Recently, this School has its own dedicated Website at http://castlegarns.ie/ and a fine job too. So that should be the main communication avenue.
Another Blog is at http://sncholmcille.blogspot.com/
- This school also serves as a Polling centre for voting, as does its Briarhill counterpart, indeed.
- As was common throughout Ireland for a time, all classes used to be given in Irish ( Gailge), so its little wonder that many from their mid-forties onwards, are fairly fluent and can tie you up with a cúpla focal as gailge.
- Pupils used to be from Castlegar village , Ballindooley, Ballinfoyle, Two Mile Ditch and around the school itself. With the mobility offered by cars, pupils now; can be from anywhere.
- It was strongly influenced by the Roman Catholic church, in the past. Today, its more about co-operation rather than governance.
A famous former headmaster who many still remember is Mr. Rafferty of Parkmore, Casltegar as well as Mr. Reilly of Cluain.
Geographical Cooridinates are 53° 18′ 05.92″ North (53.301595 ) and 9° 01′ 07.74″ West ( -9.018853 )
Elevation ; 115 feet ( 35 Metres)
|See map of Saint Colmcille's on Flashearth|
|View in the dynamic map of Castlegar Primary School. (Google)|