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Scoil Bhríde GNS Crosshaven, Co. Cork

Our Heritage

On the 28th of November 1876, The Presentation Sisters rented three houses in Westbourne Terrace, near the Coastguard Station, setting up a temporary convent and primary school. In just one year 64 girls became the first pupils enrolled and placed into our school rolla. Quickly the school grew to 230 local girls, with a makeshift shed built to house the growing school numbers.

In 1891 a new National School was built and served us well until 1975 when we moved to our present site. The first sod was turned on the Scoil Bhríde site in August 1973 with our school officially opened in March 1975.

Here the Presentation Sisters continued to teach in our school with lay staff until the last Sister retired in June 2006. The rich tradition the Sisters fostered continues in our school right up to today.