St Brid’s is a Special National School located in the centre of Castlebar town. St.Brid’s School caters for pupils from 4-18 years of age who have a Moderate, Severe or Profound Learning Disability. We also cater for pupils who have physical and sensory disabilities. We have a specialised unit for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder(ASD).


We have 5 different classes.
Class 1) General Learning Disability
Class 2) Junior Multiple General Learning Disability
Class 3) Senior Multiple General Learning Disability

Class 4) Junior ASD Class
Class 5) Senior ASD Class


St Brid’s follows the NCCA Curriculum Guidelines, delivering a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to the pupils. St Brid’s works with all the health and social partners to provide a well supported environment for the pupils. This includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology, behaviour support and family support services.


St Brid’s provides a transition programme for those pupils in their final school year, allowing pupils and their families to sample a range of opportunities for future adult life. St Brid’s has very strong links with the local community. The pupils have the opportunity to participate fully in their local community during their life at school.