About Us

St Gabriel’s N.S. has served the community of Oxmantown Road, Stoneybatter and the surrounding areas since 1895.

Originally a separate boys and girls school, St Gabriel’s amalgamated into one mixed national school in 1996. We have a rich and proud history in the North West inner city of Dublin.

Our aims at St. Gabriel’s N.S., in keeping with our Catholic ethos, are that our pupils develop a positive attitude towards learning, that they develop self-esteem, respect for themselves and others and achieve their full potential in a safe and happy environment.

We cater for boys and girls from Junior Infants to 6th class. St. Gabriel’s N.S. also has two special classes, one for children with a moderate learning disability and one for children with autism.

School starts at 8.50am.

Junior and Senior Infants finish school at 1.30pm.

1st to 6th class children finish school at 2.30pm.


Principal: Suzanne Comerford

Deputy Principal: Brenda Whyte

Telephone: +353 1 83 84 853

Email: principal@stgabrielsns.ie / secretary@stgabrielsns.ie

Address: St Gabriel’s N.S., Cowper St, Dublin 7, D07 CX50


Home School Community Liaison Teacher: Mike Donnelly

085 187 11 73 / hsclstgabriels@gmail.com


Some in school activities, events and community initiatives:

  • Monday morning assemblies – Gaelgeoir na Seachtaine (Irish speaker of the week)
  • Friday assemblies – Pupil of the Week, class performances for parents
  • Swimming in the National Aquatics Centre
  • GAA with St. Brendan’s GAA Club, Grangegorman
  • Dance with choreographer Bernie O’Rourke
  • Maths Games (Maths for Fun) with parents
  • DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)
  • One World Week
  • National Maths Week
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Week)
  • Poetry Week
  • Good Friends Week
  • Library Time
  • Lesson Study in Mathematics
  • Incredible Years – Classroom Dina
  • Fun Friends
  • Restorative Justice Practices
  • School Completion Programme (SCP)
  • Junior Achievement
  • Literacy hours
  • Reading Recovery
  • Maths Recovery
  • Ready Set Go Maths


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