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Welcome to Rahara National School!

Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Rath Aradh.

We extend a warm welcome to you and your child. It is our aim that your child will be extremely happy in our school and will achieve their full potential. There is a strong sense of community and a high level of cooperation between staff, pupils and parents.

Our school is situated in County Roscommon in the 'Heart of Ireland'. Thank you for taking the time to visit us. We hope you enjoy our website. To learn more about our school please click on the links. We are always delighted to hear feedback from people who view our site.

Please feel free to mail your comments and suggestions to [email protected]

Thank you.

Happy New Year - 2023

Rahara N.S. will reopen at 9:00 on Thursday 5th January 2023. 

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Thursday.

  • All pupils can enter through the main door.
  • School will finish at 3:00 on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th
  • Afterschool will recommence on Monday 9th January and finish at 4:30 each day.
  • There will be no Afterschool on Friday's 

Enrolment for New School Year 2023 - 2024

If your child is scheduled to start school in September 2023 or if you are contemplating changing schools, please come and visit Rahara NS. We have a lot to offer including a Afterschool Club which runs, Monday-Thursday until 4:30pm!

To give you a flavour of life in Rahara National School, please visit the 'News' section of our website. Scroll down to see all that happens - it is a busy place! If you have any queries or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Check out our school Newsletters, Facebook page for all the latest information on all the wonderful goings on in Rahara National School.

Upcoming Events

Pancake Tuesday

6th Class pupils wil be making panckaes for all pupils on th 21st!

Non - Uniform Day

Pupils can wear their normal clothes to school on Wednesday 15th in aid of victims of the Turkey & Syria earthquake disaster. All donations welcome.

Farm Peat 

Workshop & Field Trip to​ Ballydangan Bog

School Closures

6th February - St. Brigid's Bank Holiday 

16th & 17th - Mid-term Break

Opening Evening

Our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 2nd February from 6-7pm


Corvinni's Circus is coming to perform for the children of Rahara N.S on Friday 27th of January

Catholic Schools Week 2023

Grandparents Day

All Grandparents are invited to our school to celebrate Grandparents Day on Thursday 26th January from 1-3pm for Afternoon Tea, entertainment and games.


Paul Shanagher from Music Generation will continue to visit our school every Monday from 9:30-11:00 to do music lessons with all pupils. 


Hurling training recommence on Monday 11th January at 11:30 with Proinsias Killion. Can all pupils please wear their school P.E. uniform every Monday & Wednesday. 

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz will visit our school on Wednesday 11th January at 9:30 to carry out two Lego workshops with all children.


We are delighted that our school has been awarded a fully funded 20-hour BLAST Artist in Residency programme. We are thrilled to have choreographer & dance teacher, Aimee Mac Manus, who will start in Rahara N.S. on Wednesday 11th January at 13:00.


Swimming takes place every Thursday from 11:00-11:50 in Roscommon for all pupils for 7 weeks commencing on 12th January.

French Lessons

We are delighted to be taking part in the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ primary language programme commencing in term two. Pupils in the senior room will be learning French with French tutor Lesa Rice starting on Monday 16th January. 

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Latest News

A Grand Day indeed! This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023. The theme for the week is "Walking together in Faith and Love”. Rahara NS was filled with excitement today as we celebrated Grandparents Day. Thank you to all grandparents for playing such a special part in the lives of our pupils 💕 Well done the children for all their preparations for such a special day 😊

Advent calendar

This year’s Advent Calendar was a great success which included lots of fun and treats. Some of the activities that took place: pyjamas day, pizza making, no homework, cookie decorating, art all day, Christmas annuals, boom whackers, Christmas jumper day, hot chocolate, extra break time, no Friday test, Mc Donald’s and a ‘Great Big Christmas Quiz’ hosted by Mr. Connaughton!


All pupils attended their final athletics training session in Athlone TUS on Wednesday 14th of December. Afterwards the children were treated to a Mc Donald’s. 

Rahara Tidy Towns Committee

Well done to Rahara Tidy Towns Committee & all involved who did an amazing job lighting up Rahara as well as the fantastic work that they have done in the community over the past year.