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 a special class which caters for children with a moderate learning disability.

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
  • Breakfast Club
  • 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)
  • Pupil of the Year, Sports Person of the Year and Attendance Awards
  • 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
  • STAR Awards
  • Restorative Justice Practices
  • School Completion Programme (SCP)
  • Junior Achievement
  • Literacy hours
  • Reading Recovery
  • Maths Recovery
  • Ready Set Go Maths


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