Located in an area of exceptional beauty, near the famous Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Black Valley School offers an inspirational setting for your childs education. We are a developing rural school, promoting the holistic growth of the whole child - intellectually, culturally, emotionally, physically, morally and spiritually. In true Christian spirit, we welcome all denominations to our school.


A little about the area....

The Black Valley in County Kerry, is a remote location in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks situated south of the Gap of Dunloe and north of Moll's Gap. The valley is part of the Kerry Way, a walkers version of the Ring of Kerry beginning and ending in Killarney.

The valley is also noted for being the last place in Ireland to be connected to the electricity and telephone networks due to its remoteness.


The friendly atmosphere can be sampled in any encounter with the locals. You can travel the Black Valley on foot or by car, but a trip with the Ponymen from Kate Kearney's Cottage, up the Gap of Dunloe and through the Valley is a must - scenery, history and legend in one!


The evaluation has found:


  • The school is well managed.

  • The pupils all demonstrate high levels in literacy and numeracy.

  • The quality of teaching is very good.

  • Teachers are well prepared and deliver interesting and stimulating lessons.

  • The management of pupils is very good.

  • The standard of school accommodation and its environs is good.


WSE MLL November 30 2015

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