Scoil Chuilleann has seen many changes since its inception in 1800s, when the children of the parish were educated in the hedge-schools located in Cullen.

The first school was established in 1842 a building made of stone and mortar with a thatched roof.

In 1849 the school was blown down by a bad storm and the classes were moved to the local chapel. This continued on for eleven years before a new school was erected in the village 1860. This two storied building was to remain until the present school was built in 1967.

Glenbane School also in the parish closed in 1967 and the pupils were transferred to Cullen National School. Our school is a single storey energy efficient building, which incorporates two bright and spacious classrooms, a Resource/Learning Support room and an office.

In December 2020 Cullen National School changed its name to Scoil Chuilleann following the complete internal upgrade of the school building. Most recently new yards and preschool/afterschool service have been established in the school since January 2022.

Mission Statement

Scoil Chuilleann is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed. While Scoil Chuilleann is a school with Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all beliefs. All children have equal rights to have access to the school, and these children’s social, cultural and religious backgrounds will be equally respected.

Scoil Chuilleann will encourage the involvement of parents and Parents Council through home/school contact and parental involvement in B.O.M. The close co-operation between parents and teachers is encouraged.

Scoil Chuilleann will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to develop in the pupils respect for people, property and to encourage in them the idea of importance of taking responsibility for their actions. Scoil Chuilleann will promote gender equality amongst the teachers and pupils.

Déanfaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt, agus an teanga a chur chun cinn.

Our school motto is:

‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’