Star Site Archive
   Whitechurch NS

Rathfarnham, Co Dublin

This is a beautiful looking website. Large colourful images on the home page and a navigation across the top of the site that takes the reader to meaningful content that is relevant to the school and the community. The latest news from the school is flagged within the body of the home page where there are also links to individual classes.

   St Mary's NS

Ashbourne, Co Meath

This site is packed full of information with three lines of content navigation on the site header. It all gives a complete picture of life in a busy school environment. The main home page of the site allows the reader to scroll down for the most recently added news items and though the font size is variable it is easy to read.

   Naí Scoil Íde

Raheny, Dublin 5

The first thing that strikes you about this site is the colour and the simple structure of the home page which clearly demarks between News and Events; School Calendar and Important Information.

   Our Lady Queen of Peace

Janesboro, Limerick

Very few school websites have as much content on them as you will see here. The nine navigation links on top of the site link to over 60 sub pages of contant covering all aspects of school life.

   Cólaiste Chiarain

Leixlip, Co Kildare

Very professional looking website and certainly very colourful. The blocks of content on the home page are compelling and draw the reader in. Site navigation is across the top and is divided into seven sections presenting really solid school information.

   Francis Street CBS

Dublin 8

This is a different looking website to most and has obviously benefited from a professional designer. The main navigation runs across the top of the page with general school information under the tabs for School Features, School Activities and School Policies.

   St John's NS

Sligo Town

This site nicely showcases the work of the pupils at St John's. Use of images throughout the site gives the reader a good feel for all the activities in the school. The navigation is contained at the top of the pages - just six main heads make it easy to access content.

   St Benedict's and St Mary's

Dublin

This is a simply structured website. Eight elements in the top navigation lead users to content with the home page pulling from the news page. The site makes use of large images and the font is easy to read. The about section gives great information on what the school offers in addition to the normal teaching and learning.

   Castlegar NS

Co Galway

Behind a static home page lies a lot of content. Some 23 items in the navigation across the top of the site lead the reader into the depths of school activity. Among the more unusal nav links was one for D.P. Science which shows the activities and experiments undertaken in 5th and 6th class.

   Sacread Heart Roscrea

Co Tipperary

A very traditional website with clear navigation down the left side. Information is clearly presented and while the home page does not change very often the content on the site gives a great feel for the activities within the school - see the Busy Hands link to see what special projects each class has worked on.

   Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala

Donegal

Very clearly laid out website. Navigation is easy to use and content is presented on a nice clean page. Actually it is one of the few school websites we have reviewed that has a commercial sponsor. Use of images for the Classes page gives a great feel for activities in the school.

   Scoil Mhuire Naofa

Carrigtwohill

Very clearly laid out website. Navigation is easy to use and content is presented on a nice clean page, which downloads very quickly.

   Gaelscoil Mhuscrai

Cork

Nice bi-lingual website. Home page is quite text heavy but beyond this there is a wealth of content with lots of images. The Nuacht section alone will hold your attention for some time.

   Scoil Chroí Íosa

Cork

Slightly unusual looking website with a columnar layout of content on the home page pulling directly from the latest blog posts. The link 'Visit our School' lists the various initiatives running in the school.

   Scoil Cholmcille,

Lifford, Co Donegal

This school website engages readers with extensive use of images. It proves too what a very small school (30 to 40 pupils) can do through its website. Pages on Internet Safety are impressive with sections for parents and pupils.

   St Paul's SNS

Drogheda, Co Louth

Prospective parents are well catered for on the main navigation through the 'enrol' link. This is not a regular feature of school websites but one which might be very useful. Translation of the site is powered by Google Translate.

   St Mary's Convent

Nenagh, Co Tipperary

Very colourful website with extensive use of images that will appeal to all audiences.
Navigation is clear across the top of the site and is logical and easy to follow. The pages are not too text heavy and use lots of images. Much of the content is based on blog posts from the various classes where the work of the students is displayed.

   Burrow School

Sutton, Dublin 13

Visually attractive site with clear navigation. Well used blog too and good community links.

