Local Naíscoils

Naíscoil is often the first step on your child’s IME journey.  Through play-based learning experiences your child will cover the Pre-School Curriculum focussing on 6 key areas of learning, just as they would in any pre-school.  This will prepare them to transition to primary school but also ensure they make progress and achieve their full potential.  BUT, in Naíscoil we add a 7th area of learning… Irish! So even if you choose English medium primary school, your child will have covered the same curriculum but benefitted from an enhanced experience!  

Your Local


Naíscoil Mhachaire Rátha

Bóthar an Ghleanna, Machaire Rátha,
Glen Road, Maghera
Tel: 028 7964 5013

Naíscoil na Speiríní

Bóthar na Sé Bhaile, Baile Na Scríne
Sixtowns Road, Ballinascreen
Tel: 028 7962 7797

Naíscoil Charn Tóchair

Tír Chiana,
Machaire Rátha
Tirkane, Maghera
Tel: 028 7964 3403

Naíscoil Léim an Mhadaidh

Sraid na hEaglaise, Léim an Mhadaidh
Church Street, Limavady
Tel: 078 2174 9262

Naíscoil Ghreanacháin

Bóthar Gharbhachaidh
Garvagh Road, Swatragh
Tel: 07512179066

Naíscoil Neachtain

Bóthar Gharbhachaidh, Dún Geimhin
Garvagh Road, Dungiven
Tel: 028 7774 0472

Naíscoil an tSeanchaí

Ascaill na Banríona, Machaire Fíolta
Queens Avenue, Magherafelt
Tel: 028 7963 4663

How to Apply

Applications for pre-school places for the year 2024/25 will open on Tuesday 9th January 2024 at 12 noon. All admission criteria for individual Naíscoils are available on the Education Authority website.

If your child is too young for a pre-school place in 2024/25, do get in touch to express an interest and we can keep in contact and offer pre-pre places where available.