Welcome to Black Valley NS


Black Valley School is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kerry. We promote mindful and holistic learning in a unique environment. We embrace and celebrate diversity and teach pupils from many backgrounds and cultures. Our school is nestled in the beautiful Black Valley, between Killarney and Kenmare, at the top of the Gap of Dunloe. The ecology, geography, culture and heritage of the area give our innovative teachers the opportunity to push the most progressive elements of the Irish curriculum to its limits. Each child is valued and encouraged to develop his/her individuality through varied learning experiences and teaching methodologies. Mol an óige agus tiochfaidh sí!

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Our Classes


We are a two teacher school with shared access to a Learning Support Teacher.



  • Junior Room - Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class

  • Senior Room - 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes

Upcoming Events

Open Day

Our Open Day will take place on Sunday 23rd April 12-3pm. Come and join us for some fun, games, music and see how our school works. You can enjoy some refreshments in our beautiful surroundings!

First Holy Communion
Our 2nd Class pupils will celebrate their First Holy Communion on Saturday 3rd June at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Black Valley. 
Our remake of 'Castle on the Hill' by Ed Sheeran
Enrolment Form (Click to download)