School History

Scoil Mhuire Gransha is one of two local schools. It is situated along the main Clones-Monaghan road at Stonebridge. Scoil Mhuire Gransha was built in 1961 and the current building replaced the original school built in the 1800’s and demolished to make way for the railways.

Over the years the school system has experienced many changes. Open fires were replaced by central heating and blackboards replaced by Interactive Whiteboards. The school was extended and officially re-opened by then Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith in June 2009.

Together with the academic subjects in our school, we promote and cultivate a great interest in the G.A.A and in all aspects of Irish culture.  We also aim to embrace all other cultures as well as an every broadening range of sports and pastimes.

School Motto

Scoil Mhuire Gransha  is a co-educational Catholic primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere for all. While Scoil Mhuire Gransha is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition and respect for all other religions.

We recognise that each child is unique with different gifts and different needs.

We strive to create a Christian environment where learning and teaching nurture the personal development of every child.

This is a relatively small school where friendship, respect, tolerance, honesty and individual attention are encouraged among pupils, teachers and parents.

In this climate of care and partnership with parents, we work to develop confidence and talents so that the children will be prepared to meet the many challenges in later life.

We aspire to produce a mature, well educated, well adjusted, tolerant, responsible, socially aware and Christian person.

We promote gender equality amongst all.

Deanfaimid iarracht an Ghaeilge a fhorbairt agus a labhairt.

List of staff

Board of Management

The Board of Management manages the school on behalf of our patron, the Bishop of Clougher and is accountable to both the patron and the Minister of Education. The Board must uphold the ethos of Scoil Mhuire Gransha and is accountable to the patron for doing so. The Principal, Cathriona Leddy is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including providing guidance and direction to the teachers and other staff of the school and is accountable to the Board.

We have between six and eight meetings during each school year, where a variety topics are discussed including current educational issues, budgeting, curriculum, policy development, employment and forward planning. Each Board of Management serves a four years term.

Members of the Board and positions:

  • John Watters – Chairperson
  • Cathriona Leddy – Principal
  • Martina Carney– Teachers’ representative
  • Donna Connolly – Parents’ representative
  • Michael Monaghan – Treasurer
  • John Chester – Patron’s representative
  • Thomas Gribben– Community representative
  • Marie Cadden– Community representative

Our Board of Management work in a voluntary capacity for the benefit of all of the children in Scoil Mhuire Gransha and their hard work and dedication to our school is very much appreciated by all.