About Us

A Short History.

St. Clare’s School was sanctioned as a Special School shortly after its establishment in 1967.

The school was opened initially in a voluntary capacity by the Clare Federation for the Mentally Handicapped assisted by the Soroptomists International of Ennis and District.

The school was originally housed in the Turnpike in part of a building used as a Dispensary. Negotiations for a new School building began in 1978 which was  built in 1985.

Dr. Joseph Solon, who was the then Assistant Co. Medical Officer in Clare, was the first School Manager and remained so until he left the county. Read More...


Mission Statement.

We in St Clare’s, wish to promote the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, social, moral and aesthetic development of each child.

We aim to create a stimulating atmosphere where the pupils feel secure, and happy. Read More...


School Policies

A list a school polices

Board of Management

The Board of Management will be responsible for all decisions relating to school management. Decisions / policy will however, follow consultation with the staff through the principal and the staff will carry out their duties in accordance with Board policy. The Board will do all in its power to support and advise the Principal and serving members will contribute their own area of expertise to facilitate the effective management of the school. Read More...

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