About us

Sonna N.S, Slanemore, mullingar

who we are

Sonna N.S. is a co-educational primary school, which is located in the Slanemore area, roughly 6 miles from Mullingar on the R393 road. It is one of two schools in the parish of Ballynacargy.
We currently have 4 class teachers, each teaching two class grades, along with a full-time Special Education Teacher and a shared Special Education Teacher. We have 2 Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and a part-time secretary.
The main school building, which was constructed in 2015, contains the 4 classrooms, Learning Support room, Secretary’s office, Staff room and Wheelchair Accessible Toilet. Our old school building, which was originally constructed in 1953, was totally renovated when our new school was built. This is now used as a school hall. We have used this space for Christmas shows, First Confession ceremonies, masses, school celebrations and school assemblies. The Hall also has a Learning Support room and storage rooms.

Our Facilities

We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel

In June 2016, our new building was officially opened by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan. Our students now enjoy state-of-the-art learning facilities as well as equipment such as I-pads and interactive whiteboards.

Outside, they have lots of green area to play and run during break time and a new wooden playground was installed in 2017.

our staff

Teaching the Professionals of tomorrow

Junior and Senior Infants: Ms Annmarie Foran

1st and 2nd Class: Ms Anita Connell

3rd and 4th Class: Ms Antoinette Keena (Deputy Principal)

5th and 6th Class: Mr Daithi Ó Fiaich (Principal)

Special Education Teacher (S.E.T): Ms Marion Mulligan

Shared S.E.T: Ms Aisling O’Sullivan

Special Needs Assistants: Ms Sinead Kenny & Ms Áine Heavey

Secretary: Ms Catherine Conroy

board of


Ms. Mary Casserly-Gavin (Patron’s Nominee) Chairperson
Fr. Tony Gonoude (Patron’s Nominee)
Ms. Aisling O’Sullivan (Teacher’s Representative) Recording Secretary
Mr. Daithi Ó Fiaich (Teacher’s Representative) Secretary
Ms. Aurelie Cronin (Parent’s representative)
Mr. Damien McCormack (Parent’s representative)
Mr. Peter Molloy (Community Representative)
Ms. Alice Kerrigan (Community Representative) Treasurer



Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: Slanemore, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Telephone: 044 937 3323

Email: principal@sonnans.ie

School Hours: M-F: 9.20am - 3.00pm (2.00pm for Infants)