Our School

Rahara National School is a two teacher school located 8 miles from Roscommon town and 12 miles from Athlone. Rahara is a small village located near the shores of Lough Funshinagh, the ‘disappearing lake’ or turlough.


The staff of Rahara N.S. consists of Mrs. Ruth Costello, Principal and senior class teacher, and Mrs. Aoife McGowan, our junior class teacher. Ms. Hayley Irwin is our shared Learning Support/Resource teacher and she visits our school four days per week. We have visiting coaches for gaelic, soccer, hurling, tennis and tag-rugby throughout the school year. Our secretary, Patricia Finneran, works in Rahara N.S. on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Our cleaner/caretaker is Padraig Lohan. Mrs Ellen Kenny runs our Homework Club, Monday-Thursday, from 3pm to 4:30pm.


We have two large classrooms equipped with 10 iPads, 3 interactive whiteboards and 10 computers plus a large GP hall, staff room/kitchen, office and toilet facilities. The school is wheelchair accessible. We have a large playing field to the north of our school building with a large tarmac yard/court and shelter to the west of the school.


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