   St Joseph's Secondary

Ballybunion, Co Kerry

Very professional site with great navigation and clear layout of all information.

   Esker NS

Athenry, Co Galway

The school has just started a website and has developed a good solid base of information. Good news section too.

   Ransboro NS

Co Sligo

Professionally designed website and full of colour. Fantastic information covering all aspects of school life.

   St Mary's BNS

Co Monaghan

Lots of video content. we really liked the Farewell to Mr McMahon. Gives great feel for the school.

   St Brigid's NS

Ticknevin, Co Kildare

Very colourful website with big clear nav. Comprehensive content. Good newsletter section.

   St Cremin's NS

Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath

Nicely structured website with clear navigation. Well used site with up-to-date content.

   St Gerard's College

Castlebar, Co Mayo

Comprehensive site with up-to-date content and a simple navigation. Very engaged with social media as well.

   St Patrick's NS

Glencullen, Co Wicklow

Very attractive site with clear navigation. Nice 'draw on the blackboard' facility and excellent policies area.

   Four Masters NS

Kinlough, Co Leitrim

Simple site with clear navigation. Good content, great newsletters. Good sense of school activities.

   Ladyswell NS

Mulhuddard, Co Dublin

Very colourful site with big use of images for all its content areas.


   St Pius X GNS

Terenure - Dublin

Unusual homepage. Engaging site with huge content that gives a great sense of school activities.

   St Peter & Paul JNS

Balbriggan, Co Dublin

Gives a fantastic feel for what is going on in the school. Class pages are great with images and children's work.

 

   Scoil Talbot

Dublin

Blog that is used for school website. Good sections on newsletters, ICT and student work. Well used.

 

   Edenderry BNS

Co Offaly

Great website with clear navigation and content. Separate blog and good newsletter.

 

   Scoil Talbot

Dublin

Blog that is used for school website. Good sections on newsletters, ICT and student work. Well used.

 

   Dominican Primary

DunLaoghaire

Visually strong. Lots of activity photos and good general information. Up-to-date and well used site.

 

   Scoil Talbot

Dublin

Blog that is used for school website. Good sections on newsletters, ICT and student work. Well used.

 

   Scoil Naomh Sheosaimh

Buaile Beag

Design a little dated but this is more than made up for with the extent of information about school activities in Science, Music, Art and sport.


   Muckross Park College

Dublin

Very professional website giving a great feel for all school activities. Up-to-date content.

 

 


   St Joseph's GNS

Skibbereen, Co Cork

Excellent class projects section and use of video. Well used site.

 

 


   Killina NS

Carbury, Co Kildare

Nice simple content navigation set in an attractive design. Up-to-date. All very appealing.

 

 


   St Joseph's NS

Dromahair, Co Leitrim

 

 

Simple navigation with clear up-to-date content from small three classroom school.

 


   Shountrade NS

Adare, Co Limerick

 

 

Lovely interface with clear navigation on top. Up-to-date content.

 


   Sancta Maria College

Louisburgh, Co Mayo

 

 

Selected more for content rather than design. The content is really strong, up-to-date and gives great feel for the school.

 


   Rathpeacon NS

Mallow Road, Cork

 

 

Behind the home page image lies a well structured site with great information.

 


   Carrigduff NS

Bunclody, Co Wexford

 

 

Shows that you don't have to be a big school to have an attractive up-to-date website or blog.

 


   St Conleth's NS

Derriturn, Co Kildare

 

 

Colourful website with clear navigation and well used by staff and students.

 


   Coláiste Oiriall

Monaghan

 

 

Clear navigation and strong on up-to-date content. Fresh look

 


   Holy Cross

Tramore, Co Waterford

 

 

Great site covering all aspects of school life. Day-to-day activities covered in the new school blog.

 


   Scoil Mhuire

Ballymore Eustace

 

 

Well structured, easy navigation and quick download. Site used to communicate with home-bound students during snow.

 


   Rockford Manor

Dublin

 

 

Solid information on all aspects of the school in a professional design. Up-to-date

 


   Myna NS

Westport, Co Mayo

 

 

Colourful website. Some slow pages but lots of solid information. Great downloads section.

