About Us

Scoil Bhríde Shantalla is a primary school based in the West side of Galway city. We are situated in the heart of Shantalla and our school serves Shantalla, Westside, and the surrounding districts although we welcome students from all parts of the city.


Our ethos is Catholic but children of all races and creed are warmly welcomed into our school community. We also cater for a large international population and currently have children from 19 different nationalities.


The school has a proud educational tradition including a hugely successful literacy programme – we are currently the model school for reading recovery in Galway – But, we also deliver a wide range of extracurricular, and after-school programmes to our students, including: Homework support, digital media & film making, dance & drama, musical programmes, woodwork, cookery, art therapy and a wide range of sporting activities.


We also run courses for parents and remain the only Irish school to be awarded the prestigious European Alcuin award for our seminal work in developing positive home-school relations.

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