School History

Scoil Naomh Barra, Wilkinstown is a co-educational Roman Catholic Primary School under the patronage of Dr. Thomas Deenihan, Bishop of Meath.  The school, situated 6km from Navan on the Navan – Kingscourt Road, opened on the 20th of September 1971 with the amalgamation of Kilberry and Wilkinstown National Schools. The new school was built in Wilkinstown and was named after Barra, a saint who had a Cill – (little Church) in Kilbarry.  The principal was Mr. Tom Sherlock.  Mrs. Marie Duffy (assistant) former principal of Kilberry and Antoinette Stack (assistant) were the other staff members. Michael Forry became the next Principal of Scoil Naomh Barra and continued in this role for 29 years. James Minnock was appointed the next Principal in 2014.