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Principal Appointed to Westport Educate Together National School

Educate Together is delighted to announce Niall Quinn as newly-appointed Principal of Westport Educate Together National School, opening in August 2019.

Niall holds a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Master’s Degree in Additional Support Needs. His Master’s research focused on the impact of a literacy intervention on children in upper primary classes.  He began his teaching career in Finglas on Dublin’s north side in 2003 and has been Principal of Holy Family NS, Dún Laoghaire since January 2017. He will be relocating from Dublin to Westport with his wife, Fiona and two children.

Says Niall

'I consider myself a highly inclusive individual and teacher and encourage those around me to share my commitment to inclusive practices. I am extremely excited by the challenge of leading a new school in Westport and look forward to building strong relationships with the children, families and wider community.'

Says Jennifer Buttner, school manager of Westport ETNS: 

‘I’m delighted to welcome Niall as Principal of Westport ETNS. His commitment to the success of the school is evident and he has the drive and ambition to ensure that Westport ETNS thrives and becomes a major asset to the local community.’

Says Vivienne Bourke, parent and Start-up Group member:

‘As a Westport native, I’m absolutely delighted that my son and I can be a part of the long-awaited Westport Educate Together National school opening here this September.’

There will be a Public Information Meeting next Tuesday 19th March in the Hotel Westport at 7pm. We invite all parents/guardians of children starting Junior infants in 2019, to come along and meet our new Principal Niall, and find out what Westport Educate Together National School can offer your child.

Accommodation for the school is currently being finalised and will be announced in the coming weeks. Enrolment for Junior Infants starting school in 2019 is open until March 25 and can be accessed at

Address: Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816