About Our School

Scoil Mhuire, Ruadhán is 500m from the historic village of Ruan, on the edge of the Burren. The original primary school which dates back to 1833 was located beside the church and   has since been remodelled and used as a Community Centre.

Scoil Mhuire was erected on its current site in 1977. It is surrounded by agricultural land, has a south facing aspect and overlooks the beautifully renovated local church spire. South and West Clare are both visible from the school yard.

In 2009, our school building was extended to include one new classroom, a Special Education Teaching room and a PE hall. Existing classrooms, toilets, office and staffroom were also refurbished.

Including the Teaching Principal, Scoil Mhuire has four mainstream class teachers and a full-time Special Education Teacher (SET).  A second SET post is shared with Corofin National School… Additionally, we have two Special Needs Assistants and a full-time secretary.

Adjacent to the school is Ruan Community Playgroup. In existence since early 1993, the facility is now modern, spacious and well-equipped. It has been a valuable asset in providing both before and after school care.

The immediate school grounds include a basketball court, an astro-turf enclosed area and a ‘soft pour’ play area for Infants.

The school grounds border an impressive local GAA Club pitch which we use for many of our P.E. and other outdoor activities.

Dromore Wood and lake, situated 3 kms from school, provides an excellent amenity while the recently opened Ballyteige Wood is a 5 minute walk away.


To apply to enrol your child, please contact the school principal (office@scoilmhuireruan.ie.com / 0656837301). The school opening hours are 9.20 – 3pm (2pm for Infants).  Alternatively, you can complete the enrolment application form online under the Our School tab on the school website.

1st and 2nd Class gymnastics

1st and 2nd Class Science week

Dress up day

We really enjoyed our dress up day for Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all in Mr. O Neill’s 5th and 6th Class.