Phone: +353 (0)57 934 3615
Address: Scoil Sheosaimh Naofa, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
St. Joseph’s National School is located in the little village of Ballinagar in Co. Offaly. Ballinagar is situated about 12km outside Tullamore town, on the junction of the R402 Tullamore/Edenderry Road, the Cappincur Road and the Geashill Road. The original settlement in Ballinagar is likely to have developed as a small cluster at the road junction, which has since expanded. The village now boasts a number of stand-alone houses and housing estates, a church (RC), a national school, a community hall, a petrol filling station/shop, and a licenced premises.
St. Joseph’s NS was built in 1949 on a site provided by a local farmer named Tommy Dunne. This school building served the educational needs of the local children for 63 years until it closed in 2012. It was a two classroom school and over the years prefabricated buildings were added to cater for an increasing pupil enrolment. The school was well maintained over the years but by 2012 it had outlived it’s usefulness as it wasn’t big enough to cater for the pupil numbers attending the school.