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 is situated 6km from Navan on the Navan to Kingscourt Road. The school first opened its doors 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 Kilberry. The first principal was Mr. Tom Sherlock with two other staff members; Mrs. Marie Duffy (assistant principal) and Antoinette Stack. Michael Forry became the next principal of Scoil Naomh Barra and continued in this role for twenty nine years. The current principal is Mr. James Minnock who was appointed in 2014.