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Welcome to
Ardfert Central National School

Ardfert Central National School was opened on August 26th 1974. It involved the amalgamation of Ardfert, Banna and Tubrid schools.
We have 211 children on roll with a staff of 12 teachers – an administrative Principal, 8 class teachers, 3 SEN teachers and 4 SNAs.

Our Locality

The village of Ardfert is situated in North Kerry, 8km from Tralee and 2km from the beautiful Banna Strand.The village is enriched with some of the most attractive historical sites in the country.

Ardfert means ‘Height of Graves’ or ‘Height of Miracles’ and is most widely recognised through its connections with St.Brendan.  He was known as ‘Brendan the Navigator‘ and the murals on our school walls show some of the adventures he had on his many voyages.

It was St. Brendan who who founded a monastic settlement in Ardfert at the beginning of the 6th century.

Latest School News


Official Opening of New Hall

The school is delighted to announce that the Minister for…
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Fourth Class visit to MTU

4th Class visited Munster Technological University to explore their variety…
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Africa in Junior Infants

Junior Infants have been busy learning about the different markets…
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St. Brigid Celebrations in Senior Infants

Senior Infants learned about St. Brigid this week and made…
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Credit Union Quiz 2024

Well done to our U11s and U13s school quiz team…
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Congratulations to First Class who featured on Kerry Radio's Sunday…
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St. Brigid’s Crosses

The children have been busy making St. Brigid's crosses this…
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Youth Voice Project

Sixth Class recently began the Youth Voice project. Their first…
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Station Road, Gortaspiddale, Ardfert, Co. Kerry, V92 CD63