Royal Irish Academy of Music

Twelve Howth Primary School children, visited the Royal Irish Academy of Music, on Saturday 27th May. They played with their Junior Strings orchestra. Other primary school orchestras were represented too (St. Peter’s, Phibsboro; St. Agnes’/ Scoil Una Naofa, Crumlin; & St. Ultan’s, Cherry Orchard). These are the other schools involved in the RIAM scholarship scheme.

Young Musicians’ Competition

Well done to the children who took part in the Young Musicians’ Competition in Sutton Park School, on Friday, May 12th, 2023. They were presented with a trophy at the end of the evening prize winners concert. Professor Gerard Gillen (former Head of Music at Maynooth University and possibly the most renowned organist in the country) was the adjudicator and had very kind words to say about the children.

Congrats also to Alex who won 1st prize in Under 10 strings and performed again at the prize winners concert. Well done to Sorcha who finished in 3rd place in her solo piano competition.

Enrolments for September 2023

Enrolments are now open for September 2023. The closing date for applications is January 31st, 2023. For more information, see the links below.

Application Form 2023/2024

Admission Policy

Admissions Notice 2023/2024

Welcome to Scoil Mhuire, Howth Primary School. Have a look at our amazing school:

Friendship Week October 3rd to 10th

This week we celebrated the friendships in our school. Students took part in events and activities that promoted caring relationships and we were reminded how we can be a good friend.

Thank you:

The school would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Maria and Paul McGregor, who have worked as coordinators and liaisons with the Music Makes Magic Programme since it’s launch in January 2013.

Paul and Maria depart us having left the programme in an impressive and admirable position, due in part to their hard work and deication to the pupils that attend violin lessons in school and the pupils and families who are involved in the after school programmes.

Go raibh maith agaibh agus Ádh Mór.

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Science Week

The school celebrated all things Science last week and many discoveries were made. Have a look at some of the fun things that the classes got up to.


Congratulations to Aaron and Oliver Rowney who received a Certificate of Commendation for their art in the Texaco Art Competition and also to Oliver for achieving a gold medal first place award in Ireland in U10 boys art for the National Community Games. We are so proud of you. 

Autumn Art Gallery

Junior Infants September 2021

Ms Anderson’s Junior Infants planting

14ú Meitheamh

The children from Ms Anderson’s Junior Infants planted flowers beside the steps. Thanks to Ms Clarke for asking them to get involved. They all had a great time, digging, planting and watering.

Planting wild flowers with Howth Tidy Towns

12ú Bealtaine

The students from Ms. O’ Donnell’s Senior Infants, Ms. McHugh’s Second Class and Ms. Nugent’s Fifth Class were invited to help create a “Bee Corridor” with Howth Tidy Towns in the community garden. We planted 20 different types of seeds which we hope will encourage lots of bees and butterflies to our garden over the summer months.

Ms. Nugent’s 5th Class sandcastle building competition.

11ú Bealtaine

Ms. Nugent’s class earned a well deserved trip to the beach followed by ice-cream in Anne’s Ice-cream shop. Well done boys and girls!



Mr. Sunderland’s 5th Class beach visit

7ú Bealtaine
Mr Sunderland’s 5th class went to Claremont beach and had a sandcastle competition.

Community Garden – Howth Tidy Towns

Some boys and girls helped to plant trees with Howth Tidy Towns and other members of the community. Great fun was had by all!


World Book Day 2021


Ar Aghaidh le Chéile

Scoil Mhuire, Howth Primary School

We are situated in the heart of Howth village, above the busy fishing harbour and marina.  Our school is a village school in the best sense of the terms, serving and being supported by the local community.  There are playing fields and an all purpose Astro Turf pitch located beside the school for outdoor sports and physical education classes.

Howth’s beautiful natural environment is exploited to the full by the teachers for nature classes, walks, projects, etc.

The school population is growing and is blessed with a wonderful community of students.