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Scoil Eoin Baiste, Umlagh, Carrigart, Co.Donegal

School Facilities

School Hall

Scoil Eoin Baiste is very fortunate to have a spacious hall which is a much used space in the school. 

  • We use the hall daily for PE, drama and music lessons to name a few. 
  • Weekly assembly and prize-giving takes place each Friday afternoon.
  • School competitions such as debating 
  • The hosting of special events such as celebrating the raising of the Green Flag, Active Flag, Digital Flag and Health & Well Being Flag.
  • The hosting of class & school performances
  • Celebrating Grandparents Day and making St. Brigid's Day Crosses
  • Presentation of prizes for our the annual Joanne Boyce 5k
  • Guest speakers to the school in areas such as Internet Safety, Water Safety, Mindfulness etc.
  • Parents Association Meetings and guest speakers 
  • From 2pm -6m the hall is used for an Danielle's Afterschool Club.


Library: The Mrs Gibson library was opened in 2007 and is named after a previous principal of the school whose hard work and dedication saw the development of an impressive extension to the school. This unique library is used regularly by all classes in the school.


Sensory Room

A sensory room was set up in Scoil Eoin Baiste in 2018.  In our sensory room, we aim to engage as many senses as possible with soft colour changing lighting, relaxing music, tactile materials and soft seating. All children are welcome to ask to use the sensory room if they feel it is necessary.

What are the advantages of having a Sensory Room in a school?

As well as being inclusive of children with various abilities in the school, our sensory room provides sanctuary, relief, and a space to reflect and relax.

Sensory rooms can be used to enhance learning in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the child using the space. For example, a sensory room can be used as an alternative learning space to increase concentration or improve communication.

Alternatively, the space can be used for children to take time out, regulate emotions and then return to school activities in a better frame of mind for learning.

Sensory LED Bubble Tube - 3 Foot "Tank" With 8 Fake Fish - Floor Lamp with  7 Changing Light Colors - Stimulating Home and Office DÌ©cor - by Playlearn  -


Computer Room: Our computer suite was set up in the summer of 2017 and all classes visit the computer room each week.  The computer room is also used by a lunchtime Coding Club.



Outdoor Classroom: An Outdoor Classroom has just been built in the school grounds of Scoil Eoin Baiste.  This classroom was built to extend the learning opportunities of the children in the school and assist them in engaging in creative and investigative learning. We recognise that not every child learns whilst sitting at a table in the classroom. An outdoor classroom provides a relaxed space, fresh air and sensory stimulation necessary for all children and especially those with special educational needs to access the school curriculum. There has never been a better time to learn outdoors with the Covid-19 pandemic in our midst and the benefits of children being outdoors has never been so important.

School Grounds: We are very fortunate to have an abundance of space around our school, both grass and tarmaced areas.  Our junior classes use the great outdoors every week during Aistear.

We are very excited about the development of a community astro-pitch at the back of the school.  Mevagh Sports Ground is hoping to get moving in 2021 and with the involvement of Scoil Eoin Baiste we will have access to this state of the art pitch every day.

Sensory Path

We have just put a sensory path in place.

Why have we done this?

In classrooms, hallways, and playgrounds around the country, distracted students are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from regaining focus, say teachers who have created sensory paths to give students a quick brain break.