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Scoil Aonghusa

The History of Scoil Aonghusa

Scoil Aonghusa Junior is a Catholic co-educational school under the patronage of the Catholoic Archbishop of Dublin. The school is under the pastoral care of the Dominican Fathers in the parish of St. Aengus. Boys and girls from Junior Infants to second class are educated here. On completion of second class pupils transfer to Scoil Aonghusa Senior for the remainder of their primary school education.

The current enrolment is 190 pupils and there are 15 teachers on staff, 4 special needs assistants, 1 full time secretary and a caretaker that is shared with two other schools on the campus; Scoil Aonghusa Senior and St. Rose's.

Scoil Aonghusa Junior is named after St. Aengus who lived and worked in a monastery that existed in Tallaght in the eight century.

In the 1970's Tallaght underwent rapid development. From a quiet country village it became a major urban centre. Many new schools were built to cater for the huge population, including Scoil Aonghusa Junior which opened in 1975. Pupils came from the new housing estates of Balrothery, Castle Park, Castle Lawns, Glenview and Tymon.

More than 30 years later the majority of our pupils still come from these estates through many are coming from further afield as more new houses and apartments continue to be built in Tallaght.

Scoil Aonghusa Junior is located approximately 1km east of Tallaght Village, near the National Basketball Arena and the M50 motorway. The beautiful 300 acre Tymon Park is only a few minutes walk away. With its abundance of flora and fauna it is a wonderful amenity for the pupils and is especially helpful for science and nature studies.

The school is on the 77A bus route and close to the 54A, 65A and 65B bus route.

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