Welcome to St. Dymphna’s School

Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Opening Times

Junior and Senior Infants

9.20am to 3pm

First to Sixth Classes

9.20am to 3pm

9.20am to 3pm

Enrolment Information

We always welcome enquiries, please contact us via the phone or send an email.


Special School in Ballina for Primary and Post Primary pupils from 5 to 18 years with a Mild General Learning Need.

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Our Facilities

Active Schools

The school has recently signed up to take part in the Active Schools initiative and a whole range of activities have been going on in the school this year.

Digital Schools

Being part of the Digital schools initiative encourages our staff and pupils to use the latest technology to support and enhance learning experiences in all curriculum areas.


The majority of pupils in our school love music and it is a unique way for them to express their feelings and develop their listening skills.

Social/life skills

The development of appropriate social / life skills is a vital aspect of all curriculum areas at St. Dymphna’s School. Pupils have a social skills time each day when they have the opportunity to play/take part in games or activities with other pupils.

Home Economics

It is important for our pupils to develop basic life skills and to be as independent as possible. It is very important therefore that they learn to make snacks or cook meals for themselves as well as use everyday appliances like the washing machine, oven.

Materials, Technology and Wood

The school has a specialist teacher for woodwork for 5 hours a week. Post-Primary pupils are timetabled for woodwork on a Tuesday.

School News

World Book Day

World Book Day is such a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading and immerse ourselves in the world

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If you have any questions about our school, feel free to get in touch


Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F28 Y194