The school was built in 1956 and was named Scoil Bhride after the patron saint of Kildare, Saint Brigid.
How Did Suncroft Get its Name? The name Suncroft means “a sun blessed croft.”
St. Brigid's Church in Suncroft
Mission Statement: “Caring for our children in an ever changing environment.”

The school was built in 1956 and was named Scoil Bhride after the patron saint of Kildare: Saint Brigid.

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The Parents Association consists of:

The Chairperson: Paula Stynes
The Treasurer: Jenny Quigley

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The Board of Management of Suncroft National School is responsible for the provision of a safe, healthy and child friendly school environment

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“Caring for our children in an ever changing environment”

Suncroft is situated between the Curragh and Athy town on the west side of the Wicklow Mountain Range.

The nearest rivers are the Liffey and the Barrow. The famous Hill of Allen which was once a fort for Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna is also located nearby.

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The name Suncroft means “a sun blessed croft”. It was named by a priest, who was walking in the croft (or field) long ago. The sun was shining so brightly on the field that he named the place Suncroft.


Long ago, there was a church down the Old School Lane and one in Carna. The church that we use today was built in 1906 and is situated in the centre of the village.

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This Sunday , the 6th of April, there will be a hunt chase in the village of Suncroft in aid of Suncroft National School.  All horses will gather outside Moore's Well at 1.45 p.m. and will set off at 2.00 p.m., where they will hunt around the local fields and jump through hedges and over streams.  all arrive back at Moore's Well at approx. 4 .00 p.m., where refreshments will be provided for the hungry hunts people.  everyone. old and young is invited to come along and watch the event or if you have a horse, join in the hunt - the more horses we have the more successful the hunt will be on the day.  Every horse and rider pays a cap fee of €25 per adult and €15 per child.

There will also be a raffle with spot prizes for adults and children.  If any parents would like to donate a spot prize, it would be greatly appreciated.  All donations can be left with Elaine in the school office.

This Sunday , the 6th of April, there will be a hunt chase in the village of Suncroft in aid of Suncroft National School.  All horses will gather outside Moore's Well at 1.45 p.m. and will set off at 2.00 p.m., where they will hunt around the local fields and jump through hedges and over streams.  all arrive back at Moore's Well at approx. 4 .00 p.m., where refreshments will be provided for the hungry hunts people.  everyone. old and young is invited to come along and watch the event or if you have a horse, join in the hunt - the more horses we have the more successful the hunt will be on the day.  Every horse and rider pays a cap fee of €25 per adult and €15 per child.

There will also be a raffle with spot prizes for adults and children.  If any parents would like to donate a spot prize, it would be greatly appreciated.  All donations can be left with Elaine in the school office.