 


   St Aidan's Primary

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

 

 

Great example of an active school blog. Class by class breakdown and very up-to-date.

 


   Holy Trinity SNS

Donaghmede, Dublin

 

 

Attractive site with good display of student work and use of podcasts. Nice Garden section too.

 



 

   Scoil Cholmcille

Donaghmede, Dublin

 

 

Very colourful. Different look to most websites. Nice navigation. Highlights content well.

 


 

   Scoil Aonghusa Snr.

Tymon Park, Dublin

 

 

Very colourful. Up-to-date news, class projects and good informative parents section.

 



 

   Barefield NS

Ennis, Co Clare

 

 

Very professional looking website. Highly informative. Includes videos and various news feeds.

 



 

   Scoil Mhuire

Trim, Co Meath

 

 

Very well structured site with lots of information. Covers all the bases!

 


 

   Ratoath College

Co Meath

 

 

Informative site. Detailed navigation with lots of up-to-date information.

 


 

   Gaelscoil Ultain

Gaelscoil Ultain, Monaghan

 

 

Modern look and feel. Great information - especially pupil work and newsletter. Up-to-date.

 


 

   Scoil Assaim

Raheny, Dublin

 

 

Images link to content areas. Great blog contains latest school news.

 


 

   Portumna Community School

Co Galway

 

 

Excellent newsletter section and an interesting use of Twitter on the home page. Schools are now beginning to use Twitter in creative ways.

 


 

   Leaffoney NS

Easkey, Co Sligo

 

 

A small two teacher school with some great examples of student work.

 


 

   St Peter's College

Wexford

 

 

Nice design and navigation. Visibility of school policies excellent. Solid information throughout.

 


 

   Scoil Maelruain

Old Bawn, Tallaght

 

 

Well maintained site with loads of up-to-date school news. Nice section too on the history of Tallaght.

 


 

   SGC Business Blog

Castlebar, Co Mayo

 

 

From St Gerald's Col. a great example of using blogs in a subject. Includes great notes section.

 


 

   St Mary's School for Deaf Girls

Cabra, Dublin

 

 

Straightforward website with excellent navigation. Good display of student work/activities.

 


 

   St Cronan's JNS

Swords, Co Dublin

 

 

Informative site. Good use of images and great Parents section.

 


 

   Gaelscoil Bheanntraí

Bantry, Co Cork

 

 

Full of information. Very up-to-date and gives a great feel for all activities in the school.

 


 

   John Scottus School

Dublin

 

 

Very professional. Clean design and navigation. Very up-to-date. Loads of information.

 


 

   St Patrick's NS

Slane, Co Meath

 

 

Packed full of useful information. Easy navigation and very up-to-date.

 


 

   Scoil Cholmcille

Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal

 

 

Colourful site with a simple navigation that gives a great feel for the activities within the school.

 


 

   St Fintan's CBS

Doon, Co Limerick

 

 

Very clear, simple website. Easy navigation and excellent newsletter section.

 


 

   Glenmore NS

Co Mayo

 

 

Shows that a really small school with just two teachers can maintain a comprehensive website.

 


 

   St Vimcent's GNS

Dublin 1

 

 

Very well used website with fantastic photo record of events in school. Content is very fresh.

 


 

   Robertstown NS

Naas, Co Kildare

 

 

Simplicity is the key here. Contains necessary info, including newsletters, in a very basic but clear design.

 


 

   Scoil Chaitríona Junior

Renmore, Galway

 

 

Blog based site. Fantastic display of class work and great subject-based blogs. Contains loads of useful links.

 


 

   The Frog Blog

St Columba's College, Dublin

 

 

Not a school site but a great example of how a school department can run their own blog - in this case Science.

 


 

   De La Salle
Waterford

 

 

Content rich site with extensive use of video. Interesting section on media. Includes Polish content.

 


 

   St Laurence O'Toole NS
North Wall, Dublin

 

 

School site based around a blog. Great display of class work covering just about everything done in class.

