from various backgrounds are welcomed into Catholic schools, where respect for people of all faiths and none is an important part of the ethos of the school.