Welcome to the Gortnacart N.s. website.

Situated on an elevated site about two miles from Ardara village, Gortnacart N.S. is a small rural school surrounded by hills, fields and is a place of natural beauty.

Gortnacart N.S. has two mainstream teachers, a learning support teacher and a secretary, both of which are shared with two other schools in the locality. We also have a Special Needs Assistant and resource teachers currently working in the school.


Gortnacart N.S. is a co-educational, Catholic primary school, which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

In Gortnacart N.S. we honour all children and while our school has a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions or none.

Our School Motto is:

Déan do dhícheall i gcónaí