 


 

   Rathfarnham Parish NS
Dublin

 

 

Fairly small school with a professional look and feel to its website. Good content and use of images. Comprehensive newsletter section.

 


 

   SN Naomh Seosamh
Achill Island

 

 

Shows what is possible in a really small school. Great pictorial record of events in the school.

 


 

   St Ursula's NS
Sligo

 

 

Very complete website. Up-to-date information on everything in the school. Easy navigation.

 


   Scoil on Croi Ro Naofa
Huntstown, Dublin 15
 

Behind large graphic lies a lot of very visual and up-to-date content.

 


 

   St Thomas NS
Peterswell, Co Galway
 

 

Different approach to normal. Wonderfully up-to-date blog of activities in the school

 


 

   Carlow Educate Together
Carlow
 

 

Blog based website. Wonderfully up-to-date and contains a wealth of school information and student work.

 


   Le Soleil, la lune et les étoiles - blog
Loreto Secondary, St Michael's Navan
 

 

Captivating web journals posted en français from a French class in the school. Great idea!

 

 


   Rosemont School for Girls
Blackrock, Co Dublin

Well structured & professionally designed. Full of information. Terrific Academics and Student Life sections.

 


   Gorey Educate Together
Gorey, Co Wexford

Well designed and structured site that engages with latest technology. Gives a great sense for what is going on in the school.

 


   Shanbally NS
Ringaskiddy, Co Cork

Basic site with up-to-date content. Lovely examples of children's art work and good archives from previous years.

 


   St Joseph's GNS
Rathnew, Co Wicklow

Great display of children's work throughout the site. Up-to-date content. Nice ICT section as well.

 


   Loreto Abbey,
Dalkey, Co Dublin

Very professional site. Clean look and feel. All up-to-date content and newsletters linked from the home page.

 


   Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare

Simple site with really up-to-date content. Weekly newsletters & pupils' work give a great feel for the school.

 


 

   Togher NS
Dunmanway, Co Cork

Very simple site for a 59 pupil school. Lovely 'pupils work' section displaying the numerous projects. Up-to-date content.

 


   Camolin NS
Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Clear navigation and fast download. Up-to-date content. Great Newsletter section. Good display of Projects too.

 


   St Oliver Plunkett NS
Balrothery

Clear navigation & lots of content. Great pupil's PowerPoint presentations.

 


   St Paul's Community College
Waterford
Clear navigation. Good up-to-date news section. Nice use of videos.


 

 

 


   Gaelscoil Sáirséal
Limerick

Very well structured content - and loads of it. Nice ICT section too!

 


 

   Our Lady's Abbey Girls school
Adare, Co Limerick

Huge amount of content. And loads of school work displayed too.

 


 

   Scoil Bhreandáin
Co Mayo

Very clear simple navigation. Content in Gaeilge and shows great use of images.

 


 

   Gaelscoil Duglaise
Douglas, Cork

Professionally built site with clear navigation. Informative Eolas section.

 


 

   St Edward's National School
Sligo

Clear and simple navigation with lots of up-to-date information.

 


 

   Coolmine Comunity School
Dublin

Everything Very well structured, highly informative, up-to-date and visually attractive.

 


 

   Carnaun NS
Athenry, Co Galway

Packed full of content with a wonderful organic garden section. Main site is a little dated in design, but content is great.

 


 

   St Eithne's NS
Edenmore, Dublin

Everything you would expect to see on a school site. Highly original staff section. Nice! 

 


 

   Sacred Heart Primary
Roscrea, Co Tipperary

Site launched in September 2007. Clean design. Great newsletter and good display of pupil's art.

 


 

   SCC English Blog
St Columba's College, Dublin

Great blog organised by the English Department at the school. Includes pupils' reviews!

 


 


   St Raphaelas Primary
Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Wonderful new site just launched. Full of content across all areas. Also includes a site search!

 


 


   Mercy Primary
Wexford

Professionally built site. Strong up-to-date info on all aspects of the school.It has now moved over to a blog format with categories for each of the classes.

 


 



   St Joseph's Primary
Macroom

Visually very clean. Excellent coverage of what goes on in the school. Clear navigation.

 


 



   St Columba's NS
Inishturk Island

Example of what a small and isolated school can do. Clear design and good display of student work.

 


 



   St Attracta's NS
Once Upon A Blog

Twinning project between a Dublin school and a school in Malta. Uses a blog and podcasting.

 


 



   Coláiste Iognaid
Galway

Really solid up-to-date content across all aspects of the school. Basic but easy navigation.

 


 



   Gaelscoil De Híde
Roscommon

Nice design. Great class information and demonstration of pupil work. Good working calendar.

 


 



   Belgrove Junior Girls School
Dublin

Very clean layout. School info very clear - everything parents might need.

 


 



   Ou Lady of Mercy
Sligo

Unusual idea of video introduces school. Simple navigation and lots of pictures.

 


 



   St Senan's
Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

New site. Great navigation with really up-to-date well presented content.

 


 



   Presentation Primary
Terenure, Dublin

Solid content in basic design. See News; Parents; and Our Work for up-to-date content. Click twice on links.

 


 



   Bayside NS
Dublin

Wonderful design. Strong info on all school activities. Up-to-date news & great parents section.

 


 



   Lisaniska NS
Co Mayo

Simple, straight forward site. Good display of pupils' work and up-to-date news.

 


 



   Edmund Rice Primary
Tramore

Not the most up-to-date but the content is fabulous. Look at Pupils' Work for starters. Great navigation.

 


 



   Moyle Park College
Clondalkin

Very up-to-date. Good monthly student showcase and news sections.

 


 



   Sacred Heart NS
Killinarden

Very fresh. Highlighting school projects, poetry, video and more. Great!

 


 



   St Aloysius College
Carrigtwohill

Simple navigation, lots of photos and great updated 'news' section.

 


 



   Aghina NS
Macroom, Co Cork

Online diary is great. Some areas under construction, but archive of projects & resources are fab.

 


 



St Andrew's College
Booterstown, Co Dublin

What's New & Events very up-to-date. Sec Dept & Departments has good info on school and subjects.

 


 



Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Bunclody
Wexford

Amazing level of home-produced material. About Us, Internet Projects & Kids' Work are a 'must see'.

 


 



Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh
Mayo

Lots of school information. Great up-to-date Diary section. Interesting page too on placenames in the locality.

 


 



Scoil an Linbh Iosa
Kildare

Nice design - great parents and library sections. Pupils work coming soon

 


 



Crehana NS
Waterford

New site. Really cood design showing school policies, pupils' work, booklists and a lot more.

 


 



Kilbrittain NS
Cork

Good section on pupils' work and sport as well as the locality. Kept up-to-date.

 


 



Borris NS
Carlow

A lovely site about the school and local community. Includes Chirstmas poems and stories by pupils.

 


 



Lumcloon NS
Offaly

Info about the school and its' community. Great demo of pupils' work in the 'Old files' section.

 


 



Wesley College
Dublin

Very up-to-date Wesley Learning section great for teachers' notes pupils' work

 


 



High School
Dublin

Basic design but lots of great content. Strong sense of what is current in the school.

 


 



Firoda NS, Castlecomber
Kilkenny

Great example of how a school can tap into the local heritage. Rich content but dated design.

 


 



Scoil Mhuire, Horeswood
Wexford

Great local history section and pics of school events & pupils' work. Good newsletter too!

 


 



Gaelscoil O Dohair
Limerick

Huge amount of home produced content. Kids pages, pupils' projects & numerous resources for teachers.

 


 



Manor House
Dublin

Up-to-date info. News, subject details, activities, links. And site search that works.

 


 



Inver NS
Mayo

Great demo of pupils' work and local projects.Check out their 'sound garden'

 


 



Alexandra College
Dublin

Good use of message boards and school policy docs. Nice looking site giving a rounded introduction to the school.

 


 



Scoil Bhríde, Eglantine
Cork

Cork primary with lots of home made content.showing pupils' projects and work. Up-to-date site. Check out their "Schoolovision"

 


 


 

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