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Welcome to Rusheen National School's website. Rusheen N.S. is a five teacher school with an enrolment of 83 pupils, situated in the village of Rusheen four miles north east of the town of Macroom in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. The teachers are Mr. Gerard Coakley, Principal, Mr. Christy Twomey, Deputy Principal, Ms. Noreen Nagle, Ms. Katrina Murphy & Ms. Claire Ambrose. Jascinta Murphy is our S.N.A.

Rusheen National School was built in 1884, at a cost of £459.00, and opened on the 6th of April, 1885. The school opened at Rusheen Male School and Rusheen Female School, but these were recognised as a mixed school from the 1st of January, 1906. The structure of the school remained the same from the 1880’s to the 1970’s. It had two classrooms, a gravel yard and outside toilets. However, much development has taken place since then with two extensions added in 2004 and 2008. The school now has four classrooms, a learning support room, a resource room, a staff room and an office and a tarmaced playground.

If you would like to know more about our rural school, the local area and its history, culture, traditions and way of life, then explore our website.