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Scoil Naomh Bríd

Scoil Naomh Bríd came about as a result of the policy of the time, to close down small, dilapidated rural schools and replace them with more central town/village schools.
Consideration was also given to the fact that many children from Muff and the surrounding areas received their education in Hollybush primary and with this being in the Six Counties; pupils were not being taught Irish.

A site was identified adjacent to Sacred Heart Church and the building commenced in 1970, receiving its first pupils in 1971.

The school was blessed by the most Rev Dr. Farren.

When the school opened, it had 125 pupils.
Eventually a new extension was built in 1985, which included five spacious new classrooms, a staff room, a kitchen, a GP hall and a tarmac basketball court.
The school caters for pupils in the immediate area of Muff village and others are bussed in from as far away as Aught and Drumacross.

Scoil Naomh Fionán

The school opened in September 1991, replacing three existing schools.

The school is situated in a beautiful setting, on an elevated site overlooking Lough Foyle, with the hills of Derry stretching away in the distance.
The building includes seven spacious classrooms, a general purpose room, staff room, medical room and a cloak room.

In December 2000 a prefab was erected consisting of one classroom and a room for a learning support teacher.

About

The parish of Iskaheen & Upper Moville has a long history going back to 1811.

Stretching from close to Moville, to the border at Muff, it covers a wide area.

There are currently about 5000 parishioners in the parish, served by three churches and two priests.

I hope you find this site informative and helpful.

  Father John Farren.

Iskaheen